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South Nanaimo Real Estate

South Nanaimo homes for sale include waterfront properties, investment opportunities and even new construction.  The line begins south of downtown, following the edges of the shoreline towards Cedar. On either side of the Island Highway are a number of areas, including Harewood and Chase River before it meets Cinnabar Valley. The area has been particularly popular for waterfront real estate, with savvy investors jumping on the affordable properties. Looking for a home near VIU? Check out the University District.

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South Nanaimo Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $721K
Lowest Priced Home $329K
Highest Listing Price $2.7M
Total Property Listings 51
Avg. Days On Market 44
Avg. Price/SQFT $420

Property Types (active listings)

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historic homes overflowing with character


As part of an older area, many of the homes for sale in South Nanaimo are classic Victorians and character homes. They've been lovingly restored to their original charm, or updated to suit a more contemporary pallet. Buyers will also find some new subdivisions and developments popping up, offering new construction homes just a few minutes from the water.

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    Fascinating pre-war bungalows
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    Revitalized areas featuring new construction in brand-new subdivisions
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    Fantastic parks & greenspaces
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    Established areas with strong community spirit
many smaller areas ready to be explored South Nanaimo a diverse region in terms of real estate, but it isn't easily defined and it's often divided into smaller communities.
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Big box stores & Locally-owned gems

Access to Everything

Living in South Nanaimo means direct access to parks, grocery stores, and many other amenities. Southgate, the shopping complex at Chase River, is home to a Country Grocer, pharmacies, and other shops. The homes are also close to the university and minutes from the downtown core, while either highway will connect residents to the major shopping centers further north.

Schools nearby include Bayview Elementary, École Pauline Haarer Elementary, John Barsby Secondary, Nanaimo District Secondary School and Park Avenue Elementary.

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Highway access
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Historic Homes of Harewood

Tucked in the University District of South Nanaimo is the community of Harewood. Homes for sale here are in large part 1920s style bungalows. Over the years, an increase in attendance at Vancouver Island University has bolstered new construction, and Harewood is now home to new developments like single family houses, condos, and town homes. Heritage properties can also be found on the housing market.

Plenty of real estate investors and REALTORS® concur that this community is the up and coming desirable neighbourhood of Nanaimo! Look for homes here if you want water views, convenience, and affordability.

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