Vic West & Songhees Neighbourhood Overview
Victoria “Vic” West and the Songhees neighbourhoods are located in the west portion of the city – surrounded by water on three sides. The peninsula has easy accessibility to Downtown Victoria via the Johnson Street and Bay Street bridges. The Galloping Goose Trail, much loved by cyclists and walkers, passes through Vic West.
The area has undergone significant changes in the last 10 years with large condominium and townhome developments including the Bayside, and the environmentally friendly Dockside Green and the Railyards, which have transformed this former ‘industrial area’. While lacking a traditional “town centre”, some retail and commercial shops have started to emerge and the neighbourhood boasts 55 acres of public parks including long spans of waterfront walkways and shoreline parks.
What We Love
The Gorge Waterway, the Galloping Goose Trail, and the ability to commute downtown by foot, by bike or the Victoria Harbour Ferries – which are a favourite of tourists in the summer. In addition, many of the highrise condominiums offer stunning water, Legislature, and Inner Harbour views.
70’s to low 80’s – this neighbourhood allows residents to accomplish most most errands on foot – it’s also as “flat as a pancake” making it ideal for biking
Price range from $597,000 to $940,000
Average price: $752,285
Average days on market: 21
Victoria West Elementary
condos from $275,000 to $1,815,000
townhomes from $370,000 to $1,209,500
Average price: condos $630,340, townhomes $673,313
Average days on market: condos 29, townhomes 23