University District Real Estate
The University District neighbourhood is self-explanatory, in that properties encircle Vancouver Island University: a world-class learning institution that plays a huge role in the educational, cultural, and economic life of Nanaimo. This district is one of Nanaimo's most desirable due to its proximity to VIU, as well as the University Village Shopping Centre and both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. Contact Carly Carey today to start your home search, or click to learn more about University District real estate.
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University District Overview
Harewood is a neighbourhood within the University District, known for its charming character homes—remnants from Nanaimo's intriguing mining history. The influx of young families and students attending the university has shaped the revitalization of this neighbourhood.
The area now offers a fascinating selection of both old character homes and brand new development.
University District Real Estate Highlights
01Affordable character homes with a fascinating history
02Plenty of new construction in brand-new subdivisions
03Direct access to Vancouver Island University
04Great investment opportunities catering to the high student population
The University District is just minutes from the University Village Shopping Centre, which offers essentials like grocery stores, cafes and a Starbucks, pharmacies and a Shoppers Drug Mart, and other desirable amenities in a well-manicured plaza with ample parking. Family-owned restaurants, thrift stores, and more are found in this neighbourhood, alongside public transit and bikable streets.
The Nanaimo Parkway grants you easy access to all of the other shopping malls and services that Nanaimo has to offer.
University District Real Estate
While the University District is recognized for its eccentric mixture of old and new properties, this neighbourhood's real estate market extends beyond just single-family homes. Prospective buyers can select from a number of desirable townhomes, built in traditional styles, that are located near the University campus.
For those interested in building their own custom home, the neighborhood sometimes offers land or tear-down opportunities.
Top University District Highlights & Attractions
Residents also enjoy being within walking distance to the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre with its pools, waterslides, and fitness facility, as well as the Nanaimo Ice Centre and the ball fields. Family-friendly amenities attract a range of homebuyers. Additionally, like many other Nanaimo neighbourhoods, the University District is home to several parks and green spaces, which range in size. This includes the old athletic field, Robins Park, Harewood Centennial Park, and the Serauxmen Sports Fields at Third Street Park.
Nearby schools include Fairview Elementary, Georgia Avenue Elementary, Nanaimo District Elementary School, and John Barsby Secondary.
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