Oak Bay real estate guide & listings for sale
Oak Bay is very good for those who like a quiet atmosphere, as the streets are very calm.
Oak Bay is a fairly convenient part of the Greater Victoria metropolitan area for travelling by car. It is very easy to park. In contrast, residents using public transit may find few options in Oak Bay as a result of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, property owners have access to around 10 bus lines, and bus stops are generally nearby. A majority of the homes for sale in this municipality are located in areas that are not especially suitable for walking since few daily errands can be run without needing to resort to a car.
In Oak Bay, the majority of buildings are single detached homes, and the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings. This municipality also has a good choice of housing sizes - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About three quarters of the population of this municipality own their home and one quarter are renters. Most housing in this municipality was built pre-1960, during its most significant building boom.
It is convenient to reach the nearest grocery store on foot in this municipality. Moreover, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and a small variety of cafes can be found as well. With regards to education, both primary and secondary schools are convenient to access on foot from anywhere in Oak Bay. Parents are served by public and private elementary schools. However, there are only a limited number of daycares and accordingly they can be an extended walk away.