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

Welcome To Country Hills, Family Oriented Neigh...

Photo of Listing #422174

$569,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,278 ft²

Single Family

1752 White Blossom Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422174

Welcome To Country Hills, Family Oriented Neighbourhood In The Cinnabar Valley. This 5 Bedroom Home With A 2 Bedroom Suite Is Perfect For The First Time Buyers Who Need Mortgage Helper, The Investors, The Growing Family, Or Empty Nesters Who Won't Mind Some...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Custom 4-5 Bedroom Level Entry Walk Out Basemen...

Photo of Listing #422523

$529,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 2,691 ft²

Single Family

81 Ranchview Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422523

Custom 4-5 Bedroom Level Entry Walk Out Basement Home In Trofton Park Subdivision In Tranquil Chase River. This Custom Home Was Designed By Original Owners And Built By Saywell Contracting. Welcomed By The Peaceful Covered Front Porch, Open Floor Plan. Waln...

460 Realty Inc.

Enjoy Superb Privacy And The Tranquil Sounds Of...

Photo of Listing #420874

$519,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,470 ft²

Single Family

1919 Healy Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420874

Enjoy Superb Privacy And The Tranquil Sounds Of The Birds Around You. This Newer Level Entry Home Is At The End Of A Quiet Cul-de-sac And Backs Onto Richards Marsh With Trails And Boardwalks For Casual Strolls Among Nature. There Are Vaulted Ceilings In The...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful 4-5 Bedroom Home Located In Blackston...

Photo of Listing #422659

$499,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,125 ft²

Single Family

1801 Flagstone Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422659

Beautiful 4-5 Bedroom Home Located In Blackstone Estates Built By Mill Creek Home. This Main Level Entry 2 Storey Home Offers A Great Traditional Layout. On The Main Floor Is A Dinning And Living Room With A Cozy Gas Fireplace, Separated By Kitchen With An ...

460 Realty Inc.

Newer Family-sized Rancher In A Fantastic Neigh...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #421227

$479,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,700 ft²

Single Family

2264 Dodds Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421227

Newer Family-sized Rancher In A Fantastic Neighbourhood. Backing Onto Vast Amounts Of Green Space In The Heart Of The Chase River/cinnabar Area, This Beautifully Finished, Single Level Home Offers Space, Luxury & Location. With 3 Beds & 2 Baths Including A ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Beautiful Family Home Is 2,110 Sq.ft. With...

Photo of Listing #422959

$469,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,110 ft²

Single Family

2008 Swordfern Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422959

This Beautiful Family Home Is 2,110 Sq.ft. With 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms. Nicely Landscaped Front And Back. Fully Fenced With Some Underdeck Storage. Built In 2014 By John Schlitz Construction Ltd, This Basement Entry Home Is Nicely Appointed With All Applia...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Welcome Home To This Classic Cape Cod Style Hom...

Photo of Listing #422560

$464,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 3,031 ft²

Single Family

1514 Wilson Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422560

Welcome Home To This Classic Cape Cod Style Home Boasting Fantastic Curb Appeal Complete With Mature Landscaping, Fruit Trees And An Enormous Front Verandah. There Are Beautiful Wood Sash Windows, Three Upper Dormer Windows And A Lovely Brick Facia. The Nex...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Another Quality Home Being Built By Nanaimo's D...

Photo of Listing #422182

$449,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,503 ft²

Half Duplex

2376 Extension Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422182

Another Quality Home Being Built By Nanaimo's Dover Bay Construction! This New Half Duplex Located On A No Through Road Provides A Lovely Cinnabar Valley View, Quality Products & Construction, Many Upgrades And A Ten Year Warranty. This Wonderful 2,503 Sq F...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Another Quality Built Home By Dover Bay Constru...

Photo of Listing #422352

$449,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,324 ft²

Half Duplex

2378 Extension Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422352

Another Quality Built Home By Dover Bay Construction. This New Half Duplex Located On A No Through Road Provides Privacy, Green Space And Views Of Cinnabar Valley. This Awesome 2489 Sqft Main Level Entry With Walk Out Basement Home With A Garage Boasts An O...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

A One Year Old 2142 Sq. Ft. Side By Side Duplex...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #421936

$448,800 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,142 ft²

Half Duplex

103 Stratford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421936

A One Year Old 2142 Sq. Ft. Side By Side Duplex With Great Ocean And Mountain Views....9ft Ceilings On The Main Floor, 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Over Size Master Bedroom, On The Main, With A Deluxe Ensuite And Walk In Closet. Two Bedrooms On The Walk Out Level...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Brand New 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Rancher Located In ...

Photo of Listing #422099

$429,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 1,447 ft²

Single Family

1724 Harambe Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422099

Brand New 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Rancher Located In Chase River Close To Shopping Amenities And A Local Elementary School. Quality Constructed By Oceans Edge Contracting, This Residence Offers An Open Great Room Design With 9 Ft. Ceilings. Features Include Hardw...

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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