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

Rare Opportunity To Own This Exclusive Private ...

Photo of Listing #463390

$1,500,000 Active

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

Single Family

421 9th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463390

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 & 3 Baths. The Main Level Offers A Spacious Kitchen Boast...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Rarely Do Investment Properties Like This Enter...

Photo of Listing #462838

$699,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,993 ft²

Single Family

602 7th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462838

Rarely Do Investment Properties Like This Enter The Market. Two Houses On One Title. The Main Home Includes 4 Beds & 2 Baths With An In-law Area, New Roof, Soffits, Gutters, Windows, Electrical, Fully Fenced With 2 Driveways & Loads Of Room For An Rv. The N...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Sun Porch Homes Proudly Presents Another Qualit...

Photo of Listing #463854

$649,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,881 ft²

Single Family

643 Hamilton Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463854

Sun Porch Homes Proudly Presents Another Quality-built New Home! Rare Extra-large Corner Lot With One Open Deck, One Covered Deck And A Large Classic Front Porch Offering The Homeowner's The Chance To Connect With Their Neighbours And To Help Enjoy South Na...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Attention Investors! Built In 2017,fully Tenant...

Photo of Listing #465451

$649,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 2,480 ft²

Single Family

1090 Shelby Ann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465451

Attention Investors! Built In 2017,fully Tenanted 3 Bed 3 Bath Plus Den House With 2 Bed Legal Suite Near Viu Bus, Shopping, And Much More. On Large Lot And Fully Fenced With Plenty Of Parking. Great Tenants And Professionally Managed By Property Manager. M...

460 Realty Inc.

Are You Looking For A Brand New Home With A Mor...

Photo of Listing #464866

$639,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,570 ft²

Single Family

294 9th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #464866

Are You Looking For A Brand New Home With A Mortgage Helper, Then Look No Further. Brought To You By J.m. Gulka Construction Ltd., This 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathroom Home Which Includes A 2 Bedroom Suite Is Sure To Impress. The Entry Staircase Is Vaulted To The Upp...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Are You Looking For A Brand New Home With A Mor...

Photo of Listing #464865

$639,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,570 ft²

Single Family

290 9th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #464865

Are You Looking For A Brand New Home With A Mortgage Helper, Then Look No Further. Brought To You By J.m. Gulka Construction Ltd., This 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathroom Home Which Includes A 2 Bedroom Suite Is Sure To Impress. The Entry Staircase Is Vaulted To The Upp...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Quick Possession Available! This Is A Great Opp...

Photo of Listing #462859

$634,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,672 ft²

Single Family

913 Park Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462859

Quick Possession Available! This Is A Great Opportunity To Get Into A 2672 Sq. Ft. Main Level Entry Home With Its Two Bedroom Suite In The Lower, Walk-out Basement At Park And Eighth. Features Include Three Bedrooms On The Main Level, Quartz Countertops In ...

460 Realty Inc.

This Is A Great Opportunity To Get Into A 2672 ...

Photo of Listing #457225

$634,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,672 ft²

Single Family

917 Park Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #457225

This Is A Great Opportunity To Get Into A 2672 Sq. Ft. Main Level Entry Home With Its Two Bedroom Suite In The Lower, Walk-out Basement At Park And Eighth. Features Include Three Bedrooms On The Main Level, Quartz Countertops In The Main Level Kitchen With ...

460 Realty Inc.

Another Fine Home From Garcha Enterprises Locat...

Photo of Listing #465760

$629,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,362 ft²

Single Family

717 Southland Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465760

Another Fine Home From Garcha Enterprises Located In A Brand New South Nanaimo Subdivision.offering A Complete Appliance And Blinds Package & Fenced Rear Yard With 5 Bed/3 Bath Plus Den New Home Will Be A Great Investment. Comfortably Heated With A Natural ...

460 Realty Inc.

Brand New Family Home With A 2 Bedroom Legal Su...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #464023

$619,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,362 ft²

Single Family

705 Southland Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #464023

Brand New Family Home With A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite In South Nanaimo. Features Quartz Counters Tops, A Bright & Open Floor Plan With 9 Ft Ceilings 3 Spacious Bedrooms, With 2 Bathrooms Including A 4 Piece Ensuite On The Main Floor. Downstairs Features A Den,...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Another Fine Home From Garcha Enterprises Locat...

Photo of Listing #462599

$619,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,368 ft²

Single Family

721 Southland Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462599

Another Fine Home From Garcha Enterprises Located In A Brand New South Nanaimo Subdivision. Offering A Complete Appliance And Blinds Package This 5 Bed/3 Bath Plus Den New Home Will Be A Great Investment. Comfortably Heated With A Natural Gas High Efficienc...

460 Realty Inc.

Brand New Quality Built Home, Perfect For A Fam...

Photo of Listing #464947

$549,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,905 ft²

Single Family

601 7th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #464947

Brand New Quality Built Home, Perfect For A Family Or Down - Sizers Without Having To Pay Gst. This Contemporary Build Is Beaming W/pride Of Modern Construction. Features All Of The Primary Living Space On The Main Floor With 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms & Laund...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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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