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Revitalized Area Centered Around VIU!

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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Great Amenities
Educational Opportunties

University District Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $650K
Lowest Priced Home $385K
Highest Listing Price $900K
Total Property Listings 13
Avg. Days On Market 37
Avg. Price/SQFT $441

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bringing together old & new

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.

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Character Homes
Investment Properties
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High-Profile Homes

University District Real Estate Highlights

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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
Life In The University District Colliery Dam provides shaded, established trails to walk your dog (both on-leash and off-leash areas available) as well as steep, winding hikes for an awesome workout!
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everything you'll ever need

Great Shopping

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.

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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Highly Walkable

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.

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

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If you would like to discuss your central Vancouver Island real estate questions from Lake Cowichan through Qualicum and everywhere in between, please reach out. I love talking about Naniamo real estate and I can’t wait to meet you to discuss your next home with you.