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

40 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

Absolutely Stunning Views Combined With A Garde...

Photo of Listing #445409

$988,800 Active

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

Single Family

479 Montclair Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #445409

Absolutely Stunning Views Combined With A Garden Paradise This Executive Home Must Be Seen To Be Truly Appreciated. With High End Finishings Throughout, This 3400 Sq Ft Home Is Accented By A Gourmet Kitchen With Newer Stainless Appliances,granite Counters,a...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Beautiful Home Fully Fenced And Fully Landscape...

Photo of Listing #446842

$899,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 3,219 ft²

Single Family

1316 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446842

Beautiful Home Fully Fenced And Fully Landscaped When Completed. The Home Has A City Dedicated Green Space Across The Street. Great Privacy Asset. The Main Level Offers A Bright Open Concept Gourmet Kitchen Quartz Counters And Island, Family Room With Gas F...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Brand New Home In Upscale Westwood Lake Neighbo...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #441304

$839,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 3,448 ft²

Single Family

1335 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #441304

Brand New Home In Upscale Westwood Lake Neighbourhood. This Entry Level Home With Walk-out Basement Has A Fantastic Layout With All Living Areas & Laundry Room On The Main Floor. A Large And Open Living Area Is A Great Space For The Family To Gather, And A ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

New Subdivision On Popular College Drive! This ...

Photo of Listing #439600

$819,000 Active

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

Single Family

1371 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #439600

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

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This Is A Stunning 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom Home W...

Photo of Listing #447735

$749,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.37 Acres
  • 3,816 ft²

Single Family

274 Garner Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447735

This Is A Stunning 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom Home With High End Finishing's Including An Updated Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Tons Of Cupboard Space, A Bonus Rec Room Perfect For Gym Or Yoga Room, And Hard Wood Floors Throughou...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Come Explore This Beautiful Entry Level Home On...

Photo of Listing #445957

$749,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,914 ft²

Single Family

1340 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #445957

Come Explore This Beautiful Entry Level Home On The Top Of College Heights. This Home Has 3 Bedrooms On The Main Level And A 4th Bedroom On The Lower Level As Well As A 1 Bedroom Legal Suite. You'll Find The Home Very Inviting With Raised Ceiling In The Liv...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

University District Area Home With A Fully Self...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #446032

$669,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,346 ft²

Single Family

468 Poets Trail Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446032

University District Area Home With A Fully Self-contained Suite. Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home In Hawthorn Estates Featuring Hardwood Flooring, Gas Fireplace, Trayed Ceilings In Living Room And Master Bedroom, And Fully Fenced Yard. Kitchen Has A Sky...

Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty (PBO)

Looking For A Panoramic Ocean View? Here Is A R...

Photo of Listing #446217

$600,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,431 ft²

Single Family

2145 Woodthrush Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #446217

Looking For A Panoramic Ocean View? Here Is A Renovated 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home In Popular South Jingle Pot That Enjoys What Many Consider The Absolute Best View In Nanaimo! Recent Updates To The Home Include A New Roof, Flooring, Countertops, Upstairs Appli...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

This Home Has Many Options To Suit Your Needs! ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #445392

$599,900 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,782 ft²

Single Family

1986 Coal Tyee Trail, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #445392

This Home Has Many Options To Suit Your Needs! This 7 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Renovated Home Generates $3,000 Per Month! Conveniently Located Close To Viu, All Levels Of Schools, Downtown, Major Transit Route, Shopping, Pubs, Parkway Access, Trails & Parks - Pe...

460 Realty Inc.

Location! Location! Location! Close To All Leve...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #445983

$589,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 2,170 ft²

Single Family

535 Armishaw Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #445983

Location! Location! Location! Close To All Levels Of School, Preschool, Elementary, Secondary & University! This Home Is Also Located Close To Shopping, Restaurants, Parks, Trails, And So Much, Just A Stroll To Aquatic & Ice Arena. This Perfect Affordable 5...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Sky...

Photo of Listing #447274

$573,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 108, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447274

Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Skyline As You Will Walk Up To These Amazing Three Level Townhomes. Enjoy Mountain Views And Sunsets From The Second And Third Floor. Functional Floor Plans With Main Level Living Space. Kitchen, Dining, Living Ro...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Sky...

Photo of Listing #447260

$573,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,200 ft²

Condo/Strata

308 Hillcrest Ave 101, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #447260

Modern West Coast Design Truly Enhances The Skyline As You Will Walk Up To These Amazing Three Level Townhomes. Enjoy Mountain Views And Sunsets From The Second And Third Floor. Functional Floor Plans With Main Level Living Space. Kitchen, Dining, Living Ro...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

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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