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

29 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Back Available - Deal Collapsed. Now $138,000 B...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #450752

$789,800 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.54 Acres
  • 5,616 ft²

Single Family

125 Ranchview Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450752

Back Available - Deal Collapsed. Now $138,000 Below Assessment. An Elegant Home Over 5,600 Square Feet Of Custom Finishing. The Living Room Is 23 By 22. The Vaulted Ceiling Reaches 17 Feet. The Formal Entrance Is A Grandiose 23 By 10. The Deck Looks Over Th...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

Gated 0.69 Acre Property Adjunct To City Park A...

Open House
Sun. Jun 30th
100pm-400pm
Photo of Listing #451166

$775,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.69 Acres
  • 5,207 ft²

Single Family

1845 Dean Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451166

Gated 0.69 Acre Property Adjunct To City Park And Surrounded By Trails And Fishing Lakes. This 5000+ Sq Ft Huge Home Has 2 Kitchens, So Many Rooms And Abundant Parking. It Is Ideal For Big Family And B&b Business. The 2254sq Ft Main Level Has Vaulted Ceilin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Exquisite Custom Home With Ocean View And 2 Bed...

Photo of Listing #454832

$759,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,956 ft²

Single Family

2163 Dodds Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454832

Exquisite Custom Home With Ocean View And 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. This 2 Year Old Home Has 3 Beds, 3 Baths, Den, Open Floor Plan And High End Finishings. Beautiful Great Room With Cathedral Ceilings And Large Windows To Perfectly Frame The Ocean And Mountain...

One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)

Beautiful 4 Bdr, 4 Bath Home In Quiet Cinnabar ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #452712

$665,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.39 Acres
  • 2,362 ft²

Single Family

104 Stacey Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452712

Beautiful 4 Bdr, 4 Bath Home In Quiet Cinnabar Valley. This Home Is Turn Key. It Features A Newer Open Concept Kitchen With Stainless Appliances, Quartz Counter Tops, Marble Back Splash, B/i Dish Washer And Microwave. Brand New Roof, Trim And Vinyl Argon Fi...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

3/4 Of An Acre Cinnabar Valley Family Home With...

Photo of Listing #456497

$654,990 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,501 ft²

Single Family

1924 Cinnabar Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456497

3/4 Of An Acre Cinnabar Valley Family Home With Over Height 20x24 Heated Shop/garage Wired 220 Newer Roof , Property Is Fully Fenced And Private With 18x36 Heated Inground Swimming Pool And Hot Tub , The Home Features Over 2500 Sq Ft Of Completely Renovated...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Welcome Home To This Spectacular 6 Bed, 4 Bath ...

Photo of Listing #456754

$649,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.34 Acres
  • 2,922 ft²

Single Family

57 Ranchview Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456754

Welcome Home To This Spectacular 6 Bed, 4 Bath Home W/ 2 Bed Legal Suite. Built In 2011 & 2800 Sqft, This Gorgeous Property In Cinnabar Valley Features Open Concept Living Space W/ Laminate Flooring, Vaulted Ceilings, A Sky Light And Natural Gas F/p, A Beau...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Gorgeous 5 Bed, 4 Bath Home Located In Bea...

Photo of Listing #455508

$639,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.4 Acres
  • 2,783 ft²

Single Family

2001 Lakeside Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455508

This Gorgeous 5 Bed, 4 Bath Home Located In Beautiful Cinnabar Valley Is Perfect For A Family. This Home Also Comes With A Beautiful 2 Bed Legal Suite With A Huge Flat Lot. You Are Greeted By A Spacious Ground Level Foyer Leading Into A Family Room With Har...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Completely Updated, Cinnabar Beauty, On A Half ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #454607

$599,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.41 Acres
  • 2,647 ft²

Single Family

1958 Stannard Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454607

Completely Updated, Cinnabar Beauty, On A Half Acre! This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home Has Been Updated From Top To Bottom. Entering On The Top/main Floor, Via Wheelchair/stroller Friendly Ramp, You Are Welcomed To A Fantastic Open Layout! A Chefs Dream Kitch...

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty (Crtny)

Fully-renovated Family Home On Large Corner Lot...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #455158

$589,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.42 Acres
  • 2,455 ft²

Single Family

1938 Richardson Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455158

Fully-renovated Family Home On Large Corner Lot In Quiet Neighbourhood Surrounded By Greenery & Local Farmland. New Windows, Roof, Gas Furnace, Hwt, Elec Forced Air A/c. All New Appliances, Laminate Flooring, Paint & Light Fixtures Throughout. Custom Kitche...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Fabulous View Over The Tranquil Cinnabar Valley...

Open House
Sun. Jun 16th
100pm-400pm
Photo of Listing #454158

$569,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,082 ft²

Single Family

1966 Kelsie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454158

Fabulous View Over The Tranquil Cinnabar Valley. Rich Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floor Throughout Main Floor. Large House With Lots Of Space. Huge Renovation: New Kitchen Cabinets; New 4 Piece Bathroom Up With New Tub; New Floors And New Cabinet; New 3 Piece...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

Fully Renovated. 4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms. Moun...

Photo of Listing #456318

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.51 Acres
  • 2,399 ft²

Single Family

1584 Naylor Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456318

Fully Renovated. 4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms. Mountain Views. Privacy. Corner Half Acre Lot. Basement Suite & Carriage House Potential. Landscaped. Rv & Boat Parking. If You Are Looking For The Perfect Family Home That Has Everything And Is Turn Key, This Is I...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Great Family Home On .4 Acres In Cinnabar Valle...

Photo of Listing #455699

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.4 Acres
  • 2,142 ft²

Single Family

130 Stacey Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455699

Great Family Home On .4 Acres In Cinnabar Valley. This Wonderful 4 Bedroom & Den Home With Southern Exposure Is Located In A Very Quiet Area Walking Distance To Cinnabar Valley Elementary School & On Bus Route. Lots Of Space To Park Your Rv & Huge Fully Fen...

460 Realty Inc.

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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