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College Heights Real Estate

College Heights is the hillside development of large homes overlooking Nanaimo, the Georgia Strait, and the mountains on the mainland. Many College Heights homes on the real estate market have large windows, which allow homeowners to view sunrises over the water from the comfort of their living rooms! These sunrises are considered to be some of the most stunning on Vancouver Island. Contact Carly Carey today to start your home search, or click to learn more about College Heights real estate.

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Mountain Views
Newer Homes

College Heights Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $1.2M
Lowest Priced Home $1.1M
Highest Listing Price $1.2M
Total Property Listings 3
Avg. Days On Market 57
Avg. Price/SQFT $343

Property Types (active listings)

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Scenic Beauty

College Heights Overview

Real estate in College Heights are perched high above Nanaimo and this community is revered for its feeling of privacy. Despite being situated kind of a secluded area, College Heights is a highly desired neighbourhood for its easy accessibility to transportation and its amenities. Being located right across from the Nanaimo Parkway makes commuting for work and frequenting the North End malls like Country Club, Rutherford, and Woodgrove a breeze. Students of Vancouver Island University will enjoy how close the school is to this neighbourhood, too. Plus, Downtown Nanaimo (with all its amenities, businesses, and local shops) is only a six-minute drive away.

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Convenient Location
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Recreation & Parks

College Heights Real Estate Highlights

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    Affordable new construction & resale homes
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    Quiet, family-friendly streets
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    Revitalized area brimming with community spirit
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    Numerous much-loved local parks
Life In College Heights
Nature-lovers and families enjoy living in College Heights because of its proximity to some popular outdoor destinations.
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Experience nature to the fullest

College Heights Real Estate

The College Heights real estate market consists of highly-desirable, luxury properties. A mixture of bungalows and multi-storey homes, the neighborhood is popular for its quiet, private streets and exceptional views of the surrounding mountains and of the downtown area far below.

Homes in College Heights are quite traditional in design, although there are a few new construction properties that lean towards a more modern architectural style. As well, homes in this neighbourhood are typically quite large, and this generous square footage is just another reason why these properties are so appealing to homebuyers.

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A Local Favourite

Westwood Lake

Westwood Lake is one of Nanaimo's best loved parks—and for a good reason! It's a fantastic area for the whole family. Nearby residents and those from afar enjoy its walking and running trails , especially the gorgeous 5.5km trail around the lake. Keep in mind that although dogs are allowed, they must be leashed at all times.

The main beach area is lifeguard-patrolled from June to August, and is a popular destination on warmer days. Parents will love the paved parking lot and the facilities on site, and the kids won't be able to get enough of the playground (and some of us big kids won't either!).

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Nature Trails

Top College Heights Attractions & Amenities

The neighbourhood of College Heights is located close to Buttertubs Marsh, Colliery Dams, Morrell Sanctuary, Westwood Lake, and Westwood Ridge. In particular, Colliery Dam Park is considered by locals to be a wonderful destination to walk your dog (with both on-leash and off-leash areas) and offers steep trails for an awesome workout! There are additional parks and green spaces nearby, as well as a skatepark. 

The neighbourhood itself backs onto the expansive forest preserve on the south side, and there's a multitude of trails to explore. There is also a community playground for the kids, called Cariboo Park. Other nearby highlights include the Nanaimo Ice Centre and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, both of which are just opposite the highway. As well, the Vancouver Island University campus is just across the street, which features a theater, a gallery, a museum, gardens, and so much more. 

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If you would like to discuss your central Vancouver Island real estate questions from Lake Cowichan through Qualicum and everywhere in between, please reach out. I love talking about Naniamo real estate and I can’t wait to meet you to discuss your next home with you.