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Colwood

Colwood is a fast growing family friendly waterfront community located on Vancouver Island to the southwest of Victoria, capital of British Columbia. Colwood was incorporated in 1985 and has a population of approximately 15,000 people. Colwood lies within the boundaries of the Victoria Census Metropolitan area or Capital Regional District, in a region called the Western Communities, or the West Shore. It is one of the 13 component municipalities of Greater Victoria.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $25
Highest Price $4.2M
Total Listings 84
Avg. Days On Market 56
Avg. Price/SQFT $674

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Colwood is a city located on Vancouver Island to the southwest of Victoria in a region called the West Shore. Its shoreline stretches along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The popular Galloping Goose Trail connects it with adjacent communities and a 98-acre recreation center beckons with multiple choices for active pursuits. Nestled along more than 7 kilometers of breathtaking oceanfront and set amongst some of the most beautiful parks and trails on Southern Vancouver Island, there is no better place to live, work and play, than Colwood.
Affordable homes are within reach here for families, seniors and people with disabilities. Many homes are priced for low to moderate income households and near community amenities, schools, retail areas and transit.
With so much to offer, it’s difficult to believe that Colwood’s population remains relatively small. It is a welcoming place, certainly deserving of a closer look if relocation is in your future. The City is poised for significant growth and change with new developments in the heart of Colwood and along the waterfront at Royal Bay and Royal Beach where new homes, schools, shopping, dining and businesses are currently being built on nearly 500 acres of land set along the ocean. 
Colwood is a fast growing, family-friendly seaside community of approximately 17,000 people that enjoys a rich heritage, a unique connection to nature and incredible potential.
Colwood's workforce is highly educated and statistics show that Colwood residents have a higher median household income than neighbouring communities. The majority of working individuals who reside here hold occupations in sales and service; business, finance and administration; education, law, and community and government services.
The city's community plan lays out a strong vision that will ensure the community maintains its natural, historical, family friendly feel as it enjoys the benefits that growth will bring. With this unique combination of community, nature, and growth, home buyers and businesses are taking a fresh look at Colwood.

Living in Colwood, Victoria

Colwood is a seaside community where people live in family-friendly neighbourhoods that are connected to nature and to vibrant public spaces by a range of realistic transportation choices. Colwood's oceanfront boasts exhilarating views that take in the City of Victoria and span all the way around to the Olympic Mountains in the distance. The oceanfront at Esquimalt Lagoon is a point of pride for locals and a popular recreational destination for visitors who want to bird watch, walk, swim, dive or kayak. 
Colwood has an abundance of beautiful, forested parks and trails to enjoy. West Shore Parks and Recreation Centre is located in the heart of Colwood and provides fitness facilities, a swimming pool, playing fields, baseball diamonds, ice arenas and a curling facility.
Colwood has many regional amenities including the Esquimalt Lagoon, the National Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Juan De Fuca Recreation Centre, the Q Centre, Royal Colwood Golf Club, Olympic View Golf Club and the library facilities for the Western Communities. 
This lovely community is also home to abundant forests, parks and trails as well as several historic sites including Fort Rodd Hill, Fisgard Lighthouse and Hatley Castle/Royal Roads University.
There are six elementary schools, one middle school and a new high school. Royal Roads University sits in the centre of Colwood at one of the City's national historic sites, Hatley Castle. The University draws professionals from around the globe for its high quality, innovative, applied post-secondary education, designed for working professionals and career-focused students. Colwood also has strong partnerships with the University of Victoria and Camosun College on initiatives such as economic development, sustainability, trades and innovative technology.
Colwood is one of the most rapidly growing municipalities in the greater Victoria area, with a variety of recreational opportunities and facilities. Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, roller blading, horseback riding, or just going for a stroll, the Galloping Goose Trail is the place to be. The 100-km multi-use trail links the communities of View Royal, Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, and Sooke.
Gardens, a salt-water lagoon, parks, bicycle paths, nature preserves, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, sports fields, and manicured golf courses are all part of Colwood’s appeal. A view of Washington's Olympic Peninsula across the Strait contributes to the allure of this community. With a castle and a lighthouse standing proud, public parks, recreation areas and walking trails within its boundaries and a progressive spirit, Colwood offers the sports enthusiast and nature lovers a wealth of opportunity to explore and enjoy.

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