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

51 Properties Found. Page 1 of 5

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

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...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #460155

$729,900 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)

Gst Is Included In The Price Of This Brand New,...

Photo of Listing #463564

$699,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,392 ft²

Single Family

620 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463564

Gst Is Included In The Price Of This Brand New, Urban Family Home With A Two-bedroom Legal Suite Down. The Living Room Flows Into The Kitchen And Dining Area Beyond Creating An Ideal Space For Entertaining Or Day-to-day Family Activities. The Living Room Bo...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Beautiful Home Being Constructed In A Well Appo...

Photo of Listing #461804

$659,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,552 ft²

Single Family

2167 Salmon Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #461804

Beautiful Home Being Constructed In A Well Appointed Area Close To All Amenities And Schools. Walking Distance To Westwood Beach, Running Paths And Mountain Bike Trails. The Main Floor Will Offer Gas Fireplace, 9ft Ceilings, Quartz Counter Tops, Chef Island...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

This Fabulous Home Located In The Desirable Uni...

Photo of Listing #463507

$659,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,530 ft²

Single Family

516 Menzies Ridge Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463507

This Fabulous Home Located In The Desirable University District. Offering Exceptional Finishing And Workmanship, This Beautiful Home Offers 9ft Ceilings Up And Down, 3 Bedrooms On The Main Plus Oversized Living Areas With An Access To The Nice Front Sundeck...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Brand New Executive Family Home With 2 Bedroom ...

Photo of Listing #463594

$639,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,569 ft²

Single Family

591 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463594

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 #463549

$639,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,480 ft²

Single Family

588 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463549

Make Time To View This Brand New Home In The Sought After Hawthorne Estates. Built By Georgia View Homes This 2480 Sq And A Total Of 6 Bed/ 4 Baths Including Legal 2 Bedroom Suite Comes With A New Home Warranty. The Rear Of The Home Is Accessed Through A Co...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New Executive Family Home With 2 Bedroom ...

Photo of Listing #463482

$639,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 2,569 ft²

Single Family

587 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463482

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 ...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #459133

$639,900 Active

  • 6 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)

This Beautiful And Contemporary Home, Built By ...

Photo of Listing #460138

$557,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,975 ft²

Single Family

308 Wessex Lane, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460138

This Beautiful And Contemporary Home, Built By Repuatable Builder Westmark Construction Is Available For Viewing. Offering Nearly 2,000 Sq Ft Finished, Modern Floor Plan, Front Deck, Back Patio With Custom Sun Awning For Those Warm Summer Days, And Hardipla...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Great Investment Property And Family Home! 2000...

Photo of Listing #463838

$550,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²

Single Family

377 Howard Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #463838

Great Investment Property And Family Home! 2000 Sqft Home With A 2 Bedrooms Suite As A Mortgage Helper. Upgrades To The Home Are Newer Floor, Paint, Windows, Roof, Kitchen Cabinets, And Kitchen Countertop. The Main Level Upper Floor Has A Spacious Living Ro...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

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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