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

35 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

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

Photo of Listing #449124

$775,000 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.

Step Into This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo In T...

Photo of Listing #449049

$699,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,204 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street 602, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449049

Step Into This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo In The Prestigious Pacifica Building And Prepare To Be Wowed With The Gorgeous Ocean & Mountain Views! This Well Maintained Condo Features 1204 Sq. Ft Of Well Thought Out Living Space Including Floor To Ceiling Win...

eXp Realty

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 #446468

$669,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,015 ft²

Condo/Strata

91 Chapel Street 606, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446468

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

Waterfront Suite. Enjoy The Natural Splendour O...

Photo of Listing #450599

$638,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,446 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 1601, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450599

Waterfront Suite. Enjoy The Natural Splendour Of The World-renowned Ocean Harbour Of Nanaimo, The Beacon At Cameron Island Offers You The Best In Waterfront Living. This 1446 Sqft Spacious And Bright 2 Br Plus Den Condo, Features 2 Bathrooms And 2 Side By S...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Panoramic Ocean Views In This 1151 Sq Ft, 2 Bdr...

Photo of Listing #449836

$624,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,151 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street 212, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449836

Panoramic Ocean Views In This 1151 Sq Ft, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bthrm Waterfront Development At Pacifica. Take In The Fresh Sea Air & Stunning Ocean Views Of The Inner Harbour, Islands & Coastal Mtns. Elegant Hardwood Flooring Flow Throughout. This Bright, Open Design ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

Photo of Listing #449848

$565,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,180 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 303, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449848

On The Waterfront At Cameron Island, Downtown Nanaimo. This Completely Remodelled Suite Has 2 Bedrooms + An 8 By 9 Den & 2 Baths. The Views Are Due West, Looking In Towards The Active Inner Harbour, And Mt Benson. 20 Minutes By Float Plane From Vancouver. G...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Stunning Ocean And City View 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathr...

Photo of Listing #449977

$549,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,140 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 2102, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449977

Stunning Ocean And City View 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo. This Bright And Recently Updated Condo Is On The 21st Floor In The Prestigious Beacon Condo Building. This Unit Has An Open Concept Living Area With A Natural Gas Fireplace (natural Gas Included In T...

460 Realty Inc.

Walk To Port Place And The Harbourfront Walkway...

Photo of Listing #449381

$549,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,367 ft²

Condo/Strata

104 Esplanade Street 404, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449381

Walk To Port Place And The Harbourfront Walkway From This 1,367 Sf, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath South-west Facing Harbour View Corner Unit. Features Include 9' 9" Ceilings, Quartz Counter Tops, Under Cabinet Lighting, Heated Bathroom Floors, Wide Plank Engineered Woo...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

*****investment Opportunity In The Old City****...

Photo of Listing #447294

$540,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,767 ft²

Single Family

636 Kennedy Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447294

*****investment Opportunity In The Old City***** This Charming Character Home In The Heart Of Nanaimo Offers Space And Function. A 2 Bedroom Plus Den Legal Suite On The Lower Floor Adds Income And Value To This Smart Investment. The Home Opens Onto A Large ...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (QU)

Enjoy Fabulous Views From This Condo At The Bea...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #449832

$525,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,410 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 1101, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449832

Enjoy Fabulous Views From This Condo At The Beacon On Nanaimo's Waterfront! This Home Is Spacious & Full Of Light. Floor To Ceiling Windows Offer Breathtaking Views Of The Harbour,islands & Mountains Beyond. The Living/dining Area Opens As One Great Room Wi...

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.

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Old City Nanaimo boundary location map with landmarks

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