Are you thinking about moving to Victoria BC in 2014? If you are, let us be the first to welcome you to this wonderful place we call home. We may be biased, but we think that living in Victoria is awesome!
If you are new to Victoria, you will undoubtedly have a lot of questions and this blog is a great place to start learning about your new hometown. You can find information here about:
· Victoria’s many municipalities
· Educational opportunities for yourself and your children
· Entertainment and outdoor activities
· Military and RCMP relocation
· Sports you or your children can participate in, or
· Sports entertainment, and
· General info about Victoria
Victoria BC is a popular destination for retirees, so we have a focus on retirement living in Victoria.
Regardless of your age, if you are moving to Victoria you will need a place to live. You will find useful stuff for new residents including specific neighbourhood descriptions, statistics about the cost of living in Victoria BC and news from Victoria’s real estate market.
We hope that you will find this blog is a valuable resource as you make plans for moving to Victoria BC. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have further questions – you can reach Geoff McLean or Jodi Baker at 1-800-663-2121.
The Southeast quadrant of Sidney by the Sea is another lovely oceanside neighbourhood where fresh marine air and beautiful sunrises greet those who live and work there. Located just a short drive north of Victoria and close to both the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, the Sidney Ferry Terminal (sailing to Anacortes in Washington State) and Victoria International Airport, Sidney is popular with folks who wish a little distance from big city living and easy access to transportation options.
Much like the Northeast section of Sidney, the Southeast contains a mix of commercial and residential properties. The main commercial corridor runs along Beacon Avenue from the waterfront to the Pat Bay Highway (Hwy 17) and housing for Sidney’s lucky residents sits just south of the town.
Nestled up against the junction of the Pat Bay Hwy and Beacon Ave is the Mary Winspear Centre, a state of the art event, conference and theatre facility housing:
- The Charlie White Theatre
- Bodine Family Hall
- The Ledbetter Board Room
- Myfanwy Pavelic Gallery
- Several smaller meeting rooms, and
- Blue Heron Park.
The Mary Winspear Centre is truly one of Sidney’s jewels and a wonderful venue for community gatherings as well as being a destination that brings in events and economic activity from elsewhere.