Will Mears

 

 

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If you are in the market to buy, sell or lease property you will find the Victoria, BC area offers a wide and diverse range of neighbourhoods and properties to suit every taste and budget.  The Capital Regional District is made up of 13 municipalities and other unincorporated areas with a total population of over 320,000. Each of these areas has its own by-laws, rules and regulations affecting home-buyers and home-owners.

City of Victoria

The City of Victoria, located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, is Western Canada's oldest city and the capital of British Columbia. As such, it is home to the provincial legislature.

Victoria West

Victoria West or "Vic West" as it is affectionately known, is part of the City of Victoria. It occupies a peninsula bounded by the scenic Gorge / Selkirk waterway, the harbour and the eastern border of Esquimalt. Its 155 hectares (380 acres) represents eight per cent of Victoria's land base.

Oak Bay

From its kilometres of scenic coastline with breathtaking foreshore vistas to its luxury apartments and stately mansions, Oak Bay is one of the most desirable residential areas in Greater Victoria. Architecture ranges from the late 19th century style of such pre-eminent architects as Francis Rattenbury and Samuel McLure to the contemporary West Coast style of today's fine architects.

Esquimalt

Esquimalt is the municipality immediately to the west of Victoria. It offers a variety of interesting contrasts in lifestyles with an abundance of parks, foreshore vistas and a marina.

Saanich East

The eastern side of Saanich is dominated by the University of Victoria, which is very much a part of the local life of the community. The landscape of Saanich is unique for its ecological diversity and leisure potential. 

Saanich West

A significant part of Saanich West is rural in nature, including Elk and Beaver Lake Regional Park and the Prospect Lake area. The landscape of Saanich is unique for its ecological diversity and leisure potential. 

View Royal

The town of View Royal was incorporated in 1988 and encompasses 1,007 hectares (2,488 acres) of land and 253 hectares (626 acres) of foreshore and land covered by water.

Colwood

Incorporated in 1985, the City of Colwood is divided into residential pockets such as Triangle Mountain, Colwood Creek, Colwood Lake Estates, Wishart and Lagoon areas. There are business centres at Colwood Corners and Hatley Park.

Langford

The Langford area is large, extending from West Saanich to View Royal, along Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke and northwards including portions of the Malahat Drive. Incorporated in 1992, the City of Langford is divided into distinct areas such as Glen Lake, Happy Valley, Florence Lake, Langford Proper, Thetis Heights and the Goldstream Area. 

Metchosin

Metchosin is mainly a rural community with large parcels of land. It includes areas such as Albert Head, William Head, Rocky Point, Happy Valley and the Kangaroo Road areas.

Sooke

Located west of Victoria, Sooke became incorporated in 1999. Sooke is divided into distinct areas known as Sooke Village, East Sooke, Broomhill, Saseenos, Sooke River, Whiffin Spit and "the West Coast Road". 

Central Saanich

Agriculture is the most extensive land use activity in Central Saanich, with pockets of housing ranging from hobby farms to townhouses dispersed throughout. The necessary services are provided through two core commercial areas in Brentwood Bay and Saanichton, supported nicely by the Keating X Road industrial/commercial area.

North Saanich

The overriding philosophy of North Saanich residents is to retain the rural qualities of the area with an acute awareness of the protection of the environment.

Sidney

"Sidney by the Sea" as it is affectionately known, is located about 20 kilometres north of Victoria. It enjoys a temperate climate, natural amenities and friendly community character. Sidney is under the jurisdiction of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.