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8 Best Condos in Victoria: Where to Buy Victoria Condominiums

Posted by Ron Neal on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 at 11:54am.

Victoria Condo Communities

As the fast-growing capital city of British Columbia, more people are moving to Victoria every day. There are many things to love about living in the city of Victoria, including its warm summers, cool winters, and an economy built on technology, tourism, education, and government services. But another thing to love about the city is its condo communities, which allow residents to take advantage of big-city amenities and the comforts of home. From waterfront homes to high-rise condos and environmentally-friendly designs, here's an overview of some of the best condos in Victoria.

Midtown Park

The Midtown Park condominium complex is approximately 3.5 kilometres north of downtown Victoria. These condos offer central living that puts residents within walking distance of many of the city's hottest spots, including the Mayfair Mall and Uptown. Midtown Park features two-bedroom, two-bathroom units that range from 750–1,200 square feet.

Residents of Midtown Park enjoy condos with contemporary design features such as quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, underhung sinks, and soft-close doors and drawers. There are also two colour schemes for kitchens: darker cabinets with a lighter glass tile backsplash or light-coloured cabinets with a darker backsplash. Condos for sale in Midtown Park typically list from the $300s to the $400s, and there's one penthouse priced at $499,000.

The condos here also feature large picture windows to take in the natural beauty of the Saanich community, named for the indigenous peoples that once lived in the area. The grounds feature lush, well-maintained landscaping, and Rutledge Park is just steps away, right across Inverness Road. Midtown Park is also 3.2 kilometres south of Swan Lake and its eponymous wildlife preserve. This complex offers a little something for every buyer but is a particularly great option for those looking for an urban setting close to outdoor amenities.

Midtown Park Amenities

  • Concrete between floors for quiet
  • Secure underground garage parking
  • Walk-in showers in master bathrooms
  • High-end engineered wood floors in living rooms
  • Rainwater irrigation for landscaping

The Private Residences at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Approximately 5.5 kilometres east of downtown Victoria lies the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. This five-star hotel includes 14 luxury waterfront condo units ranging from 900–2,300 square feet. The private residences offer the experience and amenities of a chic, upscale hotel reminiscent of places such as the Ritz-Carlton in Montreal or The Carlyle in New York City. Many buyers, particularly those who travel frequently or have busy day-to-day lives, find hotel-like accommodations extremely convenient.

Condos at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel range betw seen one-bedroom units and two-story penthouses. Residents enjoy panoramic views of Mount Baker and the Salish Sea, connecting directly to the Pacific Ocean. Hardwood floors, fireplaces with mantels, and solid cabinetry are featured in every unit. Community amenities include dining options, a spa, a mineral pool, a hot tub, and outdoor picnic facilities.

Living at Oak Bay Beach Hotel puts residents near water recreation, including the nearby Oak Bay Marina and Victoria Golf Club. Enjoy brews and bites at one of the hotel's restaurants, including FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room and the Snug Pub.

Private Residences at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel Amenities

  • Dining onsite
  • High ceilings
  • Mineral pool with hot tub
  • Full-service oceanfront spa
  • Underground parking

Ironworks Victoria

Set in the historic Old Town less than one kilometre northwest of downtown Victoria, the Ironworks Victoria complex is less than 15 minutes from the city centre by foot, offering residents an authentic urban experience. Constructed in 2020, this building features five stories with 88 units, including studios and one-bedroom condos with 300–600 square feet of living space.

Ironworks Victoria's share of Victoria condos includes courtyards and an urban design aesthetic. Priced from $280,000 to $545,000, units feature contemporary elements such as stainless steel appliances, two-tone kitchen cabinetry, under-mounted sinks, and ceramic tile backsplashes. Flooring options include wide-plank hardwoods and ceramic tiles. Corner units also include in-suite laundry and a private balcony off the kitchen, and exterior units feature city views.

