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Perks Bear Mountain Living

Stroll, Hike, Sip, Bike or Shop until your Heart’s Content: Perks of Bear Mountain Living

Stroll, Hike, Sip, Bike or Shop until your Heart’s Content: Perks of Bear Mountain Living

Perks of Bear Mountain Living: Bear Mountain is the perfect hub for exploring Southern Vancouver Island. With most attractions a quick drive away, you can enjoy them all in one day. Experience the rugged nature of the west coast with a hike up Mt. Finlayson, stroll through the gardens at Hatley Castle or zip through the trees at the Adrenaline park. Of course, retail therapy is never far away either. Best of all, you could live this opportunity every day. At Bear Mountain, the real estate opportunities are many and varied. Each exceptional property has been thoughtfully sited to take full advantage of the natural terrain and pristine beauty that makes Bear Mountain such an incredible place to live. Most homes purchased from Ecoasis is also Golf Membership Eligible (GMEA), adding value to your property and to your lifestyle. You’ll find yourself just a short drive from Victoria, BC with direct access to Highway #1. Best of all, you could live this opportunity every day. At Bear Mountain, the real estate opportunities are many and varied.

The resort and Spa offer two vast golf courses for a combined 36-hole design by Jack Nicklaus. The Mountain Course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course measures just under 7,000 yards. Bear Mountain is also home to the Canadian training center of Golf Canada’s National Development team, the high-performance training center of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and construction recently commenced on Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC. Plans are also in the works for a professional disc golf course.

The award-winning Sante Spa Victoria offers nurturing spa treatments including offerings for men, couples, and golfers. Appreciate the surrounding views from the comfort of the spa lounge, or journey to the terrace and soak in the mineral pool. Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation at Sante Spa right from your doorstep.

Bear Mountain also offers a full-service hair salon, offering hair designs and styles, beauty services and nail services in a unique, relaxing and elegant atmosphere. Twist hair salons services are customized and tailored to client’s specific needs.

Restaurants and grocery are at your fingertips as well. Jack’s Place restaurant offers casual, pub-style fare and is located by the second Mountain green in the heart of the Bear Mountain Resort Village.

The Mountain Market is open seven days a week located right on Bear Mountain Parkway and offers a wide variety of grocery essentials plus specialty coffees and fresh, made to order sandwiches.

Experience the feeling like you are on vacation every day of the year – this is Bear Mountain Living.

To Learn more about the Perks of Bear Mountain Living,  Contact me today!

 

 

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Westshore Real estate

Westshore Real Estate: Living In One of Canada’s Greatest Cities

Westshore Real Estate: Living In One of Canada’s Greatest Cities

Westshore Real Estate

The Western Communities, also called The Westshore, is the fastest growing area in Victoria, BC. Home to five suburban municipalities including Colwood, The Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, and View Royal, homebuyers are looking to the Westshore for affordable and diverse housing options.

The Westshore Real estate area is a family-friendly waterfront community with a rich heritage and unique connection to nature. The number of homes, businesses, and opportunities have continued to increase over the last few years, which makes it a great place to live just outside the city of downtown Victoria.

If you have ever thought about investing in one of these areas, continue reading to learn more about what each municipality has to offer.

Colwood Real Estate

The City of Colwood is located on the coast of Vancouver Island. Colwood is a fast-growing, family-friendly waterfront community of just over 16,000 people that enjoys a rich heritage. Colwood real estate offers a variety of different recreational pursuits to please everyone. Nestled along more than 5 kilometres of breathtaking oceanfront and set amongst some of the most beautiful parks and trails on Southern Vancouver Island, there is no better place to live, work and play, than Colwood.

Highlands Real Estate

Many people choose to live in the Highlands because of its rural character, natural beauty, and environmentally conscious efforts. This quiet, hilly neighbourhood features spectacular views of Langford. Full of single-family dwellings, large plot sizes, and a rural landscape only 20 minutes from the city, Highlands real estate is one of Victoria’s true hidden gems! Highlands is an ideal place to raise a family. Residents are encouraged to build their homes with the least environmental impact by minimizing vegetation removal and using materials that blend in with the landscape.

