|City area:||14.36 km2|
|Avg. house price:||$778,000|
|Avg. condo price:||$544,000|
|Avg. # of Listings:||60|
On December five, 1988 with a population of less than five,000 the Town of View Royal was incorporated & became its own distinct municipality comprising about two,500 hectares of land. Since that time, the community has experienced significant growth & development while still maintaining much of its small town character. As a gateway between Victoria's urban core & the growing West Shore municipalities, View Royal today is a prospering community of about ten,800 residents located in Vancouver Island's Capital Regional District (CRD).
With over 700 hectares (one,700 acres) of parkland, View Royal includes McKenzie, Pike, Prior & Thetis Lakes & portions of the Esquimalt Harbour & Portage Inlet.
The Town's Public Safety Building is home to the Protective Services Department with nine full-time staff as well as volunteer fire fighters & emergency support services. The Protective Services Department works cooperatively with other municipal departments & adjoining municipalities to be definite the best obtainable coverage for all area residents & businesses.
West Shore Parks & Recreation is a 44 hectare site located at 1767 Island Highway that offers a wide range of fitness, recreation, health & wellness programs as well as arts & crafts opportunities. The site is home to the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 100.3 The Q Centre Arena & the Juan de Fuca Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library.
Whether you enjoy a stroll in the park, a swim in the pool, playing soccer with friends, or a round of golf, West Shore Parks & Recreation has programs & facilities for everyone.
Four Mile Pub & Six Mile Pub: two historic "road houses" or pubs that have existed for approximately 150 years.
Craigflower Manor & Schoolhouse: one of Canada's National Historic Sites. Completed in 1856, the Manor site was one of four original farms set up by the Hudson's Bay Company as part of their obligations in settling Vancouver Island. The site housed the McKenzie family in the Manor as well as twenty other dwellings, a saw mill, a flour mill, a blacksmith's shop, a brick kiln, slaughterhouse and a general store.
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