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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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521 Larch St, Nanaimo

$799,000

521 Larch St, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,588 SqFt 4,792 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 886495

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

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33 Mt. Benson St 501, Nanaimo

$517,000

33 Mt. Benson St 501, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,173 SqFt 1,307 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 886318

eXp Realty

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33 Mt. Benson Rd 703, Nanaimo

$422,000

33 Mt. Benson Rd 703, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,233 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 886260

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

225 Cypress St 407, Nanaimo

$425,000

225 Cypress St 407, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,098 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 885892

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

160 Vancouver Ave 107, Nanaimo

$380,000

160 Vancouver Ave 107, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,057 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 885856

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

350 Larch St, Nanaimo

$549,900

350 Larch St, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,725 SqFt 6,534 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 884801

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

540 Stewart Ave 601, Nanaimo

$699,900

540 Stewart Ave 601, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,184 SqFt 1,307 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 884315

eXp Realty

275 St. George St, Nanaimo

$600,000

275 St. George St, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,744 SqFt 13,940 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 885301

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

33 Mt. Benson St 504, Nanaimo

$449,000

33 Mt. Benson St 504, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,215 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 884465

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

75 Bryden St 204, Nanaimo

$499,900

75 Bryden St 204, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,242 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 883728

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

375 Newcastle Ave 700, Nanaimo

$1,249,000

↓ $50,000

375 Newcastle Ave 700, Nanaimo

2 Beds 3 Baths 2,826 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 870382

460 Realty Inc.

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.

Nearest Schools:

  • École Océane
  • Brechin Elementary
  • Cilaire Elementary

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