University District Real Estate

Like South Nanaimo and the Old City, the University District is distinguished by its greater concentration of students, young families, and artsy types. It's a very convenient place to live, being close to downtown yet close to the mountain - and also close to the Parkway expressway and VIU.

Note: While the University Village shopping mall is only a few blocks from the university, the Real Estate Board calls that area "South Nanaimo". Homes in that area are listed on my South Nanaimo page. Or, search all Harewood listings.

Homes for Sale in the University District

32 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Beautiful Home Fully Fenced And Fully Landscape...

Photo of Listing #446842

$899,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 3,219 ft²

Single Family

1316 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446842

Beautiful Home Fully Fenced And Fully Landscaped When Completed. The Home Has A City Dedicated Green Space Across The Street. Great Privacy Asset. The Main Level Offers A Bright Open Concept Gourmet Kitchen Quartz Counters And Island, Family Room With Gas F...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

If You Love Looking At The Mountains And You En...

Photo of Listing #448885

$839,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 3,229 ft²

Single Family

1335 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448885

If You Love Looking At The Mountains And You Enjoy Nature Then This May Be The House For You. This House Is Located Just A Few Minute Walk To Westwood Park Where You Can Enjoy The Lengthly Trails For Walking/running/biking. You Can Cruise Around The Calm Wa...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This ...

Photo of Listing #439600

$819,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,081 ft²

Single Family

1371 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439600

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This Wonderful Family Home With Mountain Views Is Close To The Vancouver Island University, Downtown, The Hospital, And The Country Roads Of Jingle Pot, Built And Finished With Top - End Materials. Walking Distance ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Is A Stunning 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom Home W...

Photo of Listing #447735

$749,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.37 Acres
  • 3,816 ft²

Single Family

274 Garner Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447735

This Is A Stunning 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom Home With High End Finishing's Including An Updated Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Tons Of Cupboard Space, A Bonus Rec Room Perfect For Gym Or Yoga Room, And Hard Wood Floors Throughou...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Come Explore This Beautiful Entry Level Home On...

Photo of Listing #448563

$729,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,914 ft²

Single Family

1340 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #448563

Come Explore This Beautiful Entry Level Home On The Top Of College Heights. This Home Has 3 Bedrooms On The Main Level And A 4th Bedroom On The Lower Level As Well As A 2nd Living Room, Den, Large Storgae Area And A 1 Bedroom Legal Suite. You'll Find The Ho...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Home Has Many Options To Suit Your Needs! ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #445392

$599,900 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,782 ft²

Single Family

1986 Coal Tyee Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #445392

This Home Has Many Options To Suit Your Needs! This 7 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Renovated Home Generates $3,000 Per Month! Conveniently Located Close To Viu, All Levels Of Schools, Downtown, Major Transit Route, Shopping, Pubs, Parkway Access, Trails & Parks - Pe...

460 Realty Inc.

Location! Location! Location! Close To All Leve...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #445983

$589,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 2,170 ft²

Single Family

535 Armishaw Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #445983

Location! Location! Location! Close To All Levels Of School, Preschool, Elementary, Secondary & University! This Home Is Also Located Close To Shopping, Restaurants, Parks, Trails, And So Much, Just A Stroll To Aquatic & Ice Arena. This Perfect Affordable 5...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Great Student Rental, 800-1000 Per Room! Modern...

Photo of Listing #447274

$573,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 108, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447274

Great Student Rental, 800-1000 Per Room! Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Skyline As You Will Walk Up To These Amazing Three Level Townhomes. Enjoy Mountain Views And Sunsets From The Second And Third Floor. Functional Floor Plans With Main Level...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Great Student Rental, 800-1000 Per Room! Modern...

Photo of Listing #447260

$573,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 101, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447260

Great Student Rental, 800-1000 Per Room! Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Skyline As You Will Walk Up To These Amazing Three Level Townhomes. Enjoy Mountain Views And Sunsets From The Second And Third Floor. Functional Floor Plans With Main Level...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Great Student Rental, 800-1000 Per Room! Modern...

Photo of Listing #447271

$570,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 105, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447271

Great Student Rental, 800-1000 Per Room! Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Skyline As You Will Walk Up To These Amazing Three Level Townhomes. Enjoy Mountain Views And Sunsets From The Second And Third Floor. Functional Floor Plans With Main Level...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Sky...

Photo of Listing #447269

$570,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 104, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447269

Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Skyline As You Will Walk Up To These Amazing Three Level Townhomes. Enjoy Mountain Views And Sunsets From The Second And Third Floor. Functional Floor Plans With Main Level Living Space. Kitchen, Dining, Living Ro...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Great Student Rental, 800-1000 Per Room! Modern...

Photo of Listing #447265

$570,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 103, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447265

Great Student Rental, 800-1000 Per Room! Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Skyline As You Will Walk Up To These Amazing Three Level Townhomes. Enjoy Mountain Views And Sunsets From The Second And Third Floor. Functional Floor Plans With Main Level...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Recreation and Amenities

The malls of North Nanaimo are easily accessed via the Parkway. But the lakes and ocean and mountain are even closer:

  • Hiking trails (easy to alpine) - 6 minute drive
  • Dog off leash areas - 5 minute drive
  • Rocky beaches - 8 minute drive
  • Lake swimming - 6 minute drive
  • Nanaimo River swimming - 18 minute drive

University District Home Styles

This area can be imagined as a wide strip that curves back on itself as it drops in elevation:

  • Highest tier: The College Heights area above the Parkway - large homes with incredible views over downtown to Vancouver.
  • Lower: A newer, more affordable subdivision above the Jingle Pot Pub, with views looking north to Central Nanaimo
  • Beside Buttertubs Marsh: Some larger, well-kept 1970s-80s homes around Bird Sanctuary Drive
  • Hawthorne, the c.2010 subdivision off 2nd Street and Wakesiah, with grand floorplans and finishes, as well as a European/loft-style cluster of townhomes. (See Hawthorne listings)
  • Fairview: An old neighbourhood between Wakesiah Ave and Pine Street - solid old homes, similar to Harewood
  • The northwest parts of Harewood - the Board's official boundary between The University District and South Nanaimo is Harewood Road.

Nearby Schools

  • Fairview Elementary ; 205 Howard Ave.
  • Georgia Avenue Elementary ; 625 Georgia Ave.
  • Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS) ; 355 Wakesiah Ave.
  • John Barsby Secondary ; 550 7th St.

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