About the Community
City of Victoria Properties
1683 Richardson St, Victoria, British Columbia - $1,299,000
Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island
1575 Oakland Ave, Victoria, British Columbia - $1,199,900
Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
211-999 Burdett Ave, Victoria, British Columbia - $1,265,000
DFH Real Estate Ltd.
3178 Rutledge St, Victoria, British Columbia - $749,900
Pemberton Holmes - Westshore
S216-1105 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia - $659,000
Royal LePage Coast Capital - Chatterton
412-888 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia - $1,499,000
RE/MAX Of Nanaimo
D-147 Ontario St, Victoria, British Columbia - $565,000
Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
423 Chadwick Pl, Victoria, British Columbia - $1,998,000
Macdonald Realty Victoria
407-932 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia - $480,000
510-838 Broughton St, Victoria, British Columbia - $479,900
The Condo Group Real Estate
303-647 Michigan St, Victoria, British Columbia - $199,000
105-305 Michigan St, Victoria, British Columbia - $415,000
Pemberton Holmes Ltd. - Oak Bay
City of Victoria
Victoria, with a population of roughly 70,000 people, is the capital of the province and is the beautiful centre of the region, and is made up of a mix of urban and residential communities: Downtown), James Bay, Fairfield, Rockland, Jubilee, Burnside, Central Park, Fernwood, Hillside, Oaklands, Mayfair, Rock Bay, Vic West and the Songhees Peninsula.
Downtown Victoria, located in the heart of the city, is adjacent to James Bay, Fairfield, Saanich and Esquimalt. It includes the recently revitalized areas of the Humboldt Valley and Harris Green. Downtownoffers an eclectic mix of real estate options, from new, contemporary high rises to condos and micro-suites in restored and converted heritage buildings and townhomes.
The City of Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and a number of its heritage buildings and tourist attractions are located in its downtown core, including Old Town, featuring a number of character buildings, used now for shopping, restaurants, housing, and Canada’s oldest Chinatown district, with its infamous Fan Tan Alley.
You’ll love Downtown Victoria’s urban flair; the picturesque inner harbour and gushing flower baskets adorning antique street lamps; people watching (Victoria is a year round tourist destination); its history and architecture; boutique and department store shopping, as well as community markets; and being able to easily walk or cycle to world class arts and entertainment venues, festivals, sporting events, clubs, pubs and restaurants.
James Bay, bordering Downtown and the Juan de Fuca Strait (now called the Salish Sea), is a unique little community. It includes part of Beacon Hill Park and the south side of the Inner Harbour, with the residential area tucked away behind the BC legislature buildings, tourist hotels and attractions. The oldest residential neighbourhood on Canada’s west coast, it offers many beautifully maintained, turn of the century, heritage homes, including some with widow’s walks, reflecting the area’s rich marine history. These contrast with luxury high-rises, low rise condos, brownstone walk-ups and town homes, float homes and older, smaller post-war houses. Several housing options offer views of the ocean and some are directly across the street from it.
You’ll love the walkways along the shoreline that surround the James Bay peninsula and the spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains, across the Strait in Washington State; strolling the breakwater and seeing sightings of sea life. In addition to having the ocean on your doorstep, James Bay’s character and warmth, historical landmarks, tourist attractions, community gardens and markets, beautiful parks and cozy little 5 corners downtown core, give this area a charm that is all its own.
Fairfield, the largest neighbourhood in Victoria, borders Downtown, Oak Bay, the Juan de Fuca Strait (now named the Salish Sea) and shares the region’s treasured, Beacon Hill Park, with its neighbouring community of James Bay. One of the most sought after residential areas of Victoria, it is a well-established, upscale neighbourhood offering pristine heritage homes and beautifully maintained properties along leafy, tree-lined streets, as well as low rise condo housing, some mid-20th century houses and multi-million dollar ocean facing homes with spectacular views of the Strait and Mount Baker.
Home to the Abkhazi Garden and Tea House and the historic Ross Bay Cemetery, this area is also known for its excellent schools, strong community involvement and interest in maintaining the area’s character.
You’ll love Cook Street Village, with its unique collection of boutique shops and restaurants, swimming and soaking up the sun on Gonzales Bay’s sandy beach, strolling the ocean side walkways and parks, enjoying the beautiful homes and spectacular scenery and the comfortable feeling of a true neighbourhood this area offers.
Rockland is a small, historic community in the city of Victoria, located east of Downtown and inland from the Strait of Juan de Fuca (Salish Sea). It borders the neighbourhoods of Fairfield, Fernwood and Jubilee.
Rockland is known for its grand, heritage houses (some that have been split into duplexes or condo units) and lush gardens. It also offers a variety of more modest post-war houses and some older condo buildings.
