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Old City 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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Historic District
Amenities
DownTown Living

Old City Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $736K
Lowest Priced Home $230K
Highest Listing Price $2M
Total Property Listings 16
Avg. Days On Market 77
Avg. Price/SQFT $689

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The Heart & Soul of Nanaimo

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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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downtown core
condos & townhomes
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Neighborhood

Highlights

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    The Heart of Nanaimo
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    Independent specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants
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    Mix of revitalized heritage buildings and new constructions
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    Historic homes, condos and single family homes
Downtown Old City real estate buyers will discover beautiful condos alongside a quaint collection of shops and restaurants. Although the occasional single-family home can be found in the downtown core, these are rare and sell quickly
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The best place to be

Where Old & New Meet

Though not formally recognized, Old City is split into two fairly distinct regions: the downtown core, and the historic district across the bridge.

Recent efforts to attract visitors to the downtown business district have been extremely successful, and downtown Old City is a favourite location for Nanaimo locals and explorers alike.

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great shopping
local business
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Revitalized

Historic District

Across the bridge, additional businesses and hundreds of historic homes can be found along the streets of Old City, many of which boast a heritage home designation. Revitalization grants from the city encourage heritage renovations of both businesses and homes in Old City, helping permanently preserve the unique architectural diversity of the area. In many cases, Old City businesses double as the owners’ private homes, serving as a creative mortgage-helper solution.

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