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 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, here's a link.

Chase River Homes for Sale

13 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Private Paradise In The Beautiful Cinnabar Vall...

Photo of Listing #446979

$899,000 Active

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

Single Family

1845 Dean Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446979

Private Paradise In The Beautiful Cinnabar Valley. 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 Bu...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

Photo of Listing #447414

$839,900 Active

  • 8 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 3,614 ft²

Single Family

1500 Cranberry Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447414

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 Updated, But Still Reflects The Charac...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Perfect For Entertaining. An Elegant Home With ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #447367

$838,800 Active

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

Single Family

125 Ranchview Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447367

Perfect For Entertaining. An Elegant Home With Over 5,600 Square Feet Of Very Custom Finishing. The Living Room Is 23 By 22; Large Enough To Have Dances. The Vaulted Ceiling Reaches 17 Feet. The Formal Entrance Is A Grandiose 23 By 10. The Deck Looks Over T...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

This Beautifully Maintained Craftsman Home Loca...

Photo of Listing #446691

$625,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,260 ft²

Single Family

1726 Country Hills Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446691

This Beautifully Maintained Craftsman Home Located In A Family Friendly Neighborhood Offers Peace And Tranquility, Right In Your Own Back Yard! Enjoy Summer Evenings On The Stamped Concrete Patio That Is Protected By The Custom Vine-covered Gazebo. Let The ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Quiet Family Cul-de-sac In Peaceful Cinnabar He...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #448166

$619,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.37 Acres
  • 2,117 ft²

Single Family

2029 Frostbirch Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448166

Quiet Family Cul-de-sac In Peaceful Cinnabar Heights. Lots Of Room To Park Your Rv Or Boat, This Huge Lot Is Just Waiting For Your Landscaping Ideas. The Kitchen Features A Walk-in Pantry, Maple Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances And An Island/eating Bar....

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)

This 2385 Sq.ft. Home Located Just Steps Away F...

Photo of Listing #448618

$610,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,385 ft²

Single Family

118 Cowling Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448618

This 2385 Sq.ft. Home Located Just Steps Away For Chase River Elementary And 5 Minutes To Country Grocer Is Ready To Be Your Next Home. The House Has 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms On The Main Floor. The Open Floor Plan Is Great For Entertain And The Walk In Pa...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Here Is A Unique Opportunity To Purchase A Gorg...

Photo of Listing #448763

$607,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,409 ft²

Single Family

124 Cowling Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448763

Here Is A Unique Opportunity To Purchase A Gorgeous Newer Construction Home, Including An Income Producing 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. Neatly Tucked In Chase River, This Location Is Ideal For Accessing The Downtown Core Of Nanaimo, As Well As The By-pass Highway...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Looking For A New Rancher And Don't Want To Pay...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #448309

$539,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 1,420 ft²

Single Family

100 Carlo Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448309

Looking For A New Rancher And Don't Want To Pay The Gst. This Home Is Just One Year Old And Features Beautiful Laminate Floors, An Island In The Kitchen With Breakfast Bar And Stainless Steel Appliances.the Large Master Bedroom Has A Walk-in Closet And A 5'...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Fabulous View Over The Tranquil Cinnabar Valley...

Photo of Listing #448061

$499,000 Active

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

Single Family

1966 Kelsie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448061

Fabulous View Over The Tranquil Cinnabar Valley. Rich Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floor Throughout Main Floor. Large House With Lots Of Space. Living Room And Dining Room Are Open Concept Together. Quiet Area With Private Back Yard. Close To Southgate Shoppin...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

Chase River Rancher On A 0.25 Acre Private Lot ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #446740

$489,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 1,300 ft²

Single Family

308 Blake Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446740

Chase River Rancher On A 0.25 Acre Private Lot Is A Must See If You Are Wanting Some Privacy And Space. Situated On A Cultisac This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Has Been Updated Including Newer Laminate And Tile Floors, Newer Windows, Newer Roof, Gutters And Paint ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Country Living In The City! Over Half An Acre O...

Photo of Listing #448672

$459,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.68 Acres
  • 2,345 ft²

Single Family

1730 Centennary Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448672

Country Living In The City! Over Half An Acre Of Peace & Tranquility For You To Call Your Own. This Estate Property Has A Large Family Home With 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms A Couple Of Fireplaces And Lots Of Space. There Is A Garage/workshop, Greenhouse, Double...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Three Storey, 2079 Sq Ft, Lindal Cedar A-frame ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #438929

$459,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.85 Acres
  • 2,079 ft²

Single Family

1041 Old Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438929

Three Storey, 2079 Sq Ft, Lindal Cedar A-frame Home On A Private Lot, With Chase River Running Through It. Creek Is Situated Well Below The House So Owner Can Hear Lovely Babbling Brook Sounds But There Is No Risk Of High Waters. Remodelled Kitchen, New Flo...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (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?

In 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 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!

Later, in 1863, coal was discovered along the banks of the Chase River and a mine was established (near what is now Park Avenue Elementary School).

Cinnabar Valley Real Estate

This is a very pleasant community 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 astride pretty little lakes. This area is the closest you can get to the city while still having horses. (Jingle Pot is the other close 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 (#6) that comes down here from Nanaimo, every hour or so.
Nearby parks: Extension Ridge, Morden Colliery Park, Nanaimo River

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

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