Buying your first home on Salt Spring Island?

buying your first home on Salt Spring Island

Interested in buying your first home on Salt Spring Island?

Some basic stats: The Island, has a population in the region of 10,500. It is 27 km (17 miles) wide by 14 km (9 miles) wide. There are 185 square km (74 square miles) of rolling hills (some more mountain than hill) and many lakes, pristine beaches and spectacular natural scenery. It’s actually quite a large island with varying topography and micro climates. If you are buying your first home on Salt Spring Island there is lots to know.

The main town is Ganges ( located roughly mid island) and it is here that you will find the vast majority of shops, restaurants, offices, schools and the Hospital. I found this site super helpful www.saltspringmarket.com 

The island is divided into the north and south end. The latter is not as developed and is further from Ganges but does offer spectacular scenery and gentle rolling hills.  The north end is closer to amenities but is considered to be more developed.

There are all sorts of properties available on the island. Depending on your budget, you can choose from a rustic cabin to a spectacular ocean front estate. The island is so varied that there really is something for everyone. Love modern architecture? There are some stunning properties. If traditional west coast is more your style there are wonderful examples of that house style as well.

If you want to live close to Ganges Village (walking distance) there are some wonderful  Salt Spring Island townhouse developments such as:

  • Roscommon:  295 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC.
  • Summerside Village: 197 Atkins Road, Salt Spring Island, BC.
  • Cottonwood Close: 130-133 Corbett Road, Salt Spring Island, BC.
  • Grace Point Square: (waterfront) 111 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC.
  • King Fisher Cove: 230-258 Lower Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC.
  • Valhalla Place: 124 Valhalla Road, Salt Spring Island, BC.
  • Park Place: 235 Park Drive, Salt Spring Island.

Not interested in a townhouse? There are also detached homes near town and they can be found along Fulford Ganges Road, Park Drive, Village Terrace to name just a few.

House Prices on Salt Spring Island.

If you are buying your first home on Salt Spring Island: Entry level detached house prices start at the mid to high $500k mark. The most competitive price range is between $600-$800K. I say competitive because there are more buyers looking within this range than there are for properties priced in the $900- over 1 million.

If you are buying your first home on Salt Spring Island what are some of your must haves?

Do you want to be waterfront?

Do you want an ocean view?

Peace and privacy?

Close to town?

Proximity to trails and beach access points?

Plenty of space with land to garden or farm?

If possible, try to put together a list of what it important to you when looking for your first home on Salt Spring Island. This list of must haves is very important when staring any search. One you know what you want, you can focus the search.

Contact me and I will be happy to guide you in the right direction so that we locate the perfect Salt Spring Island home that best suits your needs and lifestyle.