Central Nanaimo Real Estate

To be "central" in Nanaimo means ultra-convenience. These neighbourhoods are within 9-10 minutes of just about any other point in the city, including:

  • The Island's biggest shopping mall
  • Historic Downtown Nanaimo
  • Trailheads for 1km-high Mt Benson
  • Kayak and paddleboard rentals
  • BC Ferries to Vancouver
  • Ferries for three other islands

You can read more below; or, here are homes for sale in Central Nanaimo:

Homes in Central Nanaimo

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Investors Alert - Side By Side Duplex Operating...

Photo of Listing #433822

$798,000 Active

  • 10 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 3,674 ft²

Full Duplex

2206 Fern Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433822

Investors Alert - Side By Side Duplex Operating As 4 Suites In Desirable Central Nanaimo Area (10 Bedrooms In Total). Upper Units Have Walk Out Decks, Lower Units Have Carports And Fully Developed Back Yards. A Quality Investment Opportunity Non - Conformin...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Large 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Family Home Situate...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #434535

$549,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 2,516 ft²

Single Family

1617 Cormorant Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434535

Large 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Family Home Situated In A Cul-de-sac In Central Nanaimo. Within Walking Distance Of Nanaimo Hospital. House Sits On A 10,000 + Sq Ft Level Lot With Large Covered Vinyl Deck That Overlooks The Private, Hedged Backyard. Entertainme...

One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)

Welcome To This Spacious 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home ...

Photo of Listing #435206

$549,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 1,997 ft²

Single Family

1076 Dufferin Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435206

Welcome To This Spacious 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home That Is Only 3 Years Old And Comes With A New Home Warranty. Upstairs, This Home Offers An Open Great Room Concept With A Generous Sized Kitchen For The Cook In The Family, With Quartz Counter Tops, Plenty Of C...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

You Found It..... This Should Answer All The Ti...

Photo of Listing #435951

$439,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,918 ft²

Condo/Strata

250 Caledonia Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435951

You Found It..... This Should Answer All The Tick Boxes. Priced To Sell. 1,918 Sf - 3 Super Large Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths And 1 Half Bath On Main - 2 Story, Main Level Entry Town-home. This Is A Stand Alone House With No Adjoining Walls, But All The Benefits...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located In The Heart Of Central Nanaimo Is This...

Photo of Listing #435414

$439,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,159 ft²

Single Family

1598 Bush Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435414

Located In The Heart Of Central Nanaimo Is This Renovated 6 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom Home With A New Legal 2 Bedroom Suite. This Property Boasts Spacious Living For A Large Family Or Rental Complex And Is Located Close To Nanaimo Regional Hospital. The Main Lev...

460 Realty Inc.

Have You Been Looking For An Affordable Home? I...

Photo of Listing #436061

$435,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,738 ft²

Condo/Strata

1800 Summerhill Place 108, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #436061

Have You Been Looking For An Affordable Home? In A Great Location That Is Central To Almost Everything? Well Look No Further! Phase 3 Of Summerhill Is On The Market. Built By A Reputable Builder, This Amazing 3 Level Townhome Has 2 Bedrooms Plus A Den Or 3r...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

1800 Summerhill - Phase 3. Beautifully Appointe...

Photo of Listing #436057

$435,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,723 ft²

Condo/Strata

1800 Summerhill Place 107, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #436057

1800 Summerhill - Phase 3. Beautifully Appointed With A Modern Flare, These 3 Level Townhomes Have Lots To Offer. 2 Bedrooms Plus A Den (or 3rd Bedroom) Plus 2 Bathrooms On The Top Floor, Modern Kitchen, Living, Dining Room, Computer Desk Area And Bathroom ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Phase 2 Of 1800 Summerhill Place Is Now On The ...

Photo of Listing #434068

$419,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,667 ft²

Condo/Strata

1800 Summerhill Place 106, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434068

Phase 2 Of 1800 Summerhill Place Is Now On The Market. These Brand New 3 Level Townhomes Are Being Built By A Reputable Builder And Are Beautifully Appointed, Offering The Best In Quality, Construction And Finishing. These Homes Feature 3 Bedrooms On The To...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Phase 2 Of 1800 Summerhill Place Is Now On The ...

Photo of Listing #434064

$419,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,667 ft²

Condo/Strata

1800 Summerhill Place 104, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434064

Phase 2 Of 1800 Summerhill Place Is Now On The Market. These Brand New 3 Level Townhomes Are Being Built By A Reputable Builder And Are Beautifully Appointed, Offering The Best In Quality, Construction And Finishing. These Homes Feature 3 Bedrooms On The To...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Immaculate 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath Two Level Townhous...

Photo of Listing #435076

$415,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,264 ft²

Condo/Strata

1675 Crescent View Drive 505, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435076

Immaculate 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath Two Level Townhouse Is Only 5 Years Old. The Village At Summerhill Is A Fantastic Community In Central Nanaimo, Just Walking Distance To All Amenities, Transportation And Services. The Main Floor Features 9' Ceilings, High End L...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Phase 2 Of 1800 Summerhill Place Is Now On The ...

