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Cinnabar Valley Real Estate

A beautiful green-sloped valley between two ridges, Cinnabar Valley homes for sale at the heart of a very friendly community between Chase River and Extension, about ten minutes south of downtown Nanaimo. This is the perfect place for residents who wish to work in Nanaimo, yet enjoy a more rural lifestyle. There is also a bus that travels in between Cinnabar Valley and Nanaimo about every hour or so.

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outside town
semi rural

Cinnabar Valley Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.1M
Lowest Priced Home $738K
Highest Listing Price $1.7M
Total Property Listings 5
Avg. Days On Market 29
Avg. Price/SQFT $454

Property Types (active listings)

Cinnabar Valley
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breathtaking valley views


Many of the Cinnabar Valley, Nanaimo homes for sale boast stunning valley views, as many of the properties are situated high on the slope of the western ridge (Extension Road). Residents enjoy outdoor recreational activities the community has to offer, including its many parks - Extension Ridge, Morden Colliery Park, and one of Nanaimo’s summertime hotspots, the Nanaimo River, is only minutes away. 

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    A quiet community just south of Nanaimo
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    A mix of larger homes on ample lots, acreages and farms
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    Direct access to the Nanaimo River & Nanaimo Lakes
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    Located just off Highway 1, minutes from downtown & the Nanaimo Regional Airport
Refreshing Winding rivers & Lakes The Nanaimo River boasts beautiful swimming holes and rocks to sunbathe on. Locals will argue passionately about which spot is best.
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heading further south

Exploring Extension

What was once a booming mining community is now a small town, but the lots are larger and there's a variety of different properties for sale. From farmhouses to mining cottages to empty lots, any buyer can find a property type or home for sale that suits their needs.

As for amenities, the town is home to a few local businesses and a fire hall, and it’s even closer to the trails and shores of the Nanaimo River.

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mining past
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A well established heritage

A Historic Past

The area in and around Cinnabar Valley has been labelled with several names - Chase River, Extension - the exact borders are disputed. Whatever label you prefer, these names link these South Nanaimo communities to a storied past, tied to long-closed mines and early settlers and pioneers.

Ask any long-time resident and they'd be happy to regale you with stories and legends of the past.

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community spirit
minutes to downtown

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