23 Oct OAK BAY: A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO ONE OF VICTORIA’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS NEIGHBOURHOODS
Are you searching for the ultimate piece of luxury real estate in one of Victoria’s most prestigious neighbourhoods? If so, you’ll want to include Oak Bay on your list of potential communities. The area has some incredible real estate opportunities in a variety of sizes ranging from large, Tudor-style homes to luxurious beachfront condominiums. In today’s blog post we’ll introduce the community of Oak Bay and share some of the local amenities that you’ll find on offer here.
A CHARMING COMMUNITY WITH A STORIED PAST
The District of Oak Bay was incorporated more than a century ago, in a time when the area was envisioned as a residential suburb for the fast-growing city of Victoria. Much of the local land was converted from Hudson’s Bay Company farmland to residential land, and over the following decades the neighbourhoods of Uplands, Willows and others in Oak Bay began to take shape. Fast-forward to today and you’ll find a thriving community which holds true to its British roots; according to the most recent census, about 18,000 residents live in Oak Bay and you won’t have to stroll very far to find warm smiles in an area considered by some to be “more English than England itself”.
FROM THE BEACH TO THE FAIRWAY, OAK BAY HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Whether you prefer the feeling of sand or grass between your toes, you’re going to feel at home in Oak Bay. The community is home to more than 30 parks, two world-class golf courses in the Victoria Golf Club and Uplands Golf Club, sandy beaches, yacht clubs and much more. The municipal government has clearly placed a focus on developing the community, with recreation centres, marinas and other well-kept public amenities throughout the area. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more social, a quick trip down Oak Bay Avenue will offer a number of great restaurants and pubs.
OAK BAY’S SCHOOLS OFFER A MIX OF QUALITY EDUCATION OPTIONS
If you have or are planning to have children, it’s likely that quality local education is high on your list of requirements. You’ll be pleased to know that Oak Bay has some of the best schools that Greater Victoria has to offer. Public schools include Willows Elementary, Monterey Middle School and Oak Bay High School, while private options include the award-winning Glenlyon Norfolk School and St. Michaels University School. Post-secondary offerings include Camosun College and the sprawling University of Victoria campus, home to more than 20,000 students.
LEARN ABOUT REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITIES IN OAK BAY
Oak Bay is a charming neighbourhood that is suitable for everyone from young families looking for a safe, welcoming community to settle in to retired couples who want to enjoy their twilight years in comfort. Contact Binab Property Group today at 250-388-5882 or by email and our team will be happy to show you around Oak Bay and to arrange viewings of homes that suit your needs perfectly.