If you’re considering moving to Victoria BC, here’s some interesting news for you. Victoria BC was voted one of the friendliest cities in the world in 2014
by Conde Nast Traveler readers. In fact, of the top ten (or eleven actually, there was a tie for tenth position), Victoria placed 3rd
… now that’s impressive!
We aren’t really surprised. Living in Victoria, we know how friendly the people around here are. But it’s nice to hear our sentiments echoed by people who have come here for a visit, because it doesn’t take much to turn off someone who is only here for a few days.
Friendly Victorians enjoying the waterfront
The really lucky people are those who actually live here, we enjoy more than just friendly neighbours. Victoria BC has arguably the best climate in Canada, unsurpassed beauty and all of the perks that come with living in a tourist-friendly city;
- Excellent (and diverse) restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues
- Amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation (and the ability to enjoy these almost year round)
- Well-rounded employment and education prospects, and
- A wide range of housing options
Oh, and it’s really pretty here too, they don’t call Victoria the City of Gardens for nothing!
Bear Mountain is a luxurious residential and resort neighbourhood in Langford
, near Victoria BC. Located on the slopes of Skirt Mountain, this neighbourhood boasts the only Jack Nicklaus designed 36 hole golf course among its many fine amenities.
This lavish planned community has experienced some ups and downs, but looks to be back on track under new ownership as of October 2013. The neighbourhood has much to offer, along with the resort amenities, Bear Mountain has excellent access to nearby shopping in the commercial centre of Langford and it’s just a short drive to downtown Victoria.
For those who prefer their recreation a little more untamed, nearby Mt Finlayson offers excellent hiking and if you hop on the Island Highway (Hwy #19) and head north you’ve got the rest of beautiful Vancouver Island to explore, with all of the hiking, fishing, mountain biking and skiing (at Mt. Washington) you can handle!
Back at home on Bear Mountain you can enjoy resort style living with well-appointed homes, many of which enjoy fabulous panoramic views.
Bear Mountain Neighbourhood Links
- Bear Mountain Community Association website
- Bear Mountain Golf Resort Community website