Nanaimo's New Home Subdivisions

See the new detached homes in Nanaimo's MLS below, followed by a list of upcoming developments and subdivisions in the Nanaimo area (skip to developments)


New Homes and Lots in Nanaimo

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6632 Jenkins Rd, Nanaimo

$1,199,900

6632 Jenkins Rd, Nanaimo

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,100 SqFt 6,534 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 959823

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

New
1047 Harewood Mines Rd, Nanaimo

$1,325,000

1047 Harewood Mines Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,299 SqFt 6,099 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 960827

HOMELAB Real Estate Group

New
396 Avaani Way, Nanaimo

$959,900

396 Avaani Way, Nanaimo

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,436 SqFt 8,277 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 960892

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

New
5391 Kenwill Dr, Nanaimo

$2,500,000

5391 Kenwill Dr, Nanaimo

6 Beds 6 Baths 4,424 SqFt 9,584 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 960492

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

New
3230 Ferguson Rd, Nanaimo

$2,695,000

3230 Ferguson Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,934 SqFt 118,919 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 959862

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

366 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo

$1,375,000

366 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo

8 Beds 6 Baths 3,465 SqFt 6,970 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 959948

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

196 Golden Oaks Cres, Nanaimo

$1,395,900

196 Golden Oaks Cres, Nanaimo

7 Beds 5 Baths 3,600 SqFt 9,148 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 959624

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

4684 Ambience Dr, Nanaimo

$1,785,000

4684 Ambience Dr, Nanaimo

7 Beds 5 Baths 4,098 SqFt 7,406 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 959533

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

2390 Barclay Rd, Nanaimo

$949,900

2390 Barclay Rd, Nanaimo

6 Beds 4 Baths 2,856 SqFt 4,792 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 957868

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

2005 Mountain Vista Dr, Nanaimo

$1,120,000

2005 Mountain Vista Dr, Nanaimo

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,437 SqFt 4,792 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 957612

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

1228 Manzanita Pl, Nanaimo

$1,300,000

1228 Manzanita Pl, Nanaimo

3 Beds 4 Baths 2,713 SqFt 0 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 957402

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

622 Eighth St, Nanaimo

$995,000

622 Eighth St, Nanaimo

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,540 SqFt 4,792 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 957292

RE/MAX of Nanaimo


There are some new home developments that LOOK like a traditional "freehold" subdivision but are technically a strata.
Bare land strata
: In these subdivisions, you DO OWN your lot and house 100%, but you also own and maintain a share of the infrastructure (sewer pipes, streetlights, roads). A bare land strata will also have bylaws (not usually onerous) and there will be low strata fees.
Building strata: A collection of detached homes can be set up as a building strata, which usually means the exteriors/roofs are common property, and their maintenance is a shared responsibility. Expect higher strata fees.

Upcoming Subdivision Projects around Nanaimo

Big Lots on Extension Rd

Upcoming(?)
Preliminary acceptance was granted for 11 lots to be subdivided from a larger parcel along Extension Rd, right at the bend heading into the village of Extension (see image below). The lots will all be 13,000 sqft+, by the looks of it. 

There will be full services to the lots because the location falls within the most southerly extent of the City of Nanaimo, as shown on the map below the satellite image.

If you'd like to be kept in the loop, just leave me a message.

Location of proposed subdivided lots near Extension, BC

Map detail showing southern extent of Nanaimo City where Cinnabar Valley (City) becomes Extension (Regional District)


4 & 8 Leam Rd, Diver Lake Area

Current/Ongoing 
This location is just west of Bowen Rd, across from the playground at Beban Park. These 13 freehold lots surround a cul-de-sac and range from about 5145-6950 sqft each. They are currently listed (Feb2024) for $389,900 or $399,900.

If you'd like to be kept in the loop, just leave me a message.

Location of planned subdivision at 4 & 8 Leam Rd, Nanaimo

Leam Rd subdivision, Nanaimo - aerial photo taken before construction


2186 Jingle Pot Rd

Upcoming(?) 
There's an application for redevelopment of this 4-acre property as a little cul-de-sac area with 13 new lots. This is very near to the location of the Jingle Pot mine from the first decades of the 20th century (a geo-technical assessment is likely a part of the re-development application process). This will be a very convenient location, and probably surrounded on all sides by trees. However, noise from the Parkway will certainly be a factor.

Image showing approximate location of the 13-lot subdivision proposed for 2186 Jingle Pot Rd in Nanaimo


Trailside Way (1045 Harewood Mines Rd)

Current/Ongoing 
This 10-acre property at 1045 Harewood Mines Rd has been under development for a few years; Tycott Contracting is building 23 single-family homes and 7 full duplexes; as of February 2024 there are several stately homes built/sold and construction is ongoing, with two of the homes listed for sale.

The plan includes dedicated park space beginning at the lower end of the property where there is a wetland, and extending up the ravine beyond the marsh to a flat forested area overlooking it all. The location is on the way to "The Abyss", less than 1km south of Colliery Dams Park — accessible from the top of 7th St above John Barsby School.

Addresses are on "Trailside Rd" and "Fern Ridge Pl".

If you'd like to be notified of any updates, contact me!

1045 Harewood Mines Rd map


Hawthorne Estates (second buildout)

Current/Ongoing
In the mid-2000s there was an initial phase of homes built near Buttertubs Marsh in the University District. Almost twenty years later, Hawthorne is still recognized as a very desirable neighbourhood. About half of the land was left undeveloped until recently.

This newer phase appears to be characterized by larger homes than the first phase, with more secondary suites. And while the first phase was characterized by a lot of tree-planting (and those trees have matured very well), such trees are noticeably missing in this newer phase. However, there are great mountain views, and the homes are looking good.

