Chase River is a semi-rural community located 5 minutes from downtown Nanaimo. Established in 1914, this scenic area has a lot of offer homebuyers from its charming country surroundings and ample nearby shopping. Found right next to the Nanaimo River Estuary, Chase River boasts some charming homes in quiet, family-oriented neighbourhoods.
This is an ideal community for those homebuyers searching for a slower pace of life, while still having easy access to downtown Nanaimo amenities and dining. Affordable homes makes this a great choice for young families, retirees and working professional commuting to the city centre. Read more about Chase River homes for sale.
Although the Chase River real estate market is slow to develop like many other areas in and around Nanaimo, there has been an increase in interest in homes for sale in this area. Properties are not only spacious, they are also affordable, which makes this a highly desirable area for those homebuyers seeking an acreage.
The majority of homes in Chase River are post-war bungalows and farmhouses, although newer subdivisions offer brand new, modern homes popular with families. There is also a number of mobile home parks in the area.
Chase River Amenities
Despite its off-center location, Chase River residents don't need to go far in order to enjoy some top-notch amenities. South Parkway Mall is home to a Country Grocer, as well as Buckerfields, liquor store, Rexall Drug Store and a nice selection of local dining. Just across the street is a RONA Home Centre.
For outdoor recreation, Chase Rive Estuary Park is popular with dog walkers and birdwatchers alike. Alternatively, Richards Creek and Wetlands is an expansive ecosystem home to a plethora of local flora and fauna.