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

55 Properties Found. Page 1 of 5

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

Photo of Listing #844179

$2,200,000 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)

Rare Opportunity To Own This Exclusive Private ...

Photo of Listing #843540

$1,300,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3.15 Acres
  • 4,478 ft²

Single Family Detached

421 9th St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #843540

Rare Opportunity To Own This Exclusive Private Estate With Custom Home On 3.14 Acres Of Developable Land In The City. This Custom Westcoast Style Home Has Approx. 4,000 Sf Of Living Space With 4 Beds & 4 Baths. The Main Level Offers A Spacious Kitchen Boast...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Rare Offering In The University District With A...

Photo of Listing #830843

$1,100,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.54 Acres
  • 1,679 ft²

Single Family Detached

776 Park Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #830843

Rare Offering In The University District With A Unique Home Situated On A Very Private 1.53 Subdividable Acres With A Pla In Place For A 7 Lot Subdivision Without Removing The Original Home. The Property Borders Parkland At The Side And Rear And Slopes Gent...

Royal LePage Coast Capital - Westshore

Private, And Secluded 5-acre Estate Right In Th...

Photo of Listing #838192

$829,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5.08 Acres

Single Family Detached

957 Old Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #838192

Private, And Secluded 5-acre Estate Right In The City! This 2008 Custom Home Is Sure To Impress. Vaulted Living Space Is Flooded With Natural Light From The South-facing Windows. Entertain Your Guests In The Exquisite Chef's Kitchen Complete With Oak Cabine...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

Ocean View Development Ready For Up To 35 Unit ...

Photo of Listing #844070

$799,900 Active

  • 0.41 Acres

Land

455 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #844070

Ocean View Development Ready For Up To 35 Unit Condo/rental Apartment Building To Be Built (pending City Approval). This Sale Is Comprised Of 3 Flat And Easy To Be Built On Lots. The Sellers Have Spent Hundreds Of Thousands On These Lots Getting Them Prepar...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

One Of Three Properties Included In Listed Pric...

Photo of Listing #843672

$799,900 Active

  • 0.1 Acres

Land

449 Nicol St, , BC

MLS® #843672

One Of Three Properties Included In Listed Price (427 & 455 Nichol St Also Included). Developmental Site Priced To Sell, Zoned Cor3 Situated On 4300 Square Foot Lot With Some Ocean Views Just A Short Distance Away From Port Place Shopping Centre In Nanaimo....

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

One Of Three Properties Included In Listed Pric...

Photo of Listing #843671

$799,900 Active

  • 0.1 Acres

Land

455 Nicol St, , BC

MLS® #843671

One Of Three Properties Included In Listed Price (427 & 449 Nichol St Also Included). Developmental Site Priced To Sell, Zoned Cor3 Situated On 4300 Square Foot Lot With Some Ocean Views Just A Short Distance Away From Port Place Shopping Centre In Nanaimo....

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

One Of Three Properties Included In Listed Pric...

Photo of Listing #843665

$799,900 Active

  • 0.21 Acres

Land

427 Nicol St, , BC

MLS® #843665

One Of Three Properties Included In Listed Price (449 & 455 Nichol St Also Included). Developmental Site Priced To Sell, Zoned Cor3 Situated On 9092 Square Foot Lot With Some Ocean Views Just A Short Distance Away From Port Place Shopping Centre In Nanaimo....

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

A Perfect Home...with Two Revenue Streams! Welc...

Photo of Listing #843697

$779,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres

Single Family Detached

890 Kentwood Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #843697

A Perfect Home...with Two Revenue Streams! Welcome To This Architecturally Drawn Custom-built Home With Features, Fixtures And Quality You Won't Find Anywhere Else. Let's Begin With The Kitchen, Dining And Great Room. Bright And Airy With A Feeling Of Delig...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Do Not Miss This Great Family Basement Home And...

Photo of Listing #839103

$719,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,636 ft²

Single Family Detached

853 Stirling Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #839103

Do Not Miss This Great Family Basement Home And A 3 Bedroom 934 Sq.ft. Carraige Home. Perfect For Mom And Dad Or Son Or Daughter. How About A Great Rental Investment. The Main Home Has Been Remodelled From Windows , Flooring,paint, Kitchen Countertops And B...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

My Oh My This Is Nice !! 6 Bed 4 Bath Level Ent...

Photo of Listing #843532

$699,880 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,794 ft²

Single Family Detached

1058 Shelby Ann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #843532

My Oh My This Is Nice !! 6 Bed 4 Bath Level Entry With A Nice 2 Bdrm Legal Suite, Plus It Has The Perfect Set Up For A Separate Airbnb Access So Is Ideal For Those Looking For A Mortgage Helper (over $17,000 In 2019). Better Than New & No Gst But Just 3 Yea...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Here Is Another Great Family Home Built By Dg H...

Photo of Listing #838124

$679,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,901 ft²

Single Family Detached

730 Southland Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #838124

Here Is Another Great Family Home Built By Dg Homes. With Loads Of Room For Family Of 4 And A Legal 2 Bedroom Basement Suite, This New Home Will Check Off All The Boxes On Your Home Search.

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!

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, 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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