Victoria Neighbourhoods – VicWest

by Geoff McLean on April 23, 2014

Across the Gorge/Selkirk waterway from downtown Victoria you’ll find VicWest.  Bounded on three sides by water and on the fourth by the municipality of Esquimalt, VicWest has a rich history and a rapidly changing present.

Vic West shops

This diverse Victoria neighbourhood is home to a wide range of properties including retail, commercial, industrial and single and multi-family residential.

The past few years has seen incredible growth in VicWest with several new or in-progress condominium developments and public space improvements, turning what was once under-utilized waterfront property into attractive places for people to live, work and spend their leisure time.  Heritage homes in the established VicWest neighbourhoods are also undergoing transition as families eager to live near the city renovate and modernize these classic beauties.

Vic West Banfield Park

VicWest also boasts one of the highest parkland to population ratios in Victoria, with the Galloping Goose Trail and an extensive waterside trail system in place where visitors and residents can walk, bike and run or just sit and enjoy the glorious water views.

For those who want their outdoor time to be even more productive, VicWest has 3 community gardens and a community orchard, with more public gardening venues in planning stages.

This eclectic neighbourhood is popular with families and retired people who wish to live in a community-minded neighbourhood near the city.

 

VicWest Links

  • VicWest Community Association site
  • Galloping Goose Trail info
  • VicWest Food Security Collective site

Geoff McLean

Geoff is an established real estate professional whose years of experience have earned him numerous awards and accolades. He has been one of the top Re/Max Realtors in the Victoria (BC) area since 1990, a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award winner for more than a decade, and has won many other awards over the years. What do these awards mean to you? They mean that Geoff works hard and that he produces consistently. He is well connected in the industry and in the community.

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