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Condos and Townhomes in University District, Nanaimo

It's no surprise that the University District boasts a variety of condos and townhomes, given its close proximity to Vancouver Island University (VIU). Between those who work at the university or nearby businesses and the students looking for a place to rent, there's certainly demand from buyers who are looking for an affordable home or a property to rent out for extra income. The low-rise condo buildings and townhouse developments in this part of Nanaimo come in many architectural styles, but you'll find that most were built in the 1980s and 90s and feature very spacious interiors. Because many of these complexes don't include a large number of units, you'll also notice that the strata fees are generally quite low.

View the latest condos and townhomes for sale in the University District below or read more about the area.

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Living in Nanaimo's University District

There are several aspects of University District that make it desirable for almost all types of demographics, as opposed to just those with a connection to VIU. The University Village Mall provides all sorts of options to shop and get errands done, from the Buy Low Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart to the restaurants and other businesses within the village.

Families will appreciate the high concentration of schools in the area, including:

  • Georgia Avenue Elementary
  • Fairview Community School
  • John Barsby Community School
  • Malaspina Preschool
  • Nanaimo District Secondary School (NDSS)
  • The High School at VIU

The University District is also an outstanding part of the city for those who value being close to parks, green space, and many different recreational opportunities. Third Street Park near NDSS is home to multiple sports fields, walking trails, and the Nanaimo Ice Centre. At the south end of the community lies Colliery Dam Park, which features multiple lakes and forested hiking trails, as well as the beautiful 278-acre Morrell Nature Sanctuary. There's also plenty of smaller parks with playgrounds and fields for children to play, such as Harewood Centennial Park and several others.

Contact Nanaimo REALTOR® Carly Carey if you're interested in learning more about the condos and townhomes on the market in the University District.