The Old Town neighbourhood was once the center of Victoria's shipping and fur trade industries. Today, the area features several well-preserved landmarks and specialty shops, many within walking distance of Ironworks. As an Ironworks resident, you're close to the Inner Harbour and various eateries and boutiques. This pet-friendly condo also allows residents to lease their units, offering great flexibility.

Ironworks Victoria Amenities

  • Bicycle storage
  • Storage lockers
  • Underground, secured parking
  • Additional visitor parking
  • Within walking distance of downtown

200 Douglas on the Park

Best Condos in Victoria, BC

Named for its address on Douglas Street, the 200 Douglas condo complex is in the James Bay community, Victoria's oldest neighbourhood, about 1.6 kilometres south of downtown. 200 Douglas features 38 units across six floors, including some two-bedroom, two-bathroom units.

The residences at 200 Douglas are based on an open-concept design, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, electric fireplaces, quartz countertops, and Nu-Heat bathroom floors. Residents enjoy modern architecture and interior design materials, including concrete and glass. Condos for sale at 200 Douglas on the Park usually list from the mid-$300s to the $500s, though the two-bedroom luxury condos for sale list for up to $1 million.

200 Douglas is right across from Beacon Hill Park, a dog-friendly, 74-hectare outdoor space with trees, landscaped gardens, water features, a performance pavilion, and roaming peacocks. In addition to the famous park, living at 200 Douglas Street puts residents within walking distance of grocery stores, shopping, dining, and cultural centers.

You're five minutes from the nearest bus stop on foot, fifteen minutes from downtown, and mere steps away from Dallas Road, the southern boundary of Victoria. Driving in Victoria is typically a breeze—outside of rush hour—and 200 Douglas is a great jumping-off point to explore Victoria Island. The Dallas Road Waterfront Trail stretches just over 6 kilometres and is a great place to watch kite surfing, windsurfing, and paragliders.

200 Douglas on the Park Amenities

  • Award-winning interior designs
  • Bike storage and lock-up
  • Electric fireplaces
  • Child-friendly
  • Secure underground parking
  • Across from Beacon Hill Park

Balance at Dockside Green

Balance at Dockside Green is a complex of condos located 1.5 kilometres west of downtown across the Gorge Waterway. This high-rise complex is situated in the Victoria West neighbourhood (Vic West to locals), just minutes from downtown via the Bay Street and Johnson Street bridges or the popular Galloping Goose walking trail. Dockside Green has 171 units, each featuring one to two bedrooms and bathrooms.

Homes in Balance at Dockside Green were built in 2009 with sustainability in mind. The building is LEED Platinum certified thanks to eco-friendly features such as 100% sewage treatment, water conservation and reclamation facilities, fresh-air systems, and biomass heating. Residents enjoy bamboo hardwood flooring, open-concept living spaces, energy-efficient kitchen appliances, and built-in breakfast bars.

The balance's share of Dockside Green condos for sale list from the low $700s up to around $1.1 million. They're also known as monthly rentals, with a minimum stay of one month. Nightly rates for a two-bedroom unit start at $179.

Dockside Green is surrounded by lush landscaping, and residents enjoy partial views of Victoria. Shopping, dining, and the Vic West Skatepark are all just steps away. This community is an excellent choice for anyone seeking environmentally conscious design within walking distance of the city center.

Balance at Dockside Green Amenities

  • Bicycle storage
  • Electric car charging
  • Exercise room with free yoga
  • In-suite laundry
  • Pet-friendly
  • Storage lockers

Vogue

Vogue is a three-story condo building in historic Old Town, just five minutes from the city's heart. The building, which was completely renovated in 2008, has its roots as a historic hotel from the late 1800s. Vogue has 48 residential units, and the building also has commercial spaces on its first floor. This condominium building is fantastic for anyone who loves historic neighbourhoods in the middle of everything the city offers.

