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Songhees

Songhees is a small neighbourhood across the inner harbour from Downtown. Luxury waterview townhomes and condos provide excellent value, views, walking and convenience. The territory of the Songhees Nation includes the current city of Victoria and surrounding areas. The main community was moved from the west side of the Victoria harbour to lands that adjoin the SXIMEȽEȽ (Esquimalt) Nation's main reserve.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $650K
Highest Price $5.3M
Total Listings 16
Avg. Days On Market 53
Avg. Price/SQFT $889

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Songhees is a quaint neighborhood within the Victoria West District. Songhees is close to downtown Victoria and walking distance to the coastal waters and scenic landscape. This makes it a prime location for real estate.
In Songhees you will find astounding views of Mount Baker, the Empress Hotel, the Strait of Georgia and the Olympic Mountains. Gorgeous vistas both day and night. 
Follow along the Westsong Walkway to‘Songhees Point’ to capture a piece of history. It is a culturally significant site to the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, this is one of seven markers created with circular bronze casts of original cedar carvings. The artwork depicts the spindle whorl, a tool traditionally used by Coast Salish women to spin wool - considered to be the foundation of a Coast Salish family. The History of Victoria isn't a long one in the scheme of things, but it is filled with colorful characters and amazing stories of an outpost on the edge of the world and it is all visible at the skyline directly in front of you at Songhees Point!
The most popular style of home here is a condominium apartment. There are many affordable condominiums in this area with prices ranging dramatically with entry level units at just four hundred thousand dollars to luxury condos worth four million dollars. Here you can find a price point that works for you.The condo market offers more flexibility in pricing than typical freehold homes. It also offers a convenient lifestyle with low maintenance and plenty of amenities within your own complex.
Due to its prime location, the Songhees will always remain a stable area to invest in real estate. The average price of homes here are still quite affordable.

Living in Songhees, Victoria

The location is unbeatable with its proximity to many popular restaurants and cafe’s. Boom & Batten and Spinnakers Gastro are amongst some of the favourites with the locals. Its also just across the Johnson Street Bridge which brings you to the centre of the city. 
The Songhees has close access to shopping, groceries, recreation and plenty of parks. Songhees borders the Vic West Skatepark, Rainbow Park and the Victoria International Marina.
Songhees is beautiful all year round. It is a great place for families to live whether you are into hiking, running, kayaking, biking or just taking a relaxing walk, this place has it all.  The shoreline offers a unique perspective of the busy harbour in the background and an an abundance of wildlife in front of you from seals, to otters to whales and a plethora of birds.
The central location makes it a popular place to live with one of the best areas around the inner harbour to take in great views of float planes, big ships, ferries architecture old and new, all with natures beauty surrounding you.

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History

The Songhees or Songish, also known as the Lekwungen or Lekungen, are an indigenous North American Coast Salish people who reside on southeastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the Greater Victoria area. Their government is the Songhees First Nation, a member of the Te'mexw Treaty Association and the Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council. Their traditional language is Lekwungen, a dialect of the North Straits Salish language. There is evidence of a fortified village existing at Finlayson Point in Beacon Hill Park prior to the arrival of Europeans in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The Songhees' traditional foods included salmon, shellfish, whale, deer, duck, berries, camas root, and herbs. The Coast Salish traditionally lived in bighouses, which were large rectangular communal houses of cedar planks, adorned with carved and jointed totem posts