Living in Victoria

by hwilde on April 16, 2010

Beautiful – yes, and Victoria is smart too, providing diverse options for post secondary education. The University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, and Camosun College head a long list of reputable institutions. There is a progressive public school system incorporating high level athletic programs, francophone and French immersion studies, as well as several excellent private schools such as St. Margarets, St. Michaels, Brentwood College and Glenlyon-Norfolk.

Once you’re done with school, you’ll probably need a job, and you’ll discover Victoria offers a wide range of opportunities. We boast one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, with provincial and federal government offices, a developing technology sector, a nearby military base (CFB Esquimalt), and diverse business opportunities. Of course, there are vast prospects for employment relating to the tourist trade!

Another piece of the puzzle would have to be housing. You will find Victoria real estate values quite reasonable compared to other cities with the same advantages as are offered here. The Greater Victoria region , all of which is within a comfortable commute, presents even more options, and in many cases excellent value in home prices. There is sure to be something that will suit your needs.

There are a lot of good reasons to move to Victoria, these are but a few –more to follow….


Victoria BC Realtor Heather Wilde was raised and educated in Winnipeg. After graduating from both the University of Winnipeg (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Education she relocated to British Columbia in 1975. Her career in real estate has been successful due to her commitment to and genuine pleasure at helping families find homes and properties for sale in Victoria BC. Heather was licensed as a Realtor in 1976 and since then has worked hard to achieve a high standard of performance; consistently attaining a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award. If you ask Heather, she will undoubtedly say that although it’s nice to be recognized in the industry through performance awards, what really drives her success is the relationships and friendships she forges with the families that she helps. Many of Heather’s former clients have become close friends, and many of her close friends have become clients. That says a lot about her dedication to providing professional service while maintaining a friendly rapport with clients. Heather loves to travel the world (preferrably on a cruise ship!) and also enjoys tennis and bridge during her spare time. As of January 2014, Heather has retired from her real estate career.

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