University District Homes For Sale - Nanaimo
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.
Harewood is a neighborhood 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 neighborhood.
Keep reading to learn more about the amenities near University District homes, or take a look at the homes currently on the market below.
Homes For Sale in the University District
University District Real Estate Market
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. Being close to the Nanaimo Parkway grants you easy access to all of the other shopping malls and services that Nanaimo has to offer.
For recreation enthusiasts and families, the Colliery Dams provide shaded, lush trails to walk your dog (both on-leash and off-leash areas available) and offers steep, winding trails for an awesome workout! The Morrell Nature Sanctuary boasts 111 hectares of preserved second growth forest with 11 kilometers of walking trails.
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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