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Nanaimo Real Estate

Rich with history and culture, Old City homes for sale in Nanaimo are composed primarily of historic homes, as well as seaside condos and modern reconstructions. Old City was the original heart and soul of Nanaimo's 1880's coal mining activities, serving as an economic and shipping centre. Today, Old City is home to Nanaimo's quaint downtown core, harbour-side amenities and historic district. Old City is easily one of Nanaimo's most visually interesting communities and offers a cornucopia of unique real estate options.

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Nanaimo Homes For Sale

Average Price $680K
Lowest Price $105K
Highest Price $4.6M
Total Listings 310
Avg. Days On Market 97
Avg. Price/SQFT $368

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Nanaimo Community Information

Surrounded by a series of smaller islands, Nanaimo homes for sale offer access to one of the west coast's most stunning harbour fronts. Grab an ice cream and walk along the waterfront watching the float planes take off or visit one of the nearby beaches.

You can also have lunch at Penny's Palapa on the water while watching the yachts and fishing boats dock. Watch the cannon firing re-enactment ceremony, listen to the bagpipes and tour Nanaimo Bastion or just enjoy a family bike ride along the waterfront, Protection Island or Newcastle Island. The options are truly endless. Most homes for sale in Nanaimo are also as affordable as they are beautiful. The mix of family-friendly detached houses as well as the convenient townhomes and condos are great for many types of buyers.

Top Nanaimo Attractions & Amenities

Nanaimo is fantastic for those who love being surrounded by nature, and with over 200 parks nearby, real estate in Nanaimo offers access to the most natural beauty. Some of the most popular spots are Neck Point and Pipers Lagoon—the sunsets and sunrises are breathtaking!

For children's parks, many kids like Maffeo Sutton, because it's so big and because it offers extra waterfront activities like fishing and crabbing, not to mention that they love the outdoor concerts. Beban Park is also a family favourite, as there's always something exciting going on. Check out a Clippers game, ride the indoor pool's lazy river and waterslides, play golf or tennis or take your kids ice skating after a long day at the park.

Nanaimo's vibrant downtown has changed a lot over just the last year or two. Aside from hosting several festivals such as the Bathtub Race, Silly Boat Regatta, Nanaimo Dragon Boat festival and Summertime Blues, the city center offers a wide variety of funky shops, art galleries, museums, a theatre and even the ever-so-popular Downtown Farmer's Market in the summertime!

Aside from what has already been mentioned, here's why you should make Nanaimo your new home:

  • 4.2% unemployment rate is the lowest in BC
  • 60% lower commercial lease rates than Vancouver
  • 21% increase in passengers at Nanaimo airport
  • Over 25 flights per day and over 15 ferry routes per day
  • 20 minute flight to downtown Vancouver
  • Average Single Family New Construction Home is 43% lower than Vancouver
  • Top 5 Sectors are Technology, Construction, Healthcare, Retail and Tourism
  • Most affordable real estate in South West BC
  • Limited vehicle traffic

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