Skirt Mountain’s real estate market is booming, boosting Langford’s population

Skirt Mountain's real estate market is booming, boosting Langford's population
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Located only 15 minutes from downtown Victoria, Skirt Mountain’s real estate market is booming.

The neighborhood’s surrounded by provincial parks and trails, world-class golfing and panoramic views are becoming a popular spot to settle down.

“I would say that the awareness of Bear Mountain has been heightened during the pandemic,” says Dan Matthews, CEO of Ecoasis Developments. “We were busy going into the pandemic but it certainly has brought a new demographic to our community.”

Over the past three years Ecoasis Developments has opened up three new neighborhoods on the mountain, launching their latest called Shadow Creek, this week.

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Then, in late summer and fall the company will be launching Victoria Peak, a 100-acre development located at the top of the mountain.

“I would say development right now, we’re at about 3,500 residents, by the time we’re completed it will probably be north of 10,000,” says Matthews.

According to population estimates, Langford became home to over 2,000 new people between 2019 and 2020, growing by 4.9 per cent.

Westview, located on the southern slopes of skirt mountain is seeing this surge in interest as well.

“We have people moving here from out of the country, from out of the province, from out of the city,” says Rhys Duch, a listing agent with Westview. “The secret’s out, I guess. COVID was pretty helpful in getting people to look here.”

In the next 10 years, the population on Skirt Mountain is expected to almost triple in size as more move to be closer with nature, but still within minutes from everything they need.

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