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

29 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Great Investment Opportunity-here Is Your Oppor...

Photo of Listing #449590

$1,000,000 Active

  • 1.35 Acres

Lots/Acreage

497 Menzies Ridge Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449590

Great Investment Opportunity-here Is Your Opportunity To Purchase A 10 Lot Subdivision In The Highly Desirable Hawthorne Estates. This Fully Underground Serviced Approx. 1.35-acre Lot Is Conveniently Located In The University District And Within Walking Dis...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Beautiful Home Fully Fenced And Fully Landscape...

Photo of Listing #449615

$869,000 Active

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

Single Family

1316 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449615

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)

Westwood Lake/college Heights Residence With Le...

Photo of Listing #449671

$829,900 Active

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

Single Family

1328 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449671

Westwood Lake/college Heights Residence With Legal Suite. 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, ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located In The University District At The End O...

Photo of Listing #449942

$719,000 Active

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

Single Family

274 Garner Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449942

Located In The University District At The End Of A Quiet Cul-de-sac, This Stunning 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom Home Has It All. With Two Living Spaces There Is Vaulted Ceilings In The Upstairs Living Room, A Sunken Family Room With Gorgeous Natural Gas Fireplace, ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Many Options To Suit Your Needs! With 7 Bedroom...

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

Many Options To Suit Your Needs! With 7 Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms, This 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 - Perfect...

460 Realty Inc.

Elegant Main Entry Home In Desirable College He...

Photo of Listing #450540

$599,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,841 ft²

Single Family

1336 Thalia Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450540

Elegant Main Entry Home In Desirable College Heights Neighborhood. The Main Level Boosts Open Living Space, Modern Kitchen, Hardwood Flooring, Crown Molding, And Vaulted Ceiling. The Patio Off The Dining Area Leads To Large Patio And Well Maintained Backyar...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Prime Location Close To Vancouver Island Univer...

Photo of Listing #450019

$589,000 Active

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

Single Family

535 Armishaw Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450019

Prime Location Close To Vancouver Island University. Built In 2015, This Home Has 5 Bedrooms And 3 Bathrooms With In-law Suite. It Has 3 Bedrooms On The Main Floor With A Great Size Kitchen That Has An Island In The Middle. Also A Big Living Room With Plent...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! W...

Photo of Listing #447260

$573,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 101, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447260

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! West Coast Living Meets Modern Contemporary Design In These Gorgeous Three Level Townhomes With Stunning Mountain Views. Every Townhome Comes With 4 Bedrooms Each With Individual Full Bath & Two Decks. Entrance ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! W...

Photo of Listing #447271

$570,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 105, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447271

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! West Coast Living Meets Modern Contemporary Design In These Gorgeous Three Level Townhomes With Stunning Mountain Views. Every Townhome Comes With 4 Bedrooms Each With Individual Full Bath & Two Decks. Entrance ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! W...

Photo of Listing #447269

$570,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 104, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447269

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! West Coast Living Meets Modern Contemporary Design In These Gorgeous Three Level Townhomes With Stunning Mountain Views. Every Townhome Comes With 4 Bedrooms Each With Individual Full Bath & Two Decks. Entrance ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! W...

Photo of Listing #447265

$570,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 103, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447265

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! West Coast Living Meets Modern Contemporary Design In These Gorgeous Three Level Townhomes With Stunning Mountain Views. Every Townhome Comes With 4 Bedrooms Each With Individual Full Bath & Two Decks. Entrance ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! W...

Photo of Listing #447273

$568,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 107, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447273

Welcome To The Hillcrest 8. Only 7 Of 8 Left! West Coast Living Meets Modern Contemporary Design In These Gorgeous Three Level Townhomes With Stunning Mountain Views. Every Townhome Comes With 4 Bedrooms Each With Individual Full Bath & Two Decks. Entrance ...

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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