Photo of Listing #434066

$409,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,667 ft²

Condo/Strata

1800 Summerhill Place 105, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434066

Phase 2 Of 1800 Summerhill Place Is Now On The Market. These Brand New 3 Level Townhomes Are Being Built By A Reputable Builder And Are Beautifully Appointed, Offering The Best In Quality, Construction And Finishing. These Homes Feature 3 Bedrooms On The To...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Classic Townsite 1950's Bungalow. Many Updates ...

Photo of Listing #435693

$390,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 2,112 ft²

Single Family

671 Begbie Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435693

Classic Townsite 1950's Bungalow. Many Updates Over The Years Including An Addition In 1976. More Recently Updates Include Hardi Plank Siding,, Vinyl Thermal Windows, Rinnai Hot Water On Demand, New Perimeter Drains (2008). Forced Air Gas High Efficiency Fu...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

The boundaries of Central Nanaimo would vary according to who you ask - but the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board uses these boundaries:
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The length of Northfield to the Parkway ; south to the Millstream (Pryde Vista) ; downstream to Quarterway ; following Bowen Rd down to Wall St ; jump over the curling rink to Barsby Park ; down to the Pearson St Bridge ; north on the Island Highway back to Northfield.

Central Nanaimo from space

Central Nanaimo Amenities

Terminal Park mall is just across the highway from Central Nanaimo - the mall has an excellent trio of boutique shops all close together: a fish market, a popular family-owned specialty meat shop, and a bakery. AND a liquor store.

On the other side of the area is the Bowen Road corridor, which includes a lot of strip malls. There is the Country Grocer supermarket, the amazing Arbutus Distillery, a veterinary hospital, two Vietnamese restaurants, a Korean barbecue, Greek, more bakeries, specialty meats, fish and chips, drug store, haircutters, women's gym, furniture boutiques and barns, thrift stores, and much more.

The Landlubber Pub, Windward Pub, and Quarterway Hotel (and pub) are all popular meeting places in the area.

Parks and Rec

Central Nanaimo Neighbourhoods & Home Styles

There's been a big explosion of homes in this area, including large clean apartment buildings with amazing mountain views, and affordable new-construction houses and townhomes on smaller lots, convenient to everything.

Hospital Area

The "hospital area" is roughly in the centre of Central Nanaimo. Named for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (the busiest hospital on The Island), this area has some nice family-oriented neighbourhoods, as well as some more run-down ones. I'd be happy to discuss the differences with anyone who needs information for choosing the best area!

Quarterway and Townsite Rd West

 South of the hospital are the Townsite and Quarterway areas. These include some older neighbourhoods from the early 20th century (Quarterway is so named for being a quarter way along the old 1800s road from Nanaimo to Wellington). Some beautiful old homes are here, especially near Townsite Rd and the Pryde Vista golf course near Buttertubs Marsh. There are some older and newer apartment units

Northfield West

The western ends of Boxwood Rd and Meredith Rd - just south of the old Northfield School - seems quite peaceful despite being near the Parkway and a light industrial park. There are some gorgeous views of Mt Benson, here.

In recent years, this space between the corridors of Bowen Rd and the Nanaimo Parkway has been getting snatched up; there is very little left undeveloped.

Home types:

  • New apartment buildings
  • Medium-sized '80s-'90s homes on 7500-8500 sqft lots
  • Some homes on large parcels
  • Houses on ~5250sqft strata lots

Meredith Road Area

This area between the hospital and Northfield Rd, stretching west to Bowen Rd, is generally quiet and family-oriented. Most homes were built in the '70s-'80s, aside from some newer ones in the area west of Woodlands School.

Median lot sizes seem to be about 7500-8000 square feet, though there are some sized 10,000 and even 12,000.

Much of this area feels separated from the retail and service corridors, which is nice for drivers, but not always for pedestrians - but the #3 bus (hospital) does run through here.

Strathmore, Waddington, Millstone

From the old Woodlands High School, east to the highway and then south past St George St almost to Townsite Rd, there is a well-kept but unpretentious neighbourhood comprised mainly of homes built 1960-1990. There are some well-built 1940s-era homes nearer the southern reaches of this stretch, getting even older (for some homes) nearer Mansfield Park and Millstone Ave.

Much of this area is just across the highway from Terminal Park mall and Brooks Landing mall, convenient to the appealing ravine trail of Beach Estates Park as well as the E&N Trailway that appeals to cyclists and joggers. Bowen Park is also just 3-20 minutes' walk away, depending on your starting point.

Boundary Crescent to Holly Avenue (Townsite)

While the far western end of Townsite Rd is characterized by new and old apartments near to Quarterway (see above), and the eastern reach of Townsite is a semi-luxurious drop to the ocean among early-century monster houses, the area in between is what is most commonly referred to when someone says "the Townsite area". There are some beautiful character homes here (as well as everyone's favourite arbutus tree), but some parts of this neighbourhood are considered to be a bit dodgy.

DIV: Townsite is named for the site of "Newcastle Town", a prestigious residential suburb in the early 20th century. It's the area close to the ocean, near the White Spot restaurant.

Satellite map showing location of Central Nanaimo and nearby landmarks

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