South Nanaimo Real Estate

Every walk of life can be found here, from starving artists to blue collar mill workers to professors and doctors. Overall the vibe is very relaxed and unpretentious, with a roll-up-your-sleeves community spirit that goes back generations in Nanaimo.

Below, I've broken down some of the distinctions between each part of South Nanaimo. Or, check out these properties for sale in South Nanaimo:

Homes for Sale in South Nanaimo

46 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

Developer Alert! This 14.2 Acres Of Land Close ...

Photo of Listing #844179

$2,850,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 14.23 Acres

Single Family Detached

101 South St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #844179

Developer Alert! This 14.2 Acres Of Land Close To Downtown Nanaimo. Located Just Off Old Victoria Rd, Currently Zoned Residential, Adjoins Large Parcel Zoned Light Industrial, City Of Nanaimo May Be Rezoning To Some Multi-family And Residential. This Proper...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Executive Style Riverfront Estate Sits On ...

Photo of Listing #881498

$2,550,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4.34 Acres
  • 2,863 ft²

Single Family Detached

319 8th St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #881498

This Executive Style Riverfront Estate Sits On A 4.34 Acre Flat Lot With A Dug Well For Dedicated Irrigation For The Breathtaking Orchard Boasting 40 Different Types Of Fruit Trees. No Expense Was Spared In 2018 When A Full $400k Home Renovation Was Complet...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Possibilities Are Endless. You Have Multiple Op...

Photo of Listing #873957

$1,288,000 Active

  • 0.58 Acres


610 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #873957

Possibilities Are Endless. You Have Multiple Options -- Build The Multi Family Project Using The Current Design, Redesign Your Project Into Single Houses, Duplexes, Re-apply For A Student Housing Project, ...... -- Very Excellent Location For Whatever You P...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Investor Alert And Available This Beautiful 5 ...

Photo of Listing #879900

$899,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.37 Acres
  • 2,381 ft²

Single Family Detached

569 Hannah Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #879900

Investor Alert And Available This Beautiful 5 Bedroom + Office/den, 3 Bath Home Is Nestled On An Inside Corner 1/3+ Acre Lot In South Nanaimo With Ocean And Mountain Views. Relax On The Wrap Around Deck Or Take A Short Walk To All Amenities Including A Gr...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Fabulous Newer Home In An Excellent Modern Subd...

NEW Photo of Listing #882384

$824,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,525 ft²

Single Family Detached

544 Grewal Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882384

Fabulous Newer Home In An Excellent Modern Subdivision With A Two Bedroom Legal Suite. Located In The University Area Just Minutes To Schools, Shopping And Great Highway Access .two Level Westcoast Style. Attractive And Unique Exterior Design. Main Living...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

This Beautiful Home Ticks All The Boxes, Main L...

NEW Photo of Listing #882514

$785,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,614 ft²

Single Family Detached

478 Alpen Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882514

This Beautiful Home Ticks All The Boxes, Main Level Entry With A Walkout Basement, A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite And Rv Parking! Close To All Level Of Schools, Vancouver Island University, Shopping Malls, And Near Bus Routes. Fantastic Open Floor Plan Layout & Qu...

eXp Realty

Attention Developers And Investors; Here Is A K...

REDUCED 12% Photo of Listing #874693

$749,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,027 ft²

Single Family Detached

535 Haliburton St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874693

Attention Developers And Investors; Here Is A Key Holding Property On Development Ready Street At The Centre Of The Revitalizing "harbourview District"! This Aptly Renamed Ocean View Neighbourhood Is Seeing Rapid Revitalization And Development As Several Gr...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

3 Bedroom Rancher With Detached Garage. Great F...

Photo of Listing #882101

$724,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,185 ft²

Single Family Detached

695 Park Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882101

3 Bedroom Rancher With Detached Garage. Great Family Or Retirement Home. Near University, High Schools And Community Facilities. Across From Recreational Parkland And A Forever Greenbelt - Watch The Eagles In The Morning. In Quiet, Well Kept Area Of Harwoo...

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

Gardeners Paradise! This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom R...

NEW Photo of Listing #882600

$675,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,401 ft²

Single Family Detached

1066 Southwood Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882600

Gardeners Paradise! This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Rancher Is Located On A Quiet Street. Great Room Open Concept With Vaulted Ceilings Provides For A Comfortable Living Experience. Gorgeous Plants And Fruit Throughout The Yard - If You Are Quick Enough You Can M...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Here's A Clean 4 Bedroom Home With A Basement S...

Photo of Listing #882207

$674,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,049 ft²

Single Family Detached

870 Kentwood Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882207

Here's A Clean 4 Bedroom Home With A Basement Suite In Oak Hills Estates. Situated On A Nicely Landscaped Corner Lot In A Quiet Neighbourhood And Walking Distance To Schools And Colliery Dam Park. Upstairs Offers An Open Living/dining Area With A Gas Firep...

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

Ideal Location - 4 Bedroom Home On A Quiet Stre...

