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Luxury Real Estate in The Uplands - Oak Bay, Victoria

Located within a neighbourhood known to house some of the most impressive pieces of luxury real estate in Western Canada, the Uplands in Oak Bay, Victoria is a distinguished community in its own right. It is a master planned community, designed in 1907 to be a haven for some of the most affluent denizens of British Columbia. Uplands oceanfront estates represent some of Canada's most expensive and prestigious real estate for sale.

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Home Typical of Uplands Style

The Uplands community is set apart from the other neighbourhoods of Oak Bay largely because of its distinct design. John Olmsted received the original contract from the developers of Uplands at the beginning of the 20th century. Olmsted is well noted for the luxury neighbourhoods he designed throughout North America (including the White House grounds and Central Park in New York City), and Uplands carries all of his signatures, just over a century later. Green globe lamp posts line the winding streets, which in turn pass by estate sized plots, upon which sit some of the most astounding luxury homes in British Columbia. Many of these homes are designed in the Arts and Crafts and Tudor styles of the mansion estates of old England.

In addition to their commanding appearance as they sprawl on their estate plots, some of the luxury mansions in Uplands include oceanfront property along the Juan de Fuca and Haro Straits. All of these luxury homes include meticulous gardens, one of the prides of the neighbourhood and indeed of the whole city (Victoria is known as the Garden City).

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Oak Bay Sunrise

Unique in this neighbourhood are the extensive Uplands Park and "Cattle Point". Preserving of the natural landscape of the Pacific Coast, the scenery at these parks is at odds with the appearance of the tidy Uplands community; huge ocean vistas are complemented by weather beaten trees and jagged rocky outcroppings. The parks serve to complement the luxury just a few blocks away by juxtaposing the efforts of both man and nature.


While its commanding main gates and estate-sized lots set it apart from the rest of Oak Bay , the Uplands is only a short distance from many ammenities including boutique shops and restaurants at Estevan, shopping at Cadboro Bay Village and recreational facilities at Oak Bay Rec Centre .  In addition, the Uplands is within biking distance of several of Victoria's finest private schools including Glenlyon-Norfolk School and Saint Michael's University School . Finally, the area is home to both the exclusive Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the incredible and Uplands Golf Club. Established over 80 years ago, this 6315 yard 18 hole course is among the most prestigious in Canada. The natural beauty of the Pacific region can be enjoyed from the course or from the borders of the ultra modern clubhouse.

 

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Home Just Inside the Uplands Gates

When it comes to luxury real estate, development in Uplands continues in the strong tradition laid down a century and more ago by John Olmsted. Affluent home buyers of premier British Columbia properties will not find even the most prestigious high scale condominiums or townhomes in this area which is exclusively devoted to the sweeping single family residence. It is the ideal location for anyone looking for ocean view or ocean front property in one of Canada’s most affluent neighbourhoods.

 

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