Old City Real Estate
Rich with history and culture, the neighbourhood of Old City, Nanaimo is 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. Contact Carly Carey today to start your home search, or click to learn more about Old City real estate.
Old City Real Estate Stats
|Average Home Price||$668K|
|Lowest Priced Home||$289K|
|Highest Listing Price||$2M|
|Total Property Listings||54|
|Avg. Days On Market||62|
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Old City Overview
The Old City, which is located on and overlooks the waterfront, is referred to as such because of its long history. Residents of this neighbourhood enjoy its walkability and central location, as well as its landmarks and older buildings. Mixing history with modern innovation, the Old City has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and countless opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Old City Real Estate Highlights
01The Heart of Nanaimo
02Independent specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants
03Mix of revitalized heritage buildings and new constructions
04Historic homes, condos and single family homes
Where Old & New Meet
Though not formally recognized, the Old City district 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. Offering local boutiques alongside larger retailers, there's much to see and discover in this neighbourhood.
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 of these property types, helping permanently preserve the unique architectural diversity of the neighbourhood. In many cases, Old City businesses double as the owners’ private homes, serving as a creative mortgage-helper solution.
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