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Cozy Homes south of Nanaimo

Chase River Real Estate

Located in one of Nanaimo's southernmost communities, Chase River homes for sale begin just below Chase River Estuary Park, extending southwest towards Cinnabar Valley and Extension. Similar to its northern neighbours, this community's beginnings are steeped in the mining culture that brought Nanaimo to life. Because of an agricultural focus around the turn of the century, Chase River was divided into larger lots, and today homes are available with large yards and a more rural feel.

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Historic region
larger lot sizes

Chase River Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.4M
Lowest Priced Home $355K
Highest Listing Price $2.3M
Total Property Listings 3
Avg. Days On Market 63
Avg. Price/SQFT $255

Property Types (active listings)

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Established homes in a historic setting


With its century-long history, this neighbourhood has a greater blend of real estate than its northern counterparts, and it's this variety that allows buyers to find a home tailored to their needs. Chase River real estate includes properties on each end of the scale, from new construction to recently renovated.

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character homes
New Construction
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    A quick trip into Downtown Nanaimo or out to the Duke Point Ferry Terminal
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    A mixture of older character homes & new construction in new subdivisions
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    Larger homes on larger lots
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    Direct access to the Nanaimo River & the backroads of Nanaimo
easy access anywhere Downtown, the Old City Quarter, and the ferry terminals are about ten minutes away.
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A quiet suburb with friendly neighbours

Built for Families

The location alone is alluring enough to entice buyers. The Southgate shopping complex has just about everything you could need, and with the Parkway just an exit away, you could be well on your way to the north end big box stores in under 15 minutes. 

Schools nearby include Chase River Elementary, Cinnabar Valley Elementary, Park Avenue Elementary, South Wellington Elementary, and John Barsby Secondary.

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great shopping
top schools
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a Unique namesake

A Fascinating History

Chase River has an unusual namesake, given in the 1850s after a man was chased down the banks of the river by the local authorities.

The area had already been settled by local miners, working at the New Douglas Mine, which ran well into the next century. The farmhouses that stood ground in Chase River remain part of its present day atmosphere.

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fascinating history
strong community

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