Saltspring Island real estate guide & listings for sale
Saltspring Island is great for those who prefer quiet areas, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour.
The favoured way to get around in Saltspring Island is usually a car. It is especially convenient to come across a parking spot. Walking is not very practical for residents in Saltspring Island because most daily needs are very inconvenient to meet without the use of a vehicle.
Saltspring Island did not experience a single construction boom; the construction of new buildings in this regional district electoral area was spread throughout multiple decades in the twentieth and twenty-first century. In this regional district electoral area, the vast majority of buildings are single detached homes, but townhouses are also present in the housing stock. Homeowners occupy about three quarters of the units in Saltspring Island and one quarter are rented. This regional district electoral area has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
There are only a very small number of high schools and primary schools in Saltspring Island and consequently they can be a very long walk away. Likewise, daycares are not plentiful and thus not always within walking distance. At the primary level, both public and private schools can be found. With respect to food, in most, if not all, cases, a vehicle is needed to shop for groceries in one of approximately 10 stores.