There are many areas of Vancouver Island to invest in, but The Old City is perhaps one of the most sought after for many people. It is ideally suited for those who love the water because it sits on a protected harbour in the heart of the West Coast. It's important to know that this area of Vancouver Island is highly desirable and as such, homes for sale here can be somewhat limited. That being said, you can find everything from condos and town homes to large, spacious expansions and single family homes. What can you expect from The Old City?

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It's Not Just Historically Charming

The Old City is an area with some historic charm. Much of the area has architecture that dates back some 100 years and that means that you will find a lot of history in the community here. You'll see it in the vintage properties, but there's still a great deal of modern development here as well. The local real estate market is diverse providing something for just about any type of home desired.

It also offers a number of modern amenities. This includes art galleries, various specialty and artisan shops, numerous diners and local restaurants, as well as big name retailers. There is a large commercial district here. The downtown area is more focused on the historic charm that the area has to offer. It's also near enough to the water to provide expansive views of the Strait of Georgia and city centre. Renovated communities and neighbourhoods, modern new developments, and various historically charming buildings makes for quite the unique space here.

For those who want to be close enough to the city's numerous amenities but who still want to enjoy a charming region to call home, The Old City is an excellent option. Work with an area real estate agent to determine which community or neighbourhood is right for your needs.