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

41 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

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 Sunken Living Room, Sp...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Three Developmental Sites #449, #455 And #427 N...

Photo of Listing #854832

$799,900 Active

  • 0.41 Acres


455 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #854832

Three Developmental Sites #449, #455 And #427 Nicol St Priced To Sell Together For A Total Of 17,692 Sqft, Primed For A Multitude Of Permitted Uses. Ideal Uses Include Single Family Dwelling (with A Cottage Home Or Legal Suite) Or Multi-family Dwelling (dup...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

More Pictures And Virtual Tour Coming Soon. Att...

NEW Photo of Listing #856301

$769,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 3,191 ft²

Single Family Detached

450 Alpen Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #856301

More Pictures And Virtual Tour Coming Soon. Attention Investors And Large Families Wanting A Mortgage Helper Or Two This Beautiful 6 Bed 4 Bath Home Is A Must See. A Unique Opportunity With This Level Entry Home Featuring Two Separate Suites With Their Own ...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

This Fantastic Home Sits Nestled Among A Group ...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #853640

$749,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.89 Acres
  • 3,208 ft²

Single Family Detached

1059 Old Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #853640

This Fantastic Home Sits Nestled Among A Group Of Similar Sized Properties Boasting Extensive Out Door Living Space And Privacy While Backing Onto Salmon Baring Chase River Stream. Just Minutes From The Ferry And Nearby Shopping This Location Can't Be Beat....

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Don’t Miss This Nearly New Family Home W/ Legal...

Photo of Listing #855695

$679,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,461 ft²

Single Family Detached

596 8th St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855695

Don’t Miss This Nearly New Family Home W/ Legal 2 Bdrm Suite & Huge Yard! The Inviting Great Room Provides Plenty Of Space For Entertaining Friends Or Everyday Family Living & Features A Vaulted Ceiling, Cozy Fireplace & Lovely City Views. The Stunning Kitc...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Very Well Kept Split Level Home In The South En...

NEW Photo of Listing #856360

$629,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,853 ft²

Single Family Detached

995 Douglas Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #856360

Very Well Kept Split Level Home In The South End With A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. The Open Floor Plan Kitchen, Living Room And Dining Room Has A Natural Gas Fireplace To Keep You Cozy And A Slider Window Opening To A Nice Wooden Deck And Rear Yard Backing Onto...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Centrally Located In A Family Friendly Neighbor...

Photo of Listing #855012

$629,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,296 ft²

Single Family Detached

439 Alpen Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855012

Centrally Located In A Family Friendly Neighborhood This Property Is Within Walking Distance To Schools, Shopping At The New Quality Food Center And The Colliery Dam Park. Built In 2011 This 2296sqft Home Features Level Entry Living With 3 Bedroom Upstairs....

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located Within Walking Distance To The Universi...

Photo of Listing #855877

$609,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,170 ft²

Single Family Detached

595 5th St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855877

Located Within Walking Distance To The University And Shopping And Necessities. The Area Has Flourished With New Malls, Developments And University Expansions Year After Year. The Home Would Make A Fantastic Place To Live With 3 Bedrooms And Two Bathroo...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

As You Enter The Home There Is A Large Family R...

Photo of Listing #855232

$585,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,263 ft²

Single Family Detached

346 Watfield Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855232

As You Enter The Home There Is A Large Family Room That Boasts Tons Of Natural Light. From There You Will Enter The Kitchen Which Has Granite Countertops And Newer Kitchen Cabinets. Just Off The Kitchen Through The Sliding Glass Door There Is A Large Deck...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Built-in 2018 This House Nestled On A Corner Lo...

Photo of Listing #854644

$549,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.07 Acres
  • 1,594 ft²

Single Family Detached

387 Cambie Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #854644

Built-in 2018 This House Nestled On A Corner Lot In A Neighbourhood Of Newer Homes. It Is Situated On A Short Drive Away From Viu And Its Nearby To Shopping. Within Its Nearly 1600 Sqft Of Living Its Main Floor Boasts An Open Floor Concept Where U Can Gathe...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Quality Constructed By Talon Developments In 20...

Photo of Listing #855545

$499,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 1,810 ft²

Single Family Detached

355 Applewood Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855545

Quality Constructed By Talon Developments In 2015, This Great Family Home Has It All At An Affordable Price. The Main Level Entry Design Features Open Concept Living Areas With 3 Spacious Bedrooms Up, And Several Fine Touches Throughout. Lots Of Closets And...

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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