South Oak Bay Houses for Sale
Search all South Oak Bay houses for sale and real estate listings below. South Oak Bay is a neighbourhood in Oak Bay, BC, where you will get to know your neighbours, raise a family, and retire in peace. People who live in the district of Oak Bay take pride in their community and show it through the maintenance of their properties, attending community events, and helping their neighbours. The ocean borders South Oak Bay on two sides, and the stunning Victoria golf club encompasses a good portion of the oceanfront.
There are strata councils to ensure the streets remain pristine, and the heritage council ensures real estate value remains high. Home buyers will find anything from single-family homes to condos and golf-course homes. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in South Oak Bay, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Oak Bay real estate experts today!
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Real Estate in South Oak Bay
Most homes date from between 1920 and 1970, but some heritage homes were built in the early 20th century. Those who enjoy restoration can purchase an older home and return it to its original glory, or your real estate agent can find you a lovely early- to mid-century house that has been well-maintained, with new appliances and renovations.
Low-maintenance townhouses and condos are available for purchase in the South Oak Bay neighbourhood. Many of which come with luxurious amenities like large windows, new appliances, spaces for entertaining, fitness centres, and security. If you want room to grow, your real estate agent can find you a spacious single-family home in South Oak Bay. There are listings with large, fenced yards for your vehicles, animals and many even have room for boat storage.
Buying property in South Oak Bay is a sound investment, as the land in Oak Bay sells at a premium, and the real estate in the area is highly coveted. It is a quiet and safe neighbourhood with green, tree-lined streets and gorgeous, manicured properties. You and your family will not regret buying property in this welcoming, attractive community.
About South Oak Bay, BC
Originally the territory of the Songhees people, the area of South Oak Bay was settled in the late 1800s. This community has maintained its sense of history as it has developed over time. Today, it is mainly a residential community, with a small commercial area on Central Avenue and another near the Oak Bay Marina. There is plenty of green space in South Oak Bay, including municipal parks like Anderson Hill Park, Lafayette Park, Windsor Park, and Gonzales Hill Park, which the Capital Region District maintains.
South Oak Bay is peaceful, with low traffic, but with all the conveniences, nightlife, and shopping of downtown located just minutes away. It is well-situated, located just a few minutes from the waterfront, grocery stores, the Jubilee hospital, and other medical care facilities. The municipality of Oak Bay has its own fire and police departments. Schools in South Oak Bay include Monterey public middle school and St. Michaels University School’s junior school campus. Other schools are easily walked to in nearby neighbourhoods, and there is excellent transit service, along with bike lanes and walking paths throughout the community for convenient commuting.
The entire district of Oak Bay is a highly sought-after community because of its prestigious location, its winding, verdant streets, and its convenient location that is the perfect distance from downtown. Buyers in South Oak Bay will feel like they live in a charming seaside village while retaining all the conveniences of living in a city.
Things to Do in South Oak Bay
Visit the Chinese Cemetery on Harling Point
The Chinese Cemetery in Oak Bay is a memorial site off the rocky shore at Harling Point, commemorating immigrants from China who wished to be buried in their homeland but whose remains were unable to be returned to China due to the 1937 Sino-Japanese war. Today it is a lovely place to take a walk as you enjoy the views of the distant Olympic Mountains. The ceremonial altar and location were chosen according to the Chinese model of feng shui.
Go Golfing at the Victoria Golf Club
The Victoria Golf Club is a private club founded in 1893 and is the oldest 18-hole golf course in Canada. Five holes are located along the Juan de Fuca Strait, and the others have ocean views. The Clubhouse is grande and features a dining room that serves locally sourced, quality ingredients in a stately, upscale setting with wooden pillars and a grand fireplace. There is a pub and a snack bar available to guests as well. This golf course is open year-round, weather permitting.
Tour the Area’s Heritage Properties
The Oak Bay Community Heritage Register has compiled an official list of those homes and buildings in Oak Bay deemed to hold heritage value or character. Take a self-guided walking tour to see the incredibly well-maintained and restored buildings that give us a glimpse of Oak Bay’s past.
Appreciate Local Art
The district of Oak Bay is filled with art, history, and points of interest, including outdoor art projects such as the summertime outdoor painted pianos, painted by local artists then placed around the community for neighbours to play and enjoy, and the ArtsAlive outdoor sculpture program. There are numerous art galleries to peruse throughout Oak Bay, including Side Street Studio, The Avenue Gallery, and Winchester Galleries. Pop into these local art venues to take in the culture or purchase a piece to bring home with you.