It seems we are in the midst of another “back to the land” movement. At the least there is a renewed focus and concern for the health of our planet, and this often leads people to desire more self sufficiency, and control over how we impact the earth. Growing our own food, whether it be vegetable gardening, keeping a henhouse for eggs, or even raising animals for meat has surged in popularity. Of course this has its difficulties if you are living in an urban area, although hen-keeping is legal in many places, it’s not always practical when space is at a premium. Living in a rural municipality like Metchosin offers an opportunity to produce as much of your own food as you like (or not). Maybe you prefer to just live near these producers so you have a ready supply of farm fresh goodies!
Perhaps you’re just tired of the hustle and bustle of city life and the anonymity of living in a community that provides little opportunity to feel like you’re part of a group. Rural communities like Metchosin are friendly, the people here like to get involved and help each other out – it’s just part of country life, harkening back to pioneers days when people needed each other for survival. Of course if seclusion is your hearts desire, Metchosin offers the large lot sizes and wide open spaces that are conducive to privacy.
There’s a lot to be said for living in the District of Metchosin, nestled within Greater Victoria’s West Shore communities. The amazing temperate climate, access to amenities and rural atmosphere make it an ideal place to live for many people, maybe for you and your family!