Chase River Real Estate

Chase River is 8 minutes south of downtown Nanaimo, and also close to the Nanaimo River - it's a great place for families and outdoor enthusiasts, or people who just want a beautiful property with quiet surroundings.

While locals distinguish two neighbourhoods in this area - Cinnabar Valley and Chase River - the real estate board just uses the name "Chase River" for this whole region.

See homes for sale below, or to read more about Chase River and Cinnabar Valley real estate, here's a link.

Chase River Homes for Sale

19 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Magnificent Custom Built Home In 2017 Sits High...

Photo of Listing #436513

$799,999 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,973 ft²

Single Family

2163 Dodds Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #436513

Magnificent Custom Built Home In 2017 Sits High On A Ridge Overlooking The Ocean And Mountains. At Night We Can See All 3 Ski Hills Lit Up On Vancouver's North Shore. Mount Baker In Washington State Is Also Visible On Clear Days. 3bdm Up + Den And Rec Room ...

FSBO Real Estate Inc.

Custom Home On 1 Full Private Acre. This Beauti...

Photo of Listing #438719

$799,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,834 ft²

Single Family

125 Roberta W Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438719

Custom Home On 1 Full Private Acre. This Beautiful, Solid Home Was Made With All Natural Wood Construction (no Osb), Exquisite Polished Hard Wood Floors On The Main Level Living Area With Open Plan Kitchen, Dining, Living With Large Picture Windows, Soap St...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

4 Years Young, This Level Entry Is Ready For A ...

Photo of Listing #436610

$679,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 3,226 ft²

Single Family

2223 Dodds Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #436610

4 Years Young, This Level Entry Is Ready For A New Family. 3 Bedrooms Up, 1 Down, Plus A Legal 1 Bedroom Suite Make Up The General Layout Of This Home. But There Is So Much More. Impeccable Attention To Quality And Cared For Over The Last Few Years. Beautif...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Fantastic Family Home In Desirable Country Hill...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #437538

$629,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,587 ft²

Single Family

1752 White Blossom Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #437538

Fantastic Family Home In Desirable Country Hills! Here Is Your Opportunity To Live In One Of The Most Popular Neighbourhoods In Nanaimo ! Want To Walk Your Children To Elementary School, And Perhaps Stop At A Wonderful Children's Park On The Walk Home Later...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Custom Built Brand New 2706 Sq Ft Home Of Quali...

Photo of Listing #437718

$629,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,706 ft²

Single Family

1737 Harambe Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #437718

Custom Built Brand New 2706 Sq Ft Home Of Quality Finished Living Space Located In A Family Friendly Neighbourhood In Popular Chase River . Large Inviting Great Room Concept With 9'ceilings And An Open Concept Boasts A K2 Stone Fireplace With Fir Mantle & T...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Level Entry-suite Here's The Plan That Everyone...

Photo of Listing #437571

$619,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,110 ft²

Single Family

1529 Wilson Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #437571

Level Entry-suite Here's The Plan That Everyone's Looking For: Level Entry With Walk Out Basement And A Fully Self-contained, Legal 2 Bedroom Suite Currently Rented At $1000/month To A First-class Tenant. Upstairs You'll Find 3 Bedrooms, 2 4-piece Baths And...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Looking For A Bit Of Elbow Space? Check This Lo...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #437597

$599,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.65 Acres
  • 2,514 ft²

Single Family

105 Ranchview Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #437597

Looking For A Bit Of Elbow Space? Check This Lovely 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home In Popular Chase River. Located On .65 Acre, This Home Offers Many Updates, New Windows, New Kitchen, Bathrooms, New Furnace, (heat Pump) And Some New Flooring. Spacious Home With La...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

"8.3 Acres/waterfront/development" This Unique ...

Photo of Listing #436614

$559,900 Active

  • 8.3 Acres

Lots/Acreage

20 Maki Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #436614

"8.3 Acres/waterfront/development" This Unique And Rare Acreage Offers Many Opportunities For Development. This Is The Only Private Waterfront In Nanaimo Between The Millstone River And Nanaimo River. In Addition To Subdividing Into Large Lots, The City Of ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Brand New Two-storey Residence With 3 Bedrooms,...

Photo of Listing #438390

$549,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,478 ft²

Single Family

109 Carlo Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438390

Brand New Two-storey Residence With 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths & Located On A Quiet Cul-de-sac In Country Hills Estates In Popular Chase River. Quality Built By John Schlitz Construction Ltd., This Trendy Floor Plan Features A Large Open Great Room With A Cozy Fir...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Three Storey,2079 Sq Ft, Lindal Cedar A-frame H...

Photo of Listing #438929

$539,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.85 Acres
  • 2,079 ft²

Single Family

1041 Old Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438929

Three Storey,2079 Sq Ft, Lindal Cedar A-frame Home On .85 Of An Acre With Chase River Running Through It, Situated Well Below The House So Owner Can Hear Lovely Babbling Brook Sounds But There Is No Risk Of High Waters. Remodelled Kitchen, New Flooring And ...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Detached Strata Titled Residence. Situated In A...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #435105

$479,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,711 ft²

Single Family

2364 Extension Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435105

Detached Strata Titled Residence. Situated In A Tranquil Setting In Chase River Is Where You Will Find The 2711 Sq.ft. (882 Unfinished 3rd Level) Residence Equipped With A Double Garage And Wonderful Hillside Views. Offering 3 Bedrooms, Den, An Island Kitch...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Fantastic Family Home In Cinnabar Valley! This ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #438109

$479,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,809 ft²

Single Family

1867 Kentucky Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438109

Fantastic Family Home In Cinnabar Valley! This 1809 Sqft Home Is Located On A Quiet Cul-de-sac Just Down The Road From Cinnabar Valley Elementary School. With 3 Beds Plus A Den And 2 Baths This Home Would Be Great For A Growing Family. On The Main Level Enj...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Living in Chase River

When European settlers cleared farms at what is now Chase River, it was a rural stop on the railway. There are still a few blocks around Fourteenth St with huge lots; several gorgeous old-growth fir farmhouses are here.

There are some great shopping amenities here, including a RONA, Buckerfields, a huge supermarket, gas stations, lots of restaurants (fast food, Smitty's, pizza, quick sushi) a liquor/beer store, and more.

Why's it called Chase River?

In the very earliest days of Nanaimo and the Colony of Vancouver Island, Governor James Douglas sent a gunboat from Victoria to apprehend two murderers, one of which was hiding in a First Nations village on the the Nanaimo River. The murderer fled through the snow and made his way up a small river. A party of soldiers and HBC guides gave chase, and found him in his hiding place because they heard the click of his flintlock rifle (which failed to fire because the snow had made the powder wet). The murderer was hanged at what is now Gallows Point on Protection Island. Two local places were named that day!

Later, in 1863, coal was discovered along the banks of the Chase River and a mine was established (near what is now Park Avenue Elementary School).

Cinnabar Valley Real Estate

This is a very pleasant community between Chase River and Extension, about ten minutes south of downtown Nanaimo. Cinnabar is a dramatic green valley between two ridges, with some very nice properties astride pretty little lakes. This area is the closest you can get to the city while still having horses. (Jingle Pot is the other close option.)

A lot of Cinnabar Valley homes have great views, because there are high slopes on the east/west sides of the valley. The newest homes are west of Extension Road, up the sides of Extension Ridge and backing onto the beautiful Harewood Plains area.

Along bus routes? There is one bus (#6) that comes down here from Nanaimo, every hour or so.
Nearby parks: Extension Ridge, Morden Colliery Park, Nanaimo River

If you have any questions about Chase River or Cinnabar Valley, please contact me!

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