Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC

There are plenty of reasons to call Victoria, British Columbia your next home. If you, like many other people, want to find out if this is the right place for your to buy a home, take into consideration a few of the key reasons why you simply cannot overlook what this area has to offer.

The Outdoor Amenities

Perhaps the biggest reason people purchase real estate in Victoria is to enjoy the outdoors more fully every single day. The numerous gardens and parks here make it an ideal place to visit, but also to call home. Of course, you can spend your weekends golfing or whale watching, whatever works for your needs.

The Commercial Sector

Victoria has a thriving commercial centre. You will find numerous chains in this area, but also various local…

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Take a few minutes to think about the ideal home for you and your family. Chances are good you will find just what you are looking for in Victoria, British Columbia. A thriving community with outstanding amenities and some of the best local attractions and features, there are plenty of reasons to call this area home. But, can you find the type of real estate that you want to own here?

Home Sales in Victoria, British Columbia

Modern Single Family HomeWhen it comes to homes for sale in Victoria, there are plenty of options. As of November of 2015, there were more than 2950 active listings in the area. But, while that number is quite impressive, there are about 18 per cent fewer options in the area than the same time in 2014. This shows the demand for high-quality real estate…

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Downtown Victoria - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56705607@N00/4819621295/

In most cases, the downtown areas of cities are known for the best entertainment, which often leaves the outskirts of town overlooked. In the case of Victoria, British Columbia, there is plenty to do outside the downtown comfort zone. Here are just a few things you can do.

The Beer

Who doesn't like a cold beer on a hot summer day? Ok, so maybe not everyone likes beer. If you do, beer is a big part of the things you can enjoy. There are a total of eleven breweries in Victoria, including Lighthouse Brewing and West Coast Brewing. Both offer brewery tours and tastings.

There are also a lot of pubs serving locally brewed craft beers and English style beers. In fact, Canada's oldest pub, Spinnakers, is only a fifteen minute walk from the blue…

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Zambri's - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/daryl_mitchell/11374728524/The restaurants throughout Victoria and the surrounding area provide a variety of great choices for your dinner, lunch or breakfast. Local ingredients, from local growers are used in many of the top restaurants. Farm-to-table is a popular choice in the area and provided by Sooke Harbour House and Zambri's. Whether you want to dine Oceanside or take a seaplane for some of the best fish in chips in the world, you can find it here.

Sooke Harbour House is one of the best restaurants in the area and known across the globe. It features West Coast cuisine with a menu full of daily changes. The cuisine feature greens, herbs, fresh seafood and more. The restaurant was named the best on Vancouver Island by Vancouver Magazine and is the winner of this award for…

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