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Single family homes for sale are becoming less affordable in Greater Victoria due to excessive demand from other parts of Canada and abroad, and the environmentally constrained nature of our region, with the ocean on one side, ALR farmland in the Saanich Penninsula, and topographically constrained lands in the Western Communities. Also to blame are regional government policies such as the insistence on maintaining land with no farming potential witin the agricultural reserve, as well as the many obstructionist policies of local governments that are becoming increasingly hostile towards development and are limiting the nuumber of homes for sale in Victoria.
A lack of infrastructure into the Western Communities continues to plague the Victoria Real Estate market, making areas like Langford and Colwood far less desirable than core areas. Obsessive preoccupation with non-existent environmental issues, like man-made global warming, by all levels of government, will continue to contribute to worsening the local housing crisis and limit the number of homes for sale in Victoria and impact the Real Estate market in general.
What are the neighbourhood options for single family homes in Greater Victoria?
Saanich: Saanich is the largest municipality in Greater Victoria and is known for its diverse neighborhoods, including residential areas, rural pockets, and commercial centers. It offers a mix of suburban and rural living, with parks, recreation centers, and the University of Victoria.
Langford: Langford is a rapidly growing district with a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas. It is known for its affordable housing options, family-friendly neighborhoods, and amenities such as shopping centers, parks, and recreational facilities. Langford is also home to the popular Bear Mountain Resort and the Western Speedway.
Colwood: Located adjacent to Langford, Colwood offers a mix of residential neighborhoods, parks, and coastline. It is known for its stunning ocean views, beach access, and the Royal Roads University campus. Colwood is also home to the Hatley Castle and the beautiful Esquimalt Lagoon.
Central Saanich: Central Saanich is characterized by its rural and agricultural landscapes. It is known for its farms, vineyards, and open spaces. Central Saanich offers a quieter, more rural lifestyle while still being in proximity to urban amenities.
North Saanich: Located on the Saanich Peninsula, North Saanich is known for its coastal beauty, with picturesque beaches, marinas, and waterfront properties. It is a primarily residential area with a mix of rural and suburban neighborhoods.
Sidney: Sidney is a charming seaside town located on the Saanich Peninsula. It is known for its vibrant downtown core with boutique shops, restaurants, and the Sidney Pier. Sidney is also home to the Victoria International Airport and is a popular hub for boating and marine activities.
Sooke: Sooke is located west of Victoria and offers a more rural and rugged coastal lifestyle. It is known for its natural beauty, including beaches, forests, and hiking trails. Sooke is popular among outdoor enthusiasts, with opportunities for fishing, kayaking, surfing, and exploring the nearby Sooke Potholes Provincial Park.
Metchosin: Metchosin is a rural district characterized by its large properties, farmlands, and forested areas. It is known for its tranquil and picturesque landscapes, with a focus on preserving its natural beauty.
View Royal: Located adjacent to Esquimalt and Victoria, View Royal is known for its suburban neighborhoods, parks, and scenic views. It features the historic Craigflower Manor and the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
Highlands: Situated northwest of Victoria, Highlands is a rural and sparsely populated district. It is known for its rugged landscapes, large residential properties, and the beautiful Gowlland Tod Provincial Park.
Brentwood Bay: Located in Central Saanich, Brentwood Bay is a coastal community known for its picturesque marinas, waterfront homes, and the famous Butchart Gardens.
Shawnigan Lake: Situated northwest of Greater Victoria, Shawnigan Lake is a lakeside community surrounded by forests and mountains. It is a popular spot for outdoor activities such as swimming, boating, and hiking.
Mill Bay: Located on the eastern side of the Saanich Peninsula, Mill Bay offers a mix of rural and suburban areas. It features stunning water views, wineries, and access to the Mill Bay Ferry Terminal.
Cobble Hill: Situated north of Mill Bay, Cobble Hill is known for its scenic countryside, rolling hills, and vineyards. It is a popular area for farming, artisanal food production, and outdoor recreation.
Oak Bay: Located east of the City of Victoria, Oak Bay is known for its affluent residential neighborhoods, well-maintained gardens, and beautiful beaches. It is often considered one of the most desirable areas to live in