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

33 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

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

Photo of Listing #464901

$739,000 Active

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

Single Family

1734 Centennary Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #464901

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)

Welcome To Cinnabar Valley, One Of Nanaimo's Mo...

Photo of Listing #465679

$649,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,375 ft²

Single Family

1787 Rajeena Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465679

Welcome To Cinnabar Valley, One Of Nanaimo's Most Sought After Neighborhoods! Spread Over Nearly 2400 Sq Ft, This Inviting Home Offers A Family Friendly Floor Plan Including A Large Master Bedroom With Walk-in Closet And Ensuite, 3 Additional Bedrooms, A De...

eXp Realty

Subdividable Property With A Beautifully Mainta...

Photo of Listing #465505

$629,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.53 Acres
  • 2,374 ft²

Single Family

1747 Extension Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465505

Subdividable Property With A Beautifully Maintained And Extensively Renovated Home. Keep The Lovely 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home And Have A 1/4 Acre City Lot To Build On. The 2400sqft Home Has 4 Generously Sized Bedrooms And 2 Fully Renovated Bathrooms. Coved ...

460 Realty Inc.

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)

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

Photo of Listing #464183

$575,000 Active

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

Single Family

16 14th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #464183

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.

Same Owners For 30 Years In What Is Perhaps The...

Photo of Listing #465303

$549,500 Active

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

Single Family

1912 Richardson Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465303

Same Owners For 30 Years In What Is Perhaps The Perfect Family Home. 4 Bdrms, 3 Bath & Over 2500 Sqft Of Fully Finished Living & Lots Of Updates. Nice Open Living Area Up With Gas Fp & Roomy Dining Adjacent To A Dlx Oak Kitchen With New Flooring & Garden Wi...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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

Photo of Listing #465450

$539,900 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)

Don't Miss This Exciting 3 Bedroom + Den, 2 Bat...

Photo of Listing #465854

$519,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,680 ft²

Single Family

1792 Montana Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465854

Don't Miss This Exciting 3 Bedroom + Den, 2 Bathroom Home! Nicely Situated In The Popular Neighborhood Of Cinnabar Valley, This Home Has Room For Rv Parking, Features An Amazing Outdoor Living Space & Is Close To Walking Trails At Richards Marsh Park. Spaci...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Fantastic Home At A Sharp Price! One Block To C...

Photo of Listing #465607

$499,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 1,537 ft²

Single Family

1855 Kentucky Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465607

Fantastic Home At A Sharp Price! One Block To Cinnabar Elementary School And Close To Bird Sanctuary, This Corner Lot Home Has Wide Valley Views & Wait Until You See The Stunning Back Yard! Mature Landscaping, Water Features And A Meticulously Planned Patio...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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

Beautiful Family Home In Fabulous Cinnabar Vall...

Photo of Listing #465777

$439,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,464 ft²

Half Duplex

1738 Country Hills Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465777

Beautiful Family Home In Fabulous Cinnabar Valley.half Duplex In A Newer Subdivision.playground In Subdivision And Walking Distance To Schools.attractive Interior Decor.bright Open Layout.3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms.large Master Bedroom With Walk In Closet And 4...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Brand New 26 Lot Subdivision In Desirable South...

Photo of Listing #459087

$279,000 Active

  • 0.28 Acres

Lots/Acreage

Lt 26 Roberta E Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459087

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 March 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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