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

24 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This ...

Photo of Listing #432473

$799,000 Active

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

Single Family

1367 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432473

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This Wonderful Family Home With Ocean And 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 D...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

2 Homes On One Lot. Located In A The Premier Su...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #432040

$749,900 Active

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

Single Family

539 Stonewater Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432040

2 Homes On One Lot. Located In A The Premier Sub-division In The Univ. District, This One Owner Home Is A Must See If Utmost Quality Is What You Desire! With Over 2100 Sq Ft In The Main House, Level Entry Living, 3 Bed, 3 Bath, On Demand Hot Wtr, Gas Range ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #428854

$739,900 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

Stunning Home Was Built By One Of Nanaimo's Mos...

Photo of Listing #433211

$699,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 3,159 ft²

Single Family

611 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433211

Stunning Home Was Built By One Of Nanaimo's Most Reputable Builders For His Family Member. This Home Was Simply Built To Perfection! Upstairs You Have A Wonderful Open Floor Plan With A Large Modern Custom Kitchen With A Dining Area To Suit Any Size Table A...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

University District Area Home With A Fully Self...

Photo of Listing #433201

$699,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,289 ft²

Single Family

468 Poets Trail Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433201

University District Area Home With A Fully Self-contained Suite. Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home In Hawthorn Estates Featuring Hardwood Flooring, Gas Fireplace, Trayed Ceilings In Living Room And Master Bedroom, And Fully Fenced Yard. Kitchen Has A Sky...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

Location Is Everything And This Gorgeous 4 Bed ...

Photo of Listing #432408

$649,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,316 ft²

Single Family

674 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432408

Location Is Everything And This Gorgeous 4 Bed 3 Bath 2316 Sqft Home Is In The Perfect Location. Set On Hawthorne Park In The Hawthorne Neighbourhood Gives Quick Access To Viu, Nanaimo Ice And Aquatic Centre And An Abundance Of Walking Trails From Buttertub...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Very Nicely Presented 4 Bedroom And Den Family ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #432138

$599,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,345 ft²

Single Family

383 Harwell Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432138

Very Nicely Presented 4 Bedroom And Den Family Home Including One Bedroom Suite In Basement. Set In A Quiet Area In Jinglepot, A Short Distance To Beautiful Westwood Lake, And Backing Onto Parkland For Added Privacy And Enjoyment For Your Family. The Main L...

460 Realty Inc.

Immaculate! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Classic Main ...

Photo of Listing #432930

$589,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,994 ft²

Single Family

349 Warbler Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432930

Immaculate! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Classic Main Level Entry Home. This Property Offers All The Features You Could Ever Dream Of For A Place To Raise Your Family. On A Quiet Cul-de-sac In A Great Neighbourhood, You Will Enjoy A Private Oasis That Is The Back ...

460 Realty Inc.

Move In Ready, ... This Larger Harwell Beauty H...

Photo of Listing #433196

$569,500 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,541 ft²

Single Family

390 Harwell Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #433196

Move In Ready, ... This Larger Harwell Beauty Has 5 Bedrooms Plus Den Or 6 Bedrooms For The Growing Family And Is Superbly Located On Straight Section Of The Street. On A Clear Day The Mountain And Ocean Views Are Breathtaking. This Mostly Flat Piece Of Lan...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

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

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #430654

$539,900 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

This 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Home Offers Large ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #430824

$529,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,955 ft²

Single Family

254 Emery Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #430824

This 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Home Offers Large Dream Kitchen With Natural Light Flooding In From The Skylights.the Main Floor Has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom.the Lower Floor Has 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom And Large Family Room,game Room And Bonus Room With Sink,fridg...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Welcome To 486 Menzies Ridge Drive In The Much ...

Photo of Listing #432535

$492,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 1,494 ft²

Single Family

486 Menzies Ridge Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432535

Welcome To 486 Menzies Ridge Drive In The Much Desired Area Of Hawthorne Heights! Located On A Quiet No-through Road With Buttertubs Marsh Parks Right Across The Street And Stunning Mountain Views Right On Your Door Step. This Newer Rancher Boasts 3 Beds, 2...

460 Realty Inc. (Parksville)

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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