Nanaimo Real Estate: The Old City

Downtown Nanaimo - also referred to as the Old City - is shaped like a half bowl. At the bottom of the bowl is the harbourfront, commercial district, and condos. Then there are about 18 city blocks of single family homes arranged on the slope of the bowl, overlooking downtown and the harbour.

It's a very convenient place to live, especially if you work downtown, or commute to Vancouver, or attend VIU, or don't want to pay for taxis back from events downtown.

You can see current listings below, or use this link to read more about the Old City below.

Old City Property Listings

72 Properties Found. Page 1 of 6

Nanaimo's Finest Penthouse In 4 Yr Old Building...

Photo of Listing #457163

$2,000,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,501 ft²

Condo/Strata

10 Chapel Street Ph4, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #457163

Nanaimo's Finest Penthouse In 4 Yr Old Building. Breath Taking Ocean & Mountain Views, Excellent Downtown Location Next To Historic Old Court House. Main Level Features Include 295 Sq Ft Covered Deck With Hookup For B.b.q., Plus Private Elevator To Your Pri...

RE/MAX Anchor Realty (QU)

Downtown Nanaimo Penthouse Suite With Private L...

Photo of Listing #452244

$1,089,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,250 ft²

Condo/Strata

10 Chapel Street Ph2, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452244

Downtown Nanaimo Penthouse Suite With Private Lift To Your Own Private 1,350 Sq. Ft. Rooftop Deck! Located In The Heart Of The City Is Where You Will Find This Fantastic Penthouse Unit With Expansive Views Of The Mountains, City, Waterfront, Active Harbour ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Set On Nanaimo's Famous Waterfront, This 1710sf...

Photo of Listing #454357

$925,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,710 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 502, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454357

Set On Nanaimo's Famous Waterfront, This 1710sf, Two Bedroom Home Features A 1190sf Terrace With City And Ocean Views. Magnificent View Over The City To Mount Benson Is Complemented By A Newly Installed Ductless Heat Pump. The Beautiful Kitchen Has Tiled Ba...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Spacious Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Condo With G...

Photo of Listing #456593

$749,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,650 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 403, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456593

Spacious Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Condo With Gorgeous Views. Overlooking The Newcastle Channel And The Inner Harbour. Over 1600 Sqft Of Bright And Open Concept Living Area. Two Separate Decks, One Is Over 1000 Sqft To Enjoy The Lovely View All Year Round. ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Dunc)

This Unique Luxury Ocean Front Condo With Spect...

Photo of Listing #452005

$739,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,446 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 1001, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452005

This Unique Luxury Ocean Front Condo With Spectacular Panoramic Beautiful Wide Open Views, Located In The Premier Waterfront Condo Tower Complex "the Beacon ", Well Compared To Any Luxury Condo Locally Available, This Excellent Value Waterfront Condo Has 2 ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Waterfront/renovated Suite - Prestigious 'beaco...

Photo of Listing #458071

$699,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,164 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 1302, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #458071

Waterfront/renovated Suite - Prestigious 'beacon' Building In Downtown Nanaimo In Cameron Island. Oceanfront Living Featuring Two Large Patios; One Off The Main Living Room And The Second Off The Master Bedroom. Enjoy Panoramic Views Of The Ocean, Gabriola ...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

On The Waterfront At Cameron Island, Downtown N...

REDUCED 10% Photo of Listing #449124

$699,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,744 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 2302, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449124

On The Waterfront At Cameron Island, Downtown Nanaimo. This Suite Is Very Unique, In That It Boast 3 Separate Sun Decks, One Facing East, One Facing South, & One Facing West, It Has 2 Bedrooms + Den & 2 Baths. 20 Minutes By Float Plane From Vancouver. I Can...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Beautiful Ocean View Luxury Condo Located In Th...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #451946

$679,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,284 ft²

Condo/Strata

10 Chapel Street 401, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451946

Beautiful Ocean View Luxury Condo Located In The Heart Of Downtown. This Condo Offers A Bright Open Design With 10 Ft. Ceilings Surrounded By Windows To Embrace The Spectacular View Of Newcastle Channel, Yacht Club, Mt. Benson & The City. In The Most Conven...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Over 90% Sold Out! Luxurious Oceanview Penthous...

Photo of Listing #450406

$679,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,015 ft²

Condo/Strata

91 Chapel Street 605, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450406

Over 90% Sold Out! Luxurious Oceanview Penthouse In The Heart Of Nanaimo's Historic Downtown. A True West Coast Lifestyle Property, This Home Features A Spectacular 500' Rooftop Patio With 360 Ocean & Mountain Views. Beautifully Appointed, The Elegant Maste...

eXp Realty

Ocean View Condo With Rare Afternoon Sun Exposu...

Photo of Listing #450272

$679,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,262 ft²

Condo/Strata

10 Chapel Street 402, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450272

Ocean View Condo With Rare Afternoon Sun Exposure - Aqua Residences Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Own The Extremely Bright Unit With 10' Ceilings, Large Windows, Active Ocean Views That Must Be Seen To Be Fully Appreciated. Spectacular Views And Remarkable ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

90% Sold Out! Luxurious Oceanview Penthouse In ...

Photo of Listing #451095

$669,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,015 ft²

Condo/Strata

91 Chapel Street 606, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451095

90% Sold Out! Luxurious Oceanview Penthouse In The Heart Of Nanaimo's Historic Downtown. A True West Coast Lifestyle Property, This Home Features A Spectacular 500' Rooftop Patio With 360 Ocean & Mountain Views. Beautifully Appointed, The Elegant Master Sui...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located In The "newscastle" Building On Cameron...

Photo of Listing #457433

$659,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,342 ft²

Condo/Strata

150 Promenade Drive 304, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #457433

Located In The "newscastle" Building On Cameron Island Is This Luxury Residence Offering Wonderful Views Of The Inner Harbour, City Skyline And Mount Benson. This Corner Unit Has An Open Floor Plan With 1342 Sq Ft Of Living Space Offering 2 Bedrooms, A Den,...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Old City Real Estate Profile

First, let's clarify that the Old City referred to on this page is not to be confused with the much smaller "Old City Quarter" centered on Fitzwilliam Street. I'm referring to the "Old City" region defined by VIREB (real estate board) which is bordered by the Millstream in the north, down Pine St. to where Fifth St. meets Old Victoria, then up to Milton St., down Milton to the water, and back up to the Millstream Estuary. (See map below)

There are about 800 single-family homes in this area, the majority of which might be called "character homes" by virtue of the architectural details which survive from construction in the 1890s-1940s. These include solid old-growth timber construction, craftsman front porches with chunky pillars and wide steps, and stained glass windows.

Note: Even the most desirable neighbourhoods in the Old City can be just a block away from a less desirable area. I know the area well and would be happy to discuss it with you. Contact me.

Back to Nanaimo neighbourhoods

Old City Nanaimo boundary location map with landmarks

VIREB IDX Reciprocity listings are displayed in accordance with VIREB's broker reciprocity Agreement and are copyright © the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. The above information is from sources deemed reliable but it should not be relied upon without independent verification.