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

16 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Fabulous 1.2 Acres Of Ocean View Property 5 Min...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #835350

$888,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres

Single Family Detached

256 King Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #835350

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

This 4 Bedroom/5 Bathroom Family Home Offers Vi...

Photo of Listing #856171

$845,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 4,132 ft²

Single Family Detached

365 Trinity Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #856171

This 4 Bedroom/5 Bathroom Family Home Offers Views Of The Coastal Mountains And Pacific Ocean. Close To All Amenities And All Levels Of Schooling And Vancouver Island University. All Information And Measurements Believed To Be Accurate But Should Be Verifi...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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

Photo of Listing #856537

$799,900 Active

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

Single Family Detached

1124 College Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #856537

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.

Spectacular Ocean View, Mountain & City View Ho...

Photo of Listing #859394

$798,000 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,600 ft²

Single Family Detached

376 Trinity Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #859394

Spectacular Ocean View, Mountain & City View Home From This Quiet Dead End Road In College Heights. This 3600 Sf Beautiful Home Offers 3 Stories With 2 Bedroom Suite Ideal For Viu Students. Each Floor Has A 4 Pc Bathroom Plus 2 Bc Bathroom. 2 Large Sundecks...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

2020 Award Winning Homebuilder Sun Porch Homes ...

NEW Photo of Listing #860804

$674,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.11 Acres
  • 2,514 ft²

Single Family Detached

620 Hamilton Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #860804

2020 Award Winning Homebuilder Sun Porch Homes Proudly Presents Another Quality-built New Home! This Property Is In A Great Location Close To Viu And Easy Walking Distance To University Village Mall. It Will Be Ready For Occupancy Feb 2021. Featuring A Ligh...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New Family Home In University District! T...

Photo of Listing #857743

$630,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 1,911 ft²

Single Family Detached

2163 Salmon Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #857743

Brand New Family Home In University District! This 4 Bedrooms And 3 Bath Home Offers Great Living Space For All Your Family. Main Level Has Open Concept Kitchen, Dining & Great Room With Natural Gas Fireplace. Southern Exposure Deck Is Perfect For Enjoy...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New Detached Duplex Home In Hawthorne! Th...

Photo of Listing #859595

$599,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,841 ft²

Single Family Detached

551 Menzies Ridge Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #859595

Brand New Detached Duplex Home In Hawthorne! This Beautiful 3 Bedrooms And 3 Bathroom Home Offers Great Living Spaces On 1,841 Sqft. Main Level Has Open Concept Kitchen With Island And Walk-in Pantry, Dining And Huge Great Room With Natural Gas Fireplac...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Renovated Home

Photo of Listing #859971

$489,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,224 ft²

Single Family Detached

957 Howard Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #859971

Renovated Home

460 Realty Inc.

Welcome To 108 Ashlar Ave In The University Dis...

Photo of Listing #858264

$459,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,721 ft²

Single Family Detached

108 Ashlar Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #858264

Welcome To 108 Ashlar Ave In The University District Of Nanaimo. This Mid Century 4 Beds, 2 Bath Home Has A Lovely Covered Front Porch, Mountain View, Alley Access And One Bedroom On The Lower Level. Open Concept Kitchen With Built In Appliances Top Of Some...

eXp Realty

Beautifully Renovated 3 Bedroom Plus Den Townho...

NEW Photo of Listing #860965

$360,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.03 Acres
  • 1,115 ft²

Row/Townhouse

285 Harewood Rd 23, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #860965

Beautifully Renovated 3 Bedroom Plus Den Townhome In Nanaimo’s University District. No Expense Has Been Spared On These Renos! Updates Include Laminate Flooring Throughout, Fresh Paint, New Light Fixtures, New Kitchen Cabinets, New Countertops, High-end Sta...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

This 8228 Square Foot Corner Lot In Westwood/co...

Photo of Listing #860391

$328,000 Active

  • 0.19 Acres

Land

1298 College Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #860391

This 8228 Square Foot Corner Lot In Westwood/college Heights Fronts Both Dorchester Place And College Drive. Located In A Newer Subdivision Near Vancouver Island University, This Lot Is Surrounded By Upscale Newer Homes. This Great Location Features Distant...

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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