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

64 Properties Found. Page 1 of 6

Distant Ocean, City And Mountain Views From Thi...

Photo of Listing #460096

$938,800 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,900 ft²

Single Family

1036 Roxboro Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460096

Distant Ocean, City And Mountain Views From This College Heights Custom Quality Home On A Quiet Cul-de-sac! This Stunning 4 Bdrm Home With Its Sweeping Staircase, 9' Ceilings, Brazilian Cherry Floors, Crown Moulding, Vaulted Ceilings & Walk-in Linen Closet ...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (QU)

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

Photo of Listing #460754

$879,900 Active

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

Single Family

479 Montclair Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460754

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

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

Photo of Listing #458159

$819,900 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

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

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #456024

$795,000 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.

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This ...

Photo of Listing #460806

$779,900 Active

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

Single Family

1371 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460806

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

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Here Is A Brand New Upscale 5 Bedroom Plus A De...

Photo of Listing #460155

$749,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,693 ft²

Single Family

1363 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460155

Here Is A Brand New Upscale 5 Bedroom Plus A Den House With 3 Bedrooms And Including A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite. Quartz Counters On The Main Floor, With Premium Laminate Fooring, Mountain And Some Ocean Views. This Home Is In Great Location Close To Schools, S...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Brand New Executive Family Home With 2 Bedroom ...

Photo of Listing #459133

$659,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,559 ft²

Single Family

599 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459133

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)

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)

Make Time To View This Brand New Home In The So...

Photo of Listing #459700

$657,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,480 ft²

Single Family

588 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459700

Make Time To View This Brand New Home In The Sought After Hawthorne Estates. Built By Georgia View Homes And Comes With A New Home Warranty And Legal 2 Bedroom Suite. The Rear Of The Home Is Accessed Through A Convenient Alley And A Double Car Garage. This ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Welcome To This 5 Year Old, 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath F...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #459986

$624,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,536 ft²

Single Family

503 Armishaw Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459986

Welcome To This 5 Year Old, 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Family Home With A Legal 2 Bedroom Suite For In-laws Or Income. Sitting Proudly On A Corner Lot, This Home Overlooks The Fully Fenced Backyard With Great Light And Views Towards Mount Benson. The Main Home Has A...

One Percent Realty Ltd.

Beautiful Family Home In College Heights. With ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #458590

$599,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,650 ft²

Single Family

379 Cariboo Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #458590

Beautiful Family Home In College Heights. With Over 2600 Sqft Feet Of Living Space, You'll Appreciate The Large Rooms And Ample Storage Space This 4 Bed, 2 Bath Home Has To Offer. Upstairs Features A Large Living Room With Cozy Woodstove And Lots Of Windows...

One Percent Realty Ltd.

This Large Updated Home Is Sure To Appeal To A ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #460183

$575,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,398 ft²

Single Family

185 Calder Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460183

This Large Updated Home Is Sure To Appeal To A Growing Family Or To Investors. Located In A Great Neighbourhood, This 4 Bed, 3 Bath Home Benefits From Lots Of Updates. Both Kitchens Are New As Are All 3 Bathrooms. Fresh Flooring Runs Throughout And Plenty O...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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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