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revitalized area centered around viu!

University District Real Estate

University District homes for sale are self-explanatory, in that they encircle Vancouver Island University, a world-class learning institution that plays a huge role in the educational, cultural, and economical 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.

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University District Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $600K
Lowest Priced Home $340K
Highest Listing Price $1000K
Total Property Listings 7
Avg. Days On Market 27
Avg. Price/SQFT $478

Property Types (active listings)

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bringing together old & new


Harewood is a neighbourhood within the University District, known for its charming character homes; remnants from Nanaimo's intriguing mining history. An 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.

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    Affordable character homes with a fascinating history
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    Plenty of new construction in brand-new subdivisions
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    Direct access to Vancouver Island University
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    Great investment opportunities catering to the high student population
Chase trails & waterfalls Colliery Dam provides shaded, lush trails to walk your dog (both on-leash and off-leash areas available) and offers steep, winding trails for an awesome workout!
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everything you'll ever need

Great Shopping

University District homes for sale are just minutes from the University Village Shopping Centre, which offers groceries, Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart, and other desirable amenities in a well-manicured plaza with ample parking.

The Nanaimo Parkway grants you easy access to all of the other shopping malls and services that Nanaimo has to offer.

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great shopping
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what more could you ask for?

Highly Walkable

Residents also enjoy being within walking distance to the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre with its pools, waterslides, and fitness facility, and the Nanaimo Ice Centre and the ball fields.

Nearby schools include Fairview Elementary, Georgia Avenue Elementary, Nanaimo District Elementary School, and John Barsby Secondary.

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