Greater Victoria – Saanich

by hwilde on July 22, 2010

Now that you’re convinced that Saanich is the place to be – you will want to know exactly where can I find the type of home I am looking for? Saanich is a large municipality, with some 35 distinct neighborhoods, each with its own personality and attributes.

Some neighborhoods are very rural, with country residential homes, small acreages and hobby farms. It’s fantastic to find this sort of property so close to the city, the neighborhoods where you will find these types of properties include:

  • Elk Lake;
  • West Saanich;
  • Prospect Lake;
  • Beaver Lake, and
  • Granville.

Other neighborhoods are mixed, containing suburban developments as well as small acreages or country residential homes, you’ll find this in:

  • Royal Oak;
  • Strawberry Vale;
  • Cordova Bay, and
  • Blenkinsop.

Estate properties can be found throughout Saanich, but often they are on or near the ocean and some beautiful properties can be found in the neighborhoods of:

  • Queenswood;
  • Ten Mile Point;
  • Cadboro Bay;
  • Arbutus;
  • Gordon Head;
  • Mount Doug, and
  • Portage Inlet.

Of course these neighborhoods also contain other types of housing such as regular and upscale single family homes, and more frequently new townhome developments and condos. Some neighborhoods are undergoing redevelopment as older post war housing is being replaced by new single family homes or townhouse/condo developments.

The point being that regardless of the type of home you’re looking for, you can probably find many choices within this municipality. Saanich offers such diversity in housing, few locations in the Greater Victoria area can match Saanich for variety!


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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