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Brechin Hill: When you disembark from the ferries at Departure Bay, you're near the old Brechin coal mine site, and Brechin Road runs up the hill to your right. The east/west streets on this end are named for trees: Willow, Chestnut, Maple, etc. The lots in this area tend to be about 6000-9000 square feet, or larger for certain corner properties and lots near the water.

There are a lot of great homes in this area! From cute old wartime bungalows to mid-century-modern gems, to modern steel and glass homes built to take in the water views, homes in Brechin are some of the most affordable oceanview homes in Nanaimo.


Newcastle: As you head toward downtown, the homes get older - you're now in the "Newcastle" neighbourhood, though it's still "Brechin" according to the real estate board.

There are a number of low-rise apartment buildings in this area, with more being added over time.

This is also where you will find some very fine historic homes; this was the original Newcastle Townsite where many of the early 20th century elite built gorgeous craftsman homes on large lots. Those estates have since been subdivided, but some of the houses still sit on 10,000-19,000 sqft parcels. For lovers of old-town Nanaimo, this is the best real estate available, matched only by the Old City area.

Contact me if you want to be notified of any new listings showing up in Brechin and Newcastle. Or, see below for current properties for sale.

Properties for Sale in Brechin & Newcastle

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1250 Stewart Ave 205, Nanaimo

$550,000

1250 Stewart Ave 205, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 906 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 954028

RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty

104 St. George St, Nanaimo

$849,900

104 St. George St, Nanaimo

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,405 SqFt 6,970 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 953996

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

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1930 Quadra Ave, Nanaimo

$549,900

1930 Quadra Ave, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 785 SqFt 10,455 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 953819

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

1685 Estevan Rd 208, Nanaimo

$399,900

1685 Estevan Rd 208, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,002 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 953620

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

1371 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo

$1,149,990

1371 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo

6 Beds 4 Baths 2,740 SqFt 6,970 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 953276

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

260 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo

$1,749,000

260 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,103 SqFt 8,712 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 953182

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

560 Stewart Ave 403, Nanaimo

$769,900

560 Stewart Ave 403, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,652 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 951969

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

580 Stewart Ave 306, Nanaimo

$539,900

580 Stewart Ave 306, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 814 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 952869

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

1685 Estevan Rd 202, Nanaimo

$424,900

1685 Estevan Rd 202, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 938 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 952471

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

566 Stewart Ave 403, Nanaimo

$625,000

566 Stewart Ave 403, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,244 SqFt 1,307 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 952141

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

220 Townsite Rd 603, Nanaimo

$479,900

220 Townsite Rd 603, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,105 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 951900

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Nanaimo)

1685 Estevan Rd 116, Nanaimo

$448,500

↓ $26,400

1685 Estevan Rd 116, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 961 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 952021

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

Brechin Hill Homes

This is a very central, desirable location - and yet much of it is quiet and cozy, disturbed only by float planes and the horns of the Departure Bay ferry terminal.

Homes in Brechin are typically built to enjoy the amazing views of Departure Bay, Newcastle Channel and Nanaimo Harbour; decks are large, windows are tall, roads are steep, and there's a sort of maritime feeling. The neighbourhood's streets slope down to the ocean, so that even if you don't have a view from your house, you can look down the road as you arrive at home, seeing boats backdropped by Newcastle Island across a narrow channel.


Condos & Townhomes in Brechin/Newcastle


Nearest Schools:

  • École Océane
  • Brechin Elementary
  • Cilaire Elementary

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