Malahat, BC Homes For Sale

While small in size, the area that encompasses Malahat homes for sale is big in natural surroundings. As an unincorporated area of the Cowichan Valley, what is commonly referred to as "Malahat" is an area of very little development just off BC Highway #1. Malahat real estate is nestled amongst the trees and steep, rugged terrain of Vancouver Island and is just a short drive to the north end of Victoria and the City of Duncan.

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Malahat Real Estate Market

While new development in the Malahat real estate market is rare, there is an opportunity to build a custom home on land that occasionally comes up for sale or buy an existing home when they hit the market. Most of the current homes in Malahat are custom made or modular homes, as there has not been a traditional large development of the area. Home ownership has typically been a case of home owners buying and developing the land themselves or with a local builder.

One exception however, is the new development of Elkington Forest to the west of the highway. Elkington Forest is a master planned community that builds custom homes on an as needed and purchased basis. Homes in Elkington follow a strict set of guidelines and have to be eco-friendly and fit into the surrounding environment that the community protects.

Living in Malahat Real Estate

Living in Malahat real estate is not for those that want a large community to interact and socialize with. Given its location, layout and isolation, Malahat homes for sale are geared more toward buyers that enjoy their privacy and want to be away from the hustle and bustle of a city neighborhood. Surrounded by some of Vancouver Island's most scenic and rugged landscape, Malahat offers a lifestyle suited to those accustomed to enjoying the great outdoors. Some of the activities and amenities that current residents enjoy include:

  • Hiking and camping in nearby Goldstream Provincial Park.
  • Scenic mountain hikes through the numerous trails overlooking the Saanich Peninsula.
  • Quick access to nearby Victoria or the village of Mill Springs offering shopping, restaurants and entertainment.
  • Wildlife abounds in Malahat and frequent sightings of wild animals such as bears, cougars, eagles and deer are not uncommon.

If you want to learn more about the Malahat area of Vancouver Island, or have your eye on Malahat real estate for sale, contact Carly Carey today and she'll help you find your Malahat home.