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

32 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Luxurious Oceanview Penthouse In The Heart Of N...

Photo of Listing #446473

$679,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,015 ft²

Condo/Strata

91 Chapel Street 605, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446473

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 Suite Offers A Wa...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Luxurious Oceanview Penthouse In The Heart Of N...

Photo of Listing #446468

$669,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,015 ft²

Condo/Strata

91 Chapel Street 606, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446468

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 Suite Offers A Wa...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Experience Luxurious Living In This 1151 Sq Ft,...

Photo of Listing #448237

$624,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,151 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street 212, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448237

Experience Luxurious Living In This 1151 Sq Ft, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bthrm Oceanfront Condo 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

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner...

Photo of Listing #434564

$615,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,054 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street Th6, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434564

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner Harbour Is Waterfront Living At Its Finest. An Ideal Location For Those Who Want To Experience The Best Of What Nanaimo Has To Offer, Relish The Panoramic Harbour And City Views Form This Well-appointed Open-c...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner...

Photo of Listing #434567

$599,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,168 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street Th2, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434567

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner Harbour Is Waterfront Living At Its Finest. An Ideal Location For Those Who Want To Experience The Best Of What Nanaimo Has To Offer, Relish The Panoramic Harbour And City Views Form This Well-appointed Open-c...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner...

Photo of Listing #434561

$599,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,187 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street Th3, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434561

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner Harbour Is Waterfront Living At Its Finest. An Ideal Location For Those Who Want To Experience The Best Of What Nanaimo Has To Offer, Relish The Panoramic Harbour And City Views Form This Well-appointed Open-c...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner...

Photo of Listing #434557

$599,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,185 ft²

Condo/Strata

38 Front Street Th4, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434557

This Luxury Townhome Located On Nanaimo's Inner Harbour Is Waterfront Living At Its Finest. An Ideal Location For Those Who Want To Experience The Best Of What Nanaimo Has To Offer, Relish The Panoramic Harbour And City Views Form This Well-appointed Open-c...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located On The Top Floor This 1,430 Sf, 2 Bedro...

Photo of Listing #448844

$579,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,430 ft²

Condo/Strata

104 Esplanade Street 402, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448844

Located On The Top Floor This 1,430 Sf, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Corner Unit Faces North-east Taking Advantage Of Both Park & Harbour Views. There Are No Age Restrictions & Rentals & 1 Dog Up To 26 Lbs Is Allowed. Sequoia's, Douglas Firs,evergreen Oak, Copper Beec...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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

REDUCED 7% Photo of Listing #446132

$575,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,410 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 1101, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446132

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

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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

Photo of Listing #448622

$574,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,140 ft²

Condo/Strata

154 Promenade Drive 2102, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448622

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.

*****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)

Luxurious Suite With Spectacular Views In The H...

Photo of Listing #446475

$519,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 950 ft²

Condo/Strata

91 Chapel Street 506, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446475

Luxurious Suite With Spectacular Views In The Heart Of Nanaimo's Historic Downtown. A True West Coast Lifestyle Property, This Home Features An Elegant Master Suite Including A Walk-in Closet & 4-pc Ensuite With Walk-in Glass Shower & Dual Sinks. 10' Ceilin...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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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