The City of Colwood

Colwood is located west of Victoria and offers a wide range of amenities and services. The city is divided into neighbourhoods such as Triangle Mountain, Colwood Creek, Colwood Lake Estates, Wishart and Lagoon areas. This area of Greater Victoria offers a variety of recreational pursuits and the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre is considered to be one of the most complete sport complexes. There is also a nature reserve and a beach. Views of downtown and views of the American coast across from the Strait of Juan de Fuca provide a backdrop for evening pasttimes. Colwood is home to Royal Roads University, a public university with a broad range of programs. For more information, visit the website of the City of Colwood.

Colwood real estate

Colwood has a range of housing stock that is typical for Greater Victoria. Buyers can expect to find one and two-bedroom condo apartments for sale at entry-level prices that increase with for newer properties with more amenities. Waterfront homes are available and some feature walk-on beaches or moorage. Homes with ocean views are available in many areas of Colwood and West Shore real estate.

Colwood real estate listings

The City of Langford

The Langford area is large, extending from West Saanich to View Royal, along Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke and northwards including portions of the Malahat Drive. It is divided into distinct areas such as Glen Lake, Happy Valley, Florence Lake, Langford Proper, Thetis Heights and the Goldstream Area. There is a thriving business and commercial district. Langford is inland from the sea and offers a mix of rural and suburban residential homes. There are a number of lakes that draw people from the region for recreation and camping. The larger lakes include Thetis Lake, Langford Lake, Glen Lake and Florence Lake. The ever-popular Goldstream Park has a provincial campground and is famous for its annual salmon spawn. For more information, visit the website of The City of Langford.

Langford real estate

Langford has a number of mobile home parks with a number of affordable units available for sale year round. Newer condos are priced 10-15% below similar construction in Victoria. At the top end of the scale, there are estate-style properties with large family homes and extra amenities for everyone in the family. Langford offers excellent value with a short commuting distance to the city core.

Langford real estate listings

The Town of View Royal

View Royal lies at the doorstep of Greater Victoria’s urban core and adjacent to the established municipalities of Esquimalt and Saanich. View Royal has been divided into seven distinct neighbourhoods, which are Craigflower, Harbour, Helmcken, Hospital, Burnside, Atkins and Wilfert. It’s proximity to the core means easy commuting by car or bus. For more information, visit the website of The Town of View Royal.

View Royal real estate

Housing stock in this area is similar to Esquimalt and Downtown Victoria and other West Shore real estate listings. There is a mobile home park with affordable units for first-time buyers or retirees. Condos and single family homes are in high demand from downtown professionals and for this reason remain popular and premium priced. If you’re looking for a home within cycling distance of downtown with a great waterfront and ocean views, then perhaps View Royal would suit your lifestyle.

View Royal real estate listings

The District of Metchosin

Metchosin is mainly a rural community with large lots and acreages and there are a variety of farm-related organizations and equestrian clubs. It is organized into neighbourhoods like Albert Head, William Head, Rocky Point, Happy Valley and the Kangaroo Road areas. Pedder Bay is well known for its fishing and Metchosin is the setting for Pearson College, which attracts students from all over the world. Witty’s Lagoon is an oceanfront area for a variety of sports and for relaxation. Matheson Lake provides freshwater activities year round including fishing and swimming. Horseback riding, nature trails and parks are common in the district and there are a number of golf courses. For more information, visit the website of The District of Metchosin.

Metchosin real estate

In this area, there are a few low-rise condos and townhouse complexes for first-time buyers and retirees to consider. At the high end of the price range, you can expect to find secluded waterfront, semi-wilderness luxury homes, and deep moorage for yachts. If you’re looking for a quiet lifestyle in an enclave setting then Metchosin might be your next home.

Metchosin real estate listings

The District of Highlands

Although the area is seen as a target for residential expansion of the Greater Victoria region, it remains best known for lakes, hills, and wilderness. It is home to many parks, notably large portions of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Mount Work Regional Park, and Lone Tree Hill Regional Park. The nearest commercial shopping areas are in the adjacent municipality of Langford. Public education is provided by the Sooke School District’s elementary, middle, and secondary schools in Langford. For more information, visit the website of The District of Highlands.

Highlands real estate

The inventory of residential homes in Highlands is limited to single family dwellings on acreages or very large lots. There are a number of rural lots and acreages available for sale. If you’re considering building a custom home in the Greater Victoria region, and want privacy, then Highlands might be what you’re looking for.  The market in this area is stable and appreciating due to the proximity to Victoria by car and the relative rarity of these types of properties.

Highlands real estate listings


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  • West Shore includes the municipalities to the west and northwest of Victoria, B.C.

  • Most municipalities have excellent commuting times

  • All property types from mobiles to waterfront and rural acreages

  • Mediterranean climate with mild snowless winters and comfortable summers

  • Diversified geography, lifestyles, and dwellings

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