University District Real Estate

Like South Nanaimo and the Old City, the University District is distinguished by its greater concentration of students, young families, and artsy types. It's a very convenient place to live, being close to downtown yet close to the mountain - and also close to the Parkway expressway and VIU.

Note: While the University Village shopping mall is only a few blocks from the university, the Real Estate Board calls that area "South Nanaimo". Homes in that area are listed on my South Nanaimo page. Or, search all Harewood listings.

Homes for Sale in the University District

32 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Brand New Family Home With Suite In Upscale Wes...

Photo of Listing #444803

$849,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 3,464 ft²

Single Family

1331 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #444803

Brand New Family Home With Suite In Upscale Westwood Lake Neighbourhood. This Level-entry Beauty Has A Great Layout Complete W/ Lower Bonus Room Plus A Two Bedroom Suite- An Ideal Student Rental, Being Just Moments From Viu. The Master Bedroom Has Full Ensu...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New Home In Upscale Westwood Lake Neighbo...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #441304

$839,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 3,448 ft²

Single Family

1335 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441304

Brand New Home In Upscale Westwood Lake Neighbourhood. This Entry Level Home With Walk-out Basement Has A Fantastic Layout With All Living Areas & Laundry Room On The Main Floor. A Large And Open Living Area Is A Great Space For The Family To Gather, And A ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This ...

Photo of Listing #439600

$819,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,081 ft²

Single Family

1371 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439600

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This Wonderful Family Home With Mountain Views Is Close To The Vancouver Island University, Downtown, The Hospital, And The Country Roads Of Jingle Pot, Built And Finished With Top - End Materials. Walking Distance ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Private Oasis Garden And Custom Executive Home ...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #441849

$779,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,934 ft²

Single Family

455 Montclair Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441849

Private Oasis Garden And Custom Executive Home Situated In College Views. Enjoy The Sweeping Day Or Twilight Views Of Nanaimo While Lounging On Porch Sipping Your Favorite Beverage. Meticulously Designed Front Yard Leads You Up To Main Entrance, Which Then ...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

Quality Built By Departure Bay Construction In ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #440667

$779,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 3,028 ft²

Single Family

2209 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #440667

Quality Built By Departure Bay Construction In 2015, This Exceptional 5 Bed/3 Bath Home Demonstrates What Can Be Achieved When Elegant Form Meets Perfect Function. The Solid Fir Front Door And Custom Inlay Tile Floor Greet You On Your Way Up To The Great Ro...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Outstanding City And Ocean Views! Come To Enjoy...

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Photo of Listing #441087

$769,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,746 ft²

Single Family

1103 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441087

Outstanding City And Ocean Views! Come To Enjoy The Exceptional Active Views Of Ferries, Seaplanes, Islands And Cruise Ships. This Is Close To Vancouver Island University, Westwood Lake 6km Walking Trail And Highway Access. This Spectacular Home Is Well Mai...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Come Explore This Beautiful Entry Level Home On...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #443321

$759,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,914 ft²

Single Family

1340 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #443321

Come Explore This Beautiful Entry Level Home On The Top Of College Heights. This Home Has 3 Bedrooms On The Main Level And A 4th Bedroom On The Lower Level As Well As A 1 Bedroom Legal Suite. You'll Find The Home Very Inviting With A Raised Ceiling Living A...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Unique Custom Home Located In University H...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #443304

$739,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 3,886 ft²

Single Family

1255 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #443304

This Unique Custom Home Located In University Heights Has So Much To Offer. Grande Front Entrance With Separate Living And Dining Room On The Main. With 5 Bedrooms And 3.5 Bathrooms, There Is Space For Everyone. Part Of The Basement Level Has Incredible Cei...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Like New 5 Bedroom And Den, 3 Full Baths In Pop...

Photo of Listing #444596

$719,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,611 ft²

Single Family

511 Menzies Ridge Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #444596

Like New 5 Bedroom And Den, 3 Full Baths In Popular Hawthorne!!! You Won't Be Disappointed From The Time You Drive Up To This Well Maintained Home. Downstairs Offers Den And Laundry Room. Attached Is The Legal 2 Bedroom Suite With Its Own Meter. (will Be Va...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Spectacular Eagles Nest Ocean Views Abound From...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #440422

$689,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,238 ft²

Single Family

1089 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #440422

Spectacular Eagles Nest Ocean Views Abound From This Quality, Custom Built Home. With Views On Both Levels, This Made-to-measure Home, Never Before On The Market, Is Being Offered For Sale By The Original Owners After 32 Years Of Building Happy Memories Her...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Perfect Investment Property Awaits! A 7 Bedroom...

Photo of Listing #442096

$649,900 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,782 ft²

Single Family

1986 Coal Tyee Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #442096

Perfect Investment Property Awaits! A 7 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Renovated Home Brings In Serious Revenue And Is Located Close To Viu, Other Schools, Downtown, Major Transit Route, Shopping, Pubs, Parkway Access And Trails & Parks. The Home Features Many New Win...

460 Realty Inc.

Ocean View Residence With 2 Bedroom Suite, Offe...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #439260

$639,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,260 ft²

Single Family

2165 Woodthrush Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439260

Ocean View Residence With 2 Bedroom Suite, Offers 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, 2 Kitchens, Large Sized Living Room With Vaulted Ceilings With Bright Kitchen And Adjacent Eating Area. Master Bedroom Features A 3 Piece Ensuite. Fenced Back Yard With Mature Shrubbery A...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Recreation and Amenities

The malls of North Nanaimo are easily accessed via the Parkway. But the lakes and ocean and mountain are even closer:

  • Hiking trails (easy to alpine) - 6 minute drive
  • Dog off leash areas - 5 minute drive
  • Rocky beaches - 8 minute drive
  • Lake swimming - 6 minute drive
  • Nanaimo River swimming - 18 minute drive

University District Home Styles

This area can be imagined as a wide strip that curves back on itself as it drops in elevation:

  • Highest tier: The College Heights area above the Parkway - large homes with incredible views over downtown to Vancouver.
  • Lower: A newer, more affordable subdivision above the Jingle Pot Pub, with views looking north to Central Nanaimo
  • Beside Buttertubs Marsh: Some larger, well-kept 1970s-80s homes around Bird Sanctuary Drive
  • Hawthorne, the c.2010 subdivision off 2nd Street and Wakesiah, with grand floorplans and finishes, as well as a European/loft-style cluster of townhomes. (See Hawthorne listings)
  • Fairview: An old neighbourhood between Wakesiah Ave and Pine Street - solid old homes, similar to Harewood
  • The northwest parts of Harewood - the Board's official boundary between The University District and South Nanaimo is Harewood Road.

Nearby Schools

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

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