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

35 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Downtown Commercial Development Opportunity Wit...

Photo of Listing #434452

$1,100,000 Active

  • 0.42 Acres


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

All Measurements Approximate, Verify If Deemed ...

Photo of Listing #434704

$679,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,824 ft²

Single Family

1055 Palomino Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434704

All Measurements Approximate, Verify If Deemed Important. Call Dan Morris At 250-667-4585 To Arrange A Showing Or Visit To Learn More Or Email Dan Morris Personal Real Estate Corporation The Dan Morris Real Estate Team. Roy...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Brand New Grade Level Entry/walk Out Basement H...

Photo of Listing #433771

$619,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,694 ft²

Single Family

366 Cordan Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433771

Brand New Grade Level Entry/walk Out Basement Home In New Subdivision On Quiet Street On A Large Level Lot With Fully Fenced And Turfed Level Backyard.quartz Countertops, Gas Forced Air Heating, 2 Bedroom Suite On Lower Level With Its Own Electric Meter,hig...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Presenting Another Quality Built Home By Harbou...

Photo of Listing #433385

$600,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,111 ft²

Single Family

994 Douglas Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433385

Presenting Another Quality Built Home By Harbour Point Homes. This Newly Constructed Home With A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite Is Situated On A Rare Flat Lot With Above Average Finishes. 9 Foot Ceilings Span The Main Level Of The Home, A Gas Furnace With Heat Pump ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Brand New Home With A 2 Be...

Photo of Listing #434129

$599,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,515 ft²

Single Family

421 Cambie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434129

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Brand New Home With A 2 Bedroom Suite As A Mortgage Helper. This Home Is Equipped With Forced Air Nautral Gas Rough In Heat Pump, Gas Hot Water Tank, High End Laminate Floorings, Tiles, Nice And Bright Kitchen Cabinets With An Island, B...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Yes! Still Available! Legal Duplex Zoned R5 (fo...

Photo of Listing #433454

$535,000 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,668 ft²

Full Duplex

230-232 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433454

Yes! Still Available! Legal Duplex Zoned R5 (fourplex). Excellent Long Term Tenants (lease) Left Side $1,100.00, Right Side Is Now Vacant For Easy Showings. Viewings By Appointment . Good Solid Building. Left Side Is In Good Condition. Right Side Is In Need...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

New Home W/ 724 Sq Ft 2 Bed Legal Suite On A 55...

Photo of Listing #433389

$529,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,574 ft²

Single Family

601 Marisa Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433389

New Home W/ 724 Sq Ft 2 Bed Legal Suite On A 5525 Sq Ft Level Lot With All Appliances Included. Act Now Before New Mortgage Rules Take Effect In January . This Home Will Have A Legal 2 Bed Suite On The Ground Floor With Its Own Laundry And Open Concept Kitc...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island

This Is A Great Investment Property. 2 Separate...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #431931

$525,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,140 ft²

Single Family

45 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #431931

This Is A Great Investment Property. 2 Separate Buildings With 2 Rental Incomes On One Property. The Zoning Is R8 Allowing For Higher Density. The Future Potential Of This Site Is Very Positive. Enjoy A Good Cash Flow From The Loyal Tenants, Solid Structure...

Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty (Nan)

Don't Miss This Brand New, Beautiful, Open Conc...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #433641

$509,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,216 ft²

Single Family

185 Princess Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433641

Don't Miss This Brand New, Beautiful, Open Concept Quality Built Home By Sun Porch Homes Ltd. This 2200 Sq Ft+ 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathroom Home, Has Everything That You Are Looking For! Even A Detached Double Car Garage With Alley Access. The Kitchen Boasts ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

These Brand New, Windley-built Homes Offer High...

Photo of Listing #434063

$499,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,880 ft²

Single Family

864 Coal Town Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434063

These Brand New, Windley-built Homes Offer High Quality Construction, Excellent Floor Plans With Main Level Living, Full Appliance Packages And Extensive Landscaping. These Strata-titled Homes Are Fully Detached And Offer Top Quality Finishes And A Choice O...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Ready To Move In!! Main Level Entry In The Flat...

Photo of Listing #433453

$495,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 1,783 ft²

Single Family

382 Cambie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433453

Ready To Move In!! Main Level Entry In The Flat Lot, This 3 Bedrooms Plus 1 Den With 3 Bathrooms Beautiful Home Is Perfect For First Time Home Buyers Or Investors. Walk Distance To Park Avenue Elementary School And John Barsby Secondary School. Viu, The Ice...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Construction Has Started On This 3 Level Detach...

Photo of Listing #433142

$485,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,140 ft²

Single Family

1066 Shelby Ann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433142

Construction Has Started On This 3 Level Detached Half Duplex In South Nanaimo. Some Of The Features Of This Home Include 3 Bedrooms Plus A Den, 4 Bathrooms, Flex Room & Rec Room. Plenty Of Room For The Whole Family, This Home Is In A Great Location, Close ...

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!


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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