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

9 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

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)

Welcome To Chase River And The Cinnabar Valley ...

Photo of Listing #434658

$629,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,157 ft²

Single Family

1739 Country Hills Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434658

Welcome To Chase River And The Cinnabar Valley Area. This Inviting Semi-custom 5 Bedroom And Den, 3 Bathroom, Family Home Is The Perfect Fit For A Larger Or Growing Family. Flat, South Facing Back Yard Is Great For Kids To Play In & For Summer Bbq's. Design...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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

Photo of Listing #434138

$599,000 Active

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

Single Family

1604 Hosanna Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434138

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.

Wonderful Family Home On A 17,900 Sq Ft Lot On ...

Photo of Listing #434721

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.41 Acres
  • 2,327 ft²

Single Family

2017 Frostbirch Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434721

Wonderful Family Home On A 17,900 Sq Ft Lot On A Cul-de-sac In Peaceful Cinnabar Heights. Driving Up To This Home, You Will First Be Impressed By The Surrounding Area And Then By The Home Itself With Its Hardi-plank Siding And Brick And Stained Cedar Accent...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Quality Built By Dover Bay Construction, This F...

Photo of Listing #434532

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 1,964 ft²

Single Family

1601 Hosanna Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434532

Quality Built By Dover Bay Construction, This Fully Finished Basement Entry Home Includes A Legal 1 Bedroom Suite With Separate Entrance. The Main Home Has 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms Including A Spacious Ensuite Off The Master. Engineered Oak Flooring Is Fo...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Custom Home Built By Owen Gardner Construction,...

Photo of Listing #433902

$539,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,912 ft²

Single Family

2301 Kingsford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433902

Custom Home Built By Owen Gardner Construction, This Fully Finished Basement Entry Home Includes A 1 Bedroom Legal Suite. The Main Home Has 2 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms Including A Spacious Ensuite Off The Master. Beautiful Upgraded Finishes Throughout Includ...

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)

Cozy 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Rancher Situated In Chase...

Photo of Listing #433397

$369,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,268 ft²

Single Family

38 13th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433397

Cozy 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Rancher Situated In Chase River. This Home Offers Single Level Living While Enjoy Easy Access To Shopping, Restaurants, Schools And Transit. Warmed By A Natural Gas Fireplace This Rancher Provides 1268 Sqft Of Living Space. Fully Fence...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Back The Truck Up! You Almost Went Straight Pas...

Photo of Listing #434093

$174,900 Active

  • 0.24 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 15 Kingsford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434093

Back The Truck Up! You Almost Went Straight Past The Most Affordable Ocean View Residential Building Lot In The Entire City Of Nanaimo! Located In Chase River's Well Established Wexford Creek Neighbourhood, Your Future Home Will Enjoy A Private Quarter Acre...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Are You A Visionary Who Sees Opportunity When O...

Photo of Listing #434092

$164,900 Active

  • 0.19 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 14 Kingsford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434092

Are You A Visionary Who Sees Opportunity When Others Do Not? Well Look No Further For Your Chance To Snap Up The Most Affordable R1 Building Lot In The City Of Nanaimo! Located In Chase River's Well Established Wexford Creek Neighbourhood, Your Future Home ...

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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