Fairwinds is central Vancouver Island's premiere, master-planned, oceanfront community with over 700 homes and home sites. Fairwinds real estate, whether it's single family, condos, or building lots, is often situated along higher points of land and rocky ridges offering panoramic, sweeping, natural vistas that take in the Pacific Ocean, nearby islands and the surrounding mountains. Homes can also offer spectacular golf course views. Fairwinds sold to Seacliff Properties in 2015. Immediate plans are renovate the Schooner Cove waterfront building site in order to offer an array of convenient shops and services. The intent is to have the building renovated and ready for occupancy by the Summer of 2016.
This community offers beautiful custom-built homes on undulating, rocky terrain supporting Arbutus and Garry oak trees along with an even drier micro-climate which together make this area so unique and desirable. Fairwinds is a community designed in harmony with the beauty of its surroundings. Owners can build their individually designed dream homes knowing the spirit of this treasured place is embraced through the community's registered building schemes.
The Fairwinds area has cool wet winters with 80 to 85% of the precipitation falling between October and April. The Nanoose peninsula is also surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three sides, resulting in less rain (about 33 inches annually) and warmer winter temperatures. Mean daily temperature range from 1 to 3°C (34 to 37°F) in January with cloud and rain from north Pacific air masses dominating the winter weather. This coastal region enjoys this significant climatic benefit from being in close proximirty to nearby Vancouver Island Mountains. As the strongest winds come in from the southwest, this region lies in the rainshadow of nearby Mt Arrowsmith and Mt Moriarty. Clouds heading in off the Pacific drop their moisture over Tofino, Ucluelet and Pt Alberni (ie. about 250 inches) , thereby giving this local microclimate a significantly drier result than both Nanaimo (ie. about 50 inches) to the south and Courtenay/Comox (ie. about 55 inches) to the north. In a normal winter, the strongest winds and perhaps some snow may come in December. Usually by the end of January the crocuses and snowdrops are blooming with Spring heralded in the later parts of February with daffodils.
The area is amenable for almost year-round gardening and golf. Environment Canada rates southeastern Vancouver Island as having the most favourable climate in all of Canada, on the basis of mild winters, abundant sunshine, little fog, light winds and low humidity. Truly a golfer or gardener's paradise!
The Fairwinds community includes the award-winning 18-hole Fairwinds Golf Club, the 20,000 sqft Fairwinds Centre, health club and members facility, and the 360 berth Schooner Cove Marina.
The 360-berth Schooner Cove Marina offers easy access to nearby islands, the Strait of Georgia and points beyond.
Fairwinds recently invited extensive public consultation when developing a master plan for area development. The community encompasses 1,350 acres in total with about 700 acres currently undeveloped. For the proposed Lakes District neighborhood, Fairwinds plans to set aside over 40% of this area as greenspace including an extensive network of walking trails. This will appeal to all ages.
The future Schooner Cove Waterfront Village includes 360 condominium units and will become a valuable asset to the community. Fairwinds has exciting plans for a new restaurant/pub with a variety of interesting shops intended to meet daily shopping needs. This site will become a destination meeting place for all to enjoy! We all look forward to this!
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