Uplands Houses for Sale
Search all Uplands houses for sale and real estate listings below. Uplands is a seaside neighbourhood in Oak Bay, BC, located in the communities northeast region. Uplands is located between the neighbourhoods of Cadboro Bay and North Oak Bay and has several greenspaces and beaches. Uplands Park is a stunning greenspace with trails through flowery meadows that transport you to what feels like a secluded location.
Uplands is a garden suburb with a seaside location, connecting the beauty of gorgeous landscaping with suburban development and real estate, maintaining its early 1900s aesthetic through ornate lamp posts, sprawling manicured gardens, and meandering streets. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in Uplands, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Oak Bay real estate experts today!
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Real Estate in Uplands
Uplands is an elegant neighbourhood that boasts estate-sized lots with impressive houses in one of Victoria's most picturesque areas. There are mansions along Beach Drive with perfectly trimmed lawns and impeccably maintained flower beds. Canada and BC's leading architects have designed several houses in this Oak Bay area. Character homes with heritage designations are typical, with the majority being built in the early- to mid-1900s. There are lovely condos and apartments for sale in the nearby Henderson community.
In 2022, the upscale Uplands neighborhood in Oak Bay saw the sale of 23 single-family homes. Derived from Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) data, these homes boasted an average list price of $4,122,300, contrasted with an average sale price of $3,879,900. On average, Uplands' single-family homes achieved 94% of the list price, with homes typically selling within just 48 days on average.
In Uplands, your realtor can show you houses in this extraordinary neighbourhood that feature waterfront vistas or views of the Uplands Golf Course. Some homes even overlook the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. The tree-lined, winding streets and low-speed limits naturally create a lower traffic volume, keeping the neighbourhood peaceful year-round. With so much class and sophistication, Uplands is one of the most exclusive areas of Victoria.
Uplands has been designated a National Historic Site by the Government of Canada. You and your family can be proud to own property in this remarkable oceanfront corner of the Garden City.
About Uplands, Oak Bay, BC
Colloquially known as "the Uplands" by locals, this community is 465 acres and was immaculately planned out by John Olmsted, a famous parks and neighbourhood designer of the 20th century who created inviting, comfortable landscapes and communities throughout North America with a focus on retaining the natural beauty of each area.
Uplands is rich in the history of British Columbia, with community staples like the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in BC. Today, the Uplands community sticks to Olmsted's vision, keeping this mature landscape's winding streets and beautiful facade pristine.
As Uplands is located in the district of Oak Bay, it is a popular area for tourists to visit in the summer months. The neighbourhood features many luxurious amenities. Its proximity to downtown Victoria makes health care, schools, shopping centres, pubs, restaurants, and entertainment all within a short distance, but with enough separation to feel that you live outside the hustle and bustle of city living.
Things to Do in Uplands
Visit Uplands Park and Cattle Point
Uplands Park is a 75-acre wild woodland and beach park that features dramatic ocean visas with jagged rocky peaks and blown, stunted trees, a lovely stark contrast to the manicured lawns and flower beds of the residential parts of Oak Bay. It is a flat park accessible for everybody, with many easy crisscrossing gravel and dirt walking paths, boat ramps, picnic areas, a WWII memorial, and benches with scenic views. This park features many rare native herbs and plants, including Douglas Fir, Garry Oak, Chinese Yew, Weeping Birch, and Black Cottonwood trees.
Cattle Point is connected to Uplands Park and is the best place in Victoria to view the night sky without light pollution. It is a natural oasis of tranquility off Beach Drive, and plenty of parking is available. There are boat ramps and sightseeing benches, and this is a popular place for locals to spend time beachcombing, sightseeing, and hiking. Birding is also a popular activity, and Rufous Hummingbirds, Turkey Vultures, Great Blue Herons, Downy Woodpeckers, and Violet-green Swallows are familiar sights.
From Cattle Point, you can take a path to a steep set of stairs that lead down to Willows Beach, a popular area for families, swimmers, and sunbathers, with a playground and public washrooms. The Willows Beach Tea Room is a concession stand that sells fries, hot dogs, sandwiches, beverages, ice cream, and poutine.
Explore Oak Bay
The entire district of Oak Bay is rich in history, with plenty of luxurious amenities for all to enjoy. From shopping in Oak Bay Village's many unique, locally-owned boutiques to eating in gourmet restaurants, you will not lack things to do in this quaint area of the city.
Book an Adventure on the Water
If you feel adventurous, you could rent a kayak or paddleboard and take a full-day guided tour of the nearby Chatham and Discovery archipelago islands with Ocean River Adventures. This local company has been in operation in Downtown Victoria, Saturna Island, and Oak Bay since 1981.
Take the Scenic Route
For a leisurely day, grab a cup of coffee in Cadboro Bay, and take your car or bicycle along Beach Drive, a gorgeous route that leads you along Beach Drive, past the Oak Bay Marina, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, and the Royal Victoria Golf Club, continuing through to Crescent Road and then Dallas Road, ending at Fisherman's Wharf for a fresh seafood dinner.