Victoria real estate is your passport to a fantastic lifestyle. British Columbia’s capital city offers heritage aplenty, as well as excellent restaurants, bars shops and more.
The local area was inhabited by people of the Songhees, Saanich and Sooke First Nations for many years before Europeans arrived. The modern city of Victoria began life in 1843 as a Hudson’s Bay Company fort. It still bears many traces of its both its First Nations and British heritage, including its double-decker buses, totem poles, renowned gardens and tearooms.
In addition to those quaint attractions, Victoria adds the best of British Columbia in the form of breathtaking scenery. Many homes in Victoria enjoy mountain or ocean views. Victoria also has the warmest climate in Canada, making it an even more attractive place to live.
Adding to the city’s cultural mix, it is also home to North America’s second oldest Chinatown. This was established by an influx of miners during the 1858 gold rush and was revitalized in the 1980s when the ‘Gate of Harmonious Interest’ was built.
Today, Victoria is ranked as one of the world’s top cities for quality of life, further underlining what the city has to offer — from gardens to galleries and from bars to (mountain) biking.
Real estate in Victoria offers plenty of options to suit all tastes and budgets. From impressive custom-built homes to new townhouse developments, there is something for everyone.
Browse below to discover what is currently on the Victoria real estate market. If you are planning to buy a home in the area, Deedrie Ballard is happy to discuss your best options; just give her a call today!