Information for newcomers and those who are considering moving to Victoria BC

Public Transit in Victoria BC

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People who are moving to Victoria BC have many questions and much to learn about the city, and one common query is about public transit in Victoria.  The Greater Victoria region is not geographically large, confined as it is to the southernmost…

MLS statistics for Victoria, Oak Bay, Metchosin, North Saanich and Sidney

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MLS statistics for Victoria, Oak Bay, Metchosin, North Saanich and Sidney underscore the desirability of these municipalities.  Property values are, for the most part, substantial and holding their value, even in today’s real estate market. What…

MLS Statistics for Central Saanich

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MLS statistics for Central Saanich show that this municipality, occupying the centre of the Saanich Peninsula, also occupies the centre of the price range of properties that have sold in the Greater Victoria area.  It sits in the “middle…

MLS Statistics for Esquimalt and View Royal

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MLS statistics for Esquimalt and View Royal reveal opportunities for first time homebuyers to get into the market with some reasonably priced townhomes and condos.  And these municipalities are very well located adjacent to the city of Victoria. So…

MLS Statistics for Saanich

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Saanich is the largest of Greater Victoria’s municipalities, both geographically and in population and it encompasses a wide range of neighborhoods including urban, suburban and rural.  This means that housing options are diverse and prices…

MLS Statistics for Colwood and Langford

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The municipalities of Colwood and Langford sit next to each other and constitute the centre of Greater Victoria’s west shore communities.  Both have seen an explosion of development in the last decade thanks in large part to a dedicated infrastructure…

MLS Statistics for Highlands

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Just a short drive and yet a world away from city life in Victoria, Highlands is a unique district with a strong sense of environmental responsibility and conservation. Homes in this rugged rural community range from rustic cabins to luxury…

MLS Statistics for Sooke

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The furthest of Greater Victoria’s west shore communities, Sooke is a fantastic community for first time home buyers, offering the lowest prices in the region for single family homes, and generally reasonable real estate values across all…

Moving to Victoria BC for Family

While perhaps not the most common reason for moving, moving to Victoria BC for family unity is certainly motivation for some.  Or at least it can be cause to consider moving here, along with the desire to live in this beautiful city which provides…

Moving to Victoria BC for Retirement

Victoria is certainly known world-wide as a tourist destination and many of the folks who visit from across Canada and further fall in love with this beautiful city.  Some of them even end up moving to Victoria BC for retirement. This is…