About Saanich East
Saanich East is a beautiful coastal community stretching down the eastern coast of the Saanich peninsula on Vancouver Island. Breathtaking views, spacious properties, and convenient access to downtown Victoria are just some of the benefits of owning a home in Saanich East. Enjoy a day at the beach, visit one of the many leafy campuses, or hike Mount Douglas - homes for sale in Saanich East offer all these opportunities and more!
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Saanich East Real Estate Listings
Saanich East Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Homes for sale in Saanich East span a wide range of sizes, styles, and layouts, reflecting the diversity of its suburban landscape. As a general rule, homes tend to be older and smaller the closer they are to Victoria in the southwest, approaching terms like "heritage" or "character". Moving north or east from the city, properties become larger, with mid-century residential styles giving way to more modern developments and new constructions.
Along East Saanich's coastline, luxury properties overlook the Haro Straight and beyond to the San Juan Islands. These prestigious homes extend down through Cordova Bay, around Mount Douglas, along Gordon head, and into the Queenswood and Ten Mile Point areas.
Many of the luxury homes in Saanich East are custom builds done according to West Coast Modern, Prairie Modern, or various traditional revival styles. They also tend to occupy large, secluded lots. Yet, given the variety found within Saanich East as a whole, the feel of seclusion, space, and custom style can be found throughout.
Further south, and west, and around the University of Victoria campus, there are many excellent mid-level neighbourhoods that are perfect for families. Here, a particular style of home dominates: Bi-level or garrison houses with sunken garages, low-pitched roofs, minimal traditional exteriors in stucco, clapboard, or stone, and raised entryways. These homes also offer well-fitted basement spaces popular with students attending the university.
Some homes in this area of the market lean a bit more heavily on the new or minimal-traditional aesthetic, featuring prominent chimneys, steeply pitched roofs, bay windows, and mock-Tudor details. Lot sizes are generous, and otherwise flat yards are often terraced up to central, elevated entryways.
Moving even further south, some of Victoria's architectural heritage begins to show through, with Arts and Crafts, Villa, and Craftsman style bungalows and cottages. Throughout most of Saanich East, but particularly along its most popular thoroughfares, condos and townhomes provide convenient living and investment opportunities. These properties also range from modern, luxury spaces - particularly around one of the area's many golf courses - to more affordable homes quietly tucked away behind trees and hedges.
Smaller condos in Saanich East's southern portion tend to show strong horizontal shapes and textures, typical of the modern West Coast style. The short distance of these properties to downtown Victoria, and the convenient, maintenance-free lifestyle they offer makes them highly desirable.
And finally, running past Mount Douglas' western side, are a number of rural acreages hosting working hobby farms. The perfect way to cap off the stunning versatility of Saanich East's real estate market.
Area Information for Saanich East, British Columbia
Saanich East is located in the central-eastern portion of the Saanich Peninsula on the southern end of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It lies to the northeast of the city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, and a little ways south of Sidney, and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal beyond.
Saanich East covers a large area, with rolling land scoured by glaciers. The prominent Mount Tolmie and Mount Douglas dominate the landscape, as do its winding rocky shores.
Select Neighborhoods in Saanich East
Looking for information on some prominent Saanich East neighbourhoods? Look no further:
Cordova Bay - Occupying Saanich East's northern end, this seaside community features a mix of mid to large-size homes, modern condo complexes, and farms. Blenkinsop - A beautiful valley on the west side of Mount Douglas with picturesque farmland.
Cadboro Bay - With Queenswood and Ten Mile Point thrown in, this is one of the most prestigious areas in Saanich East. The rugged coastline, quaint village, and proximity to the University of Victoria all contribute to the desirability of this community.
Gordon Head / Lambrick Park - Even away from the coast, the properties here can still be described as big and wide. And, although the mid-century West Coast bi-level dominates, the area still preserves a fair amount of uniqueness and charm.
Shelbourne - Running past Mount Tolmie and into the Camosun area, this neighborhood hosts convenient transit routes and a host of commercial options.
Saanich East Community Attractions
Given the size and general location of Saanich East, it's no surprise that the area is home to a wide variety of attractions and amenities. Here's a short list of just a few of the things that residents in Saanich East enjoy:
- Breathtaking views of Haro Strait, Juan de Fuca Strait, and the San Juan Islands
- Relatively short drives to both downtown Victoria and the University of Victoria, as well as outstanding public transport.
- Excellent recreational opportunities, including three golf courses, many parks, and miles of scenic coastline.
- Mount Douglas Park, an urban forest and commanding views of the area all the way to Mount Baker in Washington.
Education in Saanich East, BC
Apart from the many quality schools in Saanich East, the area also hosts the The University of Victoria, attracting students from throughout Canada and the world. Camosun College also has campuses in Saanich East, ensuring that extra rooms for rent are always in high demand here.
Students in Saanich East are served by the Greater Victoria School District 61 in the south, and Saanich School District 63 in the north.
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