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

10 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

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)

Enjoy Stunning Ocean And Mountain Views From Th...

NEW Photo of Listing #863291

$739,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,839 ft²

Single Family Detached

2121 Woodthrush Pl, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #863291

Enjoy Stunning Ocean And Mountain Views From This 2,839 Sqft Home With A One Bedroom Unauthorized Suite. A Large Front Deck Takes In Stunning Views And Rear Patio Provides A Private Space With Pond And Gardens. The Updated Kitchen Features Four Appliances, ...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

New Build Alert! This 5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2 Le...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #856997

$689,999 Active

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

Single Family Detached

2153 Salmon Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #856997

New Build Alert! This 5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2 Level Home Centrally Located And Close To Schools ,viu, Shopping & Amenities Is Sure To Impress. 9' Ceilings Up And Down, Bright & Spacious Design With Comfortable Family Room With Gas Fireplace, R/i For Heat Pum...

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Nan)

Ocean, Mountain And City Views From Your Living...

NEW Photo of Listing #863463

$689,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 2,464 ft²

Single Family Detached

1580 College Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #863463

Ocean, Mountain And City Views From Your Living Room! You Must See This Immaculate Level Entry Home While It Lasts. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And A Den Gives You Plenty Of Space In Over 2400 Square Foot Home. Master Bedroom Offers A Large Walk In Closet And A...

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)

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

2020 Award Winning Homebuilder Sun Porch Homes ...

Photo of Listing #861927

$594,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.08 Acres
  • 1,907 ft²

Single Family Detached

458 Park Ave, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #861927

2020 Award Winning Homebuilder Sun Porch Homes Proudly Presents Another Quality-built New Home! This Exceptional 4-bed/2.5 Bath Home + Study, Is Ready June 2021.the Home Is Situated In A Great Location Close To Viu & The University Village Mall. Featuring A...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Brand New Detached Duplex In Quiet Hawthone Sub...

Photo of Listing #861256

$589,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,688 ft²

Half Duplex

581 Menzies Ridge Dr, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #861256

Brand New Detached Duplex In Quiet Hawthone Subdivision. This Home Has A Family Friendly Layout Featuring Open Concept Kitchen, Living & Dining Room Area As Well As A Powder Room On The Main. The Bright Modern Kitchen Is Finished With Shaker Style, Soft Clo...

460 Realty Inc.

Move In Ready 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Half Duplex In The...

NEW Photo of Listing #863416

$399,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,328 ft²

Half Duplex

606 Nova St, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #863416

Move In Ready 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Half Duplex In The University District. Located On A Quiet No Through End Of Nova St. Greeted By A Sweet Covered Porch, Entering On The Main Level You'll Find A Completely Refreshed Home, With New Paint, Laminate Flooring, New C...

460 Realty Inc.

Want To Build Your Dream Home With Ocean View? ...

NEW Photo of Listing #863655

$359,000 Active

  • 1.21 Acres

Land

286 King Rd, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #863655

Want To Build Your Dream Home With Ocean View? This 1.21 Acre Lot Is Ready For Your Design And Future Home. The City Of Nanaimo Allows You To Build Up To 2 Homes With Suites On This Property! Please Note That There Is An Easement On Title For Lots 36, 37, 4...

RE/MAX Of Nanaimo

Attention First Time Buyers Or Anyone Looking T...

Photo of Listing #862879

$309,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,110 ft²

Row/Townhouse

270 Harwell Rd 12, Nanaimo, BC

MLS® #862879

Attention First Time Buyers Or Anyone Looking To Downsize! Welcome To 12-270 Harwell Rd. This 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Upper Level Townhome Is Just Waiting For Its Next Owners. With It’s Own Private Entrance On The Ground Floor & A Coat Closet For Extra Storag...

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 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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