Oak Bay

Welcome to Oak Bay, a premier and highly coveted neighbourhood within Victoria, offering prime real estate options. Uniquely, Oak Bay is its own municipality, encompassing a mosaic of charming smaller neighbourhoods.

It is a charming and affluent community that stands out for its unique character and picturesque surroundings. Nestled on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Oak Bay is known for its upscale residential neighbourhoods, well-maintained heritage homes, and a strong sense of community.

 

One of the defining features of Oak Bay's real estate market is its stunning waterfront. With miles of coastline, residents and visitors alike can enjoy scenic walks along the shoreline, take in breathtaking ocean views, and appreciate the natural beauty surrounding the area. This picturesque setting enhances the appeal for homebuyers and realtors, showcasing Oak Bay as a prime location for those seeking waterfront properties in Victoria's real estate landscape.

 

In addition to its natural splendour, Oak Bay boasts a vibrant cultural scene. The community is home to art galleries, boutique shops, and local cafes, creating a lively and engaging atmosphere. Residents often find themselves immersed in a mix of artistic expression and local charm.

 

Oak Bay Avenue serves as the central hub of the community, offering a range of amenities, including unique boutiques, upscale dining options, and essential services. The avenue reflects the community's commitment to maintaining a distinct character while catering to the needs and preferences of its residents.

 

The municipality also takes pride in its commitment to green spaces and outdoor recreation. Parks like Willows Beach and Anderson Hill Park provide opportunities for outdoor activities, family picnics, and leisurely strolls. The well-kept gardens and parks contribute to Oak Bay's reputation as an idyllic and livable community.

 

Overall, Oak Bay stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of nature, culture, and community. Its upscale yet inviting ambiance, coupled with its commitment to preserving its unique character, makes it a sought-after destination for those who appreciate the finer aspects of life in Victoria, BC.

 

Schools

Oak Bay is known for its excellent educational institutions, ranging from public schools to prestigious private institutions. Here's an overview of some notable schools in the area:

  • Oak Bay High School: This public secondary school serves students from grades 9 through 12. Known for its strong academic programs, Oak Bay High School also offers a variety of extracurricular activities including sports, arts, and music. The school underwent significant renovations recently, which have enhanced its facilities.
  • St. Michaels University School (SMUS): A renowned private school, SMUS offers a comprehensive education from kindergarten to grade 12. It's known for its strong academic curriculum, extensive extracurricular programs, and a focus on holistic development. The school has a reputation for preparing students for higher education and has a diverse student body.
  • Glenlyon Norfolk School is another prestigious private school offering education from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. It's known for its International Baccalaureate (IB) program and a strong emphasis on character education. The school's curriculum is designed to foster academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership skills.
  • Willows Elementary School: A public elementary school in the Oak Bay area, Willows Elementary is known for its welcoming community and strong focus on foundational learning. It offers a range of programs and activities for younger students.
  • Monterey Middle School: Serving grades 6 to 8, Monterey Middle School is known for its strong academic programs, wide range of extracurricular activities, and focus on holistic student development.
  • Margaret Jenkins Elementary School: While not exactly in Oak Bay, it's close by and serves many students from the Oak Bay area. It's known for its strong community involvement and commitment to providing a supportive learning environment.
  • University of Victoria and Camosun College: While these are not in Oak Bay, they are very close and serve the Oak Bay community. The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading universities, offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Camosun College offers a variety of diploma and certificate programs and is known for its vocational and technical courses.

 

 

Check out his link to the District of Oak Bay Website.

Overview for Oak Bay, British Columbia

9,671 people live in Oak Bay, where the median age is 58 and the average individual income is $151,453. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

9,671

Total Population

58 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$151,453

Average individual Income

Around Oak Bay, British Columbia

There's plenty to do around Oak Bay, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Friends & Family Bake, Saint Cecilia, and Smile Chicken.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.63 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.65 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.44 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.63 miles 12 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Oak Bay, British Columbia

Oak Bay has 4,412 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Oak Bay do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

9,671

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

58

Median Age

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Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$151,453

Average individual Income

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Schools in Oak Bay, British Columbia

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The following schools are within or nearby Oak Bay. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
St Michaels University School - Junior
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Monterey Middle School
PUBLIC
1st - 12th
No rating available

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