If you would like more information about Hawthorne, I'm happy to help. Contact me.

Aerial image showing the newest phase of Hawthorne Estates in Nanaimo's University District


Ambience Drive

Current/Ongoing
This is a new street built high on the hill above Hammond Bay, looking north past Neck Point Park to the wide ocean gulf. Some houses have already been built and have sold in the $1.3M-$1.7M range, with more bare lots and houses available for purchase.

The lots are in the 7000-9000 sqft range, and are arranged so that the ocean-side homes can have walkout basements facing the ocean, and the lots on the other side of the road can sit high enough to look over their neighbours' roofs.

If you would like more information about this opportunity, I'm happy to help. Contact me.

Showing location of Ambience Drive in the context of topography and proximity to ocean


Golden Oaks Crescent

Current/Ongoing
This is a new subdivision just off Hammond Bay Road, a few blocks south of Pipers Lagoon. The lots and pre-sale homes were listed as early as 2018, with development continuing to this day (Feb 2024). 

Satellite image showing location of Golden Oaks Crescent subdivision in Nanaimo


Harbour View St and Hogler Cres

Current/Ongoing
This small subdivision overlooks the harbour from a prominence at Nanaimo's South End, between the highway and Old Victoria Rd - near Alice's Restaurant. (This was the site of the historic Hunt Estate that burned down in the 2000s, and there was also a convent on the property, its foundations still visible before this subdivision was cleared).

I haven't seen a name for this development, but the lots are on two streets: Harbour View Street and Hogler Crescent. Many/all of the lots were listed as vacant land in mid-2021, and the first homes started to be listed in May 2022. Some homes are completed while other lots are still available to purchase. Prices reflect the ocean views but are also kept lower by the neighbourhood's proximity to less-prestigious areas of town. 

The Island Highway (Nicol St) is visible at the lower-right in this photo. 

Aerial image showing Nanaimo and harbour in the background, with new subdivision under construction (Harbour View St) in the foreground


8th St Extension

Current/Ongoing
Until the early 2020s, 8th St ended at Howard Ave. But now, the forest is cleared and there is a new subdivision. It's a high point overlooking Harewood as you can see below; many of these homes have great views!

The location is very close to John Barsby Secondary School as well as to the new Quality Foods at Bruce Ave (both are visible below).

Addresses are on 8th St, and also Monga, Rotayo, and Shante Roads.

As of February 2024, many homes are built and there is one listed for sale. See any current listings here: "Upper Harewood" new homes.

Aerial photo showing the cleared subdivision at 8th St and Howard Ave in Nanaimo, with autumnal Harewood and  the ocean in the background


Victoria Estates on Old Victoria Rd - Bare Land Subdivision

Lots all sold, homes may be offered
This is a bare land strata subdivision with no building scheme (no specific rules about consistency in the houses' designs, etc.). All of the 20 lots were listed and sold out in late 2020. As I write in Feb 2024, I am unsure whether any of the houses are under construction, yet. 

The location is along Old Victoria Rd in the South End, just past 7th St and the recycling centre. There are 20 lots averaging about 5550 sqft each, lined up with their backs to the E&N Railway. (The railway is barely used for rail anymore, and is expected to be repurposed as a recreational trailway at some point - but this is not guaranteed.)

As you can see in the satellite image below, in which I have exaggerated the topography, these lots are near to the cliffs that run along the side of the road. The wetland below those cliffs will be reserved as dedicated parkland, which makes me wonder: Will a trail be built along the base of those cliffs? I sure hope so!

Let me know if you'd like to be notified when the finished houses are listed for sale!

Satellite image showing location of the proposed bare land strata subdivision at 857 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo

Photo showing partially developed subdivision at Old Victoria Rd bare land subdivision


Williamson Rd Subdivision

Status: Dead?
This 5 acre hillside property is between Hammond Bay Rd and the ocean, close to Piper's Pub and Fillinger Crescent. There were plans for a 20-lot subdivision, whose homes would have sweeping south-facing views, looking across to the steep slopes above Lost Lake and Linley Valley. This was proposed in the early 2020s but the parcel was listed for sale in 2023 and possibly not sold.

5300 Williamson Rd subdivision context map


Arbor Park

Location map for Arbor Park new homes in Nanaimo

Phase 2 pending
This development is VERY central, being close to the Northfield exit off the Nanaimo Parkway. The neighbourhood is sloped and enjoys some big mountain views.

The first phase of Arbor Park was called Perch; its homes were built with a continuity of craftsman designs (reminiscent of the Hawthorne neighbourhood in the University District). That phase sold out in late 2020, and the next phase seems poised (as of Feb2024) to break ground.


Ridgeline of Cottle Place

Status: Pending(?)
These 24 units (duplexes, triplexes and single family homes) will be built on top of a ridge near Pipers Lagoon and Stephenson Point, near the border of Departure Bay and Hammond Bay. The ocean and island views will be spectacular.

I don't know anything about a timeline at this point - an application was made to the city in 2018 and approved, and then it was renewed in 2020; it expires in May 2024.

I'll be keeping an eye on this development. If you'd like me to keep you updated, please contact me!

Ridgeline of Cottle Place development, Nanaimo - location map


The Foothills

Current/Ongoing
Build your new home with the best outlook available. These bare land strata lots above Lantzville and Pleasant Valley offer luxurious views of the Salish Sea, North Nanaimo, Mount Benson, the BC Coastal Mountain range, the Winchelsea Islands, Nanoose Bay, Brannen Lake and Green Lake, and Rutherford Ridge.

Read more about The Foothills.

View from The Foothills, Nanaimo

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