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Top Reasons to Live in the Victoria Area

Top Reasons to Live in the Victoria Area

As they say in real estate “location, location, location!”.

When choosing your next home, location is an extremely important factor to take into consideration.

The Victoria area has everything you could want and much, much more! Here are a few of the top reasons to choose this area for your next home: 


Victoria has one of the best climates in the country!

The area regularly enjoys temperatures in the twenty-degree centigrade range in the summer and hardly dips below freezing in the winter. You’ll rarely see snow in this area and when it does make an appearance, it’s very short lived before temperatures warm up again and melt it away.

Shockingly, Victoria has an annual rainfall that is half of what the City of Vancouver receives, due to its location in the rain shadow of the US Olympic Mountains. 


Whatever your interest may be, Victoria and the surrounding area are sure to have it.

Within the Capital Regional District, you’ll find countless beaches, parks, gardens, hiking opportunities, shopping, and it's one of the worlds most bike friendly cities with bike lanes throughout.

Just a few hours north of Victoria you’ll find Mt. Washington where you can spend your winter months skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. 


With the Victoria International Airport just 25 minutes from downtown Victoria, you’ll have easy access to worldwide destinations.

Within the downtown area, you can find floatplanes and helicopter access that will take you to downtown Vancouver and other nearby destinations within minutes.

There are numerous ferry terminals in the area, offering access to downtown Seattle, the mainland of British Columbia, and even harbour ferries that will shuttle you between local hotspots right here in Victoria. 


Victoria is home to some of Canada’s best educational institutes.

With the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, and Camosun College are all in the Victoria area it’s no surprise that nearly 72% of the population has some tertiary level of education behind them.

Just one hour north of Victoria, you’ll find Vancouver Island University which hosts campuses in both the Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo. 

Sociable and fun city

Victoria is a leading artistic, cultural and historic centre.

It’s home to countless annual festivals that vary from cultural to musical to artistic.

The city has museums, golf clubs, yacht clubs, marinas, fitness centres, ice rinks, tennis courts, stadiums, arenas, and more – proving you’ll never be bored living in Victoria.

Victoria has the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America, second only to San Francisco. You definitely won’t go hungry here, but you may have trouble deciding which delicious restaurant to try next! 

If looking for the perfect location for your next home, look no further!


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