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

62 Properties Found. Page 1 of 6

Uninterrupted Ocean, Downtown City, Harbour And...

Photo of Listing #453997

$938,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 2,460 ft²

Single Family

256 King Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #453997

Uninterrupted Ocean, Downtown City, Harbour And Coastal Views Across To The Mainland Mountains. Here Is An Opportunity To Purchase A Large Family Home With Potential For A Separate Self Contained Suite In Sought After South Jinglepot. This Lovely Home Sits ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Welcome To Your New Urban Paradise! This Execut...

Photo of Listing #457529

$899,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,353 ft²

Single Family

479 Montclair Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #457529

Welcome To Your New Urban Paradise! This Executive Home Is Situated In Desirable College Heights And Features A Legal Suite, Garden Oasis & Amazing Views. This 3400 Sq. Ft. Home Has Been Completed With High End Finishings, Gourmet Kitchen With Stainless App...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Westwood Lake/college Heights Residence Level E...

Photo of Listing #455173

$839,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 3,464 ft²

Single Family

1331 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455173

Westwood Lake/college Heights Residence Level Entry With Legal Suite. No Gst! Offering Privacy At The Rear, This Prime Location With Nature On Your Doorstep And Situated Next To Parkland. A Great Home On A Low Traffic Street Just Steps From The Access Trail...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Come Home To College View...a Wonderful Way Of ...

Photo of Listing #456024

$814,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,300 ft²

Single Family

1124 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456024

Come Home To College View...a Wonderful Way Of Life Awaits You! You'll Love This Fabulous Main Level Entry Home W/ A 2 Bdrm Suite Down. It Is Just Perfect For Today's Contemporary Lifestyle Thanks To The Open-plan Design. The Living Rm Flows Into The Spacio...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

A Prime Location With Nature On Your Doorstep. ...

Photo of Listing #458159

$799,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,970 ft²

Single Family

1328 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #458159

A Prime Location With Nature On Your Doorstep. Situated On A Low Traffic Street Just Steps From The Access Trail To Westwood Lake Park That Offers Tranquil Views Of Mount Benson And A View Of Cedar, Fir, & Arbutus Trees Down The Road. This Is The Perfect Lo...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

In This Sought After College Heights Neighbourh...

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Photo of Listing #456057

$799,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,956 ft²

Single Family

1320 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456057

In This Sought After College Heights Neighbourhood Is A Large Family Home With A Legal Two Bedroom Suite. The Quality In Finishing Is Noted As Soon As You Walk In The Front Door. The Engineered Wood Flooring Runs Through The House With Luxury Tile In The Ba...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Introducing A Basement Entry Executive Family H...

Photo of Listing #450755

$799,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,049 ft²

Single Family

1371 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450755

Introducing A Basement Entry Executive Family Home With Legal 2 Bedroom Suite. Both Floors Have 9 Foot Ceilings, Quartz Counter Tops And Engineered Wood Floors. The Kitchen Has A Large Eat Up Island With Loads Of Storage Including A Built In Wine Rack And R...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Immaculate And Beautiful Home In Hawthorne Corn...

Photo of Listing #455841

$719,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 3,166 ft²

Single Family

497 Poets Trail Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455841

Immaculate And Beautiful Home In Hawthorne Corner Neighbourhood. This Main Level Entry Home With A Bright Modern Living Room. A Gourmet's Kitchen Offers Lots Of Cabinets For Storage, Pantry Is A Bonus And A Sit Up Counter. The Main Level Features 3 Bedrooms...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New Executive Family Home With 2 Bedroom ...

Photo of Listing #455783

$659,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,569 ft²

Single Family

583 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #455783

Brand New Executive Family Home With 2 Bedroom Legal Suite In Popular Hawthorne Estates.university Area.excellent Access To The Parkway.minutes To Vancouver Island University, The Aquatic And Ice Centres .new Subdivision.over 2550 Sq.ft. Of Luxurious Living...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Another Quality Build By Sun Porch Homes Ltd. A...

Photo of Listing #454581

$624,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,516 ft²

Single Family

97 Ashlar Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454581

Another Quality Build By Sun Porch Homes Ltd. All Measurements Are Approximate & Should Be Verified If Deemed Important. More Remarks To Follow...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Rare Opportunity! With 7 Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms...

Photo of Listing #454176

$595,000 Active

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

Single Family

1986 Coal Tyee Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #454176

Rare Opportunity! With 7 Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms, This 3 Story Home Can Accommodate A Family & A Rental Or Airbnb For Extra Income! Conveniently Located Close To Viu, All Levels Of Schools, Downtown, Major Transit Route, Shopping, Pubs, Parkway Access, Trail...

460 Realty Inc.

This Quality Westmark Built Character Style Fam...

Photo of Listing #457432

$594,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,233 ft²

Single Family

356 Wessex Lane, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #457432

This Quality Westmark Built Character Style Family Friendly Home Sits In A Park Like Setting On A No Through Road Close To Walking Trails That Lead To Nac, Nic & Viu. Situated Locally To Both Elementary & Secondary Schools. Main Features Include An Open Flo...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

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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