Greater Victoria – Victoria

by hwilde on August 24, 2010

The benefits of living in Victoria are innumerable, but an outline of them would have to include these facts, Victoria has:

  • The best climate in Canada;
  • Clean air and water;
  • Beautiful gardens and natural surroundings;
  • Easy access to all sorts of outdoor activities (and the weather to enjoy them year round);
  • A good education system including opportunities for post secondary education;
  • A vital job market with employment opportunities across a wide range of fields;
  • A thriving arts community;
  • A high level of environmental awareness and initiatives to promote sustainable living;
  • Access to healthcare options including critical care, long term and treatment centres, and
  • A varied population who live together peacefully!

Why wouldn’t you want to live here?  Considering all these benefits you might think that the cost of buying a home here is beyond your reach, but it’s not.  Victoria real estate is remarkably well priced if you compare it globally to cities with similar climate and amenities.

How long will this continue?  It’s hard to say, with our world shrinking as technology continues to bring us all together, will the positive attributes of the city of Victoria attract so many people that it will become a more exclusive, expensive place?  So far the city’s growth has been steady but manageable, property values have increased steadily but aren’t stratospheric – yet.

Maybe you should consider the long term benefits of living in Victoria!


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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