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

16 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This ...

Photo of Listing #434745

$819,000 Active

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

Single Family

1371 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434745

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 To...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

1.25 Acre Mini Estate In Jinglepot. This Beauti...

Photo of Listing #434355

$749,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.26 Acres
  • 2,421 ft²

Single Family

2473 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434355

1.25 Acre Mini Estate In Jinglepot. This Beautiful Property Offers 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And An Amazing Valley View. This Home Is Perfect For Families Looking For A Rural Setting. The Home Has Been Recently Renovated And Features A New Kitchen, New Floori...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

The Panoramic Ocean And Mountain Views From Thi...

Photo of Listing #435624

$739,900 Active

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

Single Family

1244 Selkirk Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435624

The Panoramic Ocean And Mountain Views From This West Coast Style Home Are Sure To Impress! This Unique 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Plus Large Den Home Also Features An Office & An Art Studio; All On A Low Maintenance Yard Within Walking Distance To Many Trails &...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Level Entry Walk Out Basement Home Is On A...

Photo of Listing #435805

$550,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,237 ft²

Single Family

153 Bird Sanctuary Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435805

This Level Entry Walk Out Basement Home Is On A Large Lot Located In A Fantastic Location Backing Onto Buttertubs Bird And Wildlife Sanctuary. The Views Of The Park And Mount Benson Are Outstanding And Give You The Impression Of Almost Being Right In The Pa...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Location Location! Sitting On A Quiet Street An...

Photo of Listing #435410

$539,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,937 ft²

Single Family

651 Lambert Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435410

Location Location! Sitting On A Quiet Street And Conveniently Close To Vancouver Island University Is This 4bd/3ba Home. Upstairs Boasts A Bright Open Floor Plan With Vaulted Ceilings, Beautiful Engineered Hardwood Floors, Large Windows And A Beautiful Isla...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Ocean View From Aurora Heights! Located In The ...

Photo of Listing #435852

$529,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,255 ft²

Single Family

105 Aurora Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435852

Ocean View From Aurora Heights! Located In The University District In A Great Area Close To Schools, Shopping, Recreation And Other Amenities. This One Year New Three Level Single Family Strata Home Is In A Newer Subdivision. Features Include Ocean Views An...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Home-authorized Suite Here's A Listing You Won'...

Photo of Listing #435935

$509,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 2,579 ft²

Single Family

1992 Coal Tyee Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435935

Home-authorized Suite Here's A Listing You Won't Want To Miss! A Very Spacious Nearly 2600 Sq Ft Home With 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Up; 2 Bedrooms, And A 3rd Bath Down. Very Nice Condition Overall, Main Level Entry Up, Completely Separate Lower Level Entry To Th...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Looking For The Perfect Investment Property?! L...

Photo of Listing #435480

$499,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,595 ft²

Single Family

471 Hillcrest Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435480

Looking For The Perfect Investment Property?! Look No Further As We've Just Listed This Fantastic 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Rancher And A 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Coach House With A Total Revenue Of $2600/month. A Close Walk To The University, Shopping, Transit And Recrea...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Come Fall In Love With Your Own Private Oasis. ...

Photo of Listing #435235

$479,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,990 ft²

Single Family

195 Calder Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #435235

Come Fall In Love With Your Own Private Oasis. This Home Has Been Tastefully Updated And Ready For You To Move In And Enjoy. The Home Has 3 Bedrooms On The Main Floor With An Updated 4pc Bathroom And An Open Kitchen Finished With Granite Counter Tops And Th...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Attention Builders/developers! Versatile 0.25 A...

Photo of Listing #434579

$479,000 Active

  • 0.25 Acres

Lots/Acreage

531 2nd Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434579

Attention Builders/developers! Versatile 0.25 Acre Development Property, In The Heart Of The University District Of Nanaimo. The Property Is An Assembly Of 3 Separately Titled Lots: One 500 Meter Squared Residential (rlb) Building Lot Fronting 2 Streets - W...

Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty (Nan)

This Nearly 1900 Sqft Family Home Is In A Great...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #432859

$449,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,897 ft²

Single Family

1972 Coal Tyee Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #432859

This Nearly 1900 Sqft Family Home Is In A Great Location Near The University And Westwood Lake. The Upper Floor Has A Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms And The Lower Level Has 1 Bed 1 Bath And Family Room. You Will Also Find A Laundry Area As Part Of The Singl...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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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