East Saanich

The eastern side of Saanich is dominated by the University of Victoria, which is very much a part of the local life of the community. Saanich's distinct neighbourhoods include: Gordon Head, a solidly upper middle class family area with several shopping malls, restaurants and movie theatres within a short driving distance; High Quadra, which overlooks the Blenkinsop Valley; Broadmead, with its imaginative West Coast architecture; and Cordova Bay, which is perched along the seaside.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.1M
Lowest Price $30K
Highest Price $38M
Total Listings 4,901
Avg. Days On Market 52
Avg. Price/SQFT $981

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The District of Saanich is a district municipality within Greater Victoria. Saanich East is the most populous municipality in the capital region and Vancouver Island. It encompasses a wide variety of rural and urban landscapes.  
Positioned central to other areas with good thoroughfares and low traffic congestion, makes it easy to access other areas including Sidney, Westshore, Oak Bay, and Downtown Victoria. Its very convenient for those residents requiring regular access to ferries and the airport.
Saanich East is comprised of nineteen neighbourhoods, many of which are amongst the most desirable and renowned districts to live in: Cordova Bay, Broadmead, Sunnymead, High Quadra, Quadra, Blenkinsop, Mt Doug, Lake Hill, Swan Lake, Maplewood, Cedar Hill, Mt Tolmie, Camosun, Lambrick Park, Gordon Head, Arbutus, Cadboro Bay, Queenswood and Ten Mile Point. 
From quiet suburban streets with cul de sacs to the active village centers, the home styles range according to their communities. There are small villages, rural settings, upscale luxurious and private waterfront neighbourhoods as well as large urban and suburban areas. Therefore you will find a mix of everything when it comes to housing options. From small one bedroom condos starting around $300,000 to private estates worth millions. 
Saanich East is home to the University of Victoria and Camosun College which are both bisected by the neighbouring district of Oak Bay. There is a plethora of other schools both public and private to fit your families needs. This aspect also aids in keeping the housing market a stable area for investors.

Living in Saanich East, Victoria

The outermost eastern end of Saanich East boasts an expansive stretch of ocean coastline, granting its residents eminent views of the Haro Strait and San Juan Islands. Saanich as a whole has more than 170 parks, beaches and trails. This makes Saanich East, an ideal district for both outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking the fresh air, coastal views, and outdoor leisure of Vancouver Island living. 
Its topography is undulating with its rolling terrain and many glacially scoured rock outcroppings. There are long shorelines and sandy beaches located at several ocean bays. Two of the most popular beaches are Cadboro Bay and Cordova Beach. There are also some notable parks which include Gyro Park, Mount Douglas, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary and Mount Tolmie Park which boast amazing viewpoints.
Many Saanich East properties feature yards and areas to putter in the garden, and there are several plant nurseries and garden stores to enjoy foraging through.  Many neighbourhoods offer short and safe walking distances to grocery stores, recreation, retail, and public transit, while other areas have a high concentration of senior residents, making portions of Saanich East extremely senior-friendly. If golfing is of interest to you, both Mt.Douglas and Cedar Hill offer exeptional courses.
Saanich East is known for young families, friendliness and sociability. With several parks, beaches, schools and entertainment, Saanich East is ideal for families and remains one of the most popular districts in Victoria.

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