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

46 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

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

Custom New Home Comes With Legal Suite Under Co...

Photo of Listing #422491

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,474 ft²

Single Family

371 Cordan Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422491

Custom New Home Comes With Legal Suite Under Constriction In A Sought After New Subdivision Of South End; Located Near Schools, Viu, Malls, Parks, Trails, & Bus Route. A Superbly Designed & Quality Built Family Home With Open Floor Plan & Vaulted Ceiling In...

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Custom New Home Comes With Legal Suite Under Co...

Photo of Listing #422475

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,474 ft²

Single Family

375 Cordan Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422475

Custom New Home Comes With Legal Suite Under Construction In A Sought After New Subdivision Of South End; Located Near Schools, Viu, Malls, Parks, Trails, & Bus Route. A Superbly Designed & Quality Built Family Home With Open Floor Plan & Vaulted Ceiling In...

Realty Executives Mid-Island

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

Photo of Listing #420645

$599,900 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

6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Quality Built Home With L...

Photo of Listing #422836

$599,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,990 ft²

Single Family

310 Cordan Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422836

6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Quality Built Home With Legal Suite Coming Soon From Saywell Developments. Beautiful Brand New Main Level Entry Home In Desirable Cordan Ridge In A Neighbourhood Of New Homes. A Very Desirable Floor Plan Allows Easy Accessibility Along...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

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

Photo of Listing #415989

$594,900 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

A Wonderful Opportunity For Families Needing Ad...

Photo of Listing #422860

$579,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,943 ft²

Single Family

228 6th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422860

A Wonderful Opportunity For Families Needing Additional Accommodation Is Now Available. At Almost 3,000sf This Large Family Home Works On Many Levels. The Corner Lot Is A Rare Find Allowing For Both Owners & Tenants To Have Their Own Driveway. Current Owner...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful Large New Home Situated In A Popular ...

Photo of Listing #422961

$574,900 Active

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

Single Family

912 Pavan Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422961

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

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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)

We Are Pleased To Offer This 10 Year Old True T...

Photo of Listing #422767

$519,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,654 ft²

Single Family

416 8th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422767

We Are Pleased To Offer This 10 Year Old True Two Story Home. All Five Bedrooms Are On The Upper Level With Two Huge Bathrooms Plus A Lounge Area. Down The Elegant Staircase To The Main Floor, There Is A Large Formal Living Room With 10 Ft Ceilings And A Ni...

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8 Year Old 5 Bedroom Plus Den Home On Cul-de-sa...

Photo of Listing #422884

$499,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,389 ft²

Single Family

462 Murray Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #422884

8 Year Old 5 Bedroom Plus Den Home On Cul-de-sac With Legal 2 Bedroom Suite. This Near New Home Is Conveniently Located Steps From Vancouver Island University On A Very Large, Flat Lot At The End Of A Quiet Cul-de-sac. The Main Home Features An Great Room C...

460 Realty Inc.

Great Location Close To All Levels Of Schools A...

Photo of Listing #421674

$499,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,296 ft²

Single Family

463 Murray Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421674

Great Location Close To All Levels Of Schools And Shopping This Home Has 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms On Level Lot On A Cul De Sac This Home Has A Legal 1 Bedrooms Suite Above The Double Garage Rented At $850 Month.

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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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