West Saanich Neighbourhoods – Royal Oak


Royal Oak is a diverse neighbourhood in West Saanich, about ten minutes’ drive north on the Pat Bay Highway from Victoria BC.  Running along the eastern side of the highway, Royal Oak offers a wide range of housing including newer townhome projects, suburban single family homes and a few larger rural properties.  People living in Victoria will find access to the city from Royal Oak is excellent, whether by your own car or using transit, it’s a short commute!

Not that it’s necessary to go into town (unless you’re working there), Royal Oak has an excellent commercial centre providing almost every type of shopping and services including dental and doctor’s offices, restaurants, pubs, and recreation.  The Commonwealth Pool and fitness facility, which also boasts a branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library sits at the north end of the neighbourhood.

Even though the atmosphere leans rural, this neighbourhood offers great walkability and excellent transit access so those who prefer to forego the expense of owning a car can live here easily.  Shank’s pony can easily get you to Beaver Lake Park, where miles of walking trails, swimming beaches and fishing opportunities await.  A short hike across the highway leads to Broadmead Village, another commercial center with major retailer anchors and smaller boutique shops.

There is a new (opened in 2008) middle school – Royal Oak Middle School or students may attend Lochside Elementary or Claremont Secondary.West Saanich - Royal Oak

Royal Oak Links


Jodi Baker

After attending grade school locally, Jodi enrolled at Camosun College, taking Business Administration and majoring in marketing. She graduated in 1991, the same year she was licensed as a Real Estate Agent and joined RE/MAX Camosun. Since then Jodi has been been building her career based on a desire to provide friendly professional service to people who want to sell or buy properties in Victoria, winning several awards along the way. In 2003 Jodi joined Geoff McLean and Associates, and she enjoys being part of his team of real estate experts. The team approach allows Jodi to balance her career and home life, something that every mother can appreciate, especially when the children are young! Jodi also enjoys cooking, camping, traveling and music. She shares her Central Saanich home with her husband and two children, two border collies and a cat. Connect with Jodi via email: jodi@mcleanrealestategroup.ca

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