Gordon Head

Gordon Head is a very popular neighbourhood in the Greater Victoria municipality of Saanich. Gordon Head lies north of McKenzie Avenue and east of the Blenkinsop Valley. The University of Victoria is located partly within Gordon Head along the southeast boundary. Finnerty Road separates Gordon Head from the adjacent neighbourhood of Cadboro Bay. The local area is dominated physically by Mt. Douglas, a coastline along Haro Strait, and the central plateau.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $2M
Lowest Price $825K
Highest Price $5.6M
Total Listings 23
Avg. Days On Market 24
Avg. Price/SQFT $675

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Gordon Head

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More about Gordon Head Homes for Sale

Nestled between the picturesque Haro Strait coastline and