Social. Vibrant. open space.
- Craftsman Designed Homes + Families Located Here
- Average Lot Size Starting at 8500 Square Feet
- Design Your Own Home with Large Floor Plans
- Designated Greenspaces, Parks and Walking Trails
You may bring your own plans if you like. However, the established design aesthetic for Mill Springs is Craftsman-style, so in order to maintain continuity we do require all plans to be approved by our designer. The internet is a great source for plan ideas!
Mill Springs does not hire any builders. You will need to bring in your own builder; or, if you don’t have a preferred contractor we would be happy to connect you with some of the builders who have done consistent, high-quality work here in Mill Springs.
You have one year from the time you purchase the lot to begin construction, and another year from that date to finish your home.
Yes! There is a park ’n ride lot for commuters just 2 blocks away from Mill Springs. There is also a Ride Share program available in the area.
Everything! Mill Bay offers a huge selection of retail shops, a library, medical facilities, banks, legal offices, pharmacies, liquor stores, hair salons, as well as restaurants and coffee shops and a Thrifty Foods (grocer). For additional fresh seasonal produce, you’ll find plenty of farmer’s markets running throughout the late spring into the fall months. Big box stores are situated 15-20 minutes in both directions in Langford (south) and Duncan (north).
Elementary and secondary schools are all within a 10-minute drive from Mill Springs; school buses provide transport for elementary and middle-school students with a main stop just 2 blocks from Mill Springs. Two prestigious private schools – Brentwood College and Shawnigan Lake School – are within 15 minutes’ drive. The Cowichan campus of Vancouver Island University is just 15 minutes north of Mill Bay in Duncan.
Aside from the parks and trails located throughout Mill Springs, the Mill Bay area offers fantastic walking, hiking and biking trails into the surrounding mountains – accessible right from Mill Springs. Kayakers and boaters will love living only minutes from the ocean and the fantastic new Mill Bay Marina and gorgeous Shawinigan Lake. The Kerry Park Recreation Centre offers indoor activities all year round, and the Arbutus Golf Course is minutes away.
Mill Springs boasts a great mix of people from a variety of age categories and family types. A large proportion of our neighbourhood is composed of young professional families with children, as well as a significant population of ‘downsizers’ and retirees. One thing everyone has in common is a sense of community – it’s common to have the neighbours over for coffee and for everybody to look out for each other’s properties when somebody is away on vacation.