Prior Lake Houses for Sale
Search all Prior Lake Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Prior Lake is a neighbourhood in View Royal, BC. Prior Lake is a small community with friendly neighbours and mature, tree-lined streets and homes ranging from large estates with landscaped yards to newly built or updated multi-family dwellings like apartment buildings and condominiums.
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Real Estate in Prior Lake
Prior Lake is a suburban neighbourhood near major transit corridors between Victoria's downtown core and the West Shore communities, making Prior Lake a highly sought-after place to call home. Your real estate agent can help find the real estate opportunity that best suits your life in the Prior Lake neighbourhood. Whether you're a family looking for a mid-century house or a character home with 3+ bedrooms, a spacious yard, a lawn, a garage, a workshop or shed, and room for the kids to play and grow.
Perhaps you've recently retired and are looking to downsize into a low-maintenance, lower-floor apartment or condo in a clean building, or are a young professional looking to enter the housing market with a bachelor or one-bedroom apartment.
Maybe you're a multigenerational family looking for a house with an in-law suite so your parent may move in but retain their independence. Or you're new parents looking for a safe and friendly home within a short distance from parks, beaches, and nature, where they can put down roots. With so much to offer in this robust neighbourhood, your realtor can help you find the right property for you in the heart of Prior Lake.
About Prior Lake, View Royal
Prior Lake is a neighbourhood of View Royal, just outside of Victoria, BC, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. With its mild year-round climate, it is a walkable community with an eye for continuous growth and development. The population mainly consists of families and senior citizens. Prior Lake has numerous parks, walkways, beaches, lakes, green spaces, and trails throughout the area to enjoy.
Residents of Prior Lake enjoy all the amenities you would expect from living within the vicinity of a major city. Including police, fire department, garbage collection, recycling programs, medical clinics, dentists, massage therapists, a major hospital, schools, recreation centres, salons and barbers, restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and more.
As Prior Lake is only a few kilometres away from downtown Victoria, BC, no matter where you live in this neighbourhood, all other services, shopping, and luxuries you may require are a short drive away.
Things to Do in Prior Lake
Go for a Swim at Prior Lake
Prior Lake is a clothing-optional swimming area in View Royal popular for sunbathing and swimming in the warmer months. Affectionately known by locals as "Little Thetis Lake," Prior Lake is part of the Craigflower Creek Watershed, with McKenzie Lake, Teanook Lake, and Thetis Lake passing through Craigflower Creek and into Portage Inlet eventually, back into the ocean. The Thetis Lake Regional Park is surrounded by trees and foliage, with a winding roadway and marked hiking trails.
Visit Mill Hill Regional Park
Mill Hill is a small Regional Park in View Royal with a 1.9 km looped trail passing through beautiful wildflowers, arbutus trees, Douglas Fir trees and Garry Oak trees. At the top of the 130-metre-high Mill Hill, you can see nearly 360-degree views of Esquimalt Harbour and other parts of Victoria.
This park is lightly trafficked, with moderate hills and some difficulty. It is open year-round but becomes rather muddy during the rainy winter. Outhouses are available in the parking lot area, and dogs may use the trails if they are on a leash.
Francis/King Regional Park
The Francis/King Regional Park is a 107-hectare conservation area with varying levels of accessibility, depending on which trails you choose. There is 11 km of gentle woodland trails, wildflower meadows, and a nature centre for educational purposes. Heritage Grove is a trail that leads through towering 500+-year-old Douglas Fir trees, some of the tallest in the region. If you are looking for a lengthy hike, the trails leading through this park connect to Thetis Lake Regional Park.
The Portage Inlet Park is a waterfront park on the Portage Inlet, with a Tsimshian Bear totem pole carved in 1966. Although the water here resembles a lake, it is connected to the inner harbour by the Gorge Waterway. A multi-use trail runs through this park, hosting dog walkers, cyclists, and joggers. Visit this well-landscaped park for a peaceful break from the stress of everyday living.