Victoria Real Estate

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Home Prices in Victoria

The asking price of homes for sale in Victoria has increased 20.71% since October last year, while the number of homes for sale has increased 40.12%. See more Victoria Home Prices & Values.

House
Median Asking Price
$979K
479 Houses
Townhouse
Median Asking Price
$580K
106 Townhouses
Condo
Median Asking Price
$419K
266 Condos

Victoria MLS® Listings & Real Estate

Zolo helps you find your perfect home out of the 931 homes for sale in Victoria. Search by location with our MLS® map for Canada-wide real estate listings. Narrow down these homes by property type, price, number of bedrooms, size, keywords like "hardwood floors," and more to find Victoria condos or houses for sale in Victoria. With Zolo you'll be able to Explore neighbourhoods, find areas with the best schools in the city, and easily navigate the MLS® system. Most locals in the city rent their homes, with 59% living in Victoria rentals, while 41% own.

Zolo has the most detailed, up-to-date set of Victoria real estate listings and allows you to search within the Victoria MLS® system for nearby cities and neighbourhoods. Get in touch with one of our Victoria Realtors to get started on landing your dream home today! Interested in cities around Victoria? Find Central Saanich real estate as well as search for homes for sale in North Saanich and within the Sooke MLS® system on Zolo.

Victoria City Guide

2K
Population
-0.3%
Population Growth
7%
Unemployment

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. Located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, it’s the seat of the B.C. government and the 7th most densely populated city in Canada.

The city got its nickname “The Garden City” because of how attractive and walkable it is in all types of weather. As a result, the city residents developed a resistance to the commuter lifestyle with most opting to live no more than 15 or 20 minutes away from work. Recent home price increases, however, prompted some Victoria real estate buyers to look a little further out, sometimes doubling a person’s commute time. Still, most residents consider the city extremely commuter-friendly.

Now, when you combine the short commute times with year-round temperate weather, you get two of the biggest reasons why Victoria is consistently at the top of quality-of-life rankings. It’s also why the city attracts a large number of pre- and post-retirees. But don’t write it off as a sleepy town. Turns out Victoria is an exceptional place for student life, as well. Post-secondary students from across the province and the world end up in this urban centre because of a number of campuses right in the heart of the city. There are campuses for the University of Victoria, Camosun College, Royal Roads University and the Victoria College of Art. There’s also the Sooke Schools International programme and the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

While hiking and running are popular in just about any B.C. city, it’s the boaters who really benefit from Victoria’s sheltered port. Between the well-maintained harbours, the rugged shorelines and the beautiful beaches, Victoria is a boaters’ dream.

The biggest employment sectors in the city are technology, food, tourism, education and government agencies. There’s a number of jobs through the Canadian Forces given that their Pacific headquarters for the Royal Canadian Navy is located in the nearby township of Esquimalt.

Culturally, the city has long, deep roots with First Nations’ communities. The first settlement of the area was by the Coast Salish peoples. These days the blend of First Nations and European culture gives the city a vast multicultural feel. From the European influence, the city offers a professional opera company, symphony, choir and ballet. There are also various theatre groups as well as annual festivals. One of the biggest multi-day festivals is the Rifflandia Music Festival. The four-day event usually occurs in either August or September of every year. It’s considered the largest modern, rock and pop music festival in Canada.

Nearby Cities

Many buyers opt to purchase in a nearby city and commute to work. These buyers want larger homes and lots but with good commuter access to Victoria’s downtown core. Good options include Oak Bay, Esquimalt and Saanich. Even cities that require a bit longer of a commute, such as View Royal, Langford and Goldstream are good options as they offer more affordable detached houses for sale.

City
(Top 5)
Active listings
1Victoria 936
2Sidney 57
3North Saanich 48
4Sooke 147
5Central Saanich 39

Demographics

If you’re considering a property purchase in Victoria, B.C., check out the city’s demographics. This data is collected by Statistics Canada and provides an overview of Canada’s real estate market and a snapshot of what each city is like, based on measurable data. Consider it a tool to help determine if the city is right for you and your family.

59%
Rent
41%
Own
$865
Monthly Rent (Median)
$1,025
Monthly Mortgage (Median)
17,900
Total Families
$45,827
Family Income (Median)
46
Age (Median)
65%
College Educated

Schools

Those interested in finding a home in Victoria will want to consider where the local school is located. Here are the top five elementary and top five secondary schools in Victoria.

Elementary Schools

10.0 St Michaels
9.4 Glenlyon Norfolk
9.0 St Andrew's
8.3 St Patrick's
8.1 St Joseph's

Secondary Schools

9.1 St Michaels
7.7 Pacific Christian
7.5 St Andrew's
7.1 Claremont
7.0 Oak Bay

Commuters

Victoria is a commuter’s dream—the city is small and accessible from almost anywhere. While most commuters will rely on a car in the communities further out from the downtown core, those living closer to downtown will often walk or ride their bike. A great bus system is also in place, making this a great city to ditch the car.

To get a better idea of how city residents commute, consider the data collected by Statistics Canada.

51%
Drive
14%
Transit
11%
Bike
23%
Walk

Local Scoop

One of the first things to actually do in Victoria, whether you’re a tourist or a new resident, is to stroll The Causeway. This is the bustling pedestrian walkway that circles the city’s inner harbour. Not only is it the spot for people-watching, you also get spectacular views of the water and the provincial Parliament Buildings as well as find quaint stores or a bite to eat. If you’ve got time to spare, consider coughing up the fee and take the 45-minute Harbour Ferry Tour. The tour runs from March to October and lets you see Victoria the way it was meant to be seen—by boat! If you’re not too interested in a ferry ride, consider walking the breakwater. Located just a few minutes from the Inner Harbour on the James Bay waterfront, the breakwater offers yet another view of this beautiful city.

While you’re down by the water check out Fisherman’s Wharf and park. The floating pier is a great spot for food and you watch the seals bask in the sun while resting on the docks. Another great beachfront park is the Island View Regional Park on the Saanich Peninsula. This wild and rugged park offers the best of the west coast right in one spot. Or head inland to Beacon Hill Park. This 183-acre park is right in the city’s downtown core and offers plenty of things to do. From a playground to year-round gardens to duck ponds, a seasonal water park and even an 18-hole putting green.

If you or your kids want to cool down, consider jumping in one of the city’s lakes. Local favourites include Elk and Beaver Lake Regional Park on the Saanich Peninsula, Thetis Lake Regional Park in the View Royal community and Matheson Lake in Metchosin.  

For a more urban adventure, check out Canada’s narrowest street, which was designated a heritage property by the local government in 2001. Located in Victoria’s Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley runs south from Fisgard Avenue to Pandora Avenue in the block between Government and Store Streets. The street was named after the popular Chinese gambling game Fan-Tan because it was the original red-light and gambling district. Today you won’t find much of this historical seedy side; instead, look for great restaurants, an art gallery and small shops. Just remember, it is a narrow street with its narrowest point only 35 inches wide.

Experience a different cultural experience by heading to the Royal BC Museum grounds. Explore the many totem poles at Thunderbird Park; most of the story poles were carved by Gitxsan, Haida and Kwakwaka-wakw artists.

On rainy days spend your time inside at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. On the first Tuesday of every month, the gallery charges a pay-what-you-can rate. Inside you’ll find rotating exhibits, as well as a permanent collection of Emily Carr works. If you’re not too squeamish, take a day exploring the Victoria Bug Zoo. This fascinating place tends to win kids over with live displays of giant walkingstick insects, glow-in-the-dark scorpions and praying mantids. The zoo employs entomologists to help educate people and answer any questions.

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