The area is home to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and its very popular, annual Moss Street Market, showcasing local artists and craftspeople; Craigdarroch Castle, a national historic site; and Government House, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, offering free access to its grounds and beautiful gardens.
You’ll love the beauty of this quiet, well-established and maintained neighbourhood, with its winding, narrow, tree lined streets, wonderful turn of the century Victorian era architecture, lovely gardens and abundant, majestic Garry Oaks, native to southern Vancouver Island, as well as easy access to the services and shopping offered Downtown, in Fairfield and Oak Bay.
Jubilee North and South Jubilee neighbourhoods are located in the northeast corner of Victoria, bordering the municipalities of Saanich and Oak Bay, and the Victoria neighbourhoods of Fernwood and Oaklands.
There are a wide range of housing options throughout the area, including condos, townhomes, single family post-war era houses and heritage homes.
The area is home to many businesses and health services, including the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Canadian Cancer Agency, BC Cancer Centre and Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Commercial retailers, smaller medical practices and specialists are clustered near these health facilities.
You’ll love this well established area because of its convenient central location and close proximity to Victoria and Oak Bay, the University of Victoria and Camosun College’s Landsdowne Campus and Hillside Mall – a major shopping centre; its walk through neighbourhoods; strong neighbourhood associations and quick, easy access to health and other services.
Burnside Gorge is roughly a 5 minute drive northwest from Victoria's Downtown, centered between Burnside Rd. and Gorge Rd. and bordering Harriet Road to the west and Blanshard Street to the east.
This area has mixed housing, with historic heritage homes, newer condos and townhouses as well as some modest, post-war houses. It is generally a bit less expensive than other parts of Victoria. Redevelopment has resulted in many new housing options and trendy restaurants, pubs and retail outlets in or bordering the industrial section, giving the area a new vibrancy. The comprehensive Selkirk Waterfront Complex, on the former Victoria Sawmill site is the best example of the area’s renewal, with office buildings, retail/restaurants and housing on a 24 acre site along the waterway.
Burnside Gorge has much of Victoria’s industrial and commercial property. With warehouse and distribution centres, car dealerships, a major shopping centre and hotels and motels along the Gorge, this is truly a live/work community.
You’ll love this area because of its scenic views and close proximity to the Lower Gorge Waterway, great for paddling, boating and watching marine birds; the quick bus service to Downtown, as well as the ease of walking and cycling Downtown on the Selkirk Trestle spanning the Gorge Inlet; and the active neighbourhood association. Being so close to the water and downtown, the energy of the new urban/industrial vibe and numerous housing options, make this a great place to live.
Central Park (also known as North Park) is just northeast of Downtown bordered by Pandora Ave to the south and the neighbourhoods of Harris Green and Fernwood and by Bay and Blanshard streets.
The area offers a diverse mix of affordable housing, primarily low rise condos and townhomes, older single family homes and heritage homes. It is primarily residential with a variety of commercial and industrial activities.
This small, well established, bustling neighbourhood has some of Victoria’s key recreation/sports venues. Central Park, with its multiple outdoor facilities, is the area’s main greenspace and the hub of the community. It is home to the City of Victoria’s Crystal Pool and Recreation Centre; the Save-On Foods Memorial Arena, the largest Vancouver Island venue for, local major sporting events, live concerts and other large events; and Royal Athletic Park, a multi-purpose, fully lit stadium, primarily used for baseball, soccer, softball and football, and special events, such as music and other festivals. The Victoria Police Station is also located in this area. Bike shops, bakeries and specialized services are just some of the things that make North Park unique.
You’ll love the close proximity to Downtown, unique shops, landmark historical churches and easy access to major sporting, music and other events as well as the wonderful indoor pool and recreation facility.
Fernwood is located in the heart of Victoria, bordering Downtown at Fort Street, Haultain to the north, Cook Street to the west and Shelbourne to the east.
This area offers many character and heritage homes, some duplexes and low rise condos. It is almost entirely a residential neighbourhood with most commercial and cultural activity in the neighbourhood square. A neighbourhood with a wonderful sense of character and community; it is home to many artists and young families.
Fernwood Square is a beautiful, historic location, and a community meeting place that is buzzing almost any day of the week. It is home to the Belfry Theatre, a very popular landmark and Victoria High School, known as Vic High, the oldest public high school west of Winnipeg and north of San Francisco. It also has two elementary schools and a middle school.
You’ll love the eclectic feel of Fernwood, its many parks, greenspaces and community gardens as well as ease of access to Downtown. This is a community where neighbours know one another, and can walk or cycle to meet up at one of the many shops, eateries or pubs surrounding the square.
Oaklands is an attractive and affordable family neighbourhood in Victoria, immediately north of Fernwood, and bounded by Haultain Street on the south, Cook Street on the west, Shelbourne Street on the east and North Dairy Road.
