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

65 Properties Found. Page 1 of 6

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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

Stunning Views From What Is Arguably One Of The...

Photo of Listing #469625

$899,900 Active

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

Single Family

318 Dorchester Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #469625

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 Lifestyle Of Many Buyers With Its 270 Degree Wrap Around Deck, Open Design, Vaul...

460 Realty Inc.

Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Buy A Luxurious H...

Photo of Listing #471067

$880,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.21 Acres

Single Family

196 Calder Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #471067

Here Is A Rare Opportunity To Buy A Luxurious Home On A Quiet Acreage Near The Center Of Nanaimo. Close To The Parkway For Quick Access To Shopping Ferries, Airport, Etc. This 3 To 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Beautifully Finished Home Is In A Great Location. Arctic-r...

Island Pacific Realty Ltd.

Move In Ready Level Entry Basement Residence. T...

Photo of Listing #470429

$799,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,300 ft²

Single Family

2142 Wren Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #470429

Move In Ready Level Entry Basement Residence. The Ocean/mountain & City Lights View Is Stunning.this Immaculate Residence Is Approx. 3,300 Sf. It Has A Bright And Open Floor Plan With A Wonderful Kitchen With Granite And Wood Cabinets, Is Open To A Breakfas...

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)

Spectacular Ocean Views Abound From This Origin...

Photo of Listing #468719

$724,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 2,531 ft²

Single Family

375 Douglas Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #468719

Spectacular Ocean Views Abound From This Original House On A Hill. Perched 700 Feet Above Sea Level This Home Features Expansive Views Of Nanaimo, Gabriola The Coastal Mountains And, In The Distance Mount Baker. The Main Floor Features An Updated Kitchen An...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful Large Family Home In The Desirable Ha...

Photo of Listing #469043

$699,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,811 ft²

Single Family

595 Ravenswood Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #469043

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 Den With Ensuite Bath With ...

460 Realty Inc.

Ocean View Home With A Legal 1-bed Suite Situat...

Photo of Listing #470225

$689,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 2,257 ft²

Single Family

131 Royal Oak Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #470225

Ocean View Home With A Legal 1-bed Suite Situated On A 0.23-acre Lot On A Cul-de-sac In The University District Close To Schools, Amenities, & Westwood Lake. The Functional, Open Floor Plan Offers 2,257 Sqft Of Tastefully Finished Living Space With 4 Beds, ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Beautiful Home 90% Complete Will Be Ready Next ...

Photo of Listing #468546

$674,900 Active

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

Single Family

2167 Salmon Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #468546

Beautiful Home 90% Complete Will Be Ready Next Month! Three Bedrooms And Two Full Bath Rooms On Upper Main Floor. Plus Gourmet Kitchen With Gorgeous Cabinetry And Counter Tops With Deck Access. Living Room Perfect For Entertaining Friends And Family. The Gr...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

West Coast Contemporary College Heights ! This ...

Photo of Listing #470387

$629,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,954 ft²

Single Family

364 Camosun Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #470387

West Coast Contemporary College Heights ! This Custom Home Has Preserved Original Details Such As Vaulted Wood Ceilings While Updating To A Fresh Modern Light And Bright Palette Throughout. Ductless Heat Pump To Keep Cool In Summer Is An Added Upgrade. Back...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Welcome To This Two Storey Home Located On A No...

Photo of Listing #470869

$628,800 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,356 ft²

Single Family

2177 Woodthrush Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #470869

Welcome To This Two Storey Home Located On A No Thru Street Within Walking Distance Of Westwood Lake. Inside, A Sunken Living Room Features Abundant Windows With Hunter Douglas Blinds And Newer Ductless Heat Pump. A Three Sided Gas Fireplace Can Also Be Enj...

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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