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

53 Properties Found. Page 1 of 5

Uninterrupted Ocean, Downtown City, Harbour And...

Photo of Listing #461717

$899,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 2,460 ft²

Single Family

256 King Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #461717

Uninterrupted Ocean, Downtown City, Harbour And Coastal Views Across To The Mainland Mountains. Here Is An Opportunity To Purchase A Large Family Home With Potential For A Separate Self Contained Suite In Sought After South Jinglepot. This Lovely Home Sits ...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

Executive Home In A Quiet Neighbourhood That Ch...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #460754

$850,000 Active

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

Single Family

479 Montclair Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #460754

Executive Home In A Quiet Neighbourhood That Checks All The Boxes And Then Some. Newer Granite Counters, A Huge Kitchen Island, High-end Cabinets With Sliding Pull-outs And Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Appliances. Large Legal (and Nearly Soundproof) One-...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

A Prime Location With Nature On Your Doorstep. ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #458159

$799,900 Active

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

Single Family

1328 Langara Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #458159

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, Fir, & Arbutus Trees Down The Road. This Is The Perfect Lo...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Come Home To College View...a Wonderful Way Of ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #456024

$795,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,300 ft²

Single Family

1124 College Drive, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #456024

Come Home To College View...a Wonderful Way Of Life Awaits You! You'll Love This Fabulous Main Level Entry Home W/ A 2 Bdrm Suite Down. It Is Just Perfect For Today's Contemporary Lifestyle Thanks To The Open-plan Design. The Living Rm Flows Into The Spacio...

Century 21 Harbour Realty Ltd.

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...

Photo of Listing #460155

$749,900 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)

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)

Make Time To View This Brand New Home In The So...

Photo of Listing #459700

$657,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.09 Acres
  • 2,480 ft²

Single Family

588 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #459700

Make Time To View This Brand New Home In The Sought After Hawthorne Estates. Built By Georgia View Homes And Comes With A New Home Warranty And Legal 2 Bedroom Suite. The Rear Of The Home Is Accessed Through A Convenient Alley And A Double Car Garage. This ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Spacious 5 Bedroom Home With Legal Suite In The...

Photo of Listing #462666

$649,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,650 ft²

Single Family

368 Hillcrest Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462666

Spacious 5 Bedroom Home With Legal Suite In The University District Across From Nanaimo District Secondary School. The House Offers 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bath, Plus Den On The Main Floor, And A 2 Bedroom Legal Suite On The Lower Level With Separate Entry And L...

460 Realty Inc.

Brand New Executive Family Home With 2 Bedroom ...

Photo of Listing #462601

$639,900 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.12 Acres
  • 2,569 ft²

Single Family

579 Lance Place, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462601

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 Spotlessly Clean And Flawlessly Maintained...

Photo of Listing #462975

$599,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,164 ft²

Single Family

503 Armishaw Road, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #462975

This Spotlessly Clean And Flawlessly Maintained 5 Year Old Home Has Remaining Home Owners Warranty. It Has 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And Boasts A Legal 2 Bedroom Suite. Location, Location, Location. This Home Is In The Optimal Location. A 15 Minute Walk To Do...

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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