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The Jingle Pot area is the most RURAL real estate in Nanaimo proper. It slopes gently down from the foot of Mt Benson to the valley bottom, where the Millstream winds through grasslands. This was a farming and resource extraction area from the mid-1800s until after WWII. This SOUTH part of Jingle Pot hasn't developed all that much in the past 70 years!

There are two basic types of neighbourhood here:

  1. Larger properties, many with small farms and pre-war houses: these appear mainly below (north of) Jingle Pot Rd. These are more likely to be old farmhouses, custom homes, or mobile homes on land. Many have equestrian facilities.
  2. Subdivisions with homes built SINCE 1970: these are above Jingle Pot Rd closer to Westwood Lake, but also across Jingle Pot Rd, near Cathers Lake. These were usually built as spec homes but on the higher end, with interesting floorplans.

South Jingle Pot isn't a large area; it's roughly everything from the Jingle Pot Pub to the power station, up to Westwood Lake and down to Maxey Rd and East Wellington Rd.

Properties in South Jingle Pot

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2366 Ashlee Rd, Nanaimo

$1,199,000

2366 Ashlee Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,871 SqFt 55,322 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 970367

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

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250 Westwood Rd, Nanaimo

$979,900

250 Westwood Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,168 SqFt 32,235 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 969850

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PK)

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2189 Woodthrush Pl, Nanaimo

$799,900

2189 Woodthrush Pl, Nanaimo

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,250 SqFt 7,841 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 970087

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

208 Westwood Rd, Nanaimo

$1,194,000

208 Westwood Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,474 SqFt 8,712 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 969905

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

New
2271 East Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

$2,190,000

2271 East Wellington Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,418 SqFt 324,958 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 970117

Island Pacific Realty Ltd.

2326 Panorama View Dr, Nanaimo

$1,265,000

2326 Panorama View Dr, Nanaimo

9 Beds 6 Baths 5,304 SqFt 13,068 SqFt Lot Full Duplex MLS® # 969730

RE/MAX Generation (LD)

803 Dogwood Rd, Nanaimo

$675,000

803 Dogwood Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,064 SqFt 17,860 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 969689

RE/MAX 2000 Realty

729 Dogwood Rd, Nanaimo

$824,999

729 Dogwood Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,878 SqFt 9,584 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 968451

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PK)

266 Harwell Rd 18, Nanaimo

$409,900

266 Harwell Rd 18, Nanaimo

2 Beds 1 Bath 934 SqFt 1,307 SqFt Lot Row/Townhouse MLS® # 966582

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

2171 Dockside Way, Nanaimo

$838,000

2171 Dockside Way, Nanaimo

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,408 SqFt 10,019 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 966449

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

2240 Leighton Rd, Nanaimo

$1,350,000

↓ $50,000

2240 Leighton Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,505 SqFt 7,406 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 961928

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

180 Holland Rd, Nanaimo

$1,959,000

180 Holland Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 5 Baths 3,445 SqFt 86,249 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 964162

460 Realty Inc. (NA)


What's with the name "Jingle Pot"?

There are two common explanations for why it's called Jingle Pot:
1) Miners and their wives used to say "There's gonna be a jingle in the pot" when they talked about payday - referring to coins placed in a vessel of some kind.
2) There was a coal mine with a crude setup for "jingling" something in a metal pot to indicate to coworkers when a load was ready to be lifted - or something.

Nearby Schools

  • Mountain View Elementary ; 2480 East Wellington Rd.
  • Nanaimo Christian School ; 198 Holland Rd.
  • Fairview Elementary ; 205 Howard Ave.
  • Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) ; 355 Wakesiah Ave.
  • John Barsby Secondary ; 550 7th St.

Jingle Pot South location map

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