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

35 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Live Above All Others And Enjoy 270 Degree View...

Photo of Listing #427735

$998,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,979 ft²

Single Family

318 Dorchester Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427735

Live Above All Others And Enjoy 270 Degree Views Of Ocean And Mountains. Be Prepared To Be Dazzled With Vaulted Ceilings And Custom Finishing Throughout The Home. Soft Modern Colours Throughout, Generous Size Rooms Banks Of Windows To Bring In Plenty Of Nat...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Boasting "best Views In Nanaimo" This Massive H...

Photo of Listing #425343

$998,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 4,350 ft²

Single Family

310 Mt Royal Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #425343

Boasting "best Views In Nanaimo" This Massive Home Offers A Fantastic Layout. Starting With The Grande Front Entrance Opening Up To A Bank Of Oceanview Windows. Huge Family Room With Gas Fireplace, Gourmet Kitchen With Side Eating Nook. Semi Formal Dining A...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Spectacular Ocean Views! Amazing City Views! Se...

Photo of Listing #420822

$850,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 4,091 ft²

Single Family

365 Trinity Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420822

Spectacular Ocean Views! Amazing City Views! Serene Mountain Views! This Spacious 3 Level Home With Over 4000 Sq.ft Has It All. With 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms (of Which 2 Are Ensuites) This Home Is Awaiting Your Special Touch. Located In A Charming Neighbourh...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Hawthorne Heights Gem! Previously The Show Home...

Photo of Listing #426414

$764,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,841 ft²

Single Family

539 Stonewater Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426414

Hawthorne Heights Gem! Previously The Show Home For The Home Builders Parade Of Homes, And Located In One Of The Premier Sub-divisions In The University District, This Home Is A Must See For Anyone Looking For Utmost Quality In A Home. Approx. 2100 Sq Feet ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Outstanding City And Ocean Views! This College ...

Photo of Listing #426489

$730,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,688 ft²

Single Family

1094 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426489

Outstanding City And Ocean Views! This College Heights Home Takes In The Exceptional Active Views Of The Ferries, Seaplanes, Islands, Cruise Ships And Boats. Plus, Stunning Lights At Night From The Over Sized Windows And Two Decks. You Also Get A Flat Drive...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Spectacular Oceanview 4 Br Family Home Just Min...

Photo of Listing #427502

$694,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 3,116 ft²

Single Family

352 Weaver Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427502

Spectacular Oceanview 4 Br Family Home Just Minutes From Westwood Lake In College Heights, Nanaimo. This Home In A Quiet Neighbourhood Is A Bright, Open Concept House With Large Windows In All Rooms With 9ft Ceilings. Lots Of Handcrafted Details Throughout ...

Sutton Whitecap Realty

This Beautiful 3 Bdrm, Plus 2 Bdrm Legal Suite ...

Photo of Listing #427578

$669,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,241 ft²

Single Family

1343 Thalia Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427578

This Beautiful 3 Bdrm, Plus 2 Bdrm Legal Suite Is Located In A Quiet Family Friendly Cul-de-sac In Desirable College Heights. Close To Westwood Lake, Walking Trails, Viu & Amenities. You'll Love The Attractive And Functional Layout Of This 2666 Sq Ft Home. ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Well-maintained Property, Located In On Qu...

Photo of Listing #427997

$629,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,762 ft²

Single Family

595 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427997

This Well-maintained Property, Located In On Quiet Family Friendly Street And Located Close To Viu, Is A Must See! You'll Love The Attractive And Modern Finishing's Of This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home + Den And Fully Authorized 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Suite. T...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Don't Miss This Unique Property Located In Popu...

Photo of Listing #427191

$629,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,083 ft²

Single Family

645 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #427191

Don't Miss This Unique Property Located In Popular Hawthorne. It Features An Open Plan 3 Bedroom Rancher With A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite Attached. One Of The Bonuses Of This Floor Plan Is That One Of The Suite Bedrooms Can Be Incorporated Into The Main Home Ma...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Magnificent Residence Offers 6 Bedrooms An...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #424048

$629,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,721 ft²

Single Family

530 Menzies Ridge Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #424048

This Magnificent Residence Offers 6 Bedrooms And 3 Bathrooms. Ideally Located In A Fabulous Neighbourhood, Easy Access To All Amenities, Such As Aquatic Center, Ice Center, Bowen Park, Serauxmen Sport Fields And Buttertubs Marsh Park. Within A Short 5 - 10 ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

A College Heights Must See! With Glimpse Ocean ...

Photo of Listing #426911

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,648 ft²

Single Family

1238 Okanagan Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #426911

A College Heights Must See! With Glimpse Ocean Views, Surrounded By Mature Trees And A Walking Trail Leading To Westwood Lake Just Off The Backyard. A Close Proximity To Viu, The Aquatic And Ice Centres And Downtown, This Is An Extremely Desirable Location ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Amazing Home With Coastal Mountain Views & Ocea...

Photo of Listing #425748

$599,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,782 ft²

Single Family

293 Harwell Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #425748

Amazing Home With Coastal Mountain Views & Ocean. This Amazing Family Home Offers Three Generous Size Bedrooms On The Upper Floor. Master With Ensuite, Additional 4 Piece Bath. Semi Formal Dining, Gourmet Kitchen, Family Room With Gas Fireplace & Deck Leadi...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

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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