Sooke, BC, located on the south-western tip of Vancouver Island, is defined as a place where the rainforest meets the sea. It’s a nature-rich haven for anyone looking to leave the chaos of the city life behind and discover the wild potential of BC’s Vancouver Island. A cozy community comprised of roughly 13,000, Sooke offers an opportunity to discover what it’s like when you get to know your neighbours. So, if you’re questioning uprooting to Sooke and discovering coastal island life with a postcard-perfect backdrop, here are three (of many) reasons to move to this special nook of Vancouver Island.
1. The great outdoors
A true nature lover’s paradise with a rugged, picturesque charm, if Sooke is your home base, you’ll have endless opportunities to convene with nature. Hike the Juan De Fuca Marine and the West Coast Trails, explore the East Sooke Regional Park and the geological formations of Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, or enjoy a stunning walk along French Beach. Not to mention the many kilometers of cycling and mountain biking trails. There’s also a ton of fishing opportunities—in particular, salmon! Any way nature calls you, Sooke has something to offer.
2. The community
Imagine getting to know your neighbours or your local grocer and feeling the connectivity everywhere you go. Don’t let its diminutive stature deceive you. Sooke’s small town vibes are coupled with the luxury of quality shops and top-notch restaurants. Enjoy a locally-sourced and organic meal at Wild Mountain or a fresh baked treat at Little Vienna Bakery Café and Marketplace, just to name a couple of places. If you have children, this community not only boasts its new and modern high school, Edward Milne Community School, but also the fact that your child can study in French immersion from K-12. Talk about small town living with big city amenities!
3. Affordable living
In Sooke, regardless of whether it’s just you, you and your dog, a couple of you, or your entire family, there’s a lot more square footage to go around. The media is full of stories of people feeling pushed out of the major cities due to the astronomical housing prices. In Sooke, the real estate is still comparatively much more affordable, which means that you can have the house of your dreams without compromising your quality of life. Consider being able to have your home office, an extra room for your children or out of town family, or an actual backyard! Not only can you get a family home for much less than in any of the nearby neighbourhoods, but you can also afford a property that’s more spacious and catered to your needs.
So, if the call of the wild or even just the whisper of a slower pace calls you, contact us at Sooke Real Estate to see how we can connect you to a new way of living. No matter what calls you here, there is so much more that will make you want to call Sooke your home.
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