Vancouver Island Communities
The natural beauty of Canada’s west coast together with a more temperate climate makes Victoria on Vancouver Island one of the most desired places to live and invest in. With several seaside communities that dot the southern tip of the island, one can find well established upscale neighbourhoods, ocean view luxury condominium developments and even rare parcels of estate acreage lots to build your dream home on.
Nature, close at hand
Nature enthusiasts will find an abundance of year round activities which include hiking, sailing, whale watching, kayaking as well as world class golfing and fishing. Whether you are looking for the perfect retirement home, a special seaside getaway or a culturally vibrant community to raise your family in, you will find all this and more in Victoria BC.
The Uplands area is found adjacent to the Oak Bay and Cadboro Bay Victoria neighbourhoods. The Uplands are a prime example of a garden suburb as designed in 1907. Uplands was created by John Olmsterad who was responsible for designing many upscale and famous neighbourhoods and parks in the early part of the 20th century in North America. This elegant neighbourhood is comprised of estate-sized lots, lovely winding boulevards, signature green globed lamp posts and manicured public spaces. In order for there to be no compromising the spectacular views of the ocean, islands and mountain backdrop, all hydro wires in the Uplands have been buried. The Uplands is clearly a luxury real estate location second to none in British Columbia, in Canada and perhaps even in the world.
James Bay in Victoria BC is actually the oldest residential neighbourhood on the west coast of North America north of San Francisco. It is a high density residential area bordered by park, ocean, downtown and Fisherman's Wharf. The area is a lovely mix of homes built before 1914 which have been lovingly updated and renovated and more modern structures including several high-profile condo and townhome developments. With good value and strong real estate pricing momentum, James Bay is an excellent place to live or invest.
Oak Bay and Fairfield
The communities of Oak Bay and Fairfield embody the unique lifestyle of the area with impressive homes and lush gardens that border the Strait of Juan de Fuca. From spending the day at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, shopping at the many one-of-a-kind boutiques or browsing through antique shops this community exemplifies an atmosphere of peace and relaxation.
Saanich is located on the Saanich Peninsula and is one of the largest municipalities of Greater Victoria. It is proud to offer residents four recreation centres with aquatic facilities, fitness studios, and arenas while providing a host of art, community and cultural events. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the profusion of wildflowers, Garry Oak trees, forests, beaches, secluded coves and majestic, ocean and mountain views.
Traveling just west of Victoria will bring you to the district of Sooke which is part of a temperate rainforest and boasts one of the mildest climates in all of Canada. To complement its natural beauty this area is home to many lakes, nature trails, parks and offers an abundance of year round activities such as boating, surfing, whale watching, hiking, horseback riding and fishing.
With a population of approximately 8,000 people, View Royal is an upscale thriving community within Greater Victoria. Primarily a residential area, residents enjoy dramatic waterfront views, numerous trails, nature parks and is proud to be a cyclist and pedestrian friendly neighbourhood. The Portage Inlet at the end of the Gorge Waterway is fortunate to experience a daily tidal flow, creating a winding fjord perfect for canoeing and kayaking.