Saanich real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Saanich is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. There are over 200 green spaces nearby for residents to relax in, which results in them being easy to access from numerous locations within this municipality. This part of the Greater Victoria metropolitan area is also very good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as the streets tend to be very tranquil.
Saanich is especially car friendly. It is very easy to park. In contrast, public transit users may have few choices in this municipality as a result of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, there are over 50 bus lines, and most houses are very close to a bus stop. Saanich is not very conducive to those who travel by foot as very few common errands can be run without the use of a car.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about half of dwellings in Saanich, while small apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. Around one third of properties in this municipality were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This part of the Greater Victoria metropolitan area also has a good variety of housing size options - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 70% of the properties in the municipality are occupied by homeowners and 30% are occupied by renters.
Parents and their children will find that wherever their house is situated in Saanich, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. On the other hand, there are only a few daycares and accordingly they can be an extended walk away. In terms of food, it is often possible for home buyers in Saanich to do groceries by walking. Residents are served by over 200 restaurants and coffee shops as well.