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

25 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Best Waterfront Penthouses In Downtown Nanaimo....

Photo of Listing #870459

$2,000,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,075 ft²

Condo Apartment

38 Front St 1802, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #870459

Best Waterfront Penthouses In Downtown Nanaimo. On This 18th Floor, You See The Ocean From The East, The Islands From The South, And The City Light And The Mountain From The West. This View Is Unbeatable! Enjoy The 270 Degree View From The 24*10 Private Dec...

eXp Realty

Nanaimo's Finest Penthouse In A 6 Yr Old Buildi...

Photo of Listing #818116

$2,000,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,249 ft²

Condo Apartment

10 Chapel St Ph4, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #818116

Nanaimo's Finest Penthouse In A 6 Yr Old Building. Breath Taking Ocean & Mountain Views, Excellent Downtown Location Next To Historic Old Court House. Main Level Has 1249 Sq Ft Of Inside Living & Outdoors Is A 295 Sq Ft Covered Deck With Hookup For B.b.q., ...

RE/MAX Anchor Realty (QU)

1250 Sq Ft 2 Bed, 2 Bath Penthouse Condo In Dow...

Photo of Listing #866503

$897,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,250 ft²

Condo Apartment

10 Chapel St Ph 2, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #866503

1250 Sq Ft 2 Bed, 2 Bath Penthouse Condo In Downtown Nanaimo. Take Your Own Exclusive Elevator To Your Own Private 1350 Sq Ft Roof Top Deck Equipped With A Gas Bbq Hookup And Plumbed For A Hot Tub. Enjoy Panoramic Views Of The City, Mount Benson, Maffeo S...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Breathtaking Ocean Views From All Rooms! Nanaim...

Photo of Listing #870706

$849,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,188 ft²

Condo Apartment

38 Front St 801, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #870706

Breathtaking Ocean Views From All Rooms! Nanaimo's Premier Waterfront Residences, Pacifica Waterfront Condominium! Enjoy Penthouse Like Living. This Is Unit 801 Which Is 13 Floors Above The Waterfront Promenade. This Unit Offers An Extra Large Balcony/ter...

460 Realty Inc.

Well Maintained Legal Tri-plex In The Old City ...

Photo of Listing #872115

$798,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,911 ft²

Triplex

452 Milton St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872115

Well Maintained Legal Tri-plex In The Old City Area Of Nanaimo. Lovely Building And Property With City & Ocean Views. The Top Floor Suite Has Views Across The Strait To The Mainland Mountains. The Building Has Been Lovingly Cared For Over The Years, Built I...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Perched Above The Marina & The Beautiful Sea Wa...

Photo of Listing #869026

$725,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,332 ft²

Condo Apartment

550 Blue Girl Way 302, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #869026

Perched Above The Marina & The Beautiful Sea Walk You Are Walking Distance To Wonderful Dining & Entertainment Experiences And An Easy Commute To The Ferries, Float Planes Or Helijet Putting You On The Mainland In 20 Minutes! This Waterfront Building Is Ful...

eXp Realty

With 180 Degree Views Of Mount Benson, The City...

Photo of Listing #866021

$678,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,116 ft²

Condo Apartment

38 Front St 1503, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #866021

With 180 Degree Views Of Mount Benson, The City & The Ocean, This 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo Leaves An Unforgettable Impression. Enjoy The Bright, Open & Modern Feel Of This Home, Feat. Hardwood Floors Throughout, Granite Countertops & Light Paint Finishes. The Co...

Oakwyn Realty Ltd.

Welcome To This Extensively Updated Cameron Isl...

Photo of Listing #871523

$675,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,168 ft²

Condo Apartment

154 Promenade Dr 1703, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #871523

Welcome To This Extensively Updated Cameron Island Condo With Beautiful Views Of The Boat Basin, Mount Benson And Downtown. The Expanded Kitchen With Bar Area Boasts Modern White Cabinetry, Glass Top Eating Bar And Five Appliances Including Bar Fridge. The ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Updated Cameron Island Unit Features Fanta...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #866925

$675,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,163 ft²

Condo Apartment

154 Promenade Dr 1804, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #866925

This Updated Cameron Island Unit Features Fantastic Ocean, Mountain And City Views. Two Covered Decks Take In The Stunning Sights Of Newcastle Channel, Protection Island, The Boat Basin, Downtown And Mount Benson. The Unit Is Designed To Maximize The Views ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Heartbeat Of Downtown Nanaimo - Picture Living ...

Photo of Listing #869479

$674,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,286 ft²

Condo Apartment

10 Chapel St 301, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #869479

Heartbeat Of Downtown Nanaimo - Picture Living Your Best Life And Enjoying The Luxury And Ocean-view You've Always Dreamed Of In This 1286 Sq/ft Shangri-la. This End Unit Condo Was Built In 2015 With An Open Concept, 10ft Ceiling, Chefs Kitchen With High-en...

eXp Realty

Luxury Penthouse With A 500 Sq.ft. Rooftop Pati...

Photo of Listing #871482

$619,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,015 ft²

Condo Apartment

91 Chapel St 606, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #871482

Luxury Penthouse With A 500 Sq.ft. Rooftop Patio And 360° Views In The Sought-after 91 Chapel Project. 10' Ceilings & 16' Fully-retractable Floor To Ceiling Glass Doors Span The Length Of The Living Room, Filling This Spectacular Home With Sunshine. A Beaut...

eXp Realty

Don't Miss Your Opportunity To Own A Beautiful ...

NEW Photo of Listing #872558

$589,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,113 ft²

Condo Apartment

150 Promenade Dr 107, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872558

Don't Miss Your Opportunity To Own A Beautiful 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Luxury Ocean View Condo At Prestigious Cameron Island, Found In The Heart Of Nanaimo's Harbour. This Condo Has Been Tastefully Renovated From From Top To Bottom.the Designer Kitchen Offers ...

460 Realty Inc.

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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