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About Ten Mile Point
Ten Mile Point is a neighbourhood located in Saanich East, British Columbia.
It is a suburb of the city of Victoria, which lies to the southwest. Downtown Victoria is located about 9.5 road kilometres away, around a 19 minute drive.
Ten Mile Point is a wooded area that is situated just east of the Cadboro Bay and Queenswood neighbourhoods. It is also the eastern most point on Vancouver Island. Its name comes from its previously notorious location ten nautical miles from what was the headquarters of the Pacific Station of the Royal Navy. Early in the 20th century, Ten Mile point became a summer retreat with many cabins along the shorelines. Gradually, the neighbourhood developed into an upscale residential location.
There are several good schools in the area including the University of Victoria which is a renowned post-secondary institution located just up the street.
Ten Mile Point Real Estate
The Ten Mile Point real estate market features quiet, residentially dominant streets that offers residents a secluded community near but far enough away from Saanich’s commercial centers. Besides the neighbourhood’s single-family dwellings, there is Wedgewood estates which is a 133 unit townhouse development that overlooks the Haro Strait.
Along with its secluded nature, Ten Mile Point has a very rural feel with properties situated on upscale estates of a half acre or more in size. Moreover, the neighbourhood features tremendous ocean views which is a popular feature for local residents.
Things To Do In Ten Mile Point
The Ten Mile Point area is a peaceful oasis perfect for any resident who loves the outdoors!
If you’re an outdoors person, you’re in heaven - the area has miles of lovely beaches with amazing views of Mount Baker, and lots of excellent public parks.
Municipal parks in the Ten Mile Point neighbourhood include the Phyllis View Point in Phyllis Park, Arbutus Park, Benson Park and Wedgewood Park.
Smugglers Cove is another popular sight and has a historical component as it was used as a boat launch and landing site for rum runners traveling back and forth to the United States during the prohibition. The neighbourhood is also home to an ecological reserve and offers some of the best scuba diving on Vancouver Island.
The Ten Mile Point area is also near Cadboro Bay which along with its vast beachfront includes local cafes, restaurants and stores which are popular among local residents.
Living in Saanich East also means you’re super close to a number of amenities and malls with no shortage of retail options.
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