…And answers to other frequently asked questions about Sunriver Estates in Sooke – one of the most popular new neighbourhoods in the greater Victoria, BC area.
Because I write a lot about Sooke, I get plenty of questions about living here, working here, and of course, about the neighbourhoods. Sunriver Estates is a huge master-planned community on the banks of the Sooke River, sloping up the Sooke Hills with various creeks and other natural features. It’s a very nice looking development, so it’s no surprise that it’s very popular. Also, the lots are larger than most other new developments in our area, so you can have a real back yard instead of a postage stamp. People move out here for the natural beauty, recreational options, quiet lifestyle, and of course the value. It amazes people when they visit Sooke what you get for your money, and how much more a similar house would cost (usually on a tiny lot) in Victoria, or even Langford, just 20-25 minutes’ drive away. Below are some answers to some frequently-asked questions about Sunriver Estates in Sooke.
Q. Is Sunriver Estates a strata development?
A. No, all homes in Sunriver are freehold, fee simple titles (except for the townhouses). Read details in this post.
Q. How many homes have been built at Sunriver?
A. There have been 371 houses built at Sunriver since it broke ground in 2004.
Q. How many homes are planned?
A. There will be 715 houses at Sunriver when construction is completed.
Q. How many more years will construction be taking place at Sunriver until it’s built-out?
A. At the current pace of construction, all homes will be sold and construction complete in approximately 5 years.
Q. What about the building scheme? I’ve heard that boats and RVs, etc are not allowed? Who enforces it?
A. The building scheme at Sunriver allows boats and RVs, etc, but stipulates that they must be behind a fence, lattice, or other sort of screening so that they don’t clutter up the character of the neighbourhood. The developer has sent out letters to offending properties asking them to comply. To date no one has been fined or needed action beyond the letter.
Q. Are any condominiums planned for Sunriver?
A. No, condos are not being built at Sunriver Estates. There are some very nice townhouses at The Pointe, and there may be a few more built.
Q. Will there be any commercial space built at Sunriver? Neighbourhood shops, cafes, etc?
A. When construction is completed, the sales centre will be sold off as commercial space. It will be up to the buyer (and Sooke zoning and business bylaws) what goes in there. Anything is possible – cafe, restaurant, pub? Who knows!
If you have any more questions about Sunriver Estates or other areas in Sooke or would like information about homes for sale in Sunriver Estates and Sooke, give me a call at 250-885-0512, email Tim@TimAyres.ca or fill in my contact form!
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