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

13 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

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

Attention Investors! Are You Looking For A Low-...

NEW Photo of Listing #862994

$749,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,460 ft²

Single Family Detached

629 Alyssa Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862994

Attention Investors! Are You Looking For A Low-investment High-return Property? Are You Looking For A Mortgage-helper Property? Here Comes Your Best Choice! This House Built In 2016 With New Home Warranty, It Is Located In Nanaimo University Area In A Quiet...

Fair Realty

Opportunity Knocks To Own This Great Starter Ho...

NEW Photo of Listing #862944

$449,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,000 ft²

Single Family Detached

617 Park Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862944

Opportunity Knocks To Own This Great Starter Home Or Turn Key Investment Opportunity! Located In An Up And Coming Area Of South Nanaimo, Within Walking Distance To The University Village And Viu, You Will Find This 1,000 Square Foot Rancher That Is Cute As...

eXp Realty

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)

This Is A Perfect Family Home For Those Startin...

Photo of Listing #861391

$439,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,770 ft²

Single Family Detached

547 Weber St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #861391

This Is A Perfect Family Home For Those Starting Out. A Great Place To Put Down Roots, Watch Your Kids Grow, And Enjoy A Friendly Neighbourhood! Three Bedrooms, Plus Family Room (or 4th Bedroom), 3 Bathrooms, Bright Sunny Southern Exposure In The Back Yard…...

460 Realty Inc.

Charming 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Character Home W...

NEW Photo of Listing #862892

$429,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,820 ft²

Single Family Detached

475 Hamilton Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862892

Charming 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Character Home With Lane Access. Main Level Features A Large Bright Kitchen And Dining Room Area, Backing Onto A Covered Porch/mudroom. There Are Also Two Nicely Sized Bedrooms, A Bathroom With Claw Foot Tub And Spacious Livin...

460 Realty Inc.

Adorable Single-family Nanaimo Rancher. This Ch...

Photo of Listing #861708

$419,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 898 ft²

Single Family Detached

706 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #861708

Adorable Single-family Nanaimo Rancher. This Charming 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home Is Centrally Located In A Wonderful Neighbourhood Of Nanaimo. With An Abundance Of Character, This Home Is Sure To Impress As You Walk Throughout. The Home Has Lane Access, A D...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

Welcome To Cassell Place . Strata Unit, 3 Bedr...

Photo of Listing #862137

$349,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,067 ft²

Condo Apartment

1004 Cassell Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862137

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...

One Percent Realty Ltd.

Well Maintained 2 Bedroom 1208 Sf Home Nestled ...

NEW Photo of Listing #862391

$184,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,204 ft²

Manufactured Home

11 Honey Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862391

Well Maintained 2 Bedroom 1208 Sf Home Nestled Away From The Road In A Quiet South Nanaimo (55+) Park. With Reasonable Fees ($550/m) And Small Pet Okay, This Home Will Give You Spaciousness At An Affordable Price. Vaulted Ceilings, Large Room Sizes, Eating ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Mt Benson View From Mountain View Mhp. This Ver...

Photo of Listing #862117

$184,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.02 Acres
  • 1,048 ft²

Manufactured Home

80 5th St 33, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862117

Mt Benson View From Mountain View Mhp. This Very Well Laid Out And Updated Home Is Located On The Best Lot In The Park. This 2 Bedroom Home Has Been Updated Throughout And Does Not Readily Show Its Age. New Appliances, New Flooring And A Bright Open Kitchen...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Very Private And Spacious 2 Bedroom Double Wide...

Photo of Listing #859844

$169,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 981 ft²

Manufactured Home

1000 Chase River Rd 51a, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #859844

Very Private And Spacious 2 Bedroom Double Wide Mobile In The Lovely Petroglyph Mobile Home Park. Features Include Extra Large Living And Dining Room Combo With Peak A Boo Ocean Views. New Laminate Floors With Beautiful Vinyl Windows, A Sky Light In Kitchen...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Dun)

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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