South Nanaimo

With ocean views, loads of character homes, and affordable living.

Welcome to South Nanaimo

With ocean views, loads of character homes, and affordable living, South Nanaimo is a neighbourhood close to the Old City and University District. Homes for sale in South Nanaimo include waterfront properties, investment opportunities, modest family homes, and new developments. Given its affordability and close proximity to Vancouver Island University, the South Nanaimo neighbourhood attracts students, young families, and investors.
 
Residents of South Nanaimo find this neighbourhood exceptionally convenient, with many amenities in the area. University Village Mall in Harewood offers a grocery store, drug store, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Dollarama, and more. In addition to accessible living, there are several beautiful nature parks nearby. Colliery Dam, Morrell Sanctuary, and Buttertubs Marsh are just some of the many great places to enjoy some fresh air and easy walking trails.
 

Harewood

A charming and relaxed old suburb of Nanaimo, Harewood occupies the relatively flat space between Vancouver Island University and the hill that drops to Downtown. As an old neighbourhood, Harewood has all kinds of character homes. As you pass through Harewood, you will notice miners’ cottages, as well as large old farmhouses from when this was Nanaimo’s frontier a hundred years ago.

Overview for South Nanaimo, British Columbia

17,977 people live in South Nanaimo, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $80,200. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

17,977

Total Population

46 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$80,200

Average individual Income

Around South Nanaimo, British Columbia

There's plenty to do around South Nanaimo, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

76
Very Walkable
Walking Score
74
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
49
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including White Rabbit Coffee, Kelly's Kitchen Cafe, and Horang.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.87 miles 13 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 4.72 miles 10 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 1.86 miles 22 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.8 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.6 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for South Nanaimo, British Columbia

South Nanaimo has 8,485 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in South Nanaimo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 17,977 people call South Nanaimo home. The population density is 1.328 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.

17,977

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46

Median Age

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-19:

10-19 Years

20-24:

20-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,485

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$80,200

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Schools in South Nanaimo, British Columbia

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High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby South Nanaimo. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Discover Montessori School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Secondaire de Nanaimo
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Career Technical Centre
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Forest Park Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Quarterway Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Quarterway StrongStart Centre
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Cilaire Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Brechin Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available

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