Broadmead Houses for Sale
Search all Broadmead Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Broadmead is a neighbourhood in Saanich, BC. Real estate in Broadmead and Sunnymead communities is different than many other nearby communities due to unique regulations. The Broadmead area was developed in the 1970s through the 1980s with the goal of creating a comprehensive community, painting all residences in muted earth tones while retaining as much forest and natural landscaping as possible.
These communities are the perfect blend of urban life, and small-town island appeal at a short 12-minute drive from the downtown core and near multiple bus stops leading throughout the city. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Broadmead properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Broadmead/Sunnymead
The neighbourhoods are full of mature trees, rocky outcroppings, and larger than average, upscale, single-family homes on oversized lots that have been purposefully designed to respect the region's natural topography. House and roof colours are regulated to blend into the natural environment, with no bright or unnatural colours, for an earthy-looking neighbourhood.
Although in the majority of Saanich, garden suites (detached dwellings located in the rear yard of a property, used as a single-family residence) are permitted on most RS-zoned single-family residential properties if the owner lives on the property, in Broadmead, this is not the case.
Secondary suites are prohibited in this area, as are vacation homes or home-based commercial enterprises, due to statutory building schemes upheld by the Broadmead Area Residents’ Association (BARA). This group is dedicated to maintaining Broadmead as a neighbourhood of single-family homes with lower traffic and fewer street parking issues than the surrounding areas.
Newly built townhouses, lovely rowhouses, and renovated luxury condo buildings and apartments are available for purchase in Broadmead and Sunnymead. Still, character homes, bungalows, and large mid-century builds are the majority in these two communities, with luxuries like water views, heated tile floors, gas fireplaces, expansive outdoor patios, skylights, and eco-friendly upgrades to older homes.
Your real estate agent may find you a home in Broadmead with a fenced backyard on a treed lot and a large driveway with plenty of parking space or a house in Sunnymead with impeccable landscaping and room for your young family to thrive within this community. Residents are committed to keeping the unique environment of Broadmead and Sunnymead as it is, with over 20% of the neighbourhood retaining its greenspace, making this a beautifully lush and well-protected, safe place to call home.
The Broadmead and Sunnymead neighbourhoods of Victoria, BC, are on the southern point of Vancouver Island. They are quiet, well-preserved neighbourhoods featuring green spaces, quietening traffic methods, trails, and rocky outcroppings.
Sunnymead is a quiet neighbourhood with no through-roads that are adjacent to Broadmead, with linked greenspaces between the two communities. Both areas have good access to schools, medical care facilities, pharmacies, and shopping. The Broadmead Village is an open-air, west-coast shopping centre and gathering place with 34 specialty stores, including a grocery store, coffee shop, banks, restaurants, a liquor store, a veterinary clinic, dentists, dry cleaners, a nail spa, and clothing stores. The centre also hosts community events year-round.
Residents of Broadmead and Sunnymead have access to all the amenities you would expect in any neighbourhood of a thriving capital city. They are serviced by the Saanich Fire Department and Saanich Police, and there are libraries, public transit routes, hospitals, cinemas, post offices, banks and much more just minutes away. The Victoria International Airport is a 16-minute drive, and the BC Ferries Swartz Bay ferry terminal is 22 minutes via Highway 17, the Patricia Bay Highway.
The Broadmead community’s Broadmead Residents’ Association (BARA) is committed to safeguarding the greenspaces, natural landscape, parks, and trails of the neighbourhood, keeping traffic low, and providing summer activities like outdoor concerts.
Living in the Broadmead and Sunnymead neighbourhoods is a dream for many Canadians. With their combination of peaceful west coast living and access to every convenience, amenity, or service you could ask for.
Things to Do in Broadmead and Sunnymead
Join the Saanich Moon Festival
The Saanich Moon Festival is an outdoor neighbourhood lantern celebration to mark the “Harvest Moon .”This event in mid-September features beautiful lantern displays, Asian food, and entertaining performances, including Lion Dancers, culminating in an illuminated twilight procession down the street. You can join in the fun by building your own lantern at a free lantern-making station, creating your own LED outfit at home, and joining the parade. Food trucks are on-site, and this is a rain-or-shine event, so dress accordingly.
Visit Rithet’s Bog
On the Saanich Peninsula you'll find the last remaining peat bog. It contains plenty of interesting flora and fauna like songbirds, the Purple Sanicle plant, and numerous types of butterflies. Located at the southern end of Broadmead, it is 42 hectares of wetland to explore. This area used to be a cranberry swamp that was seasonally drained and farmed until this use had to end to preserve the health of the plants therein.
Get Fit at the Saanich Commonwealth Place
Built in 1994 for the Commonwealth Games, the Saanich Commonwealth Place recreation centre is where many residents of Broadmead and Sunnymead come for health and rehabilitation services. There is a full gym, an indoor swimming pool, and many fitness programs to take advantage of in this well-outfitted centre.