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

36 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)

Cinnabar Valley Beauty With Great Sub-division ...

Photo of Listing #460645

$799,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.43 Acres
  • 3,413 ft²

Single Family

2039 Cinnabar Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460645

Cinnabar Valley Beauty With Great Sub-division Potential. Huge Home Of 3440 Sq Ft Sits On A Grand 1.43 Acre Lot. The Views Of The Valley Are Out Of This World From Most Everywhere In The Home Or From The L- Shape Deck . Multiple Areas Of The Main Level Have...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

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

Photo of Listing #461099

$780,000 Active

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

Single Family

1734 Centennary Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #461099

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)

City Life But Country Living, This Beautiful 4 ...

Photo of Listing #462196

$639,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.46 Acres
  • 2,351 ft²

Single Family

181 Alberta Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462196

City Life But Country Living, This Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home Has 2 Spa Like Bathrooms And Is Situated On .45 Acres. It Has Been Completely Renovated; Nothing To Do But Move In And Enjoy. The Very Huge Private Fenced Back Yard Boasts Several Fruit Trees, Cher...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Ldy)

Immaculate Rancher In Chase River. This 3 Bedro...

Photo of Listing #461186

$559,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,577 ft²

Single Family

1744 Harvest Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #461186

Immaculate Rancher In Chase River. This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Rancher Has Been Lovingly Cared For, Maintained, And Updated. Entering This Open Concept 1,577 Sq.ft Home You Will Notice The Beautiful Engineered Hardwood Flooring Throughout The Home. The Livin...

460 Realty Inc.

Long Time Owner Has Decided To Move On. Beautif...

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Photo of Listing #462182

$549,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.63 Acres
  • 2,394 ft²

Single Family

2048 Cinnabar Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462182

Long Time Owner Has Decided To Move On. Beautiful And Well Cared For 2400 Sq Ft Family Home On A Large 0.62 Acre Tiered Lot With Mature Trees, Gorgeous Ravine, Pond And Stream Along The Property Line With A Great View Of The Mainland Mountains On A Clear Da...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

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

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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)

4 Bed + Den, 3 Bath Family Home In Cinnabar Val...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #461243

$515,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,251 ft²

Single Family

73 Ranchview Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #461243

4 Bed + Den, 3 Bath Family Home In Cinnabar Valley. Quiet Setting Backing Onto Greenbelt Where You Can Enjoy Trails And Boardwalks Through Richards Marsh. Upstairs Features An Open Concept Kitchen/living Room With Gas Fireplace And Access To The Newly Refin...

One Percent Realty Ltd.

A Brand New Ocean View Residence In A Cul-de-sa...

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Photo of Listing #460839

$514,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,886 ft²

Single Family

106 Stratford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460839

A Brand New Ocean View Residence In A Cul-de-sac Community That Boasts 1886 Sf Of Innovative Design, Premium Comforts And Designer Finishes Including Quartz Countertops, Heated Bathroom Floors And Stainless Appliances. Embodying Functional Luxury, This Home...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New + Exceptional Location + Sophisticate...

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Photo of Listing #460833

$509,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,578 ft²

Single Family

2156 Dodds Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460833

Brand New + Exceptional Location + Sophisticated Elegance + Family Friendly + Over 2575 Ft Of Finished Living Space +upgraded Throughout! Welcome Home To 2156 Dodds Rd, The Definition Of Functional Luxury In A Desirable Chase River Neighbourhood. Move Into ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Chase River Rancher On .25 Acre Property. This ...

Photo of Listing #457762

$509,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,439 ft²

Single Family

49 Lebarz Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #457762

Chase River Rancher On .25 Acre Property. This Lovely Home Offers Three Bedrooms And Two Bathrooms With 1,295 Sq Ft Of Living Space. You Will Find Engineered Hardwood, Plenty Of Natural Light, And Modern Paint Colours Throughout The Home. The Spacious Maste...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located In Chase River Is This 2017 Built Ranch...

Photo of Listing #462355

$479,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 1,340 ft²

Single Family

1718 Centennary Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462355

Located In Chase River Is This 2017 Built Rancher With 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Which Offers 1,340 Sq Ft Of Open Concept Living. This Home Is Very Bright With 9 Ft Ceilings And A Modern Design Throughout. The Spacious Living Room Offers A Cozy Gas Fireplace ...

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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