Nanaimo Real Estate: The Old City

Downtown Nanaimo - also referred to as the Old City - is shaped like a half bowl. At the bottom of the bowl is the harbourfront, commercial district, and condos. Then there are about 18 city blocks of single family homes arranged on the slope of the bowl, overlooking downtown and the harbour.

It's a very convenient place to live, especially if you work downtown, or commute to Vancouver, or attend VIU, or don't want to pay for taxis back from events downtown.

You can see current listings below, or use this link to read more about the Old City below.

Old City Property Listings

42 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

Roof Top Patio Downtown Nanaimo! Located In The...

Photo of Listing #444300

$1,089,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,250 ft²

Condo/Strata

10 Chapel Street Ph2, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #444300

Roof Top Patio Downtown Nanaimo! Located In The Heart Of The City Is Where You Will Find This Fantastic Penthouse Unit With Expansive Views Of The Mountains, City, Waterfront, Active Harbour And Islands! This 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Condo Offers 1250 Sqft Of I...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Sold Subject Till Aug 17th-----immediate Occupa...

REDUCED 7% Photo of Listing #425894

$995,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,788 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 602, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #425894

Sold Subject Till Aug 17th-----immediate Occupancy Waterfront Home At Cameron Island, Known As A"garden Patio Suite" With Over 1100 Sq Ft Of "outdoor Living" Which Really Enhances Your "liveability",and You Are Right On The Waterfront Facing North & East,wi...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Waterfront Development The "newcastle" Building...

Photo of Listing #443709

$849,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,773 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 604, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #443709

Waterfront Development The "newcastle" Building In Downtown Nanaimo. Semi Penthouse Level With Only 4 Suites On This Floor. Fully Renovated (almost $200,000 Spent) 1780 Sqft Suite With 2 Large Sundecks Facing South And West With Views Of The Outer And Inner...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Enjoy The Beautiful Ocean, Harbour, City, And M...

Photo of Listing #444468

$758,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,255 ft²

Condo/Strata

10 Chapel Street 502, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #444468

Enjoy The Beautiful Ocean, Harbour, City, And Mountain Views From Your Covered Patio. This 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Bright Open Concept Condo Is Sure To Please. The Large Island For Four, Miele Appliances, Gas Cooktop, Laminate Floors, And Modern Finishings Thr...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Perched Above The Interactive Inner Harbour Is ...

Photo of Listing #444665

$699,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,132 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street 1603, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #444665

Perched Above The Interactive Inner Harbour Is Pacifica, Nanaimo's Premium Waterfront Development. Every Amenity Is Accessible Within Walking Distance Including Professional Services, Grocery Stores, Banks, Restaurants & More. Access Downtown Vancouver With...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Spectacular Downtown Condo With Newcastle Chann...

Photo of Listing #443713

$685,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,240 ft²

Condo/Strata

10 Chapel Street 402, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #443713

Spectacular Downtown Condo With Newcastle Channel And Mt. Benson Views. This 2 Bed/2 Bath Open Concept Suite Doesn't Get Much Better. The Large Master Bedroom Has A 5 Piece Ensuite With Heated Marble Floors, Marble Surround Shower And Bathtub With Grohe Fix...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Enjoy Fabulous Views From This Condo At The Bea...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #442973

$659,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,410 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 1101, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #442973

Enjoy Fabulous Views From This Condo At The Beacon On Nanaimo's Waterfront! This Home Is Spacious & Light Filled-floor To Ceiling Windows Afford Breathtaking Views Of The Harbour, Islands & Mountains Beyond. The Living/dining Area Opens As One Great Room Wi...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Oceanview - Prestigious "newcastle" Building In...

Photo of Listing #444503

$649,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,111 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 408, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #444503

Oceanview - Prestigious "newcastle" Building In Downtown Nanaimo. Facing North With Great Ocean Views From Every Room. 2 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms, With The Very Popular Open Floor Plan. This Easy Access Home Is Near Perfectly Positioned To Watch And Enjoy T...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

Experience Luxurious Living In This 1151 Sq Ft,...

Photo of Listing #443929

$649,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,151 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street 212, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #443929

Experience Luxurious Living In This 1151 Sq Ft, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bthrm Oceanfront Condo At Pacifica. Take In The Fresh Sea Air & Stunning Ocean Views Of The Inner Harbour, Islands & Coastal Mtns. Elegant Hardwood Flooring Flow Throughout. This Bright, Open Design ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

You Will Be Impressed The Minute You Enter The ...

Photo of Listing #444766

$629,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,142 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 2102, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #444766

You Will Be Impressed The Minute You Enter The Beacon At Cameron Island.located On Nanaimo's Waterfront Just Steps To Shopping, Restaurants, Entertainment, Marina, Seaplane Terminal & The Beautiful Seawall Walkway. The Building Has Undergone A Complete Reno...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner...

Photo of Listing #434564

$615,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,054 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street Th6, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434564

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner Harbour Is Waterfront Living At Its Finest. An Ideal Location For Those Who Want To Experience The Best Of What Nanaimo Has To Offer, Relish The Panoramic Harbour And City Views Form This Well-appointed Open-c...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful Downtown Nanaimo Located At Cameron I...

Photo of Listing #441061

$599,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,117 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 108, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441061

Beautiful Downtown Nanaimo Located At Cameron Island ...this Ground Floor Waterfront Unit Has An Amazing Sunrise Oceanview Patio Facing The Channel Between Newcastle And Protection Islands! Enjoy Your Morning Coffee Watching The Boats Passing By,and Relaxin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Old City Real Estate Profile

First, let's clarify that the Old City referred to on this page is not to be confused with the much smaller "Old City Quarter" centered on Fitzwilliam Street. I'm referring to the "Old City" region defined by VIREB (real estate board) which is bordered by the Millstream in the north, down Pine St. to where Fifth St. meets Old Victoria, then up to Milton St., down Milton to the water, and back up to the Millstream Estuary. (See map below)

There are about 800 single-family homes in this area, the majority of which might be called "character homes" by virtue of the architectural details which survive from construction in the 1890s-1940s. These include solid old-growth timber construction, craftsman front porches with chunky pillars and wide steps, and stained glass windows.

Note: Even the most desirable neighbourhoods in the Old City can be just a block away from a less desirable area. I know the area well and would be happy to discuss it with you. Contact me.

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Old City Nanaimo boundary location map with landmarks

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