Chase River Real Estate

Chase River is a quiet area about 8-15 minutes south of downtown Nanaimo, adjacent to where the highway and parkway (bypass) meet. It has some great shopping amenities at the highway end, including a RONA, Buckerfields, a huge supermarket, gas stations, lots of restaurants, a liquor/beer store, and more. Above and behind the commercial district is a hilly residential neighbourhood 3 square kilometers in size.

As you make your way south along Extension Rd, you are leaving Chase River proper and entering the peaceful Cinnabar Valley area, a dramatic green valley between two ridges. This is a good place for view properties, some overlooking pretty little lakes. This is the closest you can get to the city while still having horses. (Jingle Pot is the other close equestrian option.)

Chase River / Cinnabar is a great choice for families and outdoorspeople. There is lots of greenspace with great trails, and the Nanaimo River is within walking distance (sort of). Chase River Elementary is near the grocery store, so you can just grab your kids after getting stuff for dinner.

In the 1880s, this was a farming community beside the railway. The last bits of those fields are being developed now, but there are still some beautiful old farmhouses around Fourteenth St especially.

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

11 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

First Time On The Market! 5 Acre Development L...

Photo of Listing #871744

$1,980,000 Active

  • 5 Acres

Land

2330 Extension Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #871744

First Time On The Market! 5 Acre Development Lot Within City Limits In One Of The Fastest Growing Areas Of Nanaimo. R 10 Zoning With The Ability To Build 32 Dwellings And All Services To Lot Line. Located Next To The Swordfern/stonecrop Subdivision In Cin...

eXp Realty

Attention Developers! Rare Opportunity To Own ...

Photo of Listing #867304

$1,275,000 Active

  • 5 Acres

Land

2300 Extension Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #867304

Attention Developers! Rare Opportunity To Own 5 Acres Of Land Within The City Limits Of Nanaimo. Zoned R10. Development Potential Or Hold For Future Development. Located In Chase River A Fast-growing Area With Schools, Shopping, And Most Amenities. Easy A...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New, Custom Built Level Entry Home With 2...

NEW Photo of Listing #872317

$899,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,700 ft²

Single Family Detached

1606 Beadall Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872317

Brand New, Custom Built Level Entry Home With 2 Bedroom Legal Suite On Private Lot Backing Onto Parkland. This Desirable Location In Chase River Is Close To Parks, All Amenities. In Total There Is 2700 Sqft Of Living Space. Downstairs In The Main Home, Ther...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

All Offer Are Subject To Probate Estimated Apri...

Photo of Listing #868799

$899,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.34 Acres
  • 2,311 ft²

Single Family Detached

1545 Marban Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #868799

All Offer Are Subject To Probate Estimated April 30, 2021 Attention Developers 1545 Marban Road 1.34 Acres Adjoining New Development. The Property Has A Split Entry Home That Will Require Work, Appears To Have Good Bones, 2311 Square Feet 3 Bedrooms ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Great Home Located In A Family Friendly Neighbo...

NEW Photo of Listing #872452

$829,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,810 ft²

Single Family Detached

2217 Dodds Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872452

Great Home Located In A Family Friendly Neighborhood Surrounded By Tons Of Trails, Protected Wetlands & Mountain Views. Spread Over 2700 Sqft With The Main Floor Featuring An Open Concept Living Area With A Generous Sized Kitchen And Plenty Of Windows Flood...

460 Realty Inc.

Stunner! This 6 Bdrm, 3 Bath Home Is The Ideal ...

Photo of Listing #872119

$799,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 3,032 ft²

Single Family Detached

1771 Lavern Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872119

Stunner! This 6 Bdrm, 3 Bath Home Is The Ideal Combination Of City Living With Green Space Access. Parks And Trails Just Steps Out Your Front Door. The Home Is On A No-through Road And Walking Distance To An Elementary School. The Back Yard Is Park Like In ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola

Quality Constructed By Dover Bay Construction I...

Photo of Listing #866686

$674,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,294 ft²

Single Family Detached

1589 Hosanna Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #866686

Quality Constructed By Dover Bay Construction Is This Two-storey Home In A Quiet Neighbourhood In Chase River. Inside Are 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths And Almost 2300 Sq.ft. Of Living Area. As You Enter The Main Level You Will Find An Open Floor Plan & Great Room ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful Custom Home Coming Soon! Bring Your O...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #869752

$670,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,245 ft²

Single Family Detached

101 Evelyn Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #869752

Beautiful Custom Home Coming Soon! Bring Your Offer Today. This Home Would Rent For Approx. 2700/month For An Investment!

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Fantastic Location For Families Close To All Am...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #869924

$640,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 1,752 ft²

Single Family Detached

1531 Marban Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #869924

Fantastic Location For Families Close To All Amenities. Finishings Throughout The Home Include, Quartz Counter Tops, Modern Cabinetry & Modern Colours. Open Concept Kitchen And Family Room With Fireplace. Two Piece Bathroom, Entrance And Single Car Garage C...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Brand New Stand Alone Home On A Duplex Lot. Enj...

NEW Photo of Listing #872804

$629,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,524 ft²

Single Family Detached

1678 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872804

Brand New Stand Alone Home On A Duplex Lot. Enjoy All The Features Of A Single Family Home At A Preferred Price! This Desirable Layout Offers Your Living Space On The Main Entry Level With The Bedrooms Nicely Separated Upstairs. The Generous Kitchen Is A Pl...

eXp Realty

Brand New Stand Alone Home On A Duplex Lot. Enj...

NEW Photo of Listing #872793

$629,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,524 ft²

Single Family Detached

1676 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872793

Brand New Stand Alone Home On A Duplex Lot. Enjoy All The Features Of A Single Family Home At A Preferred Price! This Desirable Layout Offers Your Living Space On The Main Entry Level With The Bedrooms Nicely Separated Upstairs. The Generous Kitchen Is A Pl...

eXp Realty

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 lower 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 man was hanged at Gallows Point on Protection Island. 

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

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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