Available units at Vogue include one-bedroom, one-bathroom homes with at least 600 square feet of living space. Pricing begins at approximately $570,000. Homes include 13-foot ceilings, oversized windows, polished concrete floors, and granite countertops. Kitchens come equipped with full-size appliances; many units also have stackable washers and dryers. Vogue is a pet-friendly building, and smoking is not permitted.

Vogue condo owners can rent their homes as apartments or short-term vacation rentals, presenting an additional opportunity as investment properties. Residents are steps from boutique shopping, and all that downtown Victoria has to offer, as well as nearby walking trails and public transit. The Johnson Street Bridge accommodates vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians, providing quick access to Songhees Park and waterfront views.

Vogue Amenities

  • Bicycle storage
  • Parking for select units
  • Rooftop deck
  • Storage lockers
  • Ability to rent units for vacation rentals

Bayview One

Where to Find the Best Condos in Victoria

Established in the Vic West neighbourhood 1.5 kilometres west of downtown, the Bayview One high-rise condo has 139 units throughout ten stories. Most units are 700–1,200 square feet and have one or two bedrooms and bathrooms, and condos for sale at Bayview One list from $670,000–$970,000. The complex also includes a luxury penthouse with three bedrooms, five bathrooms, and over 4,000 square feet of living space.

Bayview One homes offer waterfront views enjoyed through oversized windows. Units include modern features such as hardwood floors, granite countertops, chef's kitchens with large islands, and fireplaces. Master suites feature connected, spa-like bathrooms with oversized soaking tubs, walk-in showers, and spacious closets with built-in storage and organization for clothes, shoes, and other accessories.

Living in Bayview One puts residents close to downtown Victoria in a vibrant area with several shopping and dining options. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you'll enjoy being within walking distance of Songhees Hillside Park, Vic West Skatepark, and the Victoria International Marina, among other attractions. Bayview One is a wonderful option for buyers who love well-established neighbourhoods with character that are also close to the city centre.

Bayview One Amenities

  • Bicycle storage
  • Clubhouse
  • Gym and fitness center
  • Kayak storage
  • Separate storage units
  • Spa and hot tub

The Chelsea

The Chelsea is 1.3 kilometres southwest of downtown Victoria, between the city center and the Fairfield West neighbourhood. Completed in 2008, the Chelsea building has 66 units, most with two bedrooms and dens or family rooms. Because of its unique location and proximity to downtown, Chelsea offers close-in living at a more relaxed, elegant, and modern pace. Tree-lined streets and open green spaces are typical in this area of Victoria.

Homes at The Chelsea feature brick and stone exteriors, balconies, terraces, oversized windows, and premium finishes and fixtures. Most units have open-concept designs and provide ample space for residents. The complex also includes a few penthouses. Condos for sale at The Chelsea list from around $700,000.

Living at The Chelsea puts residents within short walking distance of several dining and shopping options. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy being less than a 15-minute walk from Beacon Hill Park. The Chelsea is also close to several transportation hubs, including public transit, ferries, and a heliport for travel to nearby cities in Canada and the United States.

The Chelsea Amenities

  • Bike storage
  • Clubhouse
  • Conference facilities
  • Exercise room
  • Resident caretaker
  • Secure underground parking

Experience Condo Living in Victoria

As the capital city of British Columbia and one of Canada's cultural centers, Victoria, BC, has much to offer everyone. This is especially true if you enjoy the convenience and comforts of condominium living in urban settings, and most of the city's great condo communities are located in Victoria's best neighbourhoods.

Enjoy quick access to shopping, dining, and other points of interest in modern, thoughtfully designed, and well-appointed homes. From ultra-contemporary buildings with "green" features to historic buildings in well-established neighbourhoods, condo living in Victoria presents excellent options for permanent residences or investment opportunities through short- or long-term rentals.

If you're dreaming about living in Victoria, contact The Neal Estate Team at (250) 386-8181 to get in touch with a local Victoria real estate agent who can help you find your perfect home.

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