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

10 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

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

The 2019 Assessment Is $938,000 , Thus The List...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #447367

$828,800 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.54 Acres
  • 5,616 ft²

Single Family

125 Ranchview Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447367

The 2019 Assessment Is $938,000 , Thus The List Is $110,000 Below Assessment. 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 Reach...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

Chase River With A View! Located Within Walking...

Photo of Listing #449402

$674,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,636 ft²

Single Family

129 Stratford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449402

Chase River With A View! Located Within Walking Distance To Chase River Elementary & Just A 2 Minute Drive To Country Grocer, This 4 Year Old Home Could Be Yours. This Level Entry Home Has 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms On The Main Floor. The Open Concept Living ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Here Is A Unique Opportunity To Purchase A Gorg...

Photo of Listing #450116

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,409 ft²

Single Family

124 Cowling Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450116

Here Is A Unique Opportunity To Purchase A Gorgeous Newer Construction Home, Including An Income Producing 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. Neatly Tucked In Chase River, This Location Is Ideal For Accessing The Downtown Core Of Nanaimo, As Well As The By-pass Highway...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Quiet Family Cul-de-sac In Peaceful Cinnabar He...

Photo of Listing #449841

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.37 Acres
  • 2,117 ft²

Single Family

2029 Frostbirch Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449841

Quiet Family Cul-de-sac In Peaceful Cinnabar Heights. Lots Of Room To Park Your Rv Or Boat, This Huge Lot Is Just Waiting For Your Landscaping Ideas. The Kitchen Features A Walk-in Pantry, Maple Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances And An Island/eating Bar....

RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)

This 2385 Sq.ft. Home Located Just Steps Away F...

Photo of Listing #449325

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,385 ft²

Single Family

118 Cowling Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449325

This 2385 Sq.ft. Home Located Just Steps Away For Chase River Elementary And 5 Minutes To Country Grocer Is Ready To Be Your Next Home. The House Has 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms On The Main Floor. The Open Floor Plan Is Great For Entertain And The Walk In Pa...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Looking For A New Rancher And Don't Want To Pay...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #448309

$539,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 1,420 ft²

Single Family

100 Carlo Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448309

Looking For A New Rancher And Don't Want To Pay The Gst. This Home Is Just One Year Old And Features Beautiful Laminate Floors, An Island In The Kitchen With Breakfast Bar And Stainless Steel Appliances.the Large Master Bedroom Has A Walk-in Closet And A 5'...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Quality 3 Bedrm, 3 Bathrm Home Shows Like ...

Photo of Listing #449533

$479,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.06 Acres
  • 1,427 ft²

Single Family

2000 Swordfern Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449533

This Quality 3 Bedrm, 3 Bathrm Home Shows Like New & Is Conveniently Located In Cinnabar Valley. The Main Floor Features Beautiful Laminate Flooring, Open Plan Concept With Large Living Rm And Showpiece Fireplace. Living Rm Has Plenty Of Extra Lights And Is...

One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)

Easy Living In 55 Plus Seabreeze Mobile Home Pa...

Photo of Listing #450007

$299,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,430 ft²

Manufactured/Mobile

25 Maki Road 155, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450007

Easy Living In 55 Plus Seabreeze Mobile Home Park. Beautiful, Immaculate 3 Spacious Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms. Both Bathrooms Have Been Updated. Main Bathroom With Deep Soaker Tub And Skylight. En Suite Has Large Size Walk In Shower With Seat And Skylight. S...

One Percent Realty Ltd.(Dunc)

Are You A Visionary Who Seizes The Moment? Well...

Photo of Listing #450322

$229,900 Active

  • 0.16 Acres

Lots/Acreage

122 Stratford Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450322

Are You A Visionary Who Seizes The Moment? Well Look No Further For Your Chance To Snap Up The City Of Nanaimo's Most Affordable R1 Building Lot...and It's Even In A Neighbourhood You'd Be Proud To Call Home! Located In Chase River's Well Established Wexfor...

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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