Retirement Communities in Victoria BC

by hwilde on October 23, 2011

The baby boom generation is approaching (or has reached) retirement and many are looking around for just the right place to settle down.  Canadian boomers are moving to Victoria because of our temperate climate, beautiful surroundings and because their friends are here!  This influx of mature people has led to the construction and expansion of a number of retirement communities in Victoria BC.

Local retirement communities vary greatly, as do the needs of those who live in them.  There are:

  • Assisted living residences offering a variety of care levels, including:
    • Independent living;
    • Assisted living, and
    • Long term care homes
    • Over 50 gated neighborhoods;
    • Over 55 affordable housing, and
    • Over 55 luxury apartments, condos and townhomes

If you are an active retired person (or family) you might like to buy a home in one of the over 50 gated neighborhoods so that you feel more secure about leaving your home for extended travel.  These communities also often offer amenities like clubhouses, pools, tennis courts and even golf!

For those with a limited housing budjet there are a number of seniors affordable housing units available in the Greater Victoria area.  You can find information regarding these from the Capital Regional District (CRD) through the Capital Regional Housing Corporation.

If budjet isn’t your primary concern, there are many 55 plus luxury apartments, condos and townhomes that may suit you at this stage of your life, contact a realtor to help you find the perfect home.

For those who need some sort of assisted living facility, there are a plethora of options in the Greater Victoria area.  One place to start your search might be the Seniors Serving Seniors website; they are a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose purpose is to promote the well-being of senior citizens.  They can provide info about assisted living facilities in Victoria BC.

Whatever your housing needs, you are sure to find all sorts of options when it comes to retirement communities in Victoria BC.  And today’s active seniors will enjoy living in Victoria, a beautiful small city with an excellent balance of amenities, services and friendly charm.


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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