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

43 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)

Very Excellent Location To Build And Sell Your ...

Photo of Listing #858248

$1,380,000 Active

  • 0.58 Acres


610 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #858248

Very Excellent Location To Build And Sell Your Multi-family Project, Or To Build And Rent These Units To Students Or Small Families. Less Than 5 Minutes' Walking Distance To Vancouver Island University, With R -5 Zoning For Townhouse Of 8 Units, Dp In Place...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Three Developmental Sites #449, #455 And #427 N...

Photo of Listing #854832

$799,900 Active

  • 0.41 Acres


455 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #854832

Three Developmental Sites #449, #455 And #427 Nicol St Priced To Sell Together For A Total Of 17,692 Sqft, Primed For A Multitude Of Permitted Uses. Ideal Uses Include Single Family Dwelling (with A Cottage Home Or Legal Suite) Or Multi-family Dwelling (dup...

460 Realty Inc.

One Of The Best Finished And Equiped Home On Th...

Photo of Listing #858951

$699,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,515 ft²

Single Family Detached

421 Cambie Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #858951

One Of The Best Finished And Equiped Home On The Street, This 3 Years Old Single Family Property Provides You 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms With A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite In South Nanaimo. Main Level Of The House Has An Open Concept Of The Kitchen, Dining, And Livin...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Better Than New! This 1 Year New 5 Bd, 3 Ba Bas...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #858899

$644,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,053 ft²

Single Family Detached

119a Harewood Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #858899

Better Than New! This 1 Year New 5 Bd, 3 Ba Basement Entry Home Comes W/ A Fully Fenced Rear Yard & Landscaping. Inside You'll Enjoy Quality Finishings, 9 Foot Ceilings Up & A Bright Interior. New Owners Have The Options To Use The Whole Home For Your Famil...

460 Realty Inc.

This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Rancher Will Surely I...

NEW Photo of Listing #860946

$599,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,422 ft²

Single Family Detached

878 Kentwood Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #860946

This 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Rancher Will Surely Impress. Walking In You Will Notice The Real Hardwood Flooring Walking To A Great Room Featuring 13ft Vaulted Ceilings And A Corner Gas Fire Place That Heats The Living Area. The Kitchen Has Modern Cabinetry, ...

460 Realty Inc.

Three Level, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom Family Home B...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #860830

$599,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,173 ft²

Single Family Detached

1070 Shelby Ann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #860830

Three Level, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom Family Home Built In 2018! Many Appealing Features Including An Main Level Entry With 3 Bedrooms Up And Fully Finished Walk Out Basement; Living Room On Main, Open Media Area On Upper Level, And A Family Room On The Lower L...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Almost New But Without The Gst! This 3 Year Ol...

Photo of Listing #860053

$574,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 1,656 ft²

Single Family Detached

520 Steeves Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #860053

Almost New But Without The Gst! This 3 Year Old Home In A Central Location With Remaining New Homeowners Warranty Can Be Yours! Three Bedrooms Upstairs, Featuring An Open Area Which Could Be Used As An Office, A Play Area For The Kids Or A Quiet Reading S...

eXp Realty

Family Home In Growing South-nanaimo Neighbourh...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #858799

$559,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 1,664 ft²

Single Family Detached

525 Steeves Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #858799

Family Home In Growing South-nanaimo Neighbourhood. This 3 Year Old Home Has Over 1650+ Sq Ft, 3 Bedrooms And 3 Bathrooms. Kitchen Features Modern White Cabinetry With Plenty Of Storage And Stainless Appliances. Downstairs Has An Open Concept Living Space W...

One Percent Realty Ltd.

This Wonderful Home Located Near Viu Features A...

Photo of Listing #859998

$495,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,780 ft²

Single Family Detached

509 Duke St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #859998

This Wonderful Home Located Near Viu Features A One Bedroom Unauthorized Suite. The Main Level Offers A Spacious Living Room, Eat-in Kitchen, Two Bedrooms With Hardwood Flooring And A Four Piece Bathroom. On The Lower Level, The Suite Has Its Own Entrance A...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Retirement Living, Perhaps An Investor/develope...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #855625

$449,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,090 ft²

Single Family Detached

826 Bruce Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855625

Retirement Living, Perhaps An Investor/developer Dream Property! This Property Has Nearly 8000sqft Lot, Front Street Access And A Public Lane On The Back; Minutes To Vancouver Island University, High School And Elementary Schools; The Right Side Of The Univ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Undeniable Charm & Curb Appeal Epitomize This L...

Photo of Listing #856444

$439,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,025 ft²

Single Family Detached

115 Haliburton St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #856444

Undeniable Charm & Curb Appeal Epitomize This Lovely, Renovated 3-bd, 2-bth Oceanview, Character Home W/multi-family Zoning In South Nanaimo. This Well-maintained 1,425 Sq Ft Home Combines Old World Character With All The Practical Modern Updates. Spacious ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

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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