Say Hello to Sooke
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If you’re looking to live in a beautiful, friendly community with easy access to Victoria, look no further than Sooke!
Over the past few decades, this community has grown from a fairly isolated place to live with basic amenities and a hidden culture to an area vibrant with families, retirees, unique businesses, and a spectacular arts community. We’re helping more people than ever get into Sooke real estate — it’s truly the place to be!
If you’re into arts and recreation, then Sooke is a fantastic place to be! Sooke has a large beautiful waterfront with many beaches and opportunities for kayaking, swimming, and other water sports. The waterfront and many wooded areas, including Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, offer a huge variety of walking trails throughout the community, suitable for all levels.
And we can’t forget about Sooke Potholes Provincial Park! This park has been popular for years with local families and people visiting Sooke for the day to take in the scenery, and do some swimming, and hiking.
There’s a large recreation centre in the heart of the community where you will find a pool, weight facilities, meeting and community rooms, and fitness classes for everyone.
Get Immersed In Arts & Community
Sooke is certainly one of the friendliest places around! The long-time residents have always been extremely proud of their community and the newer residents are happy to be welcomed into such a wonderful place. It’s big enough so everyone won’t know your name when you walk down the street, but you’ll still likely see some familiar faces while out and about, and you’ll feel a huge sense of community.
Many different types of artists call Sooke home and you can often see their work on display at area shops, restaurants, hotels, and in the library.
Sooke puts on craft fairs and community days celebrations several times a year and loves to celebrate and show off the creations from their fellow residents.
Sooke has always been popular with families and offers all levels of schooling from pre-school right up to high school, including a French immersion option. Students wanting to continue their studies while continuing to live in Sooke can commute to nearby Royal Roads University, or just a little further to the rural setting of Camosun College.
Eat, Drink, & Be Merry
Sooke has many recognizable places to eat, such as McDonalds and Starbucks. However, they’re more known for their charming cafes, locally-owned restaurants, and a few popular pubs. You’ll love gathering with friends and chatting with staff at these local haunts.
A few of the local waterfront hotels offer delicious meals and venues for you to host larger gatherings such as weddings and family brunches.
Shop Until You Drop
Again, you’ll find some shops and services you’ll recognize in Sooke, but because it’s such a creative community, you’ll also find some fabulous little shops run by locals. Crafts, jewellery, art, clothing, baked goods — you’ll find them in Sooke stores.
Does Sooke Sound Good to You?
If you’ve been thinking of making a move to Sooke, now’s a perfect time! There are several developments currently in progress. There are also several options for you to purchase older estates and larger pieces of land available through your MLS Realtor® — more than you can generally find in Greater Victoria. Contact us at Garman Group today to look at your options for Sooke real estate.