Mt Tolmie Houses for Sale
Search all Mt Tolmie Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Mt Tolmie is a neighbourhood in Saanich, BC. A lovely, peaceful neighbourhood, Mount Tolmie is located directly between two golf courses: the private Uplands Golf Club and the Cedar Hill Golf Course. The area's topography has rocky outcroppings, making for a rustic-looking urban area with hills and valleys and plenty of native plants.
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Real Estate in Mt Tolmie
As Saanich East is located on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, the Mount Tolmie community, although not located directly on the water, is a short distance away from numerous beaches, water views, and waterfront properties.
The area has a natural beauty, with Mount Tolmie and its rugged landscape directly adjacent to the single-family homes, apartment buildings, condos, townhouses, and other properties in the area. Typical homes in this neighbourhood include mid-century builds, modestly sized character homes, arts and crafts-style houses, and a variety of multi-family properties, including low-rise condo buildings.
Residents of this thriving community include the staff and faculty of the University and college, student renters, and a mix of families and empty nesters. Many townhouses, duplexes, and condos feature multiple bedrooms, perfect for a family or a group of student roommates. This creates the ideal investment opportunity for buyers looking to rent to students, allowing you to earn a passive income.
Many homes in Mount Tolmie have lovely treed lots with natural-looking landscaping, driveways for convenient off-street parking, patios or decks to BBQ and enjoy the west coast weather. You may even find fruit trees or berries growing in the yard.
Mount Tolmie is a desirable location with plenty to offer. Whether you are looking for property that includes a large piece of land, a garage, and a fenced yard, a modest starter home to begin your life together as a young couple or family, or a condo to downsize into, your real estate agent will be able to find you the perfect next home for you and your loved ones to live in. To book a showing or find out what is available in the Mount Tolmie area today, contact your realtor.
About Mt Tolmie
The neighbourhood of Mount Tolmie is located in the district of Saanich East, within 15 minutes of the downtown core of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Mount Tolmie is a walkable community, conveniently near Camosun College and the University of Victoria, with BC Transit bus routes running throughout the neighbourhood, with access to the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and the BC Ferries Swartz Bay ferry terminal. These convenient routes allow residents to live and work anywhere in Victoria or the Western Communities, even if they don’t own a car.
Mount Tolmie is within a 20-minute drive to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, the Royal Jubilee Hospital, and the Victoria General Hospital. There are numerous pharmacies, walk-in and family medical offices, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and alternative medicine facilities nearby. In the Mount Tolmie area, everything from grocery stores to movie theatres, libraries to gas stations, and all levels of schools are nearby, making it a convenient place to call home.
People who live in Mount Tolmie are interested in sustainability projects, and there are plenty of volunteer opportunities within the Mount Tolmie Community Association (MTCA). Businesses, community members, and neighbours work together to keep the area safe, with services and amenities that will help the community to grow and thrive.
Things to Do in Mt Tolmie
Visit Mount Tolmie Park
Mount Tolmie Park is a 45-acre park in the Mount Tolmie neighbourhood. It has picnic areas, great quiet spots for bird watching, natural areas, and a viewpoint at the 120m high summit of the mountain, from which you can view the entire city of Victoria, the Gulf Islands, the Olympic Mountain Range, and Mount Baker.
Hike the 1,500 metres of walking trails, see the Garry Oak trees and wildflowers, and check out the fine scratches in the rock called “slickensides,” grooves created as glaciers slid across these lands 12,000 years ago.
See the Art Installations at Tillicum Centre
The Tillicum Centre mall’s lower level features a gallery installation space with an ever-changing rotation of local artists’ work that you can view for free. Enter the lower rear side of the mall between London Drugs and Lowe’s to find the gallery. While you are there, you can shop at big-name stores, including Old Navy and Winners, and see a movie at the SilverCity Cineplex.
Visit the Beautiful Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HPC) is a hidden gem of the Saanich Peninsula. Featuring a rhododendron garden and Zen gardens, butterfly gardens, a hardy fuchsia garden, a lily garden, a native plant garden, and many other volunteer-run areas with lessons on edible plants, gardening for beauty vs. gardening for food, and much more.
There are community education programs with workshops on pruning, flower arranging and more. Those thinking about shifting to a career in horticulture can take a ten-month landscape horticulture certificate program, allowing you to be ready to work in the landscaping and horticulture field in less than one year.