Photo of Listing #882114

$649,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,664 ft²

Single Family Detached

130 Columbia St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #882114

Ideal Location - 4 Bedroom Home On A Quiet Street. Looking For Your Principal Family Residence, Or Mortgage Helper This Homes Comes With 3 Tenants In Place. The Bright Bonus Room Has Lots Of Room And Has Double Doors To Deck Off The Main Area. The Oversiz...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

If You're Looking For A Fantastic Investment Op...

Photo of Listing #878913

$629,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,837 ft²

Single Family Detached

549 Nova St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #878913

If You're Looking For A Fantastic Investment Opportunity In The Heart Of The University District In South Nanaimo Then Look No Further. This Home Boasts 3 Bedrooms And 1 Bathroom Up With A 2 Bedroom Mortgage Helper With Great Tenants That Would Like To ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

University District of Nanaimo with Mt Benson and VIU seen behind

South Nanaimo Neighbourhoods

This is a very large and diverse area, and I wouldn't have listed it all together on one page if the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board didn't include it as a single region. So, I've broken down the distinctions here, with a pre-set search for each area. Remember, if you want to get notifications when new listings hit the market in any area, just find the "save this search" button and use it!


This is the largest homogeneous part of South Nanaimo - it's a wide plain of about 3.25 km² between the railway and VIU, between 4th St and 10th St.

Harewood is very convenient to downtown and both highways, as well as being snug against the wilderness behind town.

This is a charming and relaxed neighbourhood - and it's old - it was a rural district with its own municipality prior to its annexation by Nanaimo in 1976. When this area was first settled as land for the coal miners and their families in the late Victorian/Edwardian eras, it was subdivided as five-acre plots (it's also called "Five Acres"). Over time, these plots were subdivided and newer homes (1920's craftsman bungalows to post-war ranchers and split-levels), were added beside them.

This is a great place to find a well-made home of solid wooden construction. There used to be a lot of old-growth fir available in these parts, and it shows.

Harewood Valley area map with landmarks

Old Victoria Road, Bayview area

This is a quiet area with some nice homes, set apart somewhat from the bustle and hustlers of the South End (see below) yet not quite falling into Harewood. There are old character homes, as well as mid-late 20th century boxes and everything in between.

South End

South End map approximationIn old Nanaimo, this was part of the "South Ward" - a distinct community with its own teams - holding rivalries with other downtown neighbourhoods. A lot of renovated miners' cabins and sumptuous Victorian homes still remain, overlooking the harbour and the estuary. Despite what I've written below, I have to acknowledge that at least half of all the properties in the South End are lovingly cared for and are very desirable for their period architecture and/or mature yard spaces.

This is SLOWLY emerging as a great real estate investment area in Nanaimo. It was the roughest part of town for decades, but is slowly being gentrified by investment-minded buyers who see the immense potential of this oceanside location so close to downtown Nanaimo. Other buyers are people who like getting a solid craftsman home at a discount.

For many people, this is not the place to raise children or teens. While addiction is a problem in every neighbourhood, it is slightly more concentrated in this area. But tolerant, down-to-earth people can tell you this is a great place to live, with the best neighbours you'll find anywhere, great community values and affordable costs - where else can you get an ocean view for less than $400,000? If you want notifications when new homes become available here, check out this search and "Save" it: South End homes for sale

South Haliburton

While the north end of Haliburton has its rough patches, the south end has some very desirable real estate. This is the area near Petroglyph Park and the Calico Cat teahouse, with beautiful homes on large lots overlooking the expansive Nanaimo River Estuary.

There is also a multi-family complex and a mobile home park here, offering great views! Let me know if you want to view a listing for sale in the area!

9th St and Tenth St

There's been an explosion of development in this area since around 2009, and it's not slowing down. The homes are on "modern sized" lots (i.e., smaller than traditional single-family plots) which helps them to be affordable despite many of these homes having high square footage and some nice finishes, or even a legal basement suite, easily rented to students attending nearby VIU. These neighbourhoods are quiet and family oriented, and so far at least, the yards are very well kept.

These neighbourhoods are preferred by households who have at least one vehicle, because there are no amenities within a 12-min walk. Or rather, that was true until the Quality Foods supermarket opened a new store at the commercial space near 9th St. and Bruce Ave. They also have a place for drinks upstairs.

Harewood Heights

I don't know if there's a more official name for this area! There's a lot of new construction south of 7th Street, west of Howard Avenue. (Brookfield Drive, Southland Way, Glengarry Crescent)

Some of this area appears to be bare land strata (detached homes with a fairly simple strata agreement), but not all of it. There are also some townhomes that share the strata with the detached homes. I'm eager to learn more, so please call me if you're wanting to view a home in this area. I'd love to work with you.

Nearby Parks

Nearby Schools

  • Fairview Elementary ; 205 Howard Ave.
  • Georgia Avenue Elementary ; 625 Georgia Ave.
  • Park Avenue Elementary ; 395 Eighth St.
  • Bayview Elementary ; 140 View St.
  • Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) ; 355 Wakesiah Ave.
  • John Barsby Secondary ; 550 7th St.

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