Houses for Sale in Central Nanaimo, BC

Search all Central Nanaimo Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Central Nanaimo is a neighbourhood in Nanaimo, BC. Many houses in Central Nanaimo were built in the 1950s to meet the demands of a growing population following the Second World War. These houses are generally situated on larger lots than those in nearby neighbourhoods, offering great potential for gardening and landscaping.

While many of the houses in Central Nanaimo are at least a few decades old, many feature updates and renovations, offering airy, modern living spaces. A great example of these older single-family homes are found along Meredith Road Nanaimo. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in Central Nanaimo, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Nanaimo real estate experts today!  

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Real Estate in Central Nanaimo

In 2022, 125 single-family homes were sold in Central Nanaimo. According to the statistics provided by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB), the average list price for these homes was $739,100, while the average sale price amounted to $760,000. On average, homes in Central Nanaimo sold at 103% of their listed price. The average days on the market for homes was 21 days.

In the area of Central Nanaimo near Bowen Park and Millstone River, you’ll find affordable townhouses built in the 1970s and 1980s that offer excellent value, whether as primary residences or as rental properties. Young professionals and those looking to downsize can indeed find solid options in this area. The reasonable prices of condo units in this part of Central Nanaimo give them excellent fixer-upper potential. This area has an impressive amount of green space and offers the feeling of living in a rural, secluded area while maintaining easy access to the shopping and amenities of downtown. 

In the area of Central Nanaimo near where Northfield Road intersects with the Island Highway, you’ll find particularly large heritage homes built nearly a century ago. Families looking for plenty of room or real estate investors considering major renovations will see potential in the sizeable and affordable properties in this part of Central Nanaimo. Some properties in this area of Nanaimo have mixed zoning that allows for light commercial usage, opening up plenty of options for those looking to run a business on their property or to create supplemental income by utilizing the abundance of space these properties provide. 

Further east in Central Nanaimo, you’ll find properties along the ocean with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Strait of Georgia. In the area of Stewart Avenue near the marina, beautiful condos are available, built during the 1960s and 1970s, that often feature large wrap-around decks. In the harbour area of Central Nanaimo, larger-scale real estate investors will find intriguing options for rental properties in the form of large duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes that provide unique access to the ocean offering excellent rental revenue potential. 

About Central Nanaimo, BC

Central Nanaimo is one of the city’s most well-situated neighbourhoods, providing easy access to Nanaimo’s North End, Downtown, University District, and more. Central Nanaimo is also commonly referred to as the Hospital Area, as it’s home to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital—a large, modern facility with over 400 beds located at the core of the neighbourhood. 

Central Nanaimo is known for being a mature neighbourhood, featuring real estate investment options on quiet roads in safe, family-friendly neighbourhoods. Developed mainly during the 1950s, young professionals and families can find excellent choices in terms of affordable and spacious homes with large yards. Central Nanaimo’s ideal location offers potential for those looking to invest in income-producing rental properties. 

Central Nanaimo is home to plenty of scenic areas and opportunities for outdoor recreation. There’s Beach Estates Park—a trail system featuring beautiful views and waterfalls in addition to a path that leads down to scenic Departure Bay. Those who live an athletic lifestyle will appreciate the proximity to Beban Park, a large sports complex featuring plenty of fields and courts, an outdoor pool, picnic areas, and a petting zoo during warmer months. Central Nanaimo is dotted with many other parks—including Beaufort Park, Bowen Park, and Hawthorne Park—which, combined with its tranquility and mature foliage, make it an excellent neighbourhood to live in.

Things to Do in Central Nanaimo

One of the top recreational spots in Central Nanaimo is Bowen Park—a large, mostly-undeveloped park over thirty hectares in size. Residents of Central Nanaimo often head to Bowen Park to wander along the series of trails along Millstone River to take in the views of the waterfalls and fish ladder to take in. The park also features a duck pond and some impressive gardens. Bowen Park has six tennis courts and a frisbee golf course. The outdoor swimming pool is a great spot to cool off in the summer, and in the winter months, a popular pastime is tobogganing on the hilly terrain. Whether you’re looking to relax or exert yourself, Bowen Park is a local gem. 

For golf enthusiasts, the Nanaimo Golf Club in Central Nanaimo is known for having one of the best golf courses in Nanaimo or anywhere on Vancouver Island. The 18 hole course is known for being challenging but not overly complicated. The course is well-maintained and features an idyllic location that provides excellent ocean views to golfers. The Nanaimo Golf Club is also a great place to grab lunch, as the restaurant has excellent food and one of the city’s most scenic patios. 

One of the best ways to take in Nanaimo’s scenery is from above. The Nanaimo Classic Panorama tour, offered by Harbour Air, is a daily tour during the warmer months that leaves from the waterfront and loops around the city. This tour provides unbeatable aerial views of Mount Benson and the Gulf Islands, offering opportunities for wildlife spotting in the Strait of Georgia.