Saltair, known by locals as “Sunny Saltair”, is an unincorporated community on the east coast of Vancouver Island located between the towns of Ladysmith and Chemainus. With a population of approximately 1,800 residents, this largely rural community has panoramic ocean and mountain views, making it a highly desirable location for homeowners.
Saltair sits on the border between Cowichan Valley Regional District (Duncan) and the Town of Ladysmith. Because of this, residents can choose to access services and schools in either Chemainus or Ladysmith, both of which are nearby and offer all the amenities more often found in larger communities.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Saltair offers hiking and biking trails, boating and more. Saltair Centennial Park is a multi-sport community park featuring picnic areas, a playground, sports fields, sports courts, and tennis. If fishing is your favorite pastime, there’s Steelhead, Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout right at your fingertips. The best fishing is April through June and again in September through October.
Reasons to live in Saltair
Because the community is unincorporated, those seeking home ownership in the Saltair area will find lower taxes, larger lots, fewer building restrictions, a healthy community water supply and more privacy and solitude than in the neighbouring communities of Chemainus and Ladysmith.
The Official Community Plan for Saltair focuses on protecting the rural lifestyle and sustaining the community water supply by limiting population growth and setting limits for urban expansion.
Home based businesses are widely accepted as they provide a greater lifestyle opportunity, reduce car travel and boost the local economy.
Residents of Saltair often work in Ladysmith, Chemainus, Nanaimo or Duncan and can be at their place of employment without sitting in traffic commuting for long periods of time.
For more information about this tranquil community, call John Surtees today at 250-751-1223 or email him here.