The neighbourhood is primarily residential with older and single-family houses, heritage homes and some low-rise condo complexes along main traffic arteries, but it is also home to Hillside Mall, a major shopping centre for the region. The mall, along with surrounding commercial outlets, medical and dental offices, restaurants and convenience stores, form a vital commercial core served by major traffic and transit routes. The community is also home to a revitalized neighbourhood urban village, known as Haultain Corners. The area has and active community association, one elementary school and two private schools.
Oaklands has a great deal of history, including its trees, many of which are native to Vancouver Island or were planted decades ago. Trees planted along Shelbourne Street, as a memorial to local World War One soldiers, still grace the street today. Oaklands Elementary School, opened in 1913, continues to provide education to young children and serves as a resource for community groups. The Cridge Centre for the Family, BC's oldest registered non-profit society, is located in Oaklands. The Jewish Cemetery, which was established in 1860, sits atop Fernwood Hill.
You’ll love the numerous parks and green spaces, the history and tree lined streets; the major shopping centre and eclectic mix of retail and service outlets at Haultain Corners as well as the wonderful sense of community this area offers.
Hillside-Quadra is bordered by Tolmie Street to the north and three major traffic routes, Blanshard Street to the west, Bay Street to the South and Cook Street to the east.
The area offers a variety of housing styles and sizes, including multi-family dwellings like townhouses and low rise condos, older single family houses and designated heritage homes.
Quadra Village, the commercial centre for the area, provides a mix of retail, service and small office facilities. Food stores in the Village reflect the multi-cultural nature of the community. The Community Centre provides a neighbourhood hub and its active community association neighbourhood committee focuses on improving liveability in the area. This neighbourhood has an elementary school, an alternative school, offering continuing education, online learning and a flexible learning environment, as well as a private business college that offers business and technical programs to adults.
You’ll love how close you are to Downtown and major shopping malls; the area’s 43 acres of parkland, its tree lined streets, grassy boulevards and the Roxy Theatre, one the City's best-known independent movie houses, which also offers live as the home to the Blue Bridge Theatre group.
Mayfair is a small area north of Downtown, bordering the Burnside and Hillside neighbourhoods. It is bounded by Tolmie Street on the north, Topaz on the south, Kiwanis Street on the east and Douglas Street on the West.
This area features a mix of of condo buildings, townhomes, older single family homes, including some character homes as well as a number of small, post-war houses. This area is not as pricey as some other parts of Victoria.
Key features of Mayfair include two parks, Topaz, which has a number of playing fields and which is often used for festivals, and Summit, a smaller neighbourhood park; a major shopping centre, Mayfair mall; and numerous other shopping and restaurant options.
You’ll love the variety of shopping outlets and eateries in the area; being just a few minutes from Downtown; ease of access to the Patricia Bay Highway, and great transit service.
Rock Bay is a tiny neighbourhood bordering Downtown Victoria’s Upper Harbour, Bay Street on the North, Dowler Street on the east, and approximately Chatham Street on the south. Rock Bay derives its name from the local bay of the same name. Historically an industrial area, the neighbourhood is now a mix of commercial, retail, industrial and some residential, with a number of new condo and townhouse units. With the high demand for housing in Greater Victoria, Rock Bay is one of the few areas in the core that lends itself to further real estate development.
Victoria West, commonly called Vic West, is an historic neighbourhood in the city of Victoria, located just west of downtown across the Inner Harbour, bordering the Township of Esquimalt.
It offers a mix of classic heritage homes and new townhomes, condos and micro-suites, some along or with views from the south and west sides of the Gorge waterway. The former industrial area has undergone a transformation in recent years. There are a number of new developments, including Dockside Green and the Rail Yards, which offer waterfront living within a short commute of Downtown.
You’ll love living just minutes from the Downtown core and all it has to offer; the close proximity to the waterfront and being able to stroll or cycle along the Galloping Goose trail. This community has an exciting, energized urban feel and offers easy access to waterfront restaurants, retail outlets and everything wonderful Victoria has to offer.
Songhees Peninsula is a small community at the southeastern tip of Victoria West, on the North side of the Inner Harbour.
Newer townhomes and a cluster of mid and high-rise condos are located in this area, most offering waterfront views of Downtown, the harbour or James Bay.
You’ll love the incredible views; the very short walk or bike ride to Downtown, across the historic Johnson Street Bridge; the scenic 2.3 km Westsong Walkway from the Bridge to West Bay in Esquimalt; and Spinnaker’s Brewpub and Restaurant, in a heritage building right at your doorstep on the harbour. If you want all Downtown has to offer, without the hassle of downtown traffic and parking, this is the place for you!
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