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

69 Properties Found. Page 1 of 6

Downtown Commercial Development Opportunity Wit...

Photo of Listing #434452

$1,100,000 Active

  • 0.42 Acres

Lots/Acreage

450 & 460 Irwin Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #434452

Downtown Commercial Development Opportunity With Ocean Views Blocks From Downtown Nanaimo. Zoned Cc 2 - Commercial Corridor 2 Which Allows A Variety Of Uses With A Building Height Of 3 Storeys Which Lends Itself Well To Have Commercial On The Lower Floor An...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Opportunity Knocks! Located In South Nanaimo Be...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #444208

$850,000 Active

  • 4.74 Acres

Lots/Acreage

1015 Park Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #444208

Opportunity Knocks! Located In South Nanaimo Between Ninth And Tenth Streets, This Four And A Half Acre Parcel Of Land On Park Avenue, Currently Has An Approved Development Permit For 14 Town Homes! Drawings For The 14 Units Are Done And Ready For Building ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Almost 5 Acre Partially Treed Acreage Adjacent ...

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$750,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 4.94 Acres
  • 1,904 ft²

Single Family

2621 Trans Canada Hwy, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441840

Almost 5 Acre Partially Treed Acreage Adjacent To Trans Canada Hwy, It Is Very Easy To Open The Blocked Access Road From South Wellington Rd! Characteristic Tudor Home With 6 Bedrooms(3 Levels Each Has 2 Bed Rooms) And 2 Full Baths, Wood Siding And Trims Th...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Large Family Home With An Authorized Suite. Her...

Photo of Listing #446920

$639,600 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,700 ft²

Single Family

754 Southland Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446920

Large Family Home With An Authorized Suite. Here Is A Great Opportunity To Own This Custom 6 Bedroom 4 Bath 2 Kitchens Large 22x9 Family Room Residence; Close To Vancouver Island University. Large, Rear Yard Backing Onto Green Space With Access To Walking T...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Now Completed!! Stunning Private Rancher On A A...

Photo of Listing #446058

$634,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.62 Acres
  • 1,689 ft²

Single Family

713 Rimrock Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446058

Now Completed!! Stunning Private Rancher On A Almost Flat 1/2 Acre In A Rural Community Of South Nanaimo. If You're Looking For Hassle Free Living In The Peaceful Country Look No Further. This 1700 Sq.ft. Rancher Offers A Stunning Great Room With 9 Ft Ceili...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Are You Looking For A New Home With Plenty Of R...

Photo of Listing #447019

$629,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,469 ft²

Single Family

555 Grewal Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447019

Are You Looking For A New Home With Plenty Of Room For The Whole Family? This 5 Bedroom Home, Features On The Main Floor, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, A Very Spacious And Open Floor Plan With Gas Fireplace In The Living Room, Quartz Counter Tops, & Island In Ki...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Sun Porch Homes Ltd. Is Proud To Present Anothe...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #438874

$629,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,731 ft²

Single Family

628 Railway Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #438874

Sun Porch Homes Ltd. Is Proud To Present Another Quality Constructed Home! Walk In To Be Amazed By The Impressive Design, Quality And Exceptional Value Of This Bright Open Concept, 6 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Home That Is Over 2700 Sq Ft. Included You Will Find A...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

You Must See This New Basement Entry Home Offer...

Photo of Listing #446949

$619,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,383 ft²

Single Family

540 Grewal Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446949

You Must See This New Basement Entry Home Offering Top Quality Construction. With Lots Of Room For The Family Plus A Mortgage Helper, This Is The Perfect Home! Features Include 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Open Concept Kitchen, Dining And Great Room Space With ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Another Quality Built Home By Harbour Point Hom...

Photo of Listing #447053

$615,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,515 ft²

Single Family

559 Grewal Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447053

Another Quality Built Home By Harbour Point Homes. Standing Above The Rest With Front & Rear Decks With Stairs To The Big Yard, 9 Ft Ceilings On The Main & Cul-de-sac Location. 2 Bed Legal Suite Has Its Own Laundry, Hydro Meter & Covered Entry Beneath The D...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New Basement Entry Home With A Legal Suit...

Photo of Listing #446834

$609,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,383 ft²

Single Family

541 Lori Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446834

Brand New Basement Entry Home With A Legal Suite. Features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Open Living/dining/kitchen With A Gas Fireplace, On The Main Floor. On The Lower Level There Is A Self Contained 2 Bedroom Suite With Its Own Laundry. Also On This Level Is ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Another Fine Home From Roger Creek Developments...

Photo of Listing #445736

$609,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,823 ft²

Single Family

1034 Shelby Ann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #445736

Another Fine Home From Roger Creek Developments, Brand New 2 Story Home With Total Of 5 Beds/3 Baths & Den. The Main Level Is Finished With An Open Concept Kitchen W/pantry/living Room And A Gas Fireplace To Set The Tone. Heated With An Efficient Electric B...

460 Realty Inc.

5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Home With A 2 Bedroom Le...

Photo of Listing #446770

$609,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,516 ft²

Single Family

597 Marisa Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446770

5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Home With A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. The Main Level Of The House Is An Open Concept Of The Living Room With Natural Gas Fireplace, Kitchen, And Dining Area. There Is A Sliding Door Going Out To The Balcony On The Front Of The House From...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

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!

Harewood

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, but I've never checked them out. I'd love an excuse to check out the area. 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. 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. Then again, I am told that the local Quality Foods supermarket is opening a new store at the commercial space near 9th St. and Bruce Ave., which would bring shopping much closer to the 9th/10th St neighbourhoods. 

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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