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

28 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This ...

Photo of Listing #436468

$869,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 3,469 ft²

Single Family

1331 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #436468

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

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This ...

Photo of Listing #439600

$819,000 Active

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

Single Family

1371 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439600

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 ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Quality Built By Departure Bay Construction In ...

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$789,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 3,028 ft²

Single Family

2209 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #436257

Quality Built By Departure Bay Construction In 2015, This Exceptional 5 Bed/3 Bath Home Demonstrates What Can Be Achieved When Elegant Form Meets Perfect Function. The Solid Fir Front Door And Custom Inlay Tile Floor Greet You On Your Way Up To The Great Ro...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Spectacular Eagles Nest Ocean Views Abound From...

Photo of Listing #440422

$779,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,238 ft²

Single Family

1089 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #440422

Spectacular Eagles Nest Ocean Views Abound From This Quality, Custom Built Home. With Views On Both Levels, This Made-to-measure Home, Never Before On The Market, Is Being Offered For Sale By The Original Owners After 32 Years Of Building Happy Memories Her...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful Home Featuring Vaulted Ceilings, Cust...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #437399

$775,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 3,257 ft²

Single Family

2221 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #437399

Beautiful Home Featuring Vaulted Ceilings, Custom Natural Gas Fireplace & Gorgeous Maple Hardwood Floors. This 3,257 Sqft Level Entry Home Is Situated On A Large Fully Fenced Corner Lot W/a Landscaped Yard & Patio Area. The Main Features Oversized Windows S...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Is Not A Cookie Cutter Home. Standing Out ...

Photo of Listing #438506

$749,800 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,384 ft²

Single Family

685 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438506

This Is Not A Cookie Cutter Home. Standing Out From The Rest And Must Be Seen To Be Appreciated. Two Legal Suites And The Opportunity For An Inlaw Suite Or A Home Based Business Make This An Incredibly Smart Investment. Bringing In Almost $50,000 A Year In ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Main Level Entrance Lovely Home In The Beautifu...

Photo of Listing #439700

$699,500 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,393 ft²

Single Family

662 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439700

Main Level Entrance Lovely Home In The Beautiful Hawthorne Subdivision Of The University District. Walking Distance To Viu, Nanaimo Aquatic & Ice Centers, And Nanaimo District Secondary School; Drive Minutes To Downtown, Harbourfront Walkway And Maffeo Sutt...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Open House May 19 1-3pm. Do You Want To Have A ...

Photo of Listing #440409

$679,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,855 ft²

Single Family

1562 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #440409

Open House May 19 1-3pm. Do You Want To Have A House With A Beautiful View Over The City? And With Ocean View As Well? Here Is The Exceptionally Well-maintained House With Nature At Your Doorstep. Just Across The Street From Westwood Lake Park, Easy Access ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Ocean View Residence With 2 Bedroom Suite, Offe...

Photo of Listing #439260

$649,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,260 ft²

Single Family

2165 Woodthrush Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439260

Ocean View Residence With 2 Bedroom Suite, Offers 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, 2 Kitchens, Large Sized Living Room With Vaulted Ceilings With Bright Kitchen And Adjacent Eating Area. Master Bedroom Features A 3 Piece Ensuite. Fenced Back Yard With Mature Shrubbery A...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Home Has Lots Of Rooms, Lots Of Outdoor Sp...

Photo of Listing #439255

$574,900 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,764 ft²

Single Family

2185 Salmon Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439255

This Home Has Lots Of Rooms, Lots Of Outdoor Space, And Lots Of Natural Light. The Upstairs Boasts New Stainless Appliances, Renovated Kitchen And Bathrooms And 3 Bedrooms Including The Master Bedroom With 3 Piece Ensuite. The Lower Level Has A Formal Kitch...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Nearly New Home, Built In 2014 With Warranty Re...

Photo of Listing #439871

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 2,097 ft²

Single Family

551 Armishaw Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439871

Nearly New Home, Built In 2014 With Warranty Remaining And No Gst. This 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathroom Home Features Plenty Of Room For A Growing Family. The Main Floor Of This Home Features 3 Bedrooms, Large Kitchen With An Island, Living Room With Natural Gas Fire...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Great Family Home Located In An Established Nei...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #436635

$549,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,161 ft²

Single Family

128 Bird Sanctuary Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #436635

Great Family Home Located In An Established Neighborhood Close To Many Amenities! This 5 Bedroom Plus Den 3 Bathroom Home Offers 2161 Sqft Of Living Space On A Large Fully Fenced 7897 Sqft Lot With A Double Car Garage And Rv Parking! The Upstairs Of The Hom...

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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