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

*main House Is Vacant And Has Been Professional...

Photo of Listing #467503

$629,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,535 ft²

Single Family

1607 Blackstone Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467503

*main House Is Vacant And Has Been Professionally Cleaned For Showings. Beautifully Maintained And Updated Family Home In Much Sought After Country Hills. This Beautiful Home Boasts 2500 Sqft And Has 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And Offers An Inlaw/bachelor Suit...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

The Location Of This Quarter Acre Property Is P...

Photo of Listing #464823

$600,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 937 ft²

Single Family

1314 Island Hwy, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #464823

The Location Of This Quarter Acre Property Is Prime For Land Investment And Future Development. The 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Home Would Be Suited For A Rental Opportunity Until You Are Ready To Develop Or Future Sale. Located On The Highway With Walking Proximity T...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Bowser)

2.2 Acre Private Acreage On Quiet No Through Ro...

Photo of Listing #466188

$599,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2.22 Acres
  • 2,322 ft²

Single Family

1519 Chalfont Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #466188

2.2 Acre Private Acreage On Quiet No Through Road On City Services. This Is A Very Unique Parcel Of Land In South Nanaimo's Chase River Area. The 2.2 Acre Property Is At The End Of A Quiet No Through Road And Is Bordered On Two Sides But A Picturesque Creek...

460 Realty Inc.

Meticulously Maintained Nearly 1600 Sqft. 3 Bed...

Photo of Listing #467005

$589,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,582 ft²

Single Family

1862 White Blossom Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467005

Meticulously Maintained Nearly 1600 Sqft. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Rancher In Beautiful Country Hills Estates In Nanaimo. You'll Love The Large Open Concept Living Room, Kitchen And Dining Area, A Stunning Space For Gatherings. This Home Boasts Features Such A...

eXp Realty

Delightful, Neat As A Pin 3 Bedroom Rancher. Th...

Photo of Listing #467691

$559,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 1,319 ft²

Single Family

16 14th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467691

Delightful, Neat As A Pin 3 Bedroom Rancher. This Home Offers So Much To The Discerning Buyer. Situated On A Corner Lot Provides This 10 Year Old Home With 2 Driveways Which Allows For Up To 50 Ft Of Secure Parking Behind The Home. That's Enough Space To Pa...

460 Realty Inc.

With Ocean And Mountain Views, Living Will Be E...

Photo of Listing #467682

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,358 ft²

Half Duplex

2186 Dodds Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467682

With Ocean And Mountain Views, Living Will Be Easy In This Desirable Neighbourhood Of Chase River! Offering 4 Generous Sized Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Two Living Areas And A Great Deck Overlooking The Backyard, This Home Is A Must See! Upstairs You Will Find A...

460 Realty Inc.

Quick Possession & Easy To View. Move In Ready ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #465303

$537,500 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 2,622 ft²

Single Family

1912 Richardson Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465303

Quick Possession & Easy To View. Move In Ready To What Is Perhaps The Perfect Family Home. 4 Bdrms, 3 Bath & Over 2500 Sqft Of Finished Living & Lots Of Updates. Open Living Area Up With Gas Fp & Roomy Dining Adjacent To A Dlx Oak Kitchen With New Flooring ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

A Tranquil Oasis Close To All Amenities. This B...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #465450

$529,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,790 ft²

Single Family

106 Roberta W Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465450

A Tranquil Oasis Close To All Amenities. This Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home In Chase River Is Ready For You To Move In. With A Bright Open Living Room And Dining Room That Leads To A Patio Overlooking Breath Taking Views It Is The Perfect Place To Relax ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Great Investment Property With Tenants In Place...

Photo of Listing #467506

$500,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,940 ft²

Single Family

1995 Kelsie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467506

Great Investment Property With Tenants In Place Upstairs And Downstairs. The Open Floor Plan Offers 2 Bedrooms And 1 Bathroom On Each Floor, Each With Their Own Laundry. Low Maintenance Yard With Deck Accessing Off The Kitchen Overlooks Parkland. Nice Patio...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #463931

$454,900 Active

  • 3 Baths
  • 0.5 Acres
  • 1,858 ft²

Single Family

2024 Lakeside Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463931

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 #459061

$269,000 Active

  • 0.21 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 3 Roberta E Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459061

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 #459060

$269,000 Active

  • 0.17 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 2 Roberta E Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459060

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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