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

52 Properties Found. Page 1 of 5

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Photo of Listing #467475

$929,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 2,489 ft²

Single Family

223 Concordia Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467475

Covid-19: Extra Precautions Recommended By Health Canada Will Be Required To Promote Safe Practices For Viewing The Property. Perched At The Top Of College Heights, Just Minutes From Scenic Hiking Trails, Serene Lakes, The Bustling Downtown Core & A Quick 1...

eXp Realty

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

Photo of Listing #466625

$920,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 2,471 ft²

Single Family

256 King Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #466625

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

Westwood Lake/college Heights Residence With Le...

Photo of Listing #464418

$799,900 Active

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

Single Family

1328 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #464418

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

This New Approximately 2700 Sf Home Is Located ...

Photo of Listing #466287

$729,900 Active

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

Single Family

1363 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #466287

This New Approximately 2700 Sf Home Is Located In Park Heaven, With 4 Parks And A Long List Of Recreation Facilities Within A 20 Minute Walk From This Address. Add In The Close Proximity Of Assigned And Local Public Schools Near This Home, Your Kids Can Thr...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Welcome Home To Desirable College Heights! Grou...

Photo of Listing #466527

$725,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,570 ft²

Single Family

2158 Wren Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #466527

Welcome Home To Desirable College Heights! Ground Level Entry - Main Up House With Fabulous Ocean Views And Mountain Views. Facing South Living Room With A Wonderful Double Sided Fireplace. Dining Room And Kitchen Facing The Back Big Deck And Enjoy The Incr...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

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

Photo of Listing #466512

$699,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,587 ft²

Single Family

612 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #466512

Brand New Family Home With A Two-bedroom Legal Suite Down. You'll Fall In Love With The Beautiful Living Room With A Cozy Gas Fireplace. The Gourmet Kitchen Offers Over Height White Shaker Style Cabinets With Display Cabinets And Crown Molding, Quartz Count...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Legal Suite, Mortgage Helper! Like New 5 Bdrm A...

Photo of Listing #467020

$689,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,611 ft²

Single Family

511 Menzies Ridge Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467020

Legal Suite, Mortgage Helper! Like New 5 Bdrm And Den, 3 Full Baths, Beautifully Designed Home In Popular Hawthorne! You Won't Be Disappointed From The Time You Drive Up To This Well Maintained Home. Downstairs Offers Large Entry, Den & Family Room. Attache...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith

This Level Entry 2 Storey Home Boasts The Maste...

Photo of Listing #467665

$649,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,913 ft²

Single Family

578 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467665

This Level Entry 2 Storey Home Boasts The Master Bedroom On The Main Level With Window Overlooking The Rear Yard, Plus A 5 Piece Ensuite. The Great Room Design Has An Island Kitchen, Quality Appliances, Shaker Style Cabinetry, And Pendant Lighting. The Dini...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

2 Bedroom Rancher Plus Detached 1 Bedroom Carri...

Photo of Listing #465993

$619,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,687 ft²

Single Family

415 Hillcrest Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465993

2 Bedroom Rancher Plus Detached 1 Bedroom Carriage Home Located 1 Block Away From Vancouver Island University! Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Own This 2 Bedroom Level Entry Residence Featuring Loads Of Updates And A Detached Carriage Home Custom Built In 201...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Great Investment Property Only Minutes From Viu...

Photo of Listing #465176

$579,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1,823 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 103, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465176

Great Investment Property Only Minutes From Viu Offers 4 Large Bedrooms With Each Having Its Own Private Ensuite, Balcony And Oversized Closet. Easy Walk To The Old City Quarter And City Centre. Public Transit Just Steps From The Front Door. Central Living ...

Here Is An Ideal Opportunity For A Variety Of B...

Photo of Listing #467688

$575,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,395 ft²

Single Family

46 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #467688

Here Is An Ideal Opportunity For A Variety Of Buyers. Looking For A Home Set Up A Home Base Business? The Flat Driveway Has Room For 5 Cars And There Is Direct Access To Lower Level Of The Home Ready For Your Business. As A Single Family Home? The Current O...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Awesome Investment Property: Purpose Built Stud...

Photo of Listing #465173

$560,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1,823 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 107, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #465173

Awesome Investment Property: Purpose Built Student Rental Housing Generating Over Five Percent Return (net). New Construction Just 3 City Blocks From Vancouver Island University, 1 Block From The Aquatic Centre, Gym, Parks And Arena. Easy Walk To The Old Ci...

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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