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

Country Living Within City Limits. This Beautif...

Photo of Listing #431343

$949,900 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.94 Acres
  • 3,530 ft²

Single Family

2055 Lakeside Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #431343

Country Living Within City Limits. This Beautiful Family Home Has 5 Bedrooms And 3 Bathrooms. As You Sit On The Deck, You Are Immediately At Peace With Nature As You Scan The Farm And Lake Views. The Main Home Has A Newer Kitchen With Lots Of Cabinets And Q...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Executive Custom Built Home With Gorgeous Views...

Photo of Listing #432994

$679,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.36 Acres
  • 3,168 ft²

Single Family

1766 Montana Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432994

Executive Custom Built Home With Gorgeous Views Of The Cinnabar Valley And Mainland Mountain Range. From The Custom Doorway With Cedar Post And Beam Design To The Heated Floors In The Ensuite, This Home Impresses At Every Turn. The Open Concept Kitchen With...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Brand New Level Entry Home Located In A Quiet F...

Photo of Listing #432242

$629,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,701 ft²

Single Family

1741 Harambe Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432242

Brand New Level Entry Home Located In A Quiet Family Oriented Neighbourhood In Cinnabar. Proudly Built By Creative Concepts Construction; A Professional Builder With A Proven Passion For Quality Construction And Client Satisfaction. This Desirable Level Ent...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Exceptional 8-year-old Cinnabar Valley Residenc...

Photo of Listing #433304

$624,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 2,458 ft²

Single Family

1779 Rajeena Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433304

Exceptional 8-year-old Cinnabar Valley Residence With 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. This Two Storey 2450 Sqft Home Offers 5 Bedrooms And A Den With 3 Full Bathroom On A Beautiful 12,632 Sqft Southeast Facing Lot With Rv Parking. The Main Floor Has An Open Concept ...

460 Realty Inc.

Captivating Family Home In Chase River Close To...

Photo of Listing #432960

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,500 ft²

Single Family

2336 Dodds Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432960

Captivating Family Home In Chase River Close To Schools, Shopping And The Parkway Trail. This 2500 Sq Ft Home Boasts 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms With Ensuite In The Huge Master Bedroom. Ensuite Has Double Sinks, Soaker Tub And Separate Shower. Bonus Inlaw Suite...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Main Level Entry With Basement Plus 2 Bedroom L...

Photo of Listing #428537

$599,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,664 ft²

Single Family

1604 Hosanna Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #428537

Main Level Entry With Basement Plus 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. There Are 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms On The Main Floor Perfect For A Family. The Living Room And Dining Area Is An Open Concept To The Kitchen Making Is Bright And Spacious. The Dining Area Has A Slidin...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Here Is A Great Opportunity To Own This 4 Year ...

Photo of Listing #433231

$595,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,420 ft²

Single Family

1743 Trevors Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433231

Here Is A Great Opportunity To Own This 4 Year Old, 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home, Complete With A Two Bedroom Legal Suite. Sitting In A Quiet Family Oriented Cul-de-sac And Walking Distance To Parks, Walking Trails, Elementary Schools, Bus Routes And Shopping, Th...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Here Is Your Opportunity To Own This Unique 4 Y...

Photo of Listing #433114

$589,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,380 ft²

Single Family

1534 Chalfont Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433114

Here Is Your Opportunity To Own This Unique 4 Year Old, 5 Bedroom Home Complete With 2 Bedroom Legal Suites Situated In The Beautiful And Increasingly Popular Family Neighbourhood Of Extension. Nanaimo's Premier Southern Most Neighbourhood; The Residents Do...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

New Family Home In Chase River. Home Has Little...

Photo of Listing #432166

$579,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,552 ft²

Single Family

1605 Hosanna Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432166

New Family Home In Chase River. Home Has Little Bit Of Everything. 3 Bedrooms Plus Den As Well Legal 2 Bedroom Basement Suite. Open Floor Plan, Upgraded Kitchen With Maple Cabinets, Valance Lighting And Quartz Counter Tops. Cove Ceilings And Gas Fireplace W...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Situated On Spacious .54 Acre Level Piece Of Pr...

Photo of Listing #432211

$579,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.54 Acres
  • 2,531 ft²

Single Family

153 Stacey Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432211

Situated On Spacious .54 Acre Level Piece Of Property Is This Impressive, Well Maintained, 2531 Square Foot Family Home Featuring Four Bedrooms And Three Bathrooms. The Main Level Of The Home Features A Living Room With Large Picture Windows For Plenty Of N...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located In Beautiful Cinnabar, This Lovely Home...

Photo of Listing #433161

$575,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.53 Acres
  • 2,472 ft²

Single Family

1921 Cinnabar Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433161

Located In Beautiful Cinnabar, This Lovely Home Is Situated On Over A Half Acre Lot. Well Maintained And Tastefully Updated, Offering 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And 2 Separate Living Spaces Complete With Natural Gas Fireplaces. The Bright Kitchen Boasts Ample ...

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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