Victoria, British Columbia is a major city on Vancouver Island and is the capital of the province of British Columbia. The city is the most southern of Western Canada’s major major population centers. With a population of around eighty thousand inhabitants, Greater Victoria is expanded to include a population of 344,000-plus. The city is fifteenth in population of Canadian cities. It is only about sixty miles from the largest community in British Columbia, Vancouver, which is on the mainland. It is also only about the same distance from Seattle. The island city can be reached by airplane, ferry or passenger ferry. Victoria real estate is highly desirable due to the temperate climate of the city.
The city is attractive, both for its planting, gardens and landscapes, and for its rugged coastlines with inviting exploration locations for boaters. The Victoria homes represent a mix of styles and designs which are set off by a profusion of gardens and plantings. The public areas and private gardens are a draw to tourists as well as those who appreciate the colorful living plants in and around their homes. Tourists come to the area to view the gardens and landscapes.
There are three major population sectors who call the city home. One significant sector of population is made up of those who come to work in the technology sector, the largest revenue-generating industry in the community.
Students who attend one of the institutions of higher learning make up another portion of the population. These students come as part of the student body at Sooke Schools International Programme, Canadian College of Performing Arts, College of Art, Camosun College, Royal Roads University or University of Victoria. There is a large segment of population which is made up of retirees.
Victoria listings for properties are much in demand. The market is classified as “hot” and buyers are readily available when homes are found. Numbeo service has placed the city on its list of the best cities globally to quality of life. The visitors and residents alike will concur with the reasoning behind the selection.
The climate is classified as Mediterranean, with mild, warm summers and mild rainy winters. The summers tend to be cool, dry and sunny. Frost-free winters have been noted occasionally during the weather history.
Residents in the city have a range of property types from which to choose. Victoria condos take advantage of the low maintenance efforts required by owners and the additional features of modern designs and well-kept landscaping.
Browsing the real estate listing online will give you an understanding of the types of properties which are available. It will also save time by ruling out the types of properties and neighborhoods which do not fit your preferences and lifestyle. You can then work with a professional agent to do house showings of the most likely candidates for a new residence. The agent will also be able to guide you through the entire offer and purchase process.
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