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A Wealth Of Choice!

South Nanaimo Real Estate

The neighbourhood of South Nanaimo includes waterfront properties, exclusive investment opportunities, and even new construction homes.  The border begins south of downtown, following the edges of the shoreline towards Cedar. On either side of the Island Highway are a number of desirable communities, 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. To start your home search, contact Carly Carey today, or click to learn more about South Nanaimo real estate.

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Affordable Properties
Established Neighbourhood

South Nanaimo Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $663K
Lowest Priced Home $379K
Highest Listing Price $1.1M
Total Property Listings 88
Avg. Days On Market 52
Avg. Price/SQFT $449

Property Types (active listings)

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Historic Homes Overflowing With Character

South Nanaimo Overview

As part of an older, more established area, many of the homes for sale in South Nanaimo are classic Victorians and character homes. They've been lovingly restored to or maintained their original charm, or updated to suit a more contemporary palette. 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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Areas Ready To Be Explored

South Nanaimo Real Estate Highlights

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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
Life In South Nanaimo South Nanaimo a diverse region in terms of real estate. It isn't easily defined and it's often divided into smaller communities.
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South Nanaimo Real Estate

Real estate in South Nanaimo is hard to define, and this is because the market encompasses a wide range of property types and styles. 

The neighbourhood is perhaps most recognized for its older, single-storey properties, and while desirable, are often priced more affordably than the new construction homes—making these great options as starter homes. These typically are quite small, but have a lot of charm and character. Alternatively, the new single-family homes, condos, and townhomes suit a range of buyers and lifestyles, and can be a great investment.

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Historic Homes of Harewood

Tucked in the University District of South Nanaimo is the community of Harewood. Homes for sale in this desirable neighborhood are, in large part, 1920s style bungalows. Over the years, an increase in attendance at Vancouver Island University has bolstered new construction to the region, and Harewood is now home to new developments, such as single-family homes, condos, and townhomes. Heritage properties can also be found, in rarer instances, on the real estate 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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Top South Nanaimo Highlights & Attractions

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. Homes in this neighbourhood are also located close to the University and minutes from the downtown core, with the highway connecting residents to the major attractions and shopping centers further north. While parts of this neighbourhood are industrial, this is balanced out with safe and quiet residential areas. Communities in South Nanaimo have small parks at walkable distances, which is just another reason why it's a popular choice for those with kids.

For families looking to move into the area, there are a multitude of schools win and around South Nanaimo, at a variety of levels. Schools nearby include Bayview Elementary, École Pauline Haarer Elementary, John Barsby Secondary, Nanaimo District Secondary School and Park Avenue Elementary.

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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.