South Jingle Pot is very similar to its northern neighbour and is relatively close to the downtown core. South Jingle Pot is slightly more developed than the northern section of Jingle Pot. There are several different subdivisions around Westwood Lake, which are also adjacent to the University District. The Westwood Lake Area is relatively new so you will find recent developments and prices are a little bit higher than in other established areas. Morrell Nature Sanctuary, Buttertubs Marsh, Vancouver Island University, the fabulous Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and the Nanaimo Ice Rinks are all but a few minutes away by car too.
Schools in the area include:
Fairview Community Elementary – 205 Howard Avenue, (250) 753-3418
Georgia Avenue Community Elementary – 625 Georgia Avenue, (250) 753-1044
Nanaimo Christian School – 198 Holland Road, (250) 754-4512
Nanaimo District Secondary School – 355 Wakesiah Avenue, (250) 754-2000
Parks in the area:
Westwood Lake – Westwood Lake is a popular spot for children and adults to swim and/or sun bathe in the summer months, as well as mountain bikers and joggers doing the 6km trail around the lake in all kinds of weather. The picnic tables and playground make Westwood Lake a wonderful area to picnic and play in case the water is still too chilly. The trails surrounding the lake are great for hikers and nature lovers alike. Just steps away from the park is Westwood Lake Campgrounds, where you will find swimming beaches, miles of trails and a lake well stocked with trout.