Langford Real Estate

The City of Langford is the fastest growing municipality in the CRD. Langford is the urban core of the West Shore; a bustling community nestled in the foothills of Mount Finlayson. Langford is a young, growing community of over 25,000 with ambition and a modern, West Coast style.

Langford offers many lakes and parks including Thetis Lake, Langford Lake, and the popular Goldstream Park. Langford’s population is flourishing and whether you’re looking for your first condo or seeking out your dream home, Langford real estate has something for you!

Metchosin Real Estate

The District of Metchosin is a municipality and community in Greater Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It is a coastal community adjacent to the Strait of Juan de Fuca that offers great horseback riding trails, nature parks, and oceanfront areas. There are many community events to enjoy such as the Farmers Market, Pioneer Museum and Book Sales, and the Poultry Swap.

Large plot sizes and quiet-picturesque landscape makes Metchosin real estate highly sought after!

View Royal Real Estate

View Royal has a thriving arts community with visual and performing arts. The Town of View Royal, home to some of the oldest buildings in the capital region, is rich in heritage. There are also numerous community facilities and recreational services, such as the public library, Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, and public parks. Among the heritage buildings in View Royal are two historic “roadhouse” pubs that have been serving patrons for approximately fifteen decades.

View Royal Real Estate offers many opportunities from brand new homes to land development.

Bear Mountain

Although Bear Mountain is not a municipality, it is a unique neighbourhood new to the Westshore. Bear Mountain is a neighbourhood growing toward becoming a sustainable community, identified by its luxury properties and resort amenities. Bear Mountain may be best known for its golf courses and resort accommodations, but it is also one of Langford’s most luxurious neighbourhoods. Bear Mountain Real Estate is in a league of its own!

Whether you’re looking to invest in the Westshore because of its affordable and diverse housing options, community events, natural beauty, or growing population, you are guaranteed to be making the right choice.

To learn more about Westshore Real estate and what it has to offer, Contact me today!

 

 

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Bear Mountain Real Estate

Bear Mountain Real Estate

Bear Mountain Real Estate – Living on the Mountain 

Are you thinking about investing in a property in Bear Mountain? Bear Mountain; Canadas Urban Resort, provides luxury real estate, recreational opportunities, and a vibrant community, all in a short drive or walk. Just minutes from downtown Victoria, Bear Mountain is the perfect distance to escape into your own community.
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Why You Should Invest in Oak Bay Real Estate – Lewis Ratcliff Realtor

Oak Bay is quickly becoming a Canadian real estate hotspot attracting investors from across the globe. Oak Bay is unique to Canada for a number of reasons, rivalled only by its significantly more expensive neighbour, West Vancouver. Living in Oak bay means you’re only a couple of minutes away from the beach, Victoria Golf Club, St Michaels University School, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Oak Bay Beach Hotel and a short drive from Harbour Air/Kenmore Air, which provides quick transport to major cities and airports. All the while, you’ll be experiencing the best climate in the country, stunning scenery, and having access to skiing, hiking, and surfing whenever the mood strikes.

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Another Busy Month in the Victoria Real Estate Market

Another Busy Month in the Victoria Real Estate Market – Lewis Ratcliff Realtor

April 1, 2016 Victoria BC – The Victoria Real Estate Board today released its report on Multiple Listing Service® real estate activity in the Victoria area for the month of March 2016.

A total of 1,121 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this March, an increase of 52.7 per cent compared to the 734 properties sold in the same month last year.

Inventory levels remain lower than the previous year, with 2,618 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of March, 30.5 per cent fewer than the 3,769 active listings at the end of March 2015.
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February Sales Expose Extraordinary Demand for Victoria Area Properties

VICTORIA, BC–(Marketwired – March 01, 2016) – The Victoria Real Estate Board today released its report on Multiple Listing Service® real estate activity in the Victoria area for the month of February 2016.

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