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

18 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 #442362

$849,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 1,800 ft²

Single Family

1500 Cranberry Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #442362

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)

Cinnabar Paradise On 3.18 Acres. This Gem Is Ak...

Photo of Listing #445562

$699,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3.18 Acres
  • 2,555 ft²

Single Family

1840 Kelsie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #445562

Cinnabar Paradise On 3.18 Acres. This Gem Is Akin To Having Your Recreational Property & Principal Residence All In One. Set Amongst The Trees For Privacy, The Home Features Stunning Countryside Views From Inside & From The Expansive Deck Outside. The Home ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Main Level Entry 2 Bedrooms Legal Suite Home As...

Photo of Listing #446106

$699,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,498 ft²

Single Family

129 Stratford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446106

Main Level Entry 2 Bedrooms Legal Suite Home As A Mortgage Helper! This Home Is Located In The Chase River Area Walking Distance To Elementary School And Minutes Away From The South Gate Plaza With Restaurants, Grocery Shopping, And More. The Exterior Of Th...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

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

Perfect Family Home...in A Great Location. This...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #444931

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,309 ft²

Single Family

2043 Stonecrop Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #444931

Perfect Family Home...in A Great Location. This Home Is On A No-through Road With Greenway Park Directly Across The Street. This 4 Year Old Home Built By Raven Ridge Homes Has A 1 Bedroom Legal Suite On The Lower Level, 3 Bedrooms Up And A Family Room Or 4t...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

One Of The Most Attractive Homes In Cinnabar An...

Photo of Listing #447209

$594,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,453 ft²

Single Family

1914 Kelsie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447209

One Of The Most Attractive Homes In Cinnabar And Exceptionally Well Maintained With Many Improvements Throughout. Located On Quiet Dead End Street Over Looking Cinnabar Valley And The Mountains. Stunning Deck Area With Pond And Raindrop Waterfall With Strea...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Fabulous View Over The Tranquil Cinnabar Valley...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #445531

$549,000 Active

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

Single Family

1966 Kelsie Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #445531

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 Together. Lower Level Has Both A Family Room With Wood Stove And A Recreation R...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

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

Photo of Listing #446740

$499,900 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

This Gorgeous Home Features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathr...

Photo of Listing #446755

$475,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,378 ft²

Single Family

1829 Dean Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446755

This Gorgeous Home Features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, And A One-bedroom Suite. The Kitchen Has Stainless Steel Appliances, Vaulted Ceilings, Plenty Of Counter And Storage Space And Has Access To The Large Deck Where One Can Enjoy A Cup Of Coffee While Experi...

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)

Fantastic Opportunity In Beautiful Cinnabar Val...

Photo of Listing #447083

$439,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,591 ft²

Half Duplex

1730 Flagstone Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447083

Fantastic Opportunity In Beautiful Cinnabar Valley! Almost 1600 Square Foot Duplex On Corner Lot With Double Attached Garage, 2.5 Baths, Three Generously Sized Bedrooms, And A Bonus/flex Room Upstairs. Master On Main Level With Walk-in Closet And 3 Pce Ensu...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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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