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

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Perfect For Entertaining. An Elegant Home With ...

Photo of Listing #459709

$778,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.54 Acres

Single Family

125 Ranchview Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459709

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)

Gated 0.69 Acre Property Adjunct To City Park A...

Photo of Listing #451166

$775,000 Active

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

Single Family

1845 Dean Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451166

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 Business. The 2254sq Ft Main Level Has Vaulted Ceilin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

3/4 Of An Acre Cinnabar Valley Family Home With...

Photo of Listing #456497

$654,990 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,501 ft²

Single Family

1924 Cinnabar Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456497

3/4 Of An Acre Cinnabar Valley Family Home With Over Height 20x24 Heated Shop/garage Wired 220 Newer Roof , Property Is Fully Fenced And Private With 18x36 Heated Inground Swimming Pool And Hot Tub , The Home Features Over 2500 Sq Ft Of Completely Renovated...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Custom Built 1 Year Old Home ... No Gst! Be Wow...

Photo of Listing #459732

$634,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,131 ft²

Single Family

1733 Harambe Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459732

Custom Built 1 Year Old Home ... No Gst! Be Wowed By This Beautiful Home, Modern Design, Gorgeous Finishing's, Ideal Layout, On A Quiet Cul-de-sac. Walk-in Main Level With Sleek Grey Heated Tile Entry, 9'0 Ceilings & High End Flooring Throughout. Open Conce...

460 Realty Inc.

Spectacular 4 Beds & 3 Baths Home With Air Cond...

Photo of Listing #459456

$624,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,618 ft²

Single Family

1736 Harvest Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459456

Spectacular 4 Beds & 3 Baths Home With Air Conditioner Unit For Hot Summer Months. This Home Has A 1 Bedroom Suite As A Mortgage Helper. The Spacious Entrance Leads To The Family Room With A Built In Dry Bar For Entertainment Designed With K2 Rocks, And Cus...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

This Gorgeous 5 Bed, 4 Bath Home Located In Bea...

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Photo of Listing #455508

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.4 Acres
  • 2,783 ft²

Single Family

2001 Lakeside Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455508

This Gorgeous 5 Bed, 4 Bath Home Located In Beautiful Cinnabar Valley Is Perfect For A Family. This Home Also Comes With A Beautiful 2 Bed Suite With A Huge Flat Lot. You Are Greeted By A Spacious Ground Level Foyer Leading Into A Family Room With Hard Wood...

eXp Realty

Well Maintained Beautiful Main-level Home In Ci...

Photo of Listing #458743

$599,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,251 ft²

Single Family

2035 Healy Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #458743

Well Maintained Beautiful Main-level Home In Cinnabar Valley. Main Floor Features 3 Bedrooms And 2.5 Bathrooms, Open Concept Living Area With A Fabulous Kitchen. Custom Kitchen Loaded With High End Appliances, Granite Countertops, Walk-pantry, Lots Of Cabin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Fully-renovated Family Home On Large Corner Lot...

Photo of Listing #457889

$575,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.42 Acres
  • 2,455 ft²

Single Family

1938 Richardson Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #457889

Fully-renovated Family Home On Large Corner Lot In Quiet Neighbourhood Surrounded By Greenery & Local Farmland. New Windows, Roof, Gas Furnace, Hwt, Elec Forced Air A/c. All New Appliances, Laminate Flooring, Paint & Light Fixtures Throughout. Custom Kitche...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Immaculate Rancher In Chase River. This 3 Bedro...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #458381

$569,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,577 ft²

Single Family

1744 Harvest Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #458381

Immaculate Rancher In Chase River. This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Rancher Has Been Lovingly Cared For, Maintained, And Updated. Entering This Open Concept 1,577 Sq.ft Home You Will Notice The Beautiful Engineered Hardwood Flooring Throughout The Home. The Livin...

460 Realty Inc.

Chase River Rancher, Southern Exposure. Situate...

Photo of Listing #459823

$559,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 1,465 ft²

Single Family

1724 Harambe Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459823

Chase River Rancher, Southern Exposure. Situated On A 5816 Sq.ft. Lot Is Where You Will Find This Well-maintained Residence Equipped With 1465 Sq.ft. Of Living Space With 3 Bds, 2 Bths, And A Double Garage With An Open Great Room Design. An Extremely Bright...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Enjoy The Perks Of Brand New Construction With ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #457881

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,886 ft²

Single Family

106 Stratford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #457881

Enjoy The Perks Of Brand New Construction With A View! This Gorgeous Home Offers A Great Layout. Upstairs Offers Plenty Of Windows To Soak In That Morning Sun, Wide Plank Laminate Flooring, A Modern Gas Fireplace & A Gorgeous Kitchen Complete With Stainless...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcome Home To This Beautiful, Newly Construct...

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Photo of Listing #459105

$539,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,578 ft²

Single Family

2156 Dodds Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459105

Welcome Home To This Beautiful, Newly Constructed House In Chase River. This Level Entry/walk Out Basement Features 5 Beds, 3 Baths & 2 Spacious Living Areas For A Total Of 2578 Sqft. The Main Floor Boasts A Gorgeous Kitchen With Quartz Counters, Stainless ...

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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