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

44 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)

Possibilities Are Endless. You Have Multiple Op...

Photo of Listing #873957

$1,288,000 Active

  • 0.58 Acres


610 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #873957

Possibilities Are Endless. You Have Multiple Options -- Build The Multi Family Project Using The Current Design, Redesign Your Project Into Single Houses, Duplexes, Re-apply For A Student Housing Project, ...... -- Very Excellent Location For Whatever You P...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Attention Developers And Investors; Here Is A K...

NEW Photo of Listing #874693

$849,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,027 ft²

Single Family Detached

535 Haliburton St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874693

Attention Developers And Investors; Here Is A Key Holding Property On Development Ready Street At The Centre Of The Revitalizing "harbourview District"! This Aptly Renamed Ocean View Neighbourhood Is Seeing Rapid Revitalization And Development As Several Gr...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful, Like-new 6 Bed House With A 2 Bed Le...

NEW Photo of Listing #874363

$774,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,566 ft²

Single Family Detached

977 Kolby Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874363

Beautiful, Like-new 6 Bed House With A 2 Bed Legal Suite In South Nanaimo. Backing Onto A Forested Area, This House Was Built In 2017 And Had Several Upgrades Made At The Time, Including Quartz Countertops; Stainless Steel Appliances And The Addition Of A H...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Just Move In And Enjoy This Beautifully Maintai...

Photo of Listing #874447

$774,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,285 ft²

Single Family Detached

1053 Southwood Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874447

Just Move In And Enjoy This Beautifully Maintained, 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home With Legal 2 Bedroom Suite Near Viu. This Family Home Offers A Modern Open Concept Floor Plan With A Bright Kitchen, Dining Room And Large Living Room With Feature Fireplace, Crea...

460 Realty Inc.

Level Entry Nanaimo Home With 2-bed Legal Suite...

Photo of Listing #874309

$749,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,513 ft²

Single Family Detached

882 Howard Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874309

Level Entry Nanaimo Home With 2-bed Legal Suite Close To All Amenities. Shows Very Well With The Main Level Offering Over 1,295 Sq Ft Of Living Space With 3 Beds, 2 Baths, Laundry Room & A Spacious Open Concept Great Room With Vaulted Ceilings Which Allows ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Fantastic Opportunity To Own A Beautiful Modern...

NEW Photo of Listing #874647

$749,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,286 ft²

Single Family Detached

443 Alpen Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874647

Fantastic Opportunity To Own A Beautiful Modern Home With A Legal 2 Bedroom Suite. Built With Quality Construction And Attention To Detail, This Home Has A Large, Fully Fenced Backyard, Ready For Your Gardening Ideas! Inside, You'll Find An Open Concept Pla...

eXp Realty

This Legal Duplex Is Located In The Heart Of Na...

Photo of Listing #872490

$699,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 1,840 ft²

Full Duplex

221 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872490

This Legal Duplex Is Located In The Heart Of Nanaimo And Minutes Away From Downtown Amenities And Shopping. This Property Is Located Close To The Georgia Straight, All Levels Of Schools Including Vancouver Island University And Bc Ferries. All Information...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Ideal Location For Your 5 Bedroom Home Is On A ...

Photo of Listing #874527

$689,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,664 ft²

Single Family Detached

130 Columbia St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874527

Ideal Location For Your 5 Bedroom Home Is On A Quiet Street. The Spacious Kitchen With A Large Island Will Keep The Cook Happy. The Family Room Has A Quiet Location Away From The Kitchen. There Is 1 Bedrooms On The Main Floor And 4 Bedrooms Down Stairs. ...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

Fantastic Location Across The Street From Barbs...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #869720

$679,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,023 ft²

Single Family Detached

770 Bruce Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #869720

Fantastic Location Across The Street From Barbsby School, Bus Routes, Walking Distance To The Newly Updated Southside Mall. The Home Boasts Rv/boat Parking. The Builder Spends A Great Amount Of Time Designing The Homes For Functionality And A True Feel For ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

This 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom South Nanaimo Family...

Photo of Listing #871935

$650,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 1,677 ft²

Single Family Detached

528 Steeves Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #871935

This 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom South Nanaimo Family Home Was Built In 2017 By A Reputable, Local Builder And Is Still Under Warranty. Located In A Popular Neighborhood, Just Minutes From Parks, Trails, Viu, And All Your Shopping Amenities, This 1677 Square Foo...

eXp Realty

Call Your Realtor Today To Book An Appointment ...

NEW Photo of Listing #874587

$649,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²

Single Family Detached

606 7th St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #874587

Call Your Realtor Today To Book An Appointment And Come On Down To Check Out This Highly Functional 4 Bed 2 Bath Family Home With A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. This Classic Split Entry Design Offers A Great Layout With Main Residence Up And Self Contained Suite ...

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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