Nanaimo Real Estate

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Houses for Sale in Nanaimo

Prices from $74,900 CAD to $1,350,000 CAD Listings last updated 04/22/2017
$464,000 CAD $25.9K
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,102 Sqft
  • 0.15 ac Lot Size
  • Residential
3 days on Point2 Homes
$419,000 CAD
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,657 Sqft
  • 0.28 ac Lot Size
  • Single family
12 days on Point2 Homes
$329,900 CAD $5K
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 2,188 Sqft
  • 0.16 ac Lot Size
  • Single family
59 days on Point2 Homes
$399,900 CAD $10K
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,207 Sqft
  • Condo
66 days on Point2 Homes
$509,000 CAD $16K
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,077 Sqft
  • 0.239 ac Lot Size
  • Single family
103 days on Point2 Homes
$379,900 CAD $19.1K
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,253 Sqft
  • Condo
79 days on Point2 Homes
$74,900 CAD
  • 0.17 ac Lot Size
  • Land
101 days on Point2 Homes
$1,350,000 CAD
  • 4,166 Sqft
  • Comm/Ind
317 days on Point2 Homes
$120,000 CAD
  • 0.091 ac Lot Size
  • Comm/Ind
289 days on Point2 Homes
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CITY GUIDE
NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Nanaimo is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia.

The metropolitan area has a population of over 83,000 people making it the sixth largest city in British Columbia.

The metropolitan area of the city stretches over 1,280 square kilometres of scenic land.

Nanaimo is a city of many nicknames, such as "The Harbour City" and "Hub City".

Nanaimo is in a great location as it is the transportation hub for the rest of Vancouver Island.

A few of the main industries here include retail, construction and tourism. The retail industry employs 15% of the labour force.

Businesses in the construction industry typically have less than 20 employees , and 22% of the business licenses in Nanaimo are from this industry.

There are over 2,000 businesses in the tourism industry.

Annually, tourism brings in $72.4 million dollars to the city.

KEY FACTS:

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Country: Canada

  • Province: British Columbia

  • Nickname(s): "Hub City"

  • Population: 83,811 

  • Area:

    City: 91.30 km2 

    Land: 1,280.84 km2 

Entertainment

Nanaimo is rich in the arts, outdoor activities and events. There is always something to do in this city.

Nanaimo has many places to interact with the arts. The Nanaimo Art Gallery has exhibitions and events as well as programs for kids and adults alike. The gallery has many works of art by talented artists from around British Columbia, giving it a local touch.

There are also theatres such as Port Theatre to catch shows of everything from comedy, music and dance performances.

As for outdoor activities, Nanaimo has over 880 hectares of parkland and over 173 kilometres of trails.

This provides plenty of opportunities to get out and about in nature.

For sports enthusiasts, there’s an abundance of sports fields and ball diamonds to engage in your favourite sport with friends.

The city also allows weddings and events to be held in these parks as well.



There are also many festivals and events that happen throughout the year in the city.

There are music festivals such as Legends Valley Music Festival, which has many acts that play over the span of a weekend. One interesting and cultural event is the Teen Dragon Boat Adventure.

Put on by the Ergondragons Boating & Fitness Club, this event educates participants in Dragon Boating and includes a scavenger hunt.

Entertainment
Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods

Nanaimo can be split into four different areas: The Islands, Southern Nanaimo, Central Nanaimo and Northern Nanaimo.

Neighbourhoods

The Islands

The Islands are home to the community of Newcastle, which is located on Protection Island. To the north is Newcastle Island, where Newcastle Island Park is found. The community on Protection Island is very small so everybody on the island knows everyone else. There is wildlife surrounding the island, and interestingly enough, there is no bridge leading to the island. To get to the heart of the city (or back home), you must go by the water.

Southern Nanaimo

Southern Nanaimo consists of the communities of Chase River and Cinnabar Valley. Chase River has many commercial spaces for shopping and dining, as well as other necessary services. It is generally a rural area, and has many parks nearby. Although Cinnabar Valley isn’t far from Downtown Nanaimo, it seems as if it might be because of the beautiful scenery. The lots in this neighbourhood sit high and provide a spectacular view.

Central

Central Nanaimo has neighbourhoods like Downtown, Westwood and College Heights. Downtown is vibrant and energetic, featuring shopping and dining like no other area. Necessary services that are needed such as fire departments and banks can be found here as well. After being recently revitalized, this area has become more attractive to residents and businesses alike. Westwood is a calm neighbourhood very close to the Downtown core. There are parks and schools here making it a great place for families. Transportation is also available here, although less frequent than in areas with many people.

North

Northern Nanaimo is home to neighbourhoods such as Departure Bay and Uplands. Departure Bay is located along the ocean and because of this, there is a ferry located here. It is a scenic area like many of the other areas here, and it is a short distance from the other areas in the city. Uplands is an upper-middle class area in Kamloops. Some houses here can be found in unusual but exciting places. Parks and schools are plentiful here as well.

Real Estate Market

In Newcastle, many of the properties are located on the waterfront. Here there are log homes, luxury homes, single-family homes and bungalows. The houses range in affordability.

Chase River has single-family homes and there is a great deal of land that can be purchased here. The homes here are older than homes in the other neighbourhoods surrounding here. The houses are affordable in this neighbourhood.

Cinnabar Valley is similar to Chase River in that there are single-family homes and many homes are affordable. The difference lies in the age of the homes, with Cinnabar Valley featuring newer homes.

Downtown Nanaimo has bungalows, condominiums and apartments. Most of the homes and buildings in this area are older, with many of them being revitalized.

In Westwood, there are mostly single-family homes. The homes are a mix of old and new, and the lots are incredibly scenic. There is a range in terms of affordability in this area.

The homes in College Heights are large, single-family homes. The homes in this neighbourhood are older. For the most part, the homes are affordable, but certain properties can be more expensive.

Departure Bay has many luxury homes and the homes are located on interesting terrain. There are single-family and multi-family homes as well as condominiums. Most homes in this neighbourhood are older.

Uplands also provides interesting locations for homes. There are condominiums and multi-level homes here. The homes here are affordable and there is a mix of older and newer homes.

Home Style Average Price
Home $243,500
Rent $788
Detached $409,700

The following table, based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA’s) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available), demonstrates how homes in LSTAR’s jurisdiction continue to maintain their affordability compared to other major British Columbia and Canadian centres.

Education

Education

The school district in Nanaimo is called School District 68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith. This district has 29 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools. The district has a graduation rate of 68%. School District 68 has a strong aboriginal group of students as well as an international program for students. This makes the district very diverse.

There are some post-secondary options in the area as well. Nanaimo is home to the Vancouver Island University (VIU) as well as the Nanaimo campus of Sprott Shaw College. VIU is located on the western side of Central Nanaimo. Another college in Nanaimo is the Discovery Community College. It is located in Central Nanaimo as well.

Education