Located in the middle of Sunshine Coast, Sechelt has grown tremendously in the past decade. Approximately 57 Km Northwest from downtown Vancouver, the main route to Sechelt is a 40 minute ferry ride on BC Ferries, located at Horseshoe Bay, taking you to Langdale terminal on the Sunshine Coast. Upond arrival, there is a 25 minute drive along the Sunshine Coast Highway to the properties in Sechelt.
Alternate transportation via West Coast Air offers 20 minute flights for commuters to Coal Harbour in Vancouver's city center or to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) several times a day.
With newly developed recreational facilities, including 3 golf courses, along with a flourishing economic climate, Sechelt is the right place for those in pursuit of a balanced and sustainable lifestyle. Sechelt high-end homes are also approximately 60% less than those in the Vancouver real estate market, making this a uniquely irresistable opportunity for homebuyers.
This region is not subject to the BC provincial government’s Additional Property Transfer Tax for Foreign Investors or the Vacant Home Tax if the investor decides to build a vacation or rental homes on this property; thus providing more opportunities for the foreign investor.
This low bank waterfront property is approximately 6000 square meters (1.48 acres) with 110 meters (358 feet) of sandy beach frontage, providing majestic views of Porpoise Bay and the surrounding mountains; while the ocean sloping gently into Porpoise Bay with a location for deep water moorage.
The property is currently R-1 zoned; allowing for a variety of options from single family dwellings on 500M2 lots, to an estate with two legal houses.
Other options would be rezoning the property to R-4 zoning allowing for townhouses or condominiums with densities ranging from approximately 24 units to a maximum of 50 units upon approval from the municipality.
All services including municipal water and sewer, gas, electrical, cable and fiber optic internet communications services are at the property line for ease of access.
This property is centrally located 1 km from an 18-hole golf course at the Sechelt Golf and Country Club, St. Mary's hospital, aquatic center, and shopping from the town center while it is conveniently located 3 blocks from Porpoise Bay Government Wharf which provides year round moorage, marina facilities, and air transport to Vancouver city center and the YVR airport.
Sechelt provides a variety of family, health, and educational services including the newly renovated St. Mary’s Hospital which serves the entire Sunshine Coast, increased care home facilities, Capilano University campus, aquatic and recreational center, and RCMP detachment.
Retail needs are met with a variety of small shops accompanied by major retailers along the coast. Transportation is provided by BC Transit bus system, BC Ferries, Sechelt airport, and West Coast Air; which services both Coal Harbour Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
The community of Sechelt is the focal point of recreational activity along the coast with an aquatic center, ice hockey arena, winter sports at Dakota Ridge, a variety of water sports including sports fishing, world famous diving, and mountain bike sporting events. Sechelt also hosts art activities including the annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.
Porpoise Bay Inlet is approximately 46 kms in length and is protected from the harsh winds of the open ocean allowing for a variety of boating, diving, and kayaking experiences with a provincial campground close to Sechelt.
A government marina, Porpoise Bay Government Wharf, located 3 blocks from Water's Edge Development provides year round moorage and marina facilities for the boating community. The marina is located next to the Lighthouse Pub and West Coast Air; which offers flights to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and city center Vancouver.
The inlet is abundant with fish and aquatic wildlife in clear waters allowing for fishing, crabbing, and mussel farming. Both the wildlife and boating activities provide picturesque entertainment to waterfront property owners.