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

16 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Breathtaking Ocean Views Highlight This Beautif...

Photo of Listing #427212

$649,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,680 ft²

Single Family

2193 Dodds Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427212

Breathtaking Ocean Views Highlight This Beautiful New Residence Located In South Nanaimo's Chase River Area. Overlooking The Mountains And Jack Point Park, The Main Floor Features A Stunning Kitchen With Granite Counter Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, A N...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

Photo of Listing #428059

$579,000 Active

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

Single Family

1741 Harambe Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #428059

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

Brand New Home Located In A Quiet Family Orient...

Photo of Listing #428017

$569,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,744 ft²

Single Family

1711 Hidden Hills Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #428017

Brand New 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 Home Will Feature Stylish Inter...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Immaculate Home On Quiet No Through Street Over...

Photo of Listing #427629

$469,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 1,703 ft²

Single Family

1954 Kelsie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427629

Immaculate Home On Quiet No Through Street Overlooking Beautiful Cinnabar Valley. Same Owners For 27 Years Are Downsizing. The Fully Fenced Rear Yard Features A Covered Patio With Hot Tub And Gas Fire Pit. The Front Patio Has Great West Facing Sunset Views ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

A Ground Level Entry Home With An Unauthorized ...

Photo of Listing #427007

$439,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,503 ft²

Single Family

51 Lebarz Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427007

A Ground Level Entry Home With An Unauthorized Two Bedroom Suite Located Within Popular Chase River And Within Walking Distance To Parks, Bus Service And Elementary School.

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

Photo of Listing #428286

$429,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 1,382 ft²

Single Family

1720 Harambe Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #428286

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 Engin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

Photo of Listing #428281

$429,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 1,388 ft²

Single Family

1718 Centennary Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #428281

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 Engin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

To View Floor Plans And Videos Visit Www.troygi...

Photo of Listing #427680

$379,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.93 Acres
  • 1,647 ft²

Half Duplex

1719 Trevors Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427680

To View Floor Plans And Videos Visit Www.troygibson.com 1/2 Duplex - Desirable Cinnabar Valley. Here Is A Fantastic Opportunity For A First Time Buyer To Own This Immaculate 1647 Sq.ft. 3 Bed, 3 Bath Home In A Family Oriented Neighbourhood. Situated On A La...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Oasis In The City ! Delightful 1912 Character H...

Photo of Listing #427768

$375,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.49 Acres
  • 2,034 ft²

Single Family

1324 Island Hwy, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427768

Oasis In The City ! Delightful 1912 Character Home In Terrific Condition. Situated On A Park Like .49 Acre Lot Bordered By A Meandering Creek And Marshland To The Rear. All This And Just A Short Walk From All The Shopping At Southgate Centre. Excellent Home...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Calling All Builders! This Is A Unique Opportun...

Photo of Listing #423218

$329,900 Active

  • 0.43 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 14&15 Kingsford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #423218

Calling All Builders! This Is A Unique Opportunity To Simultaneously Build Two Spec Homes On Adjoining Lots With Separate Titles. Maximum Profit Potential And Cost Savings Can Be Achieved By Taking Advantage Of The Natural Lay Of The Land And Sharing Drivew...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Lovely Bright, Open, Three Bedrooms, Two Bathro...

Photo of Listing #427533

$98,765 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 952 ft²

Manufactured/Mobile

25 Maki Road 51, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427533

Lovely Bright, Open, Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms. Great Yard Space And Two Amazing Decks Gives You Lots Of Outdoor Options. Shed In The Back Yard Can Be Multi - Purpose. Skylights In Both Bathrooms And The Kitchen, New Porch Roof, Electric Fireplace And C...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

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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