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

26 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Ocean-mountain-views Magnificent Ocean & Mounta...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #428609

$899,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 2,327 ft²

Single Family

256 King Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #428609

Ocean-mountain-views Magnificent Ocean & Mountain Views On 1.21 Acres Is What You Will Find Perched On This Large, Wooded, Private Lot In The University District Of Nanaimo. You Can Expand The Current Home With Many Options & Still Have Much Room To Roam Th...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located In The View Packed Area Of College Heig...

Photo of Listing #428375

$785,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,674 ft²

Single Family

1103 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #428375

Located In The View Packed Area Of College Heights, The List Of Features This Home Has To Offer Its Next Owners Is Long! The Entry Level Features A Large Foyer With Grand Staircase, A Family Room, A Large Bedroom, A Bathroom, A Sizable Laundry Room, A Doubl...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

The Expansive Views From The Front Rooms & Deck...

Photo of Listing #428854

$759,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,980 ft²

Single Family

1244 Selkirk Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #428854

The Expansive Views From The Front Rooms & Deck Of This West Coast Inspired Home Are More Than Worth The Drive Up To The Top! With Substantial Renovations Completed By The Current Owners, This Property Has Many Wonderful Features That Are Sure To Please Any...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Main Level Entry Home Offers Comfortable O...

Photo of Listing #430947

$599,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,579 ft²

Single Family

388 Cariboo Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #430947

This Main Level Entry Home Offers Comfortable Open Plan Living. 9ft Ceilings, And Plenty Of Large Windows Just Add To The Spacious Feeling Here. The Kitchen Offers Great Space And Includes A Large Island With Seating Area And Skylights To Add Even More Natu...

460 Realty Inc.

A Stunning Stair Free Rancher Located Within A ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #429537

$599,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,682 ft²

Single Family

1340 Thalia Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #429537

A Stunning Stair Free Rancher Located Within A Highly Sought After Neighbourhood With Like Quality Homes, Raised Sidewalks And Underground Services. This 1,682 Sq Ft Rancher With An Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings And Many Tall Windows Will Impress All Di...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Gorgeous Family Home Features A 2 Bedroom ...

Photo of Listing #430944

$599,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,530 ft²

Single Family

364 Georgia Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #430944

This Gorgeous Family Home Features A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite In Near New Condition (without Gst) And Is Immaculate And Ready For A Quick Possession. The Home Has Been Freshly Painted And Is Sure To Please The Entire Family. The Open Plan Boasts A Custom Kitch...

Macdonald Realty (Pkvl)

University Area Offers Fantastic Ball Parks, Aq...

Photo of Listing #429165

$599,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,349 ft²

Single Family

492 Poets Trail Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #429165

University Area Offers Fantastic Ball Parks, Aquatic Centre With State Of The Art Gym. Hawthorne Estates Offers A Beautiful Pathway Around The The Bird Sanctuary Surrounded By Lovely Homes. This Home Offers 3 Generous Size Bedrooms Up 2 Full Bathrooms. Open...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

This Well Maintained 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Ho...

Photo of Listing #430824

$559,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,955 ft²

Single Family

254 Emery Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #430824

This Well Maintained 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Home Offers Large Dream Kitchen With Natural Light Flooding In From The Skylights.the Lower Floor Has 2 Bedrooms With Large Family Room,game Room And Bonus Room With Sink,fridge And Stacked Washer/dryer For All T...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Set Against A Wooded Area, This 4 Bedroom, 3 Ba...

Photo of Listing #430654

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,357 ft²

Single Family

367 Harwell Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #430654

Set Against A Wooded Area, This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Basement Home Offers You Ocean Views, Open Plan, And Privacy. Located Close To Vancouver Island University, Westwood Lake Park, All Levels Of Schools, And The Best Recreational Facilities In Nanaimo (aqu...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautifully Renovated Home With Authorized Suit...

Photo of Listing #428707

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,150 ft²

Single Family

154 Wildlife Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #428707

Beautifully Renovated Home With Authorized Suite Close To Vancouver Island University. This 4 Bedroom Home Has Been Tastefully Updated. The Main Level Has Updated 14mm Laminate Flooring And Entertains 3 Bedrooms And A 5 Piece Bathroom. The Kitchen Has Newer...

460 Realty Inc.

Welcome Home To This Lovely Level Entry Home Wi...

Photo of Listing #430551

$524,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,954 ft²

Single Family

347 Harwell Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #430551

Welcome Home To This Lovely Level Entry Home With A Walk Out Basement In College Heights. Main Floor Living Here Offers Rich Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors To Great You At The Entry Which Flow Nicely Into All Principal Rooms. Enjoy The Upgraded Heat Pump ...

One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)

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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