Esquimalt Houses for Sale
Search all Esquimalt houses for sale and real estate listings below. Esquimalt is a neighbourhood in Esquimalt, BC, and is located 4 km west of downtown Victoria, BC. Making this a highly desirable place to live for those working in Victoria or who love being close to the action. Esquimalt municipality of 2,000 people, has a well-established infrastructure and plenty of amenities, with the intimacy and character of a charming small town.
Near the water, Esquimalt has a high percentage of commercial and industrial real estate. Of the residential real estate, mid-century homes, apartment and condo buildings account for housing types. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in Esquimalt, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Esquimalt real estate experts today!
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Real Estate in Esquimalt
There have been recent developments to the eastern shoreline, causing the housing market of Esquimalt, BC, to flourish. Listings range from apartments to condos, townhomes to single-family homes, and multifamily residences. The infrastructure of Esquimalt is developed, with mature tree-lined streets and well-established neighbourhood amenities.
In the neighbourhoods of Saxe Point, Kinsmen Park, Rockheights, Gorge Vale and Old Esquimalt, your real estate agent can help find waterfront and water view properties, as well as non-waterfront homes and land. There are numerous renovated character homes, and there is still reasonably priced housing available in Esquimalt, as the military families need suitable housing options.
In Esquimalt, you can find a higher-end property with incredible views, a mid-century single-family home with a large section of land for your RV, garden, and workshop, or a newly built three-bedroom condo with the most modern appliances and conveniences like security, ample storage space and an in-building fitness centre.
Because of the climate, the lovely community, and the easy commute to the downtown core, this area is becoming popular with people of Victoria and people moving to Vancouver Island from elsewhere in the country.
About Esquimalt, BC
Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Esquimalt, British Columbia, was incorporated in 1912 after becoming a popular settlement during the gold rush of 1858. The name "Esquimalt" is an anglicization of the first nations' name for the area, "Es-Whoy-Malth", "The Place of the Shoaling Waters." It is aptly named, as it is bordered on the west by Esquimalt Harbour and the north by what is locally known as "the Gorge," a long inlet of tidal water. Because its boundaries include water on three sides, this neighbourhood features scenic walkways, beaches, and 30 parks and beaches like Highrock Park, Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt Gorge Park, Macaulay Point and Fleming Beach.
The Canadian Pacific Naval Fleet is based in Esquimalt Harbour, with about 4,000 military service people and 2,000 civilians who work at the base or on the ships, creating a considerable military population in the area. CFB Esquimalt supports the Joint Task Force Pacific Commander and the warships of the Canadian Pacific Fleet. It is the largest employer of the township.
This community has all services you could need, including a fire department and emergency services, doctors and dentists, schools, grocery stores, post offices and banks. There are restaurants, shopping, and a golf course. The Victoria Regional Transit bus system has multiple routes that lead within the community and onward throughout Greater Victoria and cycling and walking trails for those who do not drive or prefer to leave the car at home.
Things to Do in Esquimalt
Visit Macaulay Point Park
The land on which Macaulay Point Park is located used to be a farm owned by the Hudson Bay company then was a part of Fort Macaulay's military base and has been a municipal park since 1985. It is 18 acres of parkland, featuring military building remnants, a boat launch, tables and benches, and Fleming Beach, a popular area for rock climbing due to its sheer rock faces and cliffs.
Whether you want to take a romantic walk on accessible gravel paths, check out rare and endangered species of plants, take the dog for a walk or bring the family for a picnic, Macaulay Point Park has something for everybody. You can watch fishing boats from the shore or watch the fog roll in as you take in the views of the Olympic Peninsula and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. You can do some bird watching, and Macaulay Point Park is also a great place to see harbour seals, river otters and great herons.
Take a Walk
Whether you take the5 km West Bay Walkway that connects downtown Victoria at the Johnson Street Bridge with Esquimalt, or one of the five historical walking tour routes throughout the community, you will see spectacular views of the ocean, mountains and Victoria's Inner Harbour. Cycling is not allowed on some paths, as they are built specifically for walking and jogging.
Play Hockey, Curl or Skate at the Archie Browning Sports Centre
The Archie Browning Sports Centre is a large facility with a six-sheet curling rink, a skating arena and lounge areas for 19 and over. Winter activities are available, including hockey, broomball, curling, speed skating and figure skating. During the warmer months, the facility is used for large-scale trade shows, community functions and sports activities like spin classes, roller derby, ball hockey, roller hockey and lacrosse.