Chase River Real Estate

Chase River is 8 minutes south of downtown Nanaimo, and also close to the Nanaimo River - it's a great place for families and outdoor enthusiasts, or people who just want a beautiful property with quiet surroundings.

While locals distinguish two neighbourhoods in this area - Cinnabar Valley (see below) and Chase River - the real estate board just uses the name "Chase River" for this whole region.

See homes for sale below, or to read more about Chase River and Cinnabar Valley real estate, read down below.

Chase River Homes for Sale

30 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

2 Homes On A Large 1 Acre Flat Property In Chas...

Photo of Listing #462229

$829,900 Active

  • 8 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 4,672 ft²

Single Family

1500 Cranberry Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462229

2 Homes On A Large 1 Acre Flat Property In Chase River. What An Opportunity!! The Original Home Is The Cranberry Residence That Is A 1912 Edwardian Farmhouse That Has Been Well Maintained Over The Years And Has Lots Of Updates, But Still Reflects The Charac...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Nice Solid House On 3.18 Acres. This Is A Rare ...

Photo of Listing #462760

$769,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3.18 Acres
  • 2,152 ft²

Single Family

1734 Centennary Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462760

Nice Solid House On 3.18 Acres. This Is A Rare Find - Wonderful Privacy But On Municipal Water & Sewer & Within City Limits. This 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths Full Basement Home Has Laminate Flooring In The Living & Dining Room And Hallway. Rv Parking W/ Septic & San...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Two Homes On One Big Lot ! City Living In A Cou...

Photo of Listing #463858

$699,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.93 Acres
  • 1,700 ft²

Single Family

1959 Cinnabar Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463858

Two Homes On One Big Lot ! City Living In A Country Setting On Beautiful Acreage For That Extended Family With Both Homes Remodeled To The 9's With Excellent Views Toward Richard Lake. This Arrangement Gives Both Of These Gorgeous Homes A Separate Address, ...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Here Is A Beautiful 5 Bd 3 Ba Home Incl. A 2 Bd...

Photo of Listing #463903

$598,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,380 ft²

Single Family

1534 Chalfont Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463903

Here Is A Beautiful 5 Bd 3 Ba Home Incl. A 2 Bd Legal Suite That Shows Like New! Located In A Peaceful Neighbourhood Chase River & Offers A Desirable Open Concept Kitchen, Living Room And Dining Room On The Main With Quality Finishings Throughout. The Roomy...

460 Realty Inc.

Delightful, Neat As A Pin 3 Bedroom Rancher. Th...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #462815

$575,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,319 ft²

Single Family

16 14th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462815

Delightful, Neat As A Pin 3 Bedroom Rancher. This Home Offers So Much To The Discerning Buyer. Situated On A Corner Lot Provides This 10 Year Old Home With 2 Driveways Which Allows For Up To 50 Ft Of Secure Parking Behind The Home. That's Enough Space To Pa...

460 Realty Inc.

Stylish 3yr Old 1462 Sq Ft Rancher In Newer Sub...

Photo of Listing #461356

$534,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 1,462 ft²

Single Family

33 Skater Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #461356

Stylish 3yr Old 1462 Sq Ft Rancher In Newer Subdivision Of The Ever Growing Popular Chase River Community. Open Concept Living With Upgraded Kitchen Including Granite Counters, Glass Subway Tile Back Splash, Stainless Appliances,& Double Pantry Closet, All ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Here's A Rare Cinnabar Opportunity To Own A 1,8...

