Acreages For Sale Metchosin BC
People who desire to live the country life and still have easy access to big city amenities would enjoy living in, and would benefit from purchasing acreages for sale in Metchosin BC. Victoria is a quick commute, and the business centers of Langford are even closer. If you need to get away, the Victoria International Airport and BC Ferries are not far; but living here, you will probably not feel the urge to escape too often – Metchosin is an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Now a pastoral rural community, Metchosin’s winding roads crisscross the municipality past secluded homes, acreages and small farms. Near the intersection of Happy Valley Rd and Metchosin Rd you’ll find a village that serves as the business center for this municipality. Metchosin has a fairly stable population of around 5,000 because local government has limited urban style development by imposing a minimum one and two acre lot size bylaw.
Homes in Metchosin are mostly single family dwellings, although there has been considerable debate around the question of detached secondary suites; at this time debate continues. The neighborhoods of Metchosin are: Albert Head, Kangaroo, Metchosin South, Neild, Olympic View, Pedder Bay, Rocky Point and William Head. Policing is provided by the RCMP and there is a volunteer Fire Department to protect residents. Some neighborhoods have a community water system but many people rely on wells, and septic tanks and fields are used for waste disposal. Garbage pickup is by private contracter, but the Capital Regional District does offer a blue box recycling service; see the CRD website for details.
Despite a small population (or maybe because of it), Metchosin is a supportive community, and neighbours are friendly and willing to help each other out. As an example; in 1993 citizens formed the Metchosin Community Association which convinced the council to lease to them a run down building owned by the municipality for $1 a year. After months of fundraising and renovation by volunteers, the Metchosin Community House was opened and now serves as a venue for many community activities throughout the year. There are many community events that Metchosins’ residents enjoy including:
- Metchosin Farmers Market
- The Metchosin Sheep Dog Trials and Clinic
- The Stinking Fish Studio Tour
- Metchosin Day
- Metchosin Halloween
- Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park
- Devonian Regional Park
- Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park
- Matheson Lake Regional Park
Marilyn Ball is an award winning realtor and will help you in purchasing acreages for sale Metchosin BC. She has years of experience with real estate not only in Metchosin, but in the entirety of the Greater Vancouver Island.