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

44 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

Great Investment Opportunity-here Is Your Oppor...

Photo of Listing #449590

$1,000,000 Active

  • 1.35 Acres

Lots/Acreage

497 Menzies Ridge Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449590

Great Investment Opportunity-here Is Your Opportunity To Purchase A 10 Lot Subdivision In The Highly Desirable Hawthorne Estates. This Fully Underground Serviced Approx. 1.35-acre Lot Is Conveniently Located In The University District And Within Walking Dis...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

Beautiful Home And Front Landscaped When Comple...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #449615

$849,000 Active

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

Single Family

1316 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449615

Beautiful Home And Front 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 Fireplace And ...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Introducing A Basement Entry Executive Family H...

Photo of Listing #450760

$819,900 Active

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

Single Family

1320 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450760

Introducing A Basement Entry Executive Family Home With Legal 2 Bedroom Suite. Both Floors Have 9 Foot Ceilings, Quartz Counter Tops And Engineered Wood Floors. The Kitchen Has A Large Eat Up Island With Loads Of Storage Including A Built In Wine Rack And R...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Introducing A Basement Entry Executive Family H...

Photo of Listing #450755

$799,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 3,049 ft²

Single Family

1371 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #450755

Introducing A Basement Entry Executive Family Home With Legal 2 Bedroom Suite. Both Floors Have 9 Foot Ceilings, Quartz Counter Tops And Engineered Wood Floors. The Kitchen Has A Large Eat Up Island With Loads Of Storage Including A Built In Wine Rack And R...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Westwood Lake/college Heights Residence With Le...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #449671

$799,900 Active

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

Single Family

1328 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #449671

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

Located In The University District At The End O...

Photo of Listing #452800

$719,000 Active

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

Single Family

274 Garner Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452800

Located In The University District At The End Of A Quiet Cul-de-sac, This Stunning 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom Home Has It All. With Two Living Spaces There Is Vaulted Ceilings In The Upstairs Living Room, A Sunken Family Room With Gorgeous Natural Gas Fireplace P...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

You Will Be Impressed From The Moment You Walk ...

Photo of Listing #453540

$695,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 1,890 ft²

Single Family

1312 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #453540

You Will Be Impressed From The Moment You Walk In To This Custom Designed 3 Bedroom Rancher. The Spacious Open Floor Plan Boasts Light Oak Engineered Hardwood Flooring Throughout The Home, A K2 Stone Gas Fireplace With Built In Media Cabinetry Beside, A Bea...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Your Search Is Over. Ocean View Home With A One...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #451931

$649,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 2,618 ft²

Single Family

379 Cariboo Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451931

Your Search Is Over. Ocean View Home With A One Bedroom Suite.college Park Location With Sweeping Views Of The City And Harbour. During Those Cool Spring Evenings Enjoy The Warmth Of A Woodstoves That Are Located In The Upstairs Living Room And Downstairs I...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Stunning Panoramic Views Including Mount Benson...

Photo of Listing #452789

$648,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 2,686 ft²

Single Family

31 Garner Cres, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452789

Stunning Panoramic Views Including Mount Benson Are Offered From This Spacious 2686 Sqft Main Level Entry Home With Walk-out Basement. Enjoy Morning Coffee And Entertain In The Evening On The Two New Decks With All Day Sun, And 180 Degree Views. New Detache...

460 Realty Inc.

Family Home In Hawthorne Estates W/ Distant Vie...

Photo of Listing #452447

$644,800 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.16 Acres
  • 2,364 ft²

Single Family

667 Sarum Rise Way, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452447

Family Home In Hawthorne Estates W/ Distant Views Of Mt Benson. Chef's Kitchen W/ Ample Cabinetry, Lrg Counter Space. Deck Off Kitchen Creates A Wonderful Area For Meals Alfresco. Cozy Gas Fp In Living Area & Sliding Doors Off Dining Area Lead To The Lrg Su...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

New - University District - New Home In Nanaimo...

Photo of Listing #451792

$644,500 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2,398 ft²

Single Family

400 Elizabeth Street, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #451792

New - University District - New Home In Nanaimo Located At 230 Manning Street (near Howard & 2nd Street). What A Great Place To Raise A Family. Only A Few Blocks From Fairview Elementary, This Home Is In A Very Quiet Neighborhood But Is Only Minutes Away Fr...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Absolutely Pristine Main Level Entry Three Bedr...

Photo of Listing #452812

$629,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,796 ft²

Single Family

438 Poets Trail Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #452812

Absolutely Pristine Main Level Entry Three Bedroom And Den Home In Desirable Hawthorne Neighborhood. You're Really Going To Be Impressed With This 11 Year Young Home. Forced Air Natural Gas Heating With A Natural Gas Fireplace In The Spacious Living Room Wi...

460 Realty Inc.

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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