South Nanaimo Real Estate

Every walk of life can be found here, from starving artists to blue collar mill workers to professors and doctors. Overall the vibe is very relaxed and unpretentious, with a roll-up-your-sleeves community spirit that goes back generations in Nanaimo.

Below, I've broken down some of the distinctions between each part of South Nanaimo. Or, check out these properties for sale in South Nanaimo:

Homes for Sale in South Nanaimo

49 Properties Found. Page 1 of 5

Well Built Solid Family Home, Fireplace, Woodst...

Photo of Listing #412595

$1,075,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 9.97 Acres
  • 1,800 ft²

Single Family

1045 Harewood Mines Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #412595

Well Built Solid Family Home, Fireplace, Woodstove, Huge Deck, Old Barn, Separate Workshop, Zoned R-10. Steep Slope Multi- Family. Located On 10 Acres With Separate Barn And Workshop Within City Limits.

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Sunny, Level Property With Development Potentia...

Photo of Listing #418889

$999,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3.21 Acres
  • 3,060 ft²

Single Family

305 9th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #418889

Sunny, Level Property With Development Potential In Convenient South Nanaimo, Neighbouring The New 42-lot Orchard Estates Development. Current Zoning Allows For A 10+ Lot Subdivision, Including A Tentatively Approved Plan By The City Of Nanaimo, Additional ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful Large New Home Situated In A Popular ...

Photo of Listing #420876

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,087 ft²

Single Family

912 Pavan Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420876

Beautiful Large New Home Situated In A Popular New Subdiv. In S. Nanaimo; Located In A Quiet Cul-de-sac Close To All Levels Of Schools, Viu, Shopping Malls, Parks & Trails, & All Amenities. A Southern Exposure Home With High (9') Ceilings & Open Floor Plans...

Realty Executives Mid-Island

Welcome To Park Ave Heights A Brand New Beautif...

Photo of Listing #420645

$574,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,535 ft²

Single Family

989 Kolby Avenue, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420645

Welcome To Park Ave Heights A Brand New Beautiful Single Family Subdivision: This Home Boasts 2535 Sqft Of Finished Living Space Sitting On The Largest Lot In The Development Next To Park. Large Great Room And A Open Concept Feel. Large Master Bedroom With ...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island

Custom Built Home W/ 2535 Sqft Of Finished Livi...

Photo of Listing #416120

$569,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,515 ft²

Single Family

973 Kolby Avenue, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #416120

Custom Built Home W/ 2535 Sqft Of Finished Living Space Sitting On The Larger Lots In The Development Close To The Park. Large Great Room With Coffered Celing And A Open Concept Feel. Natural Gas Fireplace W' Stone Finish. High End Finishing Throughout W/ L...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island

Welcome To Park Ave Heights A Brand New Beautif...

Photo of Listing #415989

$569,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,535 ft²

Single Family

981 Kolby Avenue, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #415989

Welcome To Park Ave Heights A Brand New Beautiful Single Family Subdivision. This Home Boasts 2535 Sqft Of Finished Living Space Sitting On The Larger Lots In The Development Next To Park. Large Great Room And A Open Concept Feel. Large Master Bedroom With ...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island

Legal Side By Side Duplex On R5 Zoned (multi - ...

Photo of Listing #421334

$550,000 Active

  • 8 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,495 ft²

Full Duplex

230&232 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421334

Legal Side By Side Duplex On R5 Zoned (multi - Family) 8,246 Sqft Lot With Back Lane. Left Side 5 Bdrm Unit Has Fabulous Tenants Who Will Stay. $1100. Right Side Has 4 Bedrooms, Nice Reliable Long Term Tenants (8 Years) Who Pay $900 Per Month. Both Units Ha...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Investor Alert! These Properties Are A Pair Of ...

Photo of Listing #420602

$540,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,290 ft²

Single Family

29 & 33 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420602

Investor Alert! These Properties Are A Pair Of Properties That Have A Shared Driveway. A Very Unique Opportunity As Both Of The Pairs Have Two Rental Dwellings On Each Property. 29 Haliburton Has A 3 Bedroom Home That Fronts Haliburton, And A 2 Bedroom Home...

Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty (Nan)

Fantastic Opportunity To Own A Beautiful Update...

Photo of Listing #421413

$529,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,150 ft²

Single Family

551 9th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421413

Fantastic Opportunity To Own A Beautiful Updated Home That Comes With A Mortgage Helper. Ocean And Mountain Views From This 5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2600 Sq Ft Home. 3 Bedrooms Up With Ensuite In Master And Legal 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Down With Separate Entrance And...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Proud To Present, A Brand New Spec Home By Park...

Photo of Listing #421213

$499,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,271 ft²

Single Family

1077 Shelby Ann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421213

Proud To Present, A Brand New Spec Home By Park City Construction. This 5 Bedroom House Includes A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite, Three Bathrooms, A Large Yard And Close To Bus Route, University, Schools And Shopping. Only About 15 Mins To Bc Ferries, Downtown And ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

This 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Featuring A 2 Bedroo...

