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James Bay is perhaps one of the most interesting of all areas in Victoria, British Columbia. This charming neighbourhood sits just to the southwest to the downtown Victoria area. It is the oldest residential area on the West Coast of the country and that means there is an incredible amount of character here. It is perhaps the most historically driven area of the region.

The community sits on a peninsula that has water on all three sides, providing many homeowners here with water right outside their door. You will find that this can give you the access to the waterways that you crave, especially if you are looking for a second home tucked into the wilderness that’s not too far from all of the amenities you need. Keep in mind that James Bay is still

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There has long been a push for many people to move outward from the urban centres and into more suburban areas. Today, there, there is growing reason and value in living in the downtown areas of many of the area’s big cities. Living in Downtown Victoria, for example, could be one of the best decisions you make. If you have not explored this area of British Columbia yet, now is the time to do so. You may find it is a vibrant, upscale, and modern area with numerous housing options.

Why Live Downtown?

The Downtown Victoria area has plenty to offer today’s home buyer. It is, however, a popular destination for area tourists and with good reason. This is where everything is including stage theatres, numerous movie theatres, restaurants, and trendy

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Many people want a home that speaks to them and provides them with exceptional access to the best things in life. If you are like many of today’s most discerning of home buyers, you know the value and importance of choosing a community that offers access to an up and coming lifestyle, but also a vibrant natural area. Brentwood Bay in Victoria can give you this. If you are looking for Victoria real estate to buy, you do not want to overlook all that this community has to offer to you.

Brentwood Bay Home for Sale. Image Provided by VIREB MLS.

What You’ll Find in Brentwood Bay

Brentwood Bay sits on the Saanich Inlet. It is one of the more moderately sized villages in this region of Victoria. And, it is one of the most rapidly developing areas in

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There is something very charming about James Bay. It could be that this is one of the oldest cities in the region. It could be the incredible charm of the city’s downtown area. Or, it could be the vibrant community life present. No matter what you are considering in terms of purchasing real estate in Victoria, you really do want to take a closer look at what James Bay has to offer to you. You may simply fall in love with all it has to offer.

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Exploring James Bay

If you have not been to James Bay, make a plan to visit this neighbourhood. It is only a few minutes from the Downtown Victoria area, and that proximity makes it highly attractive to those that work in this area. And, when you do take that short walk, be

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Sidney can be the perfect place to live for many people looking for a naturally beautiful place to buy a home. This Victoria neighbourhood has something for everyone. It is about 20 kilometres to the north of Victoria proper, which makes it very much within reach even for those who need to commute into the city for work or school. Often called Sidney by the Sea, it really does feel like you are living in a retreat when you call this area home. But, the water is not all that this area has to offer.

Sidney Pier, Sidney, Victoria

There are many reasons to buy a home in Sidney. First, it has all of the natural benefits that you can open for including various waterfront properties, incredible marinas perfect for docking your own boat, and expansive

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Victoria, British Columbia offers a wide range of home buying homes. If you are looking for a place to call home that is going to give you and your family a pleasant atmosphere, a welcoming vibe, and a modern space, then you may wish to take a closer look at the community of Gordon Head. It could be the perfect place for you to call home within the larger Victoria community.

Gordon Head Home for Sale

What Can You Expect from Gordon Head?

Like much of Victoria, this is a very family friendly area to live. It is a middle-class neighbourhood with most of the amenities you would expect here. However, we have seen some significant changes in this area over the last few years and they are good things. First, Gordon Head is seeing some new

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Are you ready to enjoy the outdoors? Do you want to spend your weekends on the water, in the parklands, and exploring the mountains? Then buy a home in beautiful Victoria. If you have visited the area recently, you already know it offers some of the most incredible experiences for visitors. For those that live here, in communities such as Cedar Hill, you will find a wide range of amenities and local benefits.

Exploring the Area of Cedar Hill and Mount Douglas

An area of Victoria that offers it all is Cedar Hill and the Mount Douglas region. It is near McKenzie Avenue along Quadra and Cook Streets. It is just a matter of minutes to virtually everything that Victoria has to offer. The homes here offer both older properties with beautiful architecture

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Victoria is a diverse city. It is one of the largest and more urban areas in the region. There are various neighbourhoods available throughout Victoria. Like any metro regions, you will find suburban communities present throughout the area. However, you do not have to go far to find something special here, especially if you are looking for an area that is more urban. In fact, you may want to consider the Downtown District.

Why Buying in Downtown District Could Be Ideal

The Downtown District has become a hotspot for those looking for an urban centre to live in. It has become the hip and trendy area to live. If you want to live in the same place you work, shop, and enjoy amenities, then this community could be an ideal option. What will you find

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If you hope to turn the Victoria, British Columbia tourism market into a profit, you may want to look closely at the communities you buy a home in. There are two main options available to buyers here looking for investment property. First, consider the local, residential rental market. In this city, it is one of the thriving real estate markets. In addition, you can consider the tourism rental market, which has the ability offering sizable returns if you buy in the right areas.

Where to Buy an Investment Property in Victoria

There are a few key communities and neighbourhoods in Victoria and the surrounding area that make for the ideal place to buy a rental. Take a closer look at these areas before making an investment.


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Victoria is known for many things. It is home to numerous amenities and some of the most beautiful older homes. If you are buying a home in Rockland, one of the area's most eclectic and historically charming areas, you will find it has a true sense of Victoria's charm present. You will love all the amenities and features this community has to offer, but you can easily appreciate the various modern elements to this older community. If you are buying here, take a closer look at what type of homes you will find in Rockland, one of the more prominent of Victoria's neighbourhoods.

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The most striking element of Rockland is its numerous mansions. These are easy to see on the various streets in the community. Many have

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