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:
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...
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...
Custom Built 4 Bed/4 Bath Family Home.the Main Level Entry Home Is Inviting W/ A Great Family
Room & Private Office At The Entry.a Beautiful Open Concept Kitchen/living Area With Quartz
Counters,focal Gas Fireplace And Complete With Separate Dining Area,2...
Legal Suite - Spotless & Move In Ready Is This Nicely Renovated Split Entry. It's All Been Done So Your Piece Of Mind Is Assured. On A Quiet South Nanaimo Cul-de-sac With Fully Fenced Back Yard & Offering A Lovely View To Gabriola & The Mainland Mtns. Ren...
Stunning, Well-maintained Detached Character Home Located In Timberwood Trail. With 3 Bedrooms And 2 ½ Baths, This Home Is Perfect For Young Families, First-time Buyers, Or Investors. The Main Floor Includes A Comfortable Living Area, 2 Piece Bath, And Beau...
Still Available : This Well Maintained Home Is Move In Ready Should You Be Looking For Your Principal Family Residence, Or For The Investor Or Retiree That May Want Some Extra Income This Home Already Comes With Two Long Term Tenants Either Of Which Would J...
Welcome To Cassell Place . Strata Unit, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Upper/second Floor Condo Unit In Four Plex Building In
Strata Complex. Beautiful Kitchen With Loads Of Cabinets And Counter Space. Spacious Pantry. In Suite Stacking Washer And Dryer Incl...
University District Townhome. Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Own The Updated Two Storey Townhome In A Central Location Not Far From Vancouver Island University. Offering Approx. 1156 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space With Main Level Living With The Bedrooms On The Upp...
Immaculate 3 Bedroom Townhome Located In The Heart Of The Growing University District. Ideal Floor Plan With 3 Generous Bedrooms Upstairs Including A Large 13x12 Master Bedroom, Completely Renovated Main Bathroom & A Spacious Light Filled Lower Level With L...
Hard To Find 4 Bedroom Townhome. Located In The Eagle Heights Town Home Complex. Great Location Close To Schools And The University. Main Living Down Bedrooms Up. Don't Wait Book Your Showing Today! All Measurements Are Approximate And Should Be Verified If...
Opportunity To Purchase A Multifamily Lot In Downtown Nanaimo. The Sloped Elevation Provides For Ocean Views Beyond The Nanaimo Estuary. Have A Look And See How Many Homes You Can Build Here. This Could Be A Good Opportunity To Build Some Affordable Housing!
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.
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.
In 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
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.
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.