Until the 80’s this was mostly rural area and had many areas had dirt roads. Cather Lake, Rockridge Estates,
College View, Benson Meadows and College Heights have really changed the flavor of this area. Much of the new homes in Avonlea have been sold as fast as they are built.
Mountain View Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Nanaimo Christian School, Nanaimo District Secondary School, John Barsby Secondary.