Welcome to the University District. Arguably the best area of the city for investment, the University area boasts a great mix of homes with suites for students, family homes, pockets of new homes, most of them built in the last 5 years have suites in them. This area has really developed over the last 5 years with new shopping areas, Restaurants and many new condo and apartment developments. Elementary schools is this area are Fairview, Georgia Ave, Park Ave, and the High School is Nanaimo District Secondary. Some of the schools border on other areas but almost all areas of the University District are within walking District. There is also the city’s very popular Aquatic Center, featuring a indoor water park and river for the kids, gym and café. Across from this Center is the NIC, One of two of Nanaimo’s indoor Ice Rinks. This area is very affordable and is popular for families, first time home buyers and those wanting to be close to the University both as a student, teacher or support staff.