This area is located south of Nanaimo, and is often incorrectly identified as South Nanaimo. It is actually a very distinct settlement known as Chase River. Chase River is semi-rural, with both residential homes and other rural properties such as farms and acreages. This area is located beside the Nanaimo River Estuary and close to the old Nanaimo Railway.
Many residential homes in Chase River are older home models, full of charm and character. This area would work perfectly for a family or couple who are looking to live in a quiet area that is only minutes from Downtown but is still close to many parks and nature trails. As the city of Nanaimo builds outwards, the area of Chase River will be prized for its ideal location.