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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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721 Hawkins St, Nanaimo

$799,900

721 Hawkins St, Nanaimo

2 Beds 3 Baths 1,705 SqFt 7,841 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 966953

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

New
770 Poplar St 208, Nanaimo

$369,900

770 Poplar St 208, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 904 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 967001

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

New
225 Cypress St 301, Nanaimo

$395,000

225 Cypress St 301, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,156 SqFt 1,307 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 966767

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

135 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo

$2,495,000

135 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,289 SqFt 8,277 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 966279

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

1025 Vancouver Ave, Nanaimo

$549,900

1025 Vancouver Ave, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,442 SqFt 13,504 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 966153

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Open House
580 Stewart Ave 401, Nanaimo

$898,000

580 Stewart Ave 401, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,115 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 966282

eXp Realty

360 Hemlock St, Nanaimo

$750,000

360 Hemlock St, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,892 SqFt 6,534 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 965471

HOMELAB Real Estate Group

225 Cypress St 401, Nanaimo

$399,999

225 Cypress St 401, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,093 SqFt 1,307 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 964327

eXp Realty

999 Beach Dr, Nanaimo

$799,000

↓ $50,000

999 Beach Dr, Nanaimo

2 Beds 3 Baths 1,682 SqFt 7,841 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 963264

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Dun)

393 Chestnut St, Nanaimo

$649,900

393 Chestnut St, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,868 SqFt 5,663 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 962400

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

1685 Estevan Rd 116, Nanaimo

$389,000

1685 Estevan Rd 116, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 961 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 962406

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

1685 Estevan Rd 406, Nanaimo

$399,900

↓ $15,000

1685 Estevan Rd 406, Nanaimo

2 Beds 2 Baths 929 SqFt 872 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 962318

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

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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