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

32 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Located In The Heart Of Central Nanaimo Is A Pr...

Photo of Listing #422327

$739,900 Active

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

Single Family

1598 Bush Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422327

Located In The Heart Of Central Nanaimo Is A Prime 0.56 Acre Development Property With A 6 Bedroom, And 2 Bathroom Home With A Legal Suite. Plans Are Currently Designed For The Addition Of An 8 Unit Building With Two 1 Bedroom And Six 2 Bedroom Condos. The ...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island

This Well Maintained Four Plex Is Within Walkin...

Photo of Listing #422701

$649,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,714 ft²

Fourplex

711 Nightingale Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422701

This Well Maintained Four Plex Is Within Walking Distance To The Nanaimo Regional Hospital. Long Term, Quality Tenants Would All Love To Stay. Building Comprises Of 3 One Bedroom, One Bath Units And 1 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Unit. Please Do A Drive By Prior To Bo...

Realty Executives Mid-Island

Three Bedroom Home, Open Design, Hospital Area....

Photo of Listing #422792

$459,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,840 ft²

Single Family

1117 Waddington Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422792

Three Bedroom Home, Open Design, Hospital Area. New Laminate Flooring, New Cabinets & Counter Top, Fresh Paint Upstairs, Single Car Garage, Gas Heating. The Basement Suite Separate Entrance, 1 Bedroom, 4 Piece Bath Launder Locked Door Access. Tenant In Lowe...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Opportunity For Work And Live Scenario In This ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #411837

$439,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,903 ft²

Single Family

2137 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #411837

Opportunity For Work And Live Scenario In This Residential Home With Commercial Designation On Busy Nanaimo Thoroughfare. Community Corridor (cor3) Zoning Provides For A Wide Range Of Uses Intended To Meet The Day To Day Needs Of The Surrounding Community. ...

RE/MAX Jay Cousins Realty

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

Photo of Listing #422209

$439,900 Active

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

Single Family

1598 Bush Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422209

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...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island

Gorgeous Harbour View Character Home In Corrido...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #419532

$429,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 2,527 ft²

Single Family

680 Terminal Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #419532

Gorgeous Harbour View Character Home In Corridor 2 Zoning With Great Exposure. Currently Operating As A Professional Office With Lots Of Parking. Looking For A Beautiful Character Home With Great Visibility To Run Your Business From? This Updated Gem Is Wor...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Home Has Over 2000 Sq.ft. That Boasts 4 Be...

Photo of Listing #422828

$419,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,092 ft²

Single Family

1918 Meredith Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422828

This Home Has Over 2000 Sq.ft. That Boasts 4 Bedrooms, Den, And Two Bathrooms. The Main Floor Has 3 Bedrooms, Den, And 4pc Bathroom. The Kitchen Is Overlooking The Wonderful Tiered Backyard And Extra-large Deck. The Living Room, With Wood Floors, Has Wood F...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Centrally Located Whole Duplexes Nestled On An ...

Photo of Listing #416727

$419,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 2,636 ft²

Full Duplex

1811 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #416727

Centrally Located Whole Duplexes Nestled On An Large Level Lot (80x160) With Private Treed Back Yard; Located Near Schools, Shopping Malls, Hospital, Bus Route And Easy Access To Bc Ferry Departure Bay Terminals And Both Island Highways. Each Side Offer 1,3...

Realty Executives Mid-Island

Split-level 3 Bed 3 Bath Home In A Desirable Ce...

Photo of Listing #422165

$419,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,737 ft²

Single Family

730 Cadogan Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422165

Split-level 3 Bed 3 Bath Home In A Desirable Central Nanaimo Neighborhood. Main Level Living Offers 2 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms, A Bright Airy Living Room And Dining Room, Stylish Functional Kitchen, And Laundry. Upstairs Is A Spacious Master Or In-law Suite...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located In Central Nanaimo, And Only 5 Minutes ...

Photo of Listing #422021

$419,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,562 ft²

Single Family

950 Chelsea Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422021

Located In Central Nanaimo, And Only 5 Minutes From The Nanaimo Hospital Is Where You Will Find This Beautiful 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Character Home. Some Of Our Favourite Areas Of The Home Include The Living Room, Dining Room, Family Room, And Meditation Roo...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Is A One Owner Home. Looking For Someone W...

Photo of Listing #422643

$389,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,138 ft²

Single Family

1134 Thunderbird Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422643

This Is A One Owner Home. Looking For Someone Who Can Update And Make This Their Dream Come True. It Is A Great Location, Close To Hospital And Shopping. Nice Neighborhood To Bring Up A Family Or Great Rental. Call To View, Easy To Show.

Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty (Pkvl)

Nearly New Quality Home Ownership For Under $40...

Photo of Listing #421854

$387,500 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 1,266 ft²

Single Family

2019 Northfield Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421854

Nearly New Quality Home Ownership For Under $400k! No Strata Fees, No Gst And No Rules To Follow! Once You Are Inside These Award Winning Homes, You Will Find Two Stories Of Beautifully Appointed Floor Plans, Design, Fixtures And Colours Throughout. Enjoy S...

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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