Perhaps you live in the busy portion of Vancouver. You spend your days dealing with congestion and a hectic lifestyle. On the weekends, you long to have a place to go to relax and unwind, where the quality of your life can be much better. Check out Sooke. Located on Vancouver Island, at the southern region, this harbourside village is perhaps one of the most soothing locations in the big island. It is more rural than other areas, but it provides most of the amenities you need and want.

Image Provided by VIREB

Image Provided by VIREB

Sooke Offers Just About Everything

If you hope to buy a second home or relocate to a more rural area, Sooke is an excellent option. It is home to about 10,000 people and just to the west of Victoria. It only takes about 40 minutes to get to the city along West Coast Highway 14. The area also has some of the mildest climates in the region. And, the views of the mountains are exceptional. It is this shelter from the mountains that makes it such a desirable place to live.

There's plenty to do and see here. You're along the waterfront, have ample fishing opportunities, and can spend your weekends mountain biking if you like. The area has a strong artisan lifestyle, with various art shops and food establishments run by locals. You will also find a large marine business here, especially for those tourists looking to get out onto the water to do a bit of saltwater fishing. Kayaking, surfing, and diving are all popular here as well. The Sooke River is an excellent location for salmon fishing and Matheson Lake Regional Park provides you with an ideal place to launch a canoe.

The real estate options in Sooke are numerous. Large single family homes, smaller condos, and a variety of custom built properties are available. Take a closer look at what this community can offer you by booking a tour with a local agent.