High Quadra Houses for Sale
Search all High Quadra houses for sale and real estate listings below. High Quadra is an inland neighbourhood in Saanich, BC. High Quadra itself is primarily residential, but there are several shopping centres a short drive away, including Tillicum Centre, Royal Oak Shopping Centre and University Heights, with Downtown Victoria a 15-minute drive south. The quiet streets, friendly neighbours, and private cul-de-sacs make High Quadra a family-friendly area.
In this highly sought-after neighbourhood, home buyers will find single-family detached homes on larger lots, with fenced-in backyards and trees providing privacy. Several newer contemporary homes can be found, and The Brix is a beautifully maintained condo building near amenities, shops and transit. To request up-to-date information about properties for sale in High Quadra, or to arrange a private showing, contact your Saanich real estate experts today!
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Real Estate in High Quadra
High Quadra is a desirable area of Victoria to purchase a home, as it is close enough to downtown to feel like you live in a vibrant urban location. Still, the residential streets have the feel of a quiet suburban setting. This community features heavily wooded streets with overhanging boughs, gently winding roads, and private cul-de-sacs, keeping traffic to a minimum and maintaining a peaceful atmosphere.
You will find properties conveniently close to McKenzie Avenue and the Patricia Bay Highway, two main thoroughfares through the city, making it easy to travel between your new home and the rest of the city. This does not mean it is a concrete jungle, in fact, High Quadra is centred around a large, protected wetland, surrounded by plenty of nature.
Lake Hill is an established area and, like High Quadra, offers plenty of detached character homes for sale, along with pre-war bungalows, mid-century builds, character homes, condos, townhouses, and apartments. Along with its proximity to farmland and several attractive green spaces and hiking trails, this appealing Victoria neighbourhood offers all the amenities you need to live a comfortable, convenient life in BC’s capital city.
About High Quadra
High Quadra and Lake Hill are part of Saanich East in Victoria, BC, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. These are two smaller neighbourhoods with plenty to offer their residents. They are multi-cultural and multi-generational areas with landscapes offering ecological diversity and plenty of leisure potential, making them both wonderful places to call home.
As both High Quadra and Lake Hill are part of Greater Victoria, these areas have all the amenities and services you would expect from any urban location, from scheduled garbage and recycling pickup to police, fire and ambulance services. Although these neighbourhoods do not have hospitals, they are only a short drive away.
You can find libraries and art galleries, pharmacies and dental clinics, shopping centers, gyms and community centers, restaurants and grocery stores, waterfront beaches and parks all within a short 5-to-15-minute drive from any home in High Quadra or Lake Hill. From High Quadra, you can see beautiful views of the Blenkinsop Valley, while those living in Lake Hill have access to the Galloping Goose trail and several community parks, including Bow Park and Blenkinsop Lake Park.
High Quadra is known for having excellent and easily accessible schools, with St. Andrews Regional High School, Reynolds Secondary, and Rogers Elementary School in the area. Lake Hill has Glenlyon Norfolk Private School, St. Margaret’s, and Lake Hill Elementary.
If you are living without a car, there are many public transportation options nearby, with several bus routes available running between Saanich to the Westshore Communities of Langford, Sooke, and Colwood, downtown Victoria, and out toward the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal and the Airport. It is easy to find a route that will take you to the University of Victoria and both campuses of Camosun College.
Overall, the neighbourhoods of Lake Hill and High Quadra are convenient places to call home, with plenty for you and your family to see and do just a short bike ride or drive away.
Things to Do in High Quadra
Visit Nearby Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary
Although technically within the Swan Lake neighbourhood, the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is directly adjacent to High Quadra. This protected area is both a wetland and a Garry oak forest. It is home to 180 types of birds and an incredible array of native flora and fauna, including endangered and threatened species. Visit the sanctuary to appreciate nature and to learn more about land stewardship and how to engage in environmental actions on a local scale.
Spend Time on the Galloping Goose Trail
The Galloping Goose Trail is a 60-km long trail that runs through the neighbourhoods of Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Saanich, and Victoria. Residents of the Greater Victoria area use this trail not only for leisure but also for their daily commute, via bicycle, on horseback, inline skates, scooters, skateboards or on foot.
Named after a 1920s gas rail car, this trail runs through urban centers and rural landscapes, with beautiful views, forest coverage, and plenty of space for everybody to enjoy it together. You will see serious cyclists heading to their day job downtown alongside groups of parents with their strollers on a leisurely stroll. Be sure to keep right and wear reflective clothing at night to stay safe.
Go to Beckwith Park
Beckwith Park is a community park just over nine hectares in size, located on Beckwith Avenue just off Quadra Street. It is a popular place for people who wish to have a picnic, play in the Frog Pond Water Park spray park to keep cool on a hot day, use the playground, and walk the trails around the pond.
This park is open 10 am to 7 pm From July 1st to mid-September, and in the cooler months is open 12-4 pm. There is parking, washroom facilities, tennis courts, picnic areas, a sports court with basketball and hockey nets, and a soccer field. Pet owners are asked to keep dogs leashed within 10 metres of the playground.