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

45 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

Perched At The Top Of College Heights, Just Min...

Photo of Listing #844604

$895,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres

Single Family Detached

223 Concordia Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #844604

Perched At The Top Of College Heights, Just Minutes From Scenic Hiking Trails, Serene Lakes, The Bustling Downtown Core & A Quick 15 Minute Flight To The Mainland, Sits This West Coast Contemporary Home Enjoying Arguably The Best Views In Nanaimo. Massive W...

eXp Realty

Fabulous 1.2 Acres Of Ocean View Property 5 Min...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #835350

$888,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres

Single Family Detached

256 King Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #835350

Fabulous 1.2 Acres Of Ocean View Property 5 Minutes From Downtown! This Home Has A Magnificent View Of The City And The Ocean. The 1990s Home On The Property Is Well Cared For And Is Awaiting Its Next Owner. The Upstairs Features Abundant Natural Light, Bea...

eXp Realty

Gorgeous Custom Home With Amazing Views And Alm...

Photo of Listing #851184

$849,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres

Single Family Detached

1317 Thalia Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #851184

Gorgeous Custom Home With Amazing Views And Almost Level Backyard! You Will Enjoy Panoramic Ocean Views Through The Dining Room, The Living Area, The Master Bedroom, And The Huge Back Deck; Watch Ferries And See The City Lights And Islands From The Kitchen;...

eXp Realty

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Photo of Listing #855755

$838,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,948 ft²

Single Family Detached

318 Dorchester Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855755

Open House Saturday September 26 And Sunday September 27 From 1 To 3 Pm. Stunning Views From What Is Arguably One Of The Highest Points You Will Find In Nanaimo! With Just Under 3000 Sq. Ft., This Modern Styled Executive Home Will Meet The Needs And Lifesty...

460 Realty Inc.

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

NEW Photo of Listing #856537

$799,900 Active

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

Single Family Detached

1124 College Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #856537

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.

Beautiful Large Family Home In The Desirable Ha...

Photo of Listing #851735

$709,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,809 ft²

Single Family Detached

596 Ravenswood Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #851735

Beautiful Large Family Home In The Desirable Hawthorne Estates Subdivision In The University District. The Layout Lends Itself To A Multitude Of Options For The Discerning Buyers. With The Legal 2 Bedroom Suite And The Additional 1 Bed/1 Bath With Its Own E...

460 Realty Inc.

Modern Family Home Located In Hawthorne Estates...

NEW Photo of Listing #855302

$699,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,470 ft²

Single Family Detached

620 Lance Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855302

Modern Family Home Located In Hawthorne Estates Offering A 2-bedrom Legal Suite On The Lower Level. The Open Concept Floorplan Is Perfect For Entertaining With Nearly 2,400 Square Feet Of Living Space. This Home Comes Fully Loaded With Many High-end Finishe...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Located In One Of Nanaimo's Most Desirable neig...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #855595

$699,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,994 ft²

Single Family Detached

349 Warbler Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855595

Located In One Of Nanaimo's Most Desirable neighborhoods Of College Heights, This Classic Family Home Boasts 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, A Fully Fenced Yard, Is On A Quiet Cul-de-sac, And Is Only Minutes from Westwood Lake. As You Walk In Thru The Main Door Yo...

RE/MAX Camosun

Perched Upon The Sunny Hilltop Above College He...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #854404

$699,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,048 ft²

Single Family Detached

2116 Brooklyn Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #854404

Perched Upon The Sunny Hilltop Above College Heights, This Lovingly Cared For Executive Home Awaits The Next Lucky New Owners. First Time On The Market Since Being Custom Built In 2004, The Architecture Exquisitely Captures The Stunning 180° Views From Mt.b...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Beautiful Brand-new Family Home Conveniently Lo...

Photo of Listing #855002

$689,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,182 ft²

Single Family Detached

624 Lance Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #855002

Beautiful Brand-new Family Home Conveniently Located In Hawthorne Estates. This Spacious And Thought-out Open Concept Floorplan Offers Over 2,100 Square Feet Of Living Space With 5 Bedrooms, A Den And 4 Full Bathrooms; Plus, The 2-bedroom Legal Suite Down B...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Hawthorne Residence With Legal Suite And Detach...

Photo of Listing #853589

$684,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,504 ft²

Single Family Detached

602 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #853589

Hawthorne Residence With Legal Suite And Detached Garage. Here Is A Fantastic Opportunity To Own This 5 Bedroom/ 4 Bathroom Home Located In The Popular Hawthorne Subdivision In The University District. Features Include Laminate Flooring On The Main & Lower...

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 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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