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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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221 Calder Rd, Nanaimo

$949,900

221 Calder Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,975 SqFt 6,534 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 960564

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

1981 Camas Rd, Nanaimo

$834,900

1981 Camas Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,127 SqFt 4,356 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 960243

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

2245 Belwood Pl, Nanaimo

$1,250,000

2245 Belwood Pl, Nanaimo

6 Beds 4 Baths 2,974 SqFt 6,534 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 959594

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

269 Westwood Rd, Nanaimo

$1,129,000

↓ $40,000

269 Westwood Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,816 SqFt 6,534 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 959758

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

186 Holland Rd, Nanaimo

$1,999,900

186 Holland Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 4 Baths 5,058 SqFt 131,987 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 957917

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

2308 Rockwood Pl, Nanaimo

$1,150,000

↓ $50,000

2308 Rockwood Pl, Nanaimo

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,190 SqFt 8,277 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 956867

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

2144 Henderson Lake, Nanaimo

$438,000

2144 Henderson Lake, Nanaimo

1 Bed 1 Bath 511 SqFt 2,178 SqFt Lot Manufactured Home MLS® # 957703

eXp Realty

3121 Northwood Rd, Nanaimo

$1,100,000

↓ $100,000

3121 Northwood Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,947 SqFt 233,918 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 955975

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

180 Holland Rd, Nanaimo

$1,959,000

180 Holland Rd, Nanaimo

5 Beds 8 Baths 3,445 SqFt 86,249 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 955740

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

2374 Mill Rd, Nanaimo

$1,349,000

2374 Mill Rd, Nanaimo

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,542 SqFt 20,038 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 954928

PG Direct Realty Ltd.

215 Fleming Pl, Nanaimo

$1,174,900

215 Fleming Pl, Nanaimo

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,859 SqFt 6,534 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 954118

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

189 Westwood Rd, Nanaimo

$795,000

↓ $17,900

189 Westwood Rd, Nanaimo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,103 SqFt 10,455 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 953878

RE/MAX of Nanaimo


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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