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

61 Properties Found. Page 1 of 6

Looking For A Development Site In The Hot South...

Photo of Listing #449062

$1,698,000 Active

  • 3.36 Acres

Lots/Acreage

600 9th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449062

Looking For A Development Site In The Hot South Nanaimo Residential Arena? This 3.36 Acre Parcel With R-10 Steep Slope Zoning Has A Dp For A 47 Unit Multi-family Development In Place. There Is A Combination Of Duplex, Triplexes And Four-plexes Throughout Th...

460 Realty Inc.

Great Parcel Of Development Land Zoned R10. Pos...

Photo of Listing #454320

$1,550,000 Active

  • 4.04 Acres

Lots/Acreage

878 Park Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454320

Great Parcel Of Development Land Zoned R10. Possibility Of Up To 16 Units Can Be Built. Located In A Great Residential Neighborhood. This Parcel Backs Onto The Chase River.

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

20 Lot Subdivision In For Pla, On 6 Acres Of La...

Photo of Listing #454240

$1,200,000 Active

  • 6.1 Acres

Lots/Acreage

857 Old Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454240

20 Lot Subdivision In For Pla, On 6 Acres Of Land. All Level Lots With Plan In Place To Offset Site Cots To Make This A Profitable Project. Projected Selling Prices Well Within Current Market For Both Builders And Homeowners.over 1.2 Million In Projected Pr...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Own A Bit Of Nanaimo History. 17.5 Acres Just O...

Photo of Listing #454905

$895,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 17.5 Acres
  • 2,467 ft²

Single Family

1235 Nanaimo Lakes Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454905

Own A Bit Of Nanaimo History. 17.5 Acres Just Outside City Limits Awaits A New Family To Care For Her. Although Maybe Over 100 Years Old, This Home Has Been Well Looked After.4 Bed/3 Baths Including A 1 Bedroom Separate Suite. Enjoy All The Classic Characte...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Two Storey Home With Exceptional Features Inclu...

Photo of Listing #454018

$679,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.62 Acres
  • 2,420 ft²

Single Family

856 Whistler Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454018

Two Storey Home With Exceptional Features Including A Private .63 Acre Lot, Partially Covered Rear Deck, And Spacious Bonus Room Over The Garage. Open Plan With Oak Hardwood Floors, Over-height Ceilings, Crown Moldings, And Abundant Windows. The Main Level ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Amazing Opportunity To Get Into Park And Eighth...

Photo of Listing #454432

$634,900 Active

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

Single Family

907 Park Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454432

Amazing Opportunity To Get Into Park And Eighth's 2672 Sq. Ft. Main Level Entry Home With Its Two Bedroom Suite In The Lower, Walk-out Basement. Features Include Three Bedrooms On The Main Level, Quartz Countertops In The Main Level Kitchen With Full Height...

460 Realty Inc.

Looking For A Brand New Affordable Ocean View F...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #453470

$629,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,525 ft²

Single Family

536 Grewal Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #453470

Looking For A Brand New Affordable Ocean View Family Home With A Bonus Of 9 Ft Coffered Ceilings? This Brand New Home Is An Amazing Combination Of Value And Security. With Some Great Ocean Views From The Top Level In The Master And Off The Kitchen & Back De...

460 Realty Inc.

Gorgeous 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Home With A 2 B...

Photo of Listing #456154

$624,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,430 ft²

Single Family

408 10th Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456154

Gorgeous 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Home With A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite! This Home Offers Over 2400 Sqft Living Space. This Home Is Equipped With Natural Gas Force Air Furnace For Heating And Rough In For An Air Conditioner Unit. The Main Lower Level Of The House...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

A Modern, 5 Bedroom Home Including A 2 Bedroom ...

Photo of Listing #456778

$619,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,525 ft²

Single Family

1050 Shelby Ann Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456778

A Modern, 5 Bedroom Home Including A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. The Main House Has 3 Bedrooms Plus A Den With 2 Bathrooms Including An Ensuite Off The Master Bedroom. The Down Stairs Has A Self Contained, 2 Bedroom Suite With A Bathroom And Laundry. Located A S...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Stunning New Plans In This Mountain View Subdiv...

Photo of Listing #456166

$619,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,990 ft²

Single Family

451 Silver Mountain Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456166

Stunning New Plans In This Mountain View Subdivision In The Rapidly Growing South Nanaimo District. These Well Appointed Homes Have Natural Gas Furnaces In The Main With A Gas Range & Bbq Hook Ups. Stylish Quartz Counter Tops And High Grade Laminate Floors ...

460 Realty Inc.

Brand New, Quality Built Home Located In Nanaim...

Photo of Listing #455084

$619,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,437 ft²

Single Family

447 Silver Mountain Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455084

Brand New, Quality Built Home Located In Nanaimo's Newest Neighbourhood. Here Is An Opportunity To Own This Stunning 2,437 Sgft 5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Home Featuring A Spectacular Floor Plan In This Mountain View Subdivision, In The Rapidly Growing South Nan...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Rv & Boat Parking! Harbour Point Homes Presents...

Photo of Listing #452560

$619,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,445 ft²

Single Family

104 Tannis Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452560

Rv & Boat Parking! Harbour Point Homes Presents Above Standard Construction In This New Build With 2 Bed Legal Suite. Set In An Extension Of A Custom House Neighbourhood, This 6 Bed 3 Bath Home Has An Open Floor Plan & Lots Of Windows. 4 Beds 2 Baths On Mai...

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, but I've never checked them out. I'd love an excuse to check out the area. 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. 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. Then again, I am told that the local Quality Foods supermarket is opening a new store at the commercial space near 9th St. and Bruce Ave., which would bring shopping much closer to the 9th/10th St neighbourhoods. 

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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