Many Canadians have opted to live in places with warmer climes and beautiful scenery, such as Vancouver. However, Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, is also experiencing an influx of arrivals for similar reasons, so reports The Times Colonist:
Victoria residents can be counted on to have a nice day today, and every day. A survey by Condé Nast Traveler confirms what we already knew — Victoria is the friendliest city in the Northern Hemisphere.
We’re sorry that we were beat out for top spot by Auckland, New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia. We’re sorry that we’re not sorrier.
Last year, we weren’t quite as nice because, sadly, we were ranked No. 14.
We obviously made a good impression on more than 46,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers who described Victoria as a destination you need “at least a week to see.” Probably another day or two if you go as far out as Costco.
This comes as no surprise at all. Canada already has a long-standing reputation of being one of the friendliest countries in the world, which makes this one city in British Columbia but another ideal destination for anyone planning on a vacation out of town—a place still capable of making you feel relaxed and vibrant at the same time, with all the conveniences of a well-planned city.
For plenty of good reasons, non-locals have been choosing to move and buy real estate in Victoria, BC, the popular tourism haven known as the “City of Gardens”. Apart from being known for its mild and equable climate that extend the blooming season through winter and early spring, Victoria is also recognized as one of the friendliest and oldest cities in Canada, dating back in the era of the British Empire. The pride of the City of Gardens includes royal tourist places, such as the Butchart Gardens, Thunderbird Park, Craigdarroch Castle, Beacon Hill Park, and other beautiful, evergreen sanctuaries.
Not long ago, in 2009, CTVNews.ca had declared Victoria as the best place to live in Canada. It’s a favorite city to settle in because of the universities, museums, mild climate, and dynamic cultural life. Victoria, BC is an ideal place for history and art buffs, and for those who may thrive in a vibrant culture of learning, with reputable schools, such as the University of Victoria, Camosun College, and Royal Roads University.
The wave of arrivals in Victoria in recent years has led to an increase in real estate sales, according to a report from the GlobeAndTheMail.com. This influx of people looking to study, work, and to get settled are looking up condos for sale in Victoria, BC.
Some real estate buyers in the city go for condominium units as they are readily available and convenient with many of them located in the heart of the city. Condo units are also easily found, especially when potential buyers look up Victoria BC Real Estate Listings, which feature the usual listings of properties, including condos, for sale, as well as engaging information about living, investing, and doing business in Victoria BC Canada.
Source: (Victoria among world’s friendliest in tourists’ vote, Sandra McCulloch, August 6, 2014)