If you’re looking for a vibrant and growing place to live close to Victoria, take a look at Central Saanich homes. The area was first mostly rural farms. In recent years there has been a lot of residential development, but there are still several hobby farms and working vineyards. Brentwood Bay and Saanichton, which are sometimes considered separate communities, have seen the most residential, commercial, and industrial development. Victoria is located around 17 kilometers to the south, via either BC-17 or the bus. This makes it an easy commute for work or to go shopping or out to eat in downtown Victoria.
Those considering Central Saanich real estate will find a variety of housing styles and price points available. New construction is plentiful. You’ll find brand-new houses, townhouses, and condos. These have been built to the highest energy efficiency standards and have upgrades like chef’s quality kitchens, oversized windows that let in the light, hardwood flooring, and open concept floor plans. Many newer houses have been built with a separate apartment, which can be used to accommodate guests, take care of elderly relatives, or as a rental property. Older homes in the area have been meticulously maintained and many have been completely updated, too.
While you’re searching Central Saanich homes, be sure to check out some of the local landmarks. Butchart Gardens is perhaps the most famous, receiving at least a million visitors each year. Island View Beach is another great spot. It has several kilometers of shoreline, perfect for hiking. Many species of birds make their homes there, so it’s also a great place for birdwatching, as well as other wildlife species and plants. Residents can also explore the district’s many parks, with playgrounds, tennis courts, and trails for walking, jogging, and horseback riding. The Panorama Recreation Centre has a couple of swimming pools, as well as a sauna. There’s also an ice skating rink, and fitness classes for all ages. You can also play tennis or racquetball.
Call the office today so we can set up an appointment to tour Central Saanich.