Photo of Listing #463931

$474,900 Active

  • 3 Baths
  • 0.5 Acres
  • 1,858 ft²

Single Family

2024 Lakeside Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463931

Here's A Rare Cinnabar Opportunity To Own A 1,860 Sq.ft., 3 Bedroom,3 Bathroom Rancher, On A Beautiful Half Acre Property Backing On To The Lake And Farm Land. Cosy Up By The Brick Fireplace While Enjoying Beautiful Views From The Living Room Of This Home.t...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Quiet And Peaceful Cinnabar Valley! This Level ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #462348

$420,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,966 ft²

Single Family

51 Porter Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462348

Quiet And Peaceful Cinnabar Valley! This Level Entry Home With Walk-out Basement Backs Onto The Parklands/bird Sanctuary . The Neighbourhood Is Only 10 Minutes Form Downtown Nanaimo And Is Close To Duke Point Ferry, The Airport And The Beaches And Lakes In ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South...

Photo of Listing #459087

$279,000 Active

  • 0.28 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 26 Roberta E Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459087

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South End Chase River Location. Site Consists Of 8 Duplex Lots, 8 Full Size Single Family Lots, And 10 Smaller Lots, Large Parkland Reserve And The Level Lots Are Easy To Build On. Registration Expected March 2020. ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South...

Photo of Listing #459064

$269,000 Active

  • 0.18 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 6 Roberta E Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459064

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South End Chase River Location. Site Consists Of 8 Duplex Lots, 8 Full Size Single Family Lots, And 10 Smaller Lots, Large Parkland Reserve And The Level Lots Are Easy To Build On. Registration Expected March 2020. ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South...

Photo of Listing #459061

$269,000 Active

  • 0.21 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 3 Roberta E Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459061

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South End Chase River Location. Site Consists Of 8 Duplex Lots, 8 Full Size Single Family Lots, And 10 Smaller Lots, Large Parkland Reserve And The Level Lots Are Easy To Build On. Registration Expected March 2020. ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South...

Photo of Listing #459077

$269,000 Active

  • 0.17 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 17 Roberta E Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459077

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South End Chase River Location. Site Consists Of 8 Duplex Lots, 8 Full Size Single Family Lots, And 10 Smaller Lots, Large Parkland Reserve And The Level Lots Are Easy To Build On. Registration Expected March 2020. ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Living in Chase River

When European settlers cleared farms at what is now Chase River, it was a rural stop on the railway. There are still a few blocks around Fourteenth St with huge lots; several gorgeous old-growth fir farmhouses are here.

There are some great shopping amenities here, including a RONA, Buckerfields, a huge supermarket, gas stations, lots of restaurants (fast food, Smitty's, pizza, quick sushi) a liquor/beer store, and more.

Why's it called Chase River?

Marsh at Chase River, NanaimoIn the very earliest days of Nanaimo and the Colony of Vancouver Island, Governor James Douglas sent a gunboat from Victoria to apprehend two murderers, one of which was hiding in a First Nations village on the Nanaimo River. The murderer fled through the snow and made his way up a small river. A party of soldiers and HBC guides gave chase, and found him in his hiding place because they heard the click of his flintlock rifle (which failed to fire because the snow had made the powder wet). The murderer was hanged at what is now Gallows Point on Protection Island. Two local places were named that day!

Then in 1863 coal was discovered along the banks of the river, setting the stage for the "Chase River" mines to be established (near what is now Park Avenue Elementary School, as well as near Petroglyph Park and Chase River Estuary).

Cinnabar Valley Real Estate

This is a very pleasant neighbourhood between Chase River and Extension, about ten minutes south of downtown Nanaimo. Cinnabar is a dramatic green valley between two ridges, with some very nice properties overlooking pretty little lakes. This area is the closest you can get to the city while still having horses. (Jingle Pot is the other close  equestrian option.)

A lot of Cinnabar Valley homes have great views, because there are high slopes on the east/west sides of the valley. The newest homes are west of Extension Road, up the sides of Extension Ridge and backing onto the beautiful Harewood Plains area.

Along bus routes? There is one bus (#7) that comes down here from Nanaimo, about every 70 minutes (more during peak morning/afternoon hours).
Nearby parks: Extension Ridge, Morden Colliery Park, Nanaimo River

If you have any questions about Chase River or Cinnabar Valley real estate, please contact me!

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