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

81 Properties Found. Page 1 of 7

No Gst. Great Family Home With 2 Bedroom Legal ...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #424179

$679,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,968 ft²

Single Family

900 Howard Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424179

No Gst. Great Family Home With 2 Bedroom Legal Suite In University District, Nanaimo. Almost 3000 Sq.ft Of Living Space. The Home Features 6 Bedrooms & 4 Full Bathrooms. This 2 Year Old Level Entry Home Features A Spectacular Open Floor Plan And Home Warran...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Custom Home Comes With Legal Suite In A Sought ...

Photo of Listing #426446

$624,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,382 ft²

Single Family

333 Cordan Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426446

Custom Home Comes With Legal Suite In A Sought After New Subdivision. A Superbly Designed & Quality Built Family Home With Open Floor Plan & 9 Foot Ceilings In The Great Room; Offers 2382 Sqft Of Luxury & Comfort Living Space Included A 2 Bedroom Legal Suit...

RE/MAX First Realty (PK)

A Beautiful New Level Entry With Walk-out Basem...

Photo of Listing #426330

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,872 ft²

Single Family

1062 Shelby Ann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426330

A Beautiful New Level Entry With Walk-out Basement Home Situated In A New Subdiv. Close To Viu, All Levels Of Schools & All Amenities Of South Nanaimo. Offers 2872 Sqft Of Luxury Living Space With Open Concept. The Main Floor Has 3 Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Bath...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

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...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

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...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Only One Year New Home In New Subdivision, Walk...

Photo of Listing #427356

$599,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,511 ft²

Single Family

640 Alyssa Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427356

Only One Year New Home In New Subdivision, Walking Distance To University Of Vancouver Island, And Convenient To University Village Shopping Center, This Home Features 6 Bedrooms And 4 Full Bathrooms. Engineered Laminated Flooring, Very Easy For Maintenance...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms Quality Built Home With...

Photo of Listing #426131

$599,000 Active

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

Single Family

306 Cordan Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426131

6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms 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 Alo...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Welcome To Park Avenue Heights, A Private Quali...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #426079

$589,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,535 ft²

Single Family

989 Kolby Avenue, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426079

Welcome To Park Avenue Heights, A Private Quality Designed Subdivision! This Home Boasts 2535 Sqft Of Finished Living Space Sitting On A Larger Lot In The Development, Close To The Park And Backing Onto An Undeveloped Forest. Large Great Room And An Open Co...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island

Brand New Family Home Or Investment Property On...

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Photo of Listing #424462

$589,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,432 ft²

Single Family

675 Abby Lane, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424462

Brand New Family Home Or Investment Property On Quiet Street Of New Homes, Walking Distance To Vancouver Island University, 2 Bedroom Legal Suite, Featuring 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Fenced Yard, Landscaped,window Coverings And Appliances Included. A Few Of ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcome To Park Avenue Heights, A Brand New Bea...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #426247

$584,900 Active

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

Single Family

981 Kolby Avenue, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426247

Welcome To Park Avenue 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 The Park. Large Great Room And An Open Concept Feel. Good Sized Maste...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island

With 2384 Sqft Of Newly Renovated Space Space I...

Photo of Listing #427565

$565,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 2,631 ft²

Single Family

981 Howard Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427565

With 2384 Sqft Of Newly Renovated Space Space Inside And Out This 5 Bed/3 Bath Home On A Massive Approx 14000 Sqft Lot Will Not Last Long Priced Sharp At $565000 & No Gst. There Is 3 Bed And 2 Bath Up With A Generous Ocean View Master Suite With Walk In Clo...

Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island

Fully Landscaped And Fenced Move In Ready Famil...

Photo of Listing #427560

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,381 ft²

Single Family

755 Short Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427560

Fully Landscaped And Fenced Move In Ready Family Home. Ceramic & Beautiful Hardwoods, Updated Gourmet Kitchen, Custom Built -in Shelving, Vaulted Ceilings And More. Up: Large Master Bedroom With Private Ensuite. Two Additional Bedrooms With Full Bathroom & ...

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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