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

25 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Purchase 2 Homes ...

NEW Photo of Listing #872698

$1,999,900 Active

  • 11 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 1.21 Acres
  • 6,877 ft²

Single Family Detached

210 Calder Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872698

Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Purchase 2 Homes Totaling Almost 7000 Sq Ft And Five Separate Living Spaces. Walking Distance To All Of The Major Amenities From The Rec Centers To All Levels Of Schools Including Vancouver Island University. Gorgeous 6 Bdr, 6 ...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

College Heights Area Stunningly Renovated Brigh...

NEW Photo of Listing #872248

$1,150,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,885 ft²

Single Family Detached

1124 Selkirk Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872248

College Heights Area Stunningly Renovated Bright, Spacious 2900sqft 6 Bed, 4 Bath Home W/ Ocean Views. Home Is Suited W/ Separate Entry For Extended Family Or Additional Income. Flexible Floor Plan Offers 1 Or 2 Bedroom Suite, Covered Patio & Laundry Hook...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Buy A Terrific Ho...

NEW Photo of Listing #872697

$1,099,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.21 Acres
  • 2,881 ft²

Single Family Detached

196 Calder Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872697

Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Buy A Terrific Home On A Quiet Acreage In One Of The Best Locations In The City. The Zoning Allows For A Second Dwelling And There Is Development Potential. This Private Property Offers Everything You Can Ask For And Walking Di...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Purchase Price Plus Gst. This Westwood Lake/col...

Photo of Listing #871628

$980,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,655 ft²

Single Family Detached

1336 Langara Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #871628

Purchase Price Plus Gst. This Westwood Lake/college Heights Residence Is In A Prime Location With Nature On Your Doorstep. Low Traffic Street And Just Steps From Trails To Westwood Lake Park Offering Tranquil Views Of Mount Benson. The Location Is Perfect F...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

3 Dwellings W/ Potential To Add Another. This F...

NEW Photo of Listing #872120

$975,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.41 Acres
  • 2,909 ft²

Triplex

795/797/799 Dogwood Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872120

3 Dwellings W/ Potential To Add Another. This Fabulous Investment Opportunity, R5 Zoned Property Has Two Homes, A Detached Shop, On An Ocean View .4 Acre Property Backing Onto Morell Sanctuary. The First Home Is An 1143 Sq Ft, 2 Bedroom (could Be 3 Very Eas...

eXp Realty

Welcome To This 2007 Custom Built Home Featurin...

Photo of Listing #870147

$919,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,458 ft²

Single Family Detached

1317 Thalia Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #870147

Welcome To This 2007 Custom Built Home Featuring Ocean Views That Will Engage Your Senses Drawing Your Eyes To The Activity In The Harbor & Amongst The Local Islands. On A Clear Day You Can Sit In Wonderment As The Sun Dances Off The Sunshine Coastal Mounta...

Team 3000 Realty Ltd. (Van2)

Brand New Single Family Home In Hawthorn Height...

Photo of Listing #869829

$869,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,859 ft²

Single Family Detached

554 Menzies Ridge Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #869829

Brand New Single Family Home In Hawthorn Heights! This 6 Bedrooms And 4 Bath Home Offers Great Living Space For All Your Family With 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. Main Level Has Open Concept Kitchen, Dining & Great Room With Natural Gas Fireplace. Southern Expos...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New Family Home With A Two-bedroom Legal ...

NEW Photo of Listing #872271

$849,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,802 ft²

Single Family Detached

586 Ravenswood Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872271

Brand New Family Home With A Two-bedroom Legal Suite Down. You’ll Fall In Love With This Beautiful Open Plan Home. The Spacious Living Room Features A Cozy Gas Fireplace With Beautiful Built-ins And Access To The Front Deck With A Mountain View. The Gourmet...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Investor Alert!! Another Quality Renovation By ...

Photo of Listing #868777

$849,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 1,887 ft²

Single Family Detached

206 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #868777

Investor Alert!! Another Quality Renovation By Sun Porch Homes. Like New Modern Home Achieving Nearly $4000/ Month. This Home Has Been Made Like New! Sun Porch Homes Ltd Brought This Home To Life By Bringing Everything From Going Back To The Studs Including...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This 4 Bedroom/5 Bathroom Family Home Offers Vi...

Photo of Listing #870986

$845,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 4,132 ft²

Single Family Detached

365 Trinity Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #870986

This 4 Bedroom/5 Bathroom Family Home Offers Views Of The Coastal Mountains And Pacific Ocean. Close To All Amenities And All Levels Of Schooling And Vancouver Island University. All Information And Measurements Believed To Be Accurate But Should Be Verifi...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Well Priced Two Storey With Basement, This 2432...

NEW Photo of Listing #872191

$625,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.43 Acres
  • 2,432 ft²

Single Family Detached

383 Douglas Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #872191

Well Priced Two Storey With Basement, This 2432 Sf Home Offers A Thoughtful, Flexible Plan, Private, Peaceful Setting, And Good Location Close To Viu, Morrel Sanctuary, And Westwood Lake Park. 3 Bedrooms And Two Bathrooms On The Upper Floor With A Spacious ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Investor Alert! This Spacious 2000 Sq Ft, 4 Bed...

Photo of Listing #871468

$585,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,003 ft²

Single Family Detached

331 Shepherd Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #871468

Investor Alert! This Spacious 2000 Sq Ft, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home Is Perfect For An Investor Or A Family Looking To Get Into The Market. Upstairs Offers A Large Kitchen That Leads Into An Inviting Dining Room With An Open Concept Living Space. 2 Bedroom ...

eXp Realty

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 mid-2000s subdivision off 2nd Street and Wakesiah, with grand floorplans and finishes, as well as a European/loft-style cluster of townhomes.
  • 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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