Central Saanich

Agriculture is the most extensive land use activity in Central Saanich, with pockets of housing ranging from hobby farms to townhouses dispersed throughout. The overriding philosophy of the community is to retain the current rural character, agricultural land base and as much as possible provide for slow, long-term growth where it will have the least impact on the agricultural lands and the environment. Search for all your Central Saanich homes here!

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $2.2M
Lowest Price $270K
Highest Price $16.8M
Total Listings 51
Avg. Days On Market 23
Avg. Price/SQFT $726

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Central Saanich

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Central Saanich spans the middle of the Saanich Peninsula from Island View Beach on the east to the Saanich Inlet on the west. It is home to about 16,000 residents and contains numerous parks and beaches.
Agriculture is the most extensive land use activity in Central Saanich, with pockets of housing ranging from hobby farms to townhouses dispersed throughout. 
Community services are provided through two core commercial areas in Brentwood Bay and Saanichton, supported by the Keating X Road industrial/commercial area. Central Saanich has the highest concentration of agricultural production in the region. People from all over the Greater Victoria region visit Central Saanich to drive the lovely country roads and pick-up fresh fruit and veggies from roadside stands and farm markets.
The popular communities of Saanichton and Brentwood Bay are both located here. These two communities supply residents with most of their everyday needs … grocery store, hardware, restaurants, pub, etc. The Saanich Peninsula Hospital is located a few minutes from the Saanichton town centre. In recent decades, the area has seen increasing residential, commercial, and industrial development, especially around these neighbourhoods.
Saanichton is a small village in Central Saanich that is situated in the delightful peninsula known as the Saanich Peninsula in Southern Vancouver Island.  Saanichton is located between Victoria and the BC Ferry Terminal, west of the Patricia Bay Highway. It is only 25 minutes north of downtown Victoria and 8 minutes south of the Airport as well as 15 minutes south of the BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay. 
The beautiful rolling landscape of the Saanich Peninsula is dotted with farms, communities, parks, forests, lakes, and ocean inlets. Central Saanich is well known for its flowers and rose gardens. Bed and breakfast homes and riding stables are nestled alongside parks, campgrounds, old-growth forests and small farms. 
Real Estate in Central Saanich  ranges from single family homes to acreages and multi-acre family farms. There are also a number of townhome and other multifamily options in and around the two townsites. Central Saanich is a bountiful countryside where rural and urban lifestyles blend together.

Living in Central Saanich

Surrounded by water, Central Saanich offers an abundance of water activities. Its pastoral landscape is home to several attractions including Butchart Gardens, the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre  and the Victoria Butterfly Gardens.
Situated on top of Mount Newton, the John Dean Provincial Park overlooks the Saanich Peninsula, the Gulf Islands and the Cascade Mountains. A number of hiking trails, varying in degrees of difficulty can be found here. The picturesque multi–use Lochside Regional Trail is near the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Formerly a railway line which stretches from Swartz Bay to Victoria, past beaches, farmland, and wetlands, down country lanes and beside suburban backyards. The trail has a more civilized personality than its more rural cousin, the Galloping Goose Trail which is on the Sidney waterfront and runs 55 km  to Victoria and further on to Sooke. At heart of this park are some the largest Douglas fir that remain on the south coast of Vancouver Island, as well as a mix of grand fir, western red cedar, Garry oak, and arbutus. 
Centennial Parkon Wallace Drive features a lacrosse box, soccer pitches, baseball and softball fields, picnic shelters, horseshoe pitches, tennis courts, a bowling green, a children’s playground, and the Centennial Park Fieldhouse. 
Island View Beach Regional Park is located on the east side of the Saanich Peninsula in Saanichton. Follow Island View Road east from Hwy 17 a short distance to this gentle cobble and driftwood strewn beach. Good views of James and Sidney Islands, and beyond to Mount Baker, make this a pleasant, no charge alternative to taking the ferry to Sidney Spit.  The beach leads a long way north to the tip of Cordova Point. Island View Beach is a favourite beachcombing area.
Gowlland Tod Provincial Park protects a significant part of the Gowlland Range, one of the last remaining natural areas in Greater Victoria and a particularly rich area of biodiversity. Also protected is a portion of the natural shoreline and uplands in Tod Inlet, which adjoins the Saanich Inlet south of Brentwood Bay.
Three small lakes dot the slopes of Mount Work Regional Park. Depending on your mood, the weather, and the season, freshen up in Durrance or Pease Lake on the north side of the park once you’ve completed the hike to the top of the mountain, or just relax at lakeside and enjoy the woodland ambience. Fork Lake lies at the south end of the hiking trail to the summit of Mount Work.
Butterfield Park on Mount Newton Cross Road at Thomson Place offers pleasant strolls through 5.3 hectares of what was once the South Hill poultry farm. Willow Way is a pleasant 10-km circle route for cyclists, hikers and horse riders through narrow roads and along unopened road rights-of-way beside fences, in the flat or rolling farmlands of Central Saanich. 
Central Saanich offers the charm of country life mingled with the convenience of urban residential neighbourhoods. Almost everywhere you turn there’s a place to enjoy the great outdoors, whether it’s a mountain park, a riverside path or an ocean beach.

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