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There are a lot of "how-to" articles online that regurgitate the same advice about real estate related topics such as getting a good mortgage or prepping your home for the market. While those things are obviously very important, in this blog we try to write articles that are enlightening and valuable for visitors to our site. Rather than write about the same-old, same-old, we endeavour to create interesting and compelling articles specifically for people interested in (BC) waterfront real estate.

B.C's Luxury Neighbourhoods

You may have noticed that we have added some new regional content to our site. Beginning with Vancouver and Victoria, we have picked some of the most prestigious waterfront neighbourhoods in B.C. and focused on some of the amenities that draw the luxury home buyer to them.

In Victoria, we have added information about the established luxury neighbourhood of Oak Bay (including the Uplands). Characterized by grand Art & Crafts and Tudor Mansions and with a distinctly English flavour, many of the homes in Oak Bay are over the $1, 000, 000 price mark. With miles of curving craggy shoreline, proximity to some of the best private schools in the city and all of the conveniences of city living in "The Village," Oak Bay has long been one of the most prestigious areas of the city to inhabit.

Located close to Oak Bay and near the University of Victoria, East Saanich offers luxury living with a mix traditional and modern architecture. The areas of Cordova Bay, 10 Mile point and Queenswood Avenue house many of Victoria's premier waterfront homes.

For the buyer who prefers a more rural lifestyle, the areas of North and/or Central Saanich may be a preferred option. Located on the Saanich Peninsula, luxury properties in these areas are characterized by rolling farmlands and large acreages. Homes in these areas cover a range of styles including traditional estates, west coast timber frame and luxury modern homes. North Saanich includes the quaint seaside town of Sidney, while Central Saanich includes the town of Brentwood Bay and the famous Butchart Gardens.

As for Vancouver luxury waterfront real estate, one must study the definition of the different “Wests” in the city in order to properly understand luxury lingo when speaking with the locals. Of course, Vancouver luxury real estate information wouldn't be complete without including West Vancouver , one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Canada. West Vancouver is located on the "North Shore" across the Lion's Gate Bridge and northwest of the downtown core. Meanwhile, the area of "West Point Grey " on the "West Side" is an entirely different area of town near UBC and southwest of the downtown core. There is also the "West End" which is located right in the downtown core, adjacent to Coal Harbour, one of our other luxury neighbourhoods. Finally, some other luxury locales in Vancouver real estate include Kitsilano and the University Endowment Lands, both on the "West Side." After living in Vancouver for over four years, my husband still couldn't get these areas separated in his mind, but a real Vancouverite will be able to explain it in more depth if the above is too confusing (!)
 
In the coming weeks, we'll be adding more information about other luxury neighbourhoods in BC so don't despair if you don't see your neighbourhood here.
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