Stunning, more remote, and yet easily accessible, the Saanich district in the heart of Victoria is the type of place you want to call home. It has something to offer all of today’s homebuyers. This is a large area just to the north of Victoria’s downtown district. It is home to more than 102,000 people. And, it is home to the University of Victoria (located in the eastern area of the city). Saanich sits on a peninsula, providing some incredible access to the surrounding waterways and natural settings so prevalent in the Victoria area.
Saanich is not just a large district. It is home to numerous smaller neighbourhoods. Some of the most well-known include Gorge, Tillicum, Portage Inlet and Swan Lake. Each of these is unique but all offer something special by providing local amenities and recreation facilities. The higher valued and more spacious homes are located to the north of Mackenzie Avenue in neighbourhoods such as Gordon Head, Broadmead and Cadboro Bay. Nevertheless, the entire community is vibrant and full of opportunities. Home values range significantly from $150,000 on up. You will find a variety of home styles to select from including both new developments and older homes.
Why live in Saanich? Aside from the modern amenities and the incredible access to the outdoors, Saanich offers much more. It is home to 14 public schools as well as several private schools. It is home to several shopping areas. It is also very easy to get into Victoria and the Saanich Centre area along Highway 1. The community has fantastic beaches, six golf courses, plenty of rugged woods to explore, and a beautiful waterfront area.
From the natural setting to the expansiveness of home options, there is something for everyone in Saanich. Visit with a local real estate agent to learn more about what you can expect in home availability and pricing in this area.