Central Saanich Houses for Sale
Search all Central Saanich Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Saanich, BC is a district municipality in Greater Victoria, and part of the Capital Regional District. It can be found in the mid-section of Vancouver Island’s Saanich Peninsula.
Central Saanich is known as “The Land of Plenty” due to the region's high concentration of agricultural production. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Central Saanich properties come on the market.
Central Saanich Real Estate Market
Within Central Saanich, there are ten distinct areas: Brentwood Bay, Inlet, Turgoose, Hawethorne, Island View, Keating, Oldfield, Tanner, Martindale, and Saanichton. The neighborhoods in Central Saanich are highly sought after for their beauty, proximity to parks and nature, and the mix of urban and rural lifestyles they offer.
Around Brentwood Bay, you will find a mix of well-established houses and newer built homes on wide streets with mature trees lining the streets. Regardless, take a walk down any street, and you will see homeowners take pride in the upkeep of their real estate properties.
Houses in Tanner and Martindale consist of both older and modern homes with views of the surrounding mountains and some larger luxury estates on beautifully manicured properties. Around the neighbourhood of Inlet, you will find more rural properties on large private lots, most of which are located on no through roads. This is desirable for people who like to live in a quiet neighbourhood with low volumes of traffic. In Saanichton, you will find older homes that are located close to amenities and schools.
Properties in the Turgoose area consist of condominiums, townhouses, and older established houses. This neighbourhood has effortless access to Highway 17, which provides service to Sidney and Victoria. Hawthorne and Island View provide a mix of older, modern, and luxury estates. Some of which have sweeping views of the ocean and the San Juan Islands.
Around Oldfield, you will mostly find industrial and commercial real estate properties. If you are for a new location to expand your business, Oldfield is a great place to look due to its high traffic volume and central location. Lastly, the neighborhood of Keating is home to larger farm properties and older homes on acreages. The residents take pride in their properties no matter where you look for real estate in Central Saanich.
About Central Saanich, BC
The area used to be a farming community, and there are still hobby farms and vineyards throughout the region. Central Saanich is home to the Tsartlip and Tsawout First Nations and has a population of 17,000 residents. Neighborhoods in the Central Saanich district include Willis Point, Island View, Keating, and Tanner Ridge. The Brentwood Bay and Saanichton areas are also neighbourhoods in Central Saanich but are referred to as separate communities.
Wildlife in Central Saanich includes deer, cougars, black bears, eagles, ospreys, river otters, and minks, and over 100 species of birds. This is also where nearly 20% of all of the rare plants in British Columbia grow.
Central Saanich has its fire department and police force, and garbage collection through a privately owned company. When living in Central Saanich, BC, you can enjoy the suburban calm of a home in Central Saanich with the convenience of the city of Victoria in your immediate proximity.
Getting to Central Saanich
At 20.5 km away, Central Saanich is just a 24-minute drive from downtown Victoria. You can get there from the Swartz Bay BC Ferries Terminal in 18-minutes and the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) in just 12 minutes via Highway BC-17 Southbound. The Brentwood Bay/Mill Bay Ferry is a 25-minute jaunt across the Saanich Inlet to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal or destinations north of Victoria, bypassing the Malahat Drive.
The ferry and the airport are vital to getting anywhere on Vancouver Island, but you can also charter a Heli Jet or a Harbour Air Seaplane to downtown Victoria, then take a city bus or taxi to Central Saanich.
Central Saanich Weather
Because of the winds blowing from the Pacific Ocean, the protection from the mountains along the center of the island, and the low altitude, the Southern tip of Vancouver Island is one of the most temperate climates in Canada. The summers are warm and dry, and the winters are mild and rainy, with short, infrequent freezing temperatures. The average temperature in Central Saanich during summer has a high of 25°C and a low of 14° C, and in the winter, high of 11°C with a low of 6°C.
Central Saanich Culture
The people of Central Saanich are proud of their roots as an agriculturally-based community, and the over-arching philosophy is to retain the rural character of the area. Although it has a small-town feel, Saanich is a progressive community. The Saanich school district SD 63 is a district that emphasizes social responsibility, with a culturally diverse and safe learning environment. The district of Central Saanich has a “Living Wage Policy” to ensure that all district staff and service providers will earn, at minimum, a living wage.
The municipality has everything you need, from grocery stores to hardware stores, banks to pubs, and everything between. There is a community of local artists, and there is a large selection of farmer’s markets.
Central Saanich Health Care
Central Saanich has the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, a publicly subsidized care facility that offers extended convalescent care, medical imaging, nutritional counselling, eye health services, hip and knee surgeries, and a medical laboratory. They employ Telehealth services and have a cardiac health program.
There are family doctors, two walk-in clinics, care homes, dentists, and other specialists. You can find most health care modalities in Central Saanich, including physiotherapists, massage clinics, and chiropractors. Whatever your needs are, you will be able to find them in Central Saanich or a short drive away in the Greater Victoria region.
Things to Do in Central Saanich
People are active in Central Saanich, with popular activities like boating, biking, yoga, golfing, indoor climbing, martial arts, horse riding, camping, scuba diving, and more. There are playgrounds and benches along the shoreline to enjoy.
The biggest tourist attraction in Central Saanich is the Buchart Gardens, a luxurious 20-hectare estate with beautiful winding paths with remarkable floral displays, and vast lawns, with exhibits that change with the seasons. This show garden has been around for over 100 years and hosts fireworks displays, live entertainment, and electric boat tours. You may also enjoy the Victoria Butterfly Gardens, where hundreds of butterflies fly free in an indoor tropical rainforest. This attraction has waterfalls, birds, flowering plants, and foliage to complete the atmosphere.
Residents and tourists alike also enjoy the Gowland Tod Provincial Park and Island View Beach. The community of Brentwood Bay is home to waterfront restaurants and shopping. Some of the local celebrations in Central Saanich BC include the weekly Music in the Park events throughout the summer months, the Central Saanich Family Festival, and the Saanich Fair, which is traditionally held on Labour Day Weekend.
Central Saanich Realtors
Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Central Saanich? If you’re looking to buy a home, contact our Loyal Homes real estate agents, who can answer all your Central Saanich community, neighbourhood, and real estate questions.
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