Location and Climate
Salt Spring Island is located within the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia between Vancouver Island and the mainland. The climate is the mildest in Canada. Its area is 70 square miles (of beautiful salt spring real estate) and includes mountains, sandy beaches, rocky shorelines oceanfront, majestic forests, rolling pastures, lakes, gorgeous homes, condos – something for everyone.
Rich Island Lifestyle
Salt Spring Island is an eclectic community and is home to many famous and interesting people. The rich island lifestyle can be everything you’ve ever dreamt of. What makes Salt Spring fantastic is the people who call Salt Spring home;
Salt Spring is well-known for its Arts community and famous Saturday Market, but there is so much more: year-round gardening, sailing, weaving, kayaking, live music & theatre, ornithology, religious studies, equestrian activities, fishing, golf, hiking, painting, karate, tai chi, yoga, sculpting, geocaching on Salt Spring, etc., etc…
Salt Spring is safe. Crime by big city standards is almost nonexistent. We do have a full detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and they are here to…hum…..well last year a rototiller went missing… it was in the local paper, the Driftwood.
Are you having a hard time finding a family Doctor? The reason is that 11 live here on the Salt Spring and we even have our own Hospital (Lady Minto) where you can get first-class service. There are also dentists, physiotherapists and all other health practitioners you might need.
Although it’s part of Canada and uses Canadian currency, Salt Spring also has its own currency, Salt Spring Dollars, which trade at par with the Canadian dollar and are accepted at many of the businesses on Salt Spring. We also have two chartered banks, a credit union, two large grocery stores, and stores for almost everything else you might want. We also have tennis courts a swimming pool, community services, schools K-12 and all the urban amenities with a special rural flair (organic goat cheese anyone?) and zest. You do not need to leave the island…… and many don’t.
Best Place to be
So, to sum it up; it’s warm enough to grow palm trees, has a hospital with Doctors, lots to do and it is a fun vibrant community to live in. Salt Spring real estate consists of houses, farms, acreages, condos and waterfront homes and estates in all price ranges. You can find lots and homes for sale from $100,000 to $5,000,000.
Did we mention – Salt Spring Island is the best place on the planet and we love it here! Is it time for you to escape to Salt Spring? Not all REALTORS® are the same……hire Scott
Scott & June Simmons
The Salt Spring Team