Photo of Listing #419819

$489,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,192 ft²

Single Family

1085 Shelby Ann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #419819

This 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Featuring A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite Is Located In A New Subdivision In South Nanaimo. Close To Amenities And Minutes From The Duke Point Perry Terminal, Nanaimo Airport And Downtown Gives This Home A 5 Star Rating For Out Of Provinc...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Beautiful, 2 Storey Home Nestled In The Outskir...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #417501

$487,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,133 ft²

Single Family

288 Applegreen Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #417501

Beautiful, 2 Storey Home Nestled In The Outskirts Of Nanaimo. Talk About Location, Just Minutes From All Amenities, Viu, A Hop Skip & Jump To The Colliery Dam, And Walking Trails. The Protection Of A No-thru Roadway, Addition Of A 3-zone Irrigation And Drip...

Island Pacific Realty Ltd.

South Nanaimo Neighbourhoods

This is a very large and diverse area, and I wouldn't have listed it all together on one page if the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board didn't include it as a single region. So, I've broken down the distinctions here, with a pre-set search for each area. Remember, if you want to get notifications when new listings hit the market in any area, just find the "save this search" button and use it!

Harewood

This is the largest homogeneous part of South Nanaimo - it's a wide plain of about 3.25 km² between the railway and VIU, between 4th St and 10th St.

Harewood is very convenient to downtown and both highways, as well as being snug against the wilderness behind town.

This is a charming and relaxed neighbourhood - and it's old - it was a rural district with its own municipality prior to its annexation by Nanaimo in 1976. When this area was first settled as land for the coal miners and their families in the late Victorian/Edwardian eras, it was subdivided as five-acre plots (it's also called "Five Acres"). Over time, these plots were subdivided and newer homes (1920's craftsman bungalows to post-war ranchers and split-levels), were added beside them.

This is a great place to find a well-made home of solid wooden construction. There used to be a lot of old-growth fir available in these parts, and it shows.

Harewood Valley area map with landmarks

Old Victoria Road, Bayview area

This is a quiet area with some nice homes, set apart somewhat from the bustle and hustlers of the South End (see below) yet not quite falling into Harewood. There are old character homes, as well as mid-late 20th century boxes and everything in between.

South End

South End map approximationIn old Nanaimo, this was part of the "South Ward" - a distinct community with its own teams - holding rivalries with other downtown neighbourhoods. A lot of renovated miners' cabins and sumptuous Victorian homes still remain, overlooking the harbour and the estuary. Despite what I've written below, I have to acknowledge that at least half of all the properties in the South End are lovingly cared for and are very desirable for their period architecture and/or mature yard spaces.

This is SLOWLY emerging as a great real estate investment area in Nanaimo. It was the roughest part of town for decades, but is slowly being gentrified by investment-minded buyers who see the immense potential of this oceanside location so close to downtown Nanaimo. Other buyers are people who like getting a solid craftsman home at a discount.

For many people, this is not the place to raise children. There are addicts roaming the neighbourhoods and things go missing from yards. But others can tell you it's a great place to live, with down-to-earth community values and very affordable costs. If you want notifications when new homes become available here, check out this search and "Save" it: South End homes for sale

South Haliburton

While the north end of Haliburton has its rough patches, the south end has some very desirable real estate. This is the area near Petroglyph Park and the Calico Cat teahouse, with beautiful homes on large lots overlooking the expansive Nanaimo River Estuary.

There is also a multi-family complex and a mobile home park here, but I've never checked them out. I'd love an excuse to check out the area. Let me know if you want to view a listing for sale in the area!

9th St and Tenth St

There's been an explosion of development in this area since around 2009, and it's not slowing down. The homes are on "modern sized" lots (i.e., smaller than traditional single-family plots) which helps them to be affordable despite many of these homes having high square footage and some nice finishes. These neighbourhoods are quiety and family oriented, and so far at least, the yards are very well kept.

These neighbourhoods are preferred by households who have at least one vehicle. Then again, I am told that the local Quality Foods supermarket is opening a new store at the commercial space near 9th St. and Bruce Ave., which would bring amenities much closer to the 9th/10th St neighbourhoods. 

Harewood Heights

I don't know if there's a more official name for this area!

There is a lot of new construction south of 7th Street, west of Howard Avenue. (Brookfield Drive, Southland Way, Glengarry Crescent)

Some of this area appears to be bare land strata (detached homes with a fairly simple strata agreement), but not all of it. I'm eager to learn more, so please call me if you're wanting to view a home in this area. I'd love to work with you.

Nearby Parks

Nearby Schools

  • Fairview Elementary ; 205 Howard Ave.
  • Georgia Avenue Elementary ; 625 Georgia Ave.
  • Park Avenue Elementary ; 395 Eighth St.
  • Bayview Elementary ; 140 View St.
  • Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) ; 355 Wakesiah Ave.
  • John Barsby Secondary ; 550 7th St.

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