To clarify; my $600,000 house is 1300 square feet. We are talking small here. It's a combination of being a nice neighbourhood, and Victoria being insanely expensive. The "mean" price in Victoria is $450,000 and the "median" price is $525,000. Don't know what the difference is, but you can see it's crazy out here! I think people like nurses should be able to buy homes, but it is not feasible any more.