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

69 Properties Found. Page 1 of 6

Downtown Commercial Development Opportunity Wit...

Photo of Listing #434452

$1,100,000 Active

  • 0.42 Acres

Lots/Acreage

450 & 460 Irwin Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434452

Downtown Commercial Development Opportunity With Ocean Views Blocks From Downtown Nanaimo. Zoned Cc 2 - Commercial Corridor 2 Which Allows A Variety Of Uses With A Building Height Of 3 Storeys Which Lends Itself Well To Have Commercial On The Lower Floor An...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Professionally Renovated To A High Standard. Fo...

Photo of Listing #437274

$799,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.89 Acres
  • 2,340 ft²

Single Family

276 9th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #437274

Professionally Renovated To A High Standard. Four Bedroom Rancher On Almost One Acre With Great Subdivision Potential. Open Plan Layout With Vaulted Ceilings And Skylights Making For A Most Desirable Living Experience. Proposed Subdivision Plan And Geotechn...

460 Realty Inc.

Absolutely Beautiful Residence Just Being Compl...

Photo of Listing #438570

$699,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.62 Acres
  • 1,689 ft²

Single Family

717 Rimrock Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438570

Absolutely Beautiful Residence Just Being Completed In A Quiet Country Setting. This Almost 1700 Sq Ft Rancher Offers A Stunning Great Room With An Exceptionally Designed Custom Kitchen Featuring White Maple Cabinets And A Large Island All With Quartz Count...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Absolutely Beautiful Residence Just Being Compl...

Photo of Listing #438567

$699,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.62 Acres
  • 1,689 ft²

Single Family

713 Rimrock Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438567

Absolutely Beautiful Residence Just Being Completed In A Quiet Country Setting. This Almost 1700 Sq Ft Rancher Offers A Stunning Great Room With An Exceptionally Designed Custom Kitchen Featuring White Maple Cabinets And A Large Island All With Quartz Count...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Large New House Has All The Features You A...

Photo of Listing #438693

$679,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,414 ft²

Single Family

520 Nova Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438693

This Large New House Has All The Features You Are Looking For: The Upstairs Is Finished With 9 Feet 3/4 Inch High Ceiling And Build In Ceiling Molding, It Comes With A Large Master Bedroom With Ensuite, Walk-in Closet, Another 2 Large Size Bedrooms And A 4 ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Sun Porch Homes Ltd. Is Proud To Present Anothe...

Photo of Listing #438874

$643,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,731 ft²

Single Family

628 Railway Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438874

Sun Porch Homes Ltd. Is Proud To Present Another Quality Constructed Home! Walk In To Be Amazed By The Impressive Design, Quality And Exceptional Value Of This Bright Open Concept, 6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Home That Is Over 2700 Sq Ft. Included You Will Find A...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcome To This Lovely, Tastefully Decorated 5 ...

Photo of Listing #437712

$629,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,652 ft²

Single Family

875 Glengarry Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #437712

Welcome To This Lovely, Tastefully Decorated 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Family Home With A Full Length Back Deck Overlooking The Fenced Landscaped Backyard. Slate Floors In The Foyer & Laundry Room, Maple Hardwood Floors Throughout The Main Floor Except 2 Bedroo...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Sun Porch Homes Ltd. Is Proud To Present Anothe...

Photo of Listing #438871

$629,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,731 ft²

Single Family

630 Railway Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438871

Sun Porch Homes Ltd. Is Proud To Present Another Quality Constructed Home! Walk In To Be Amazed By The Impressive Design, Quality And Exceptional Value Of This Bright Open Concept, 6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Home That Is Over 2700 Sq Ft. Included You Will Find A...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New Basement Entry Home In South Nanaimo ...

Photo of Listing #438878

$609,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,525 ft²

Single Family

517 Lori Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438878

Brand New Basement Entry Home In South Nanaimo With Lots Of Room For The Family Plus A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. Features Include 3 Bedrooms, Open Concept Kitchen, Dining And Great Room With Gas Fireplace And Deck Off The Kitchen On The Main Floor. Downstairs ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

This Premium Development Site Is Comprised Of 3...

Photo of Listing #435069

$600,000 Active

  • 0.41 Acres

Lots/Acreage

455 Nicol Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435069

This Premium Development Site Is Comprised Of 3 Lots (427,449,455) With 17,692 Sq Ft For Commercial, Multi-family Or Mixed-use In Downtown Nanaimo. Redevelopment Of Port Drive Waterfront And Port Authority Lands Has Been Announced And Most Other Vacant Lots...

460 Realty Inc.

You Must See This Now Basement Entry Home Offer...

Photo of Listing #438888

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,525 ft²

Single Family

545 Lori Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438888

You Must See This Now Basement Entry Home Offering Top Quality Construction. With Lots Of Room For The Family Plus A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite, This Is The Perfect Home! Features Include 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Open Concept Kitchen, Dining And Great Room Space...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Brand New Basement Entry Home With A Legal Suit...

Photo of Listing #438861

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,383 ft²

Single Family

540 Lori Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438861

Brand New Basement Entry Home With A Legal Suite. Features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Open Living/dining/kitchen With A Gas Fireplace On The Main Floor. On The Lower Level There Is A Self Contained 2 Bedroom Suite With Its Own Laundry. Also On This Level Is A...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

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 or teens. While addiction is a problem in every neighbourhood, it is slightly more concentrated in this area. But tolerant, down-to-earth people can tell you this is a great place to live, with the best neighbours you'll find anywhere, great community values and affordable costs - where else can you get an ocean view for less than $400,000? 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 quiet 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, because there are no amenities within a 12-min walk. 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 shopping 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's 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. There are also some townhomes that share the strata with the detached homes. 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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