Where to Build Your Custom Home in Victoria
If you are new to Victoria, you might be wondering where the best areas are to build a custom home. From our experience, the following three areas are the best. Read on to find out why.
Oak Bay is rich in architectural and cultural history. Housing is a diverse blend of late 19th-century style homes. Over the last few years, there has been a lot of West Coast contemporary homes being built in Oak Bay. Oak Bay has limited room for growth which means you will most likely have to buy an existing home and tear it down. Close proximity to the city centre of Victoria and the ocean makes having a custom home built in Oak Bay a very desirable location.
Saanich is the largest and most populous of the core municipalities that form the Greater Victoria area, and provides a great opportunity to build your custom home. Access to beaches, parks and walking trails, Saanich is a mixture of farms and residential neighbourhoods making it one of the most desirable places to live in all of Canada not just Victoria. Homes on smaller acreages, large lots and those in residential neighbourhoods provides a mixture of zoning bylaws within this region to suit your home building needs. Much like Oak Bay, Saanich is located close to downtown Victoria.
Cadboro Bay is a community within Saanich. It’s a scenic residential area east of the University of Victoria and just north of the Oak Bay border. Situated on a strip of scenic Cadboro Bay Road you will find the Cadboro Bay Village. As you explore the surrounding area you will find it boasts beautiful beaches and extensive walking trails. With a marina nearby and golf courses, Cadboro Bay is close enough to Victoria to be a desirable setting to have your custom home built.