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

27 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Thoughtfully Designed & Meticulously Executed, ...

NEW Photo of Listing #844645

$749,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 3,385 ft²

Single Family Detached

1709 Hidden Hills Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #844645

Thoughtfully Designed & Meticulously Executed, This 2 Year Old Custom Home Is Situated In Country Hills, One Of Nanaimo's Premier Family Neighbourhoods. Featuring 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms & Several Bonus Spaces, This Floorplan Is Highly Functional & Offers P...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

The Is The Kind Of Home We All Dream About. It'...

NEW Photo of Listing #844419

$729,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,462 ft²

Single Family Detached

2278 Kingsford Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #844419

The Is The Kind Of Home We All Dream About. It's Better Than Buying New So Save $ 36,000 With No Gst Payable And Be Happy. Everything Is Done To The 9 S. It Is Big And Has A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite That Will Absolutely Knock Your Socks Off And Rent Out Maybe ...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Brand New Residence With A Legal Suite. Situate...

NEW Photo of Listing #844328

$649,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,551 ft²

Single Family Detached

122 Stratford Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #844328

Brand New Residence With A Legal Suite. Situated At The End Of A Cul De Sac Is Where You Will Find This Brand-new Home Built By Rgl Contracting Ltd. A Bright Open Design That Offers A Two-storey Floor Plan For The Main Part Of The Residence With Bedrooms On...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

You Will Love The Floor Plan Of This 4 Year Old...

Photo of Listing #843286

$645,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,801 ft²

Single Family Detached

24 Dancer Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #843286

You Will Love The Floor Plan Of This 4 Year Old Home. The Large Entrance Way Leads Into The Vaulted Ceiling Great Room And The Open Kitchen Offers An Abundance Of White Shaker Style Cabinets And Quartz Counter Tops. There Is A Deck Off Of The Dining Room Wi...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Stunningly Attractive Home In Cinnabar And Exce...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #840411

$614,999 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,205 ft²

Single Family Detached

1914 Kelsie Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #840411

Stunningly Attractive Home In Cinnabar And Exceptionally Well Maintained With Many Improvements Thru Out. Located On Quiet Dead End Street Over Looking Cinnabar Valley And The Mountains. Vibrant Deck Area With Pond And Raindrop Waterfall With Stream. Wonder...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Gorgeous 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Residence Includes A...

Photo of Listing #843633

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,330 ft²

Single Family Detached

1532 Chalfont Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #843633

Gorgeous 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Residence Includes A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. Quality Constructed By Dover Bay Construction Ltd. Inside Features A Great Room Design With Elegant Birch Hardwood Flooring Throughout The Main Level. Granite Counter Tops In The Kitchen...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Open Concept Home Is Perfect For Families,...

Photo of Listing #841073

$539,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 2,013 ft²

Single Family Detached

116 Cory Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #841073

This Open Concept Home Is Perfect For Families, Retirees, & Home Based Business. Situated On A Quiet Cul-de-sac In Family Friendly Cinnabar Valley, This Pristine Home Offers A Private Setting Enjoying A Backdrop Of Mature Trees. The Spacious Kitchen, Design...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Freshly Updated Home In Family Friendly Ci...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #840173

$539,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres

Single Family Detached

51 Porter Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #840173

This Freshly Updated Home In Family Friendly Cinnabar Valley Has It All. Backing Onto A Green Space Will Have You Feeling Like Country Living While Still Being 5 Minutes From Amenities. The Super Functional Layout Of The Main Home Offers 3 Beds, 2 Baths, Op...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

Attention Investors. Corner Lot Subdivision Pot...

Photo of Listing #843877

$480,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.44 Acres
  • 1,475 ft²

Single Family Detached

1526 Marban Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #843877

Attention Investors. Corner Lot Subdivision Potential. Four Bedroom Family Home On .44 Acre. Level Lot. Fantastic Area, Walking Distance To Elementary School. Main Floor Has Three Bedrooms And A Four Piece Bathroom. Downstairs Is Partially Finished With An ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

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

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #830259

$439,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.5 Acres
  • 1,858 ft²

Single Family Detached

2024 Lakeside Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #830259

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

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South...

Photo of Listing #821485

$269,000 Active

  • 0.21 Acres

Land

Lt 3 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #821485

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 July 31 2020...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South...

Photo of Listing #821484

$269,000 Active

  • 0.17 Acres

Land

Lt 2 Roberta Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #821484

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 July 31 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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