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

29 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Immediate Occupancy Waterfront Home At Cameron ...

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

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,with Tremendous Un-interupted Vie...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Immediate Occupancy -inner Harbour Views. Semi-...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #432755

$849,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,773 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 604, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432755

Immediate Occupancy -inner Harbour Views. Semi-penthouse Level, With Only 4 Suites On This Level. Facing South And West, This Suite Has A Warm Sunny Exposure. Over 1700 Sq Feet Of Living Area, Plus A Massive Open Air Sundeck (approx 1000 Sq Ft) Which Really...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

"unsurpassed Ocean, Mountain, And City Views". ...

REDUCED 9% Photo of Listing #431196

$799,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,744 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 2402, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #431196

"unsurpassed Ocean, Mountain, And City Views". This Beautiful And Spacious 1744sqft Executive Condo Reeks Of Luxury And Quality. Situated In Nanaimo's Tallest Building (the Beacon) On The 24th Floor. Featuring 3 Large View Decks To Follow The Sun All Day Lo...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

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

Photo of Listing #439648

$659,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,142 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 2102, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439648

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

Oceanfront Suite. Nanaimo's Crown Jewel Is The ...

Photo of Listing #434701

$649,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,117 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 311, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434701

Oceanfront Suite. Nanaimo's Crown Jewel Is The Cameron Island Ocean Front Condominium Community. Walk 2 Blocks To Downtown, The Performing Arts Theatre, & The V.i. Conference Centre, & Float Plane Service To Vancouver. Major Shopping Mail (with Doctors Offi...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

A Very Rare Opportunity To Reside On Cameron Is...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #434406

$624,888 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,117 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 108, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434406

A Very Rare Opportunity To Reside On Cameron Island ...this Ground Floor Waterfront Unit Has An Amazing Oceanview Patio Facing The Channel Between Newcastle And Protection Islands! Enjoy Your Morning Coffee Watching The Boats Passing By,and Relaxing Before ...

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

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

Photo of Listing #434567

$599,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,168 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street Th2, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434567

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

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

Photo of Listing #434561

$599,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,187 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street Th3, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434561

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

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

Photo of Listing #434557

$599,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,185 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street Th4, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434557

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

Gorgeous, Ocean View, Character Home In Desirab...

Photo of Listing #439068

$588,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 1,939 ft²

Single Family

246 Pine Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439068

Gorgeous, Ocean View, Character Home In Desirable Old City Quarter. Beautifully Updated & Meticulously Maintained, This 5-bedroom + Den 2-bath Home Boasts Natural Wood Elements Throughout, Numerous Multi Purpose Theme Rooms & Great Ocean Views. You'll Be Im...

Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty (Nan)

Luxurious Suite With Spectacular Views In The H...

Photo of Listing #435786

$579,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 950 ft²

Condo/Strata

91 Chapel Street 502, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435786

Luxurious Suite With Spectacular Views In The Heart Of Nanaimo's Historic Downtown. A True West Coast Lifestyle Property, This Home Features An Elegant Master Suite Including A Walk-in Closet & 4-pc Ensuite With Walk-in Glass Shower & Dual Sinks. 10' Ceilin...

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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