Central Saanich provides expansive lifestyle choices encompassing productive and hobby farms, suburban calm, and convenient town settings. Approximately sixty percent of Central Saanich is contained within the protected Agricultural Land Reserve, restricting the kinds of development permitted, and preserving the historically rural areas. Central Saanich is also home to a range of commercial enterprises, employing thousands. The population of Central Saanich numbers almost 16,000, and residents comprise a diverse and active body in the community.
The Central Saanich town of Brentwood Bay is a vibrant centre of entertainment, shopping, banking, and other comprehensive services. Area residents are conveniently linked to Greater Victoria through public transportation, and are closely situated to both the Victoria International Airport and BC Ferries' Swartz Bay terminal, serving traffic to and from the Okanagan and the Gulf Islands.
The internationally famous Butchart Gardens are a perennial favourite of Victoria-area residents and tourists. The Gardens boast 130 reclaimed and transformed acres of unsurpassed horticultural wonders, and seasonal events ensure that the Gardens are not restricted to spring and summer visitation.
Central Saanich boasts attractive business property tax rates as an incentive to eligible industries. Consistent with the overall "green" concept that characterizes the Victoria area, the amended Official Community Plan outlines the short- and long-term development vision, designed to both protect and enhance the community.
Comfortable retirement communities of single dwellings and condominiums co-exist with village commercial centres, light industry including notably "clean" technological corporations, and family housing. With attention to planning, Central Saanich addresses the educational, healthcare, and service requirements of residents. Central Saanich is uniquely self-sufficient, balancing authentic rural charm with local convenience, and ready accessibility to downtown Victoria. There are many real estate opportunities that feature breathtaking oceanfront views in Central Saanich and North Saanich.