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Housing

There are a variety of housing options in Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island. However, there is a very low vacancy rate for rental units and the cost of buying a home can be expensive. If you are interested in buying a home, housing prices vary depending on the area of town you chose to live in.  Prior to moving, research the different areas of Greater Victoria to see which area is the right fit for you.

Statistics

Single Family HomeBenchmark Price (Sept 2017)
Greater Victoria$692,800
Victoria$802,000
Esquimalt$590,500
Langford$592,300
Sooke$478,000

Rental Vacancy Rate: 0.5%

Real estate statistics collected from Victoria Real Estate Board.

Resources

Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA)

CFHA is the managing authority for the Department of National Defence (DND) housing portfolio. There are 709 housing units in eight different locations. All housing units are located within a 25 kilometer radius of Naden. Belmont Park is the largest housing location which is located in the West Shore approximately 8 kilometers from Naden.

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Brookfield Relocation Services

Brookfield is the relocation specialist for Canadian Forces members. On their website, there are a variety of tools and self-help guides to assist families during their move such as the smart move guide (tips, planning calendar, checklists and tips for moving with a family member with special needs) and other resources.

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View Municipalities

Greater Victoria consists of thirteen municipalities. View a gallery of maps that compares the location of CFB Esquimalt as it compares with those communities.

Community Links for Greater Victoria

Community  Notes
Central SaanichKnown for rich agricultural heritage. Close to 443 Squadron.
ColwoodHome to the Belmont Park Housing Units, the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC), Fleet Dive Unit, and the Damage Control School. 11% of military families live in Colwood.
EsquimaltHome to the Work Point Housing Units, Dockyard, Naden and the Naval Officer Training Centre (NOTC). 20% of military families live in Esquimalt.
HighlandsKnown for quiet rural setting.
LangfordGrowing community with a wide range of services and amenities. 15% of military families live in Langford.
Metchosin9% of military families live in Metchosin.
North SaanichHome to 443 Squadron. Also home to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and Victoria International Airport.
Oak BayKnown for its Tudor style homes, tearooms and picturesque gardens.
SaanichLargest municipality on Vancouver Island.
SidneyClose to 443 Squadron, Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, and Victoria International Airport.
Sooke8% of military families live in Sooke.
VictoriaCapital city of British Columbia and home to the provincial government.
View RoyalLocation of Victoria General Hospital.

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