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

15 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

2 Homes On A Large 1 Acre Flat Property In Chas...

Photo of Listing #442362

$849,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 1,800 ft²

Single Family

1500 Cranberry Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #442362

2 Homes On A Large 1 Acre Flat Property In Chase River. What An Opportunity!! The Original Home Is The Cranberry Residence That Is A 1912 Edwardian Farmhouse That Has Been Well Maintained Over The Years And Has Lots Of Updated, But Still Reflects The Charac...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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 Acres
  • 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)

Cinnabar Paradise On 3.18 Acres. This Gem Is Ak...

Photo of Listing #441644

$775,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3.18 Acres
  • 2,555 ft²

Single Family

1840 Kelsie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441644

Cinnabar Paradise On 3.18 Acres. This Gem Is Akin To Having Your Recreational Property & Principal Residence All In One. Set Amongst The Trees For Privacy, The Home Features Stunning Countryside Views From Inside & From The Expansive Deck Outside. The Home ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Main Level Entry With 2 Bedrooms Legal Suite As...

Photo of Listing #443524

$729,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,498 ft²

Single Family

129 Stratford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #443524

Main Level Entry With 2 Bedrooms Legal Suite As A Mortgage Helper! This Home Is Located In The Chase River Area Walking Distance To Elementary School And Minutes Away From The South Gate Plaza With Restaurants, Grocery Shopping, And More. The Exterior Of Th...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Great Opportunity! Absolutely Stunning 160x160 ...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #438964

$599,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.59 Acres
  • 2,880 ft²

Single Family

51 Roberta E Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438964

Great Opportunity! Absolutely Stunning 160x160 Fully Fenced Lot With Ocean And Mountain Views And A Solid 3 Bedroom Home With An In-law Suite. The Home Features Main Level Living With A Large Kitchen Which Enjoys Lots Of Counter Space And Cupboards, Three L...

Macdonald Realty (Pkvl)

Masterpiece In Cinnabar Valley With A West Coas...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #441481

$599,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,453 ft²

Single Family

1914 Kelsie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441481

Masterpiece In Cinnabar Valley With A West Coast Contemporary Edge Built For Those Who Like To Entertain Plus Evenings On The Deck Sweetened Up With The Rain Drop Waterfall, Stream And Pond. Views Of The Valley And Mountains Are Spectacular. Most Of The Hom...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Rancher Alert In Desirable Country Hills! This ...

Photo of Listing #443467

$549,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,400 ft²

Single Family

1625 Blackstone Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #443467

Rancher Alert In Desirable Country Hills! This Main Level Entry Home Provides You With 1,400 Sqft Of Living Space Including 3 Beds And 2 Baths. Walk In To A Freshly Painted, Bright, Open Concept Kitchen, Living, And Dining Room With Great Vaulted Ceilings. ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcoming 3 Bed, 2 Bath 1,385 Sqft Rancher Idea...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #441723

$539,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.45 Acres
  • 1,385 ft²

Single Family

2065 Lakeside Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441723

Welcoming 3 Bed, 2 Bath 1,385 Sqft Rancher Ideally Located In The Cinnabar Valley, Close To All Amenities In Chase River & A Short Distance From Downtown Nanaimo. The 0.45-acre Lot Offers Valley Views, A Private Backdrop, Mature Landscaping, & A Spacious Ba...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #438929

$479,000 Active

  • 2 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. (Nanaimo)

Fantastic Family Home In Cinnabar Valley! This ...

Photo of Listing #441209

$449,000 Active

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

Single Family

1867 Kentucky Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441209

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

Yes, You Can Build! Look No Further For Your Ch...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #440204

$255,900 Active

  • 0.24 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 15 Kingsford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #440204

Yes, You Can Build! Look No Further For Your Chance To Snap Up The Most Affordable Ocean View R1 Building Lot In The City Of Nanaimo. Located In Chase River's Well Established Wexford Creek Neighbourhood, Your Future Home Will Enjoy A Private Location Backe...

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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