North Saanich real estate guide & listings for sale
The noise levels in North Saanich are low, as the streets tend to be reasonably peaceful - although that is not the case closer to Patricia Bay Highway or the airport (YYJ).
Driving is a great medium of transportation in North Saanich. Parking is quite easy, and most homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Patricia Bay Highway. However, North Saanich is not a very convenient part of the Victoria metropolitan area for moving around by public transit. Nevertheless, the municipality is linked by about 10 bus lines, and most homes are close to a bus stop. North Saanich is not very convenient for walking as running daily errands is very difficult on foot.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing around 80% of dwellings in North Saanich, but duplexes are also present in the housing stock. This municipality is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Homeowners occupy about 90% of the units in North Saanich and 10% are rented. Roughly 30% of properties in this municipality were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
High schools and primary schools are not abundant in this municipality, and thus tend to be a very long walk away. Likewise, parents may consider it very difficult for their kids to reach daycares as a pedestrian. Concerning food, house buyers in North Saanich generally have to turn to a vehicle to reach the nearest supermarket. There are also a few opportunities for those who care about nearby restaurants.