Li's Blog: Discover "real reality" on Salt Spring Island...

Discover "real reality" on Salt Spring Island...

Evening ocean view
Luxury is an interesting word. Leafing through luxury home magazines, there are a lot of homes with marble, state of the art kitchens, spa style bathrooms, pool complexes...these are luxurious.

For Salt Spring and the Southern Gulf Islands, although there are estate style properties, the "luxury" label might better apply to intangibles: a sense of space, quiet, privacy, calm.

The natural world has been preserved on the Gulf Islands...the Islands Trust (created in 1974 by the provincial government) is there to "preserve and protect" the environmental beauties of the Gulf Islands, for the benefit of all B.C. residents.

No "big box" stores. No neon signs. A Village that cannot expand its designated boundaries (set in place in 1974). One hotel, one motel, nine resorts, eight Townhome developments...and that's "it".

The Trust was created to preserve the "Park" and growth has been strictly controlled since 1974, via strong zoning/strict bylaws. The Trust is appreciated by islanders.

So: "luxury"...means something different for everyone, but in this always on digital universe we now inhabit, with virtual, meshed, augmented realities, perhaps true luxury is to savour the time tunnel of 1974.

Catch the vibe of Salt Spring and the Gulf Islands! Only real reality here.



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Comment balloon 3 commentsLi Read • April 10 2018 04:10PM


Hi Li Read any one who is thinking of visiting and relocating to the Salt Spring Island would be wise to call Li Read for guidance.... I know "I" would...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 2 years ago

Appreciated!!!!    Always great to hear from you, Barbara.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) about 2 years ago

Prospective home buyers will be in very good hands when they use your professional real estate services.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 years ago