Gordon Head Neighbourhood of Victoria, BC
Why Do People Live here?
The Gordon Head is a beautiful neighbourhood of single family homes that is conveniently located just 2 miles outside of Downtown Victoria by bike, car or bus. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing the streets of this quaint little oasis in the suburbs during the summer and sledding down snow covered streets in the winter. It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city that residents don't feel like the urban center of Victoria is knocking on their door.
What's the Neighbourhood Like?
The homes you would expect to find for sale in the Gordon Head Neighbourhood are generally going to range between 800 and 2500 square feet. Most of the homes were built back in the early 70's and infilling with newer homes. You'll find homes from pre war years to Modern day newer homes. Many of the older homes have had updates and it's not uncommon to find homes that have extensive finished basements and many with rental suites adding to the square footage of some of these great homes. The smallest homes in the neighbourhood start with 3-4 bedrooms while the larger floor plans have a four or five bedroom layout with some models putting the master bedroom on the main floor. Most of the lots range between 6,000 and 8,000 and larger so there is plenty of room for people to get out and enjoy the beautiful Canadian Pacific Northwest weather.
What's Going on Nearby the Gordon Head Neighbourhood?
Gordon Head is located right in Saanich East in North East of the city. There is a major University called UVic(University of Victoria) borading Saanich with the Municipality of Oak Bay as well as just about every kind of conceivable shopping in walking distance.The Strip Mall shopping is along the Shelbourne Street corridor everything from a Public Library, Home Depot, Several Top Grocery stores like "Save On Foods, Fairways and Thrifty's" and a wonderful local Starbucks, Tim Horton's and other coffee shops. In the evenings you will want to go to a movie at Cinecenta Movie Theatre at UVic or Empire Theatre at University Heights Shopping centre located at 3980 Shelbourne Street and McKenzie Ave.
Gordon Head |Rec Centre
- Main Pool (25 metres, with rope swing, climbing wall, slide, stairs)
- Leisure Pool (1 metre deepest point, with bubblers, sprayers, waterfalls, river pool)
- River Pool, Tot Pool & shallow water area
- Whirlpool, Sauna and Steam room for adults
- 100% wheelchair accessible with shower wheelchairs
- 3000 sq ft Weight room with stretching area
- 1400 sq ft Dance/Fitness Studio
- Youth Park featuring skateboarding and rollerblading
- Multi-Purpose rooms and auditorium available for rental
- Business and party rentals
What Schools will the Kids Attend?
If you buy a home for sale in the Gordon Head Neighbourhood of the Municipalty of Saanich in Greater Victoria, BC, the local schools serving this area are:
Hill Crest and Torquay Elementry Schools, Arbutus and Gordon Head Middle School (Grades 6-8) Lambrick Park and Mount Doug Secondary schools. And the University of Victoria...UVic is more than a top research university
Marie Montessori is the only independent school in Gordon Head.
To get information about Provincial school Exams check out the BC Ministry of Education and More about the Victoria, Saanich and Sooke Districts.
Check out the Gordon Head Residents Assocation..Find what's going on around the Gordon Head area.
Great Walking areas in the Gordon Head Neighbourhood, enjoy early morning Sunrises and Sunsets the Top of Mount Doug Park......see Mount Doug Park photos on Google
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Gordon Head Neighbourhood Victoria,BC