Why Sooke Is Ready To Boom
Let’s dream, shall we? Imagine living in a community that serves up small town hospitality with spectacular scenery and stunning ocean views. Imagine living in a community that offers countless recreational opportunities and a rich history. Imagine living in a community that helps you avoid struggling to pay the bills and side step racking up major debt.
What if I were to tell you these places actually do exist. In fact, more and more folks are cashing out of the Lower Mainland and flocking to neighborhoods all across Vancouver Island. And it’s only a matter of time before the Oceanside community of Sooke becomes the next sought after destination to settle down. Here are some of the reasons why the Sooke real estate boom is just around the corner.
It’s no surprise that many people are feeling the pinch of Vancouver’s costly housing scene. So, naturally, one of the main driving forces behind a Sooke real estate boom is lower housing prices. The market is still lagging behind many areas, and people are starting to catch on. Unlike many places in the bigger cities, young families can afford to move into their very own home, potentially cutting their mortgage payments in half.
Nestled at the south-western tip of Vancouver Island, Sooke is a nature lover’s paradise. Here, you’ll have access to some of the most breathtaking natural splendors beautiful British Columbia has to offer, including superb provincial parks, pristine rainforests, serene beaches, windswept coastlines, and magnificent views of Roche Cove and the Olympic Mountains. Sooke is also home to an incredible array of wildlife like eagles, herons, otters, seals, and deer. And don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of the occasional black bear.
Sooke has more than its fair share of outdoor possibilities. Spend your days hiking the world-famous West Coast Trail, meandering through East Sooke Regional Park, cycling some of the many bike paths, or beachcombing along the Botanical Beach. Sooke is the place to be for those who love the water too. Explore the harbour and coastline in a kayak or peacefully glide down the Sooke Basin on a stand-up paddleboard. You can also experience the open waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait on an exciting whale watching tour.
Peace and quiet are another huge reason why the Sooke real estate boom is about to happen. Located approximately 50 kilometers (40 minutes) south of Victoria, this sleepy seaside town is the picture-perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Folks looking to break free from the noise and the crowds can’t help but fall in the love with the tranquil atmosphere and the small town charm of this community.
Sooke’s natural beauty and relatively low-cost housing are not the only reasons young families are moving here. Education is also a big part of it. The Sooke School District serves approximately 10,000 students, from kindergarten through grade 12, with a word class post-secondary education available in Victoria. Plus, Sooke offers both early and late French immersion programs.
A Growing Tourism Economy
There’s no denying it, Sooke is growing in popularity. There is a vibrant tourism industry, with a host of bed and breakfasts, hotels, resorts, and award-winning restaurants, giving out-of-towners an authentic taste of small town living in the majestic West Coast. For folks looking for both outdoor fun and relaxation, Sooke has everything you could ask for and more.
With its breathtaking natural scenery, affordable housing, endless outdoor adventure, and so much more, it’s easy to see why this enchanting town is the next hot trend in real estate.