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

23 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Newer Award Winning Building In Nanaimo With 10...

Photo of Listing #418174

$5,100,000 Active

  • 14,273 ft²

Building and Land

438 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #418174

Newer Award Winning Building In Nanaimo With 100% Occupancy. This Is A Safe Profitable Investment Perfect For Passive Income Or A Buyer Who Wishes To Be Involved In The Ongoing Management. Perfect For Immigrant Investors Looking For Employment And An Invest...

Coldwell Banker Slegg 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)

This Beautiful 6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Custom Hom...

Photo of Listing #420508

$629,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,982 ft²

Single Family

2127 Brooklyn Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420508

This Beautiful 6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Custom Home Is Located In The Westwood Lake Area On A Nice, Quiet Cul De Sac Surrounded By High End Homes. Upstairs You Will Find Large Windows Creating A Bright, Open Concept Living Space With Recent Updates Such As Bra...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Popular Basement Entry Styled Family Home ...

Photo of Listing #419061

$625,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,392 ft²

Single Family

2205 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #419061

This Popular Basement Entry Styled Family Home Is Located In An Area Of New Homes In The University District Of Nanaimo, Close To Westwood Lake Park And All Major Amenities. The Covered Front Entry Welcomes Visitors Into A Large Custom Tiled Foyer, Which Fe...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Act Now For Your Chance To Own This Updated Oce...

Photo of Listing #421446

$589,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,102 ft²

Single Family

2133 Woodthrush Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421446

Act Now For Your Chance To Own This Updated Ocean View Home In Desirable College Heights. The Spacious Two Storey Floor Plan Connects With An Impressive Slate Tile And Maple Spiral Staircase As The Centerpiece Of More Than 3100 Sqft Of Living Area. All Your...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Coming Soon... Only 2 Blocks From Viu Another B...

Photo of Listing #420907

$589,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,696 ft²

Single Family

609 Hillcrest Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420907

Coming Soon... Only 2 Blocks From Viu Another Beautiful, Quality Build By Sun Porch Homes Ltd. Don't Miss This Modern 6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Home With An Authorized 2 Bedroom Suite, Double Car Garage, Rv Parking As Well As Street And Lane Access Is On Target...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful Home In Fabulous College Heights Area...

Photo of Listing #421369

$529,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,789 ft²

Single Family

1336 Thalia Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421369

Beautiful Home In Fabulous College Heights Area. Located In A Modern Subdivision On A Quiet No-thru Road, Cul-de-sac. Community Park In Area & Very Close To Westwood Lake Trails And Swimming. Minutes To Parkway Access & Vancouver Island University. Top Qual...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Here Is Your Opportunity To Own An Ideally Loca...

Photo of Listing #403633

$500,000 Active

  • 3,350 ft²

Building Only

1406 Jingle Pot Road 1, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #403633

Here Is Your Opportunity To Own An Ideally Located Commercial Space In A Diverse Community Of Condos, Single Family Homes And Select Businesses. The Interior Is Ready With A Generous Open Space Including A Loft And A Full Over - Height Underground Basement ...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Attention Builders/developers! Versatile 0.25 A...

Photo of Listing #421371

$499,000 Active

 

Land Only

531 2nd Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421371

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 Charming And Yet Contemporary, Deceptively...

Photo of Listing #420571

$479,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,048 ft²

Single Family

642 Hillcrest Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #420571

This Charming And Yet Contemporary, Deceptively Spacious 3 Year Old Home, Ideally Located In The University District In Close Proximity To Viu, All Levels Of Schools And All Amenities And Conveniences, Offers 2,048 Sqft Of Living Space With 3 Beds 2 Full Ba...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Looking For A Stylish New Home Without Gst? Thi...

Photo of Listing #421374

$445,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 1,728 ft²

Single Family

270 Black Diamond Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #421374

Looking For A Stylish New Home Without Gst? This 4 Bed 3 Bath Home Walking Distance To Viu, Nic And Nac Has Been Completely Renovated And Updated. You Will Appreciate The Spacious Entrance With Built In Seating And Storage, As You Go Upstairs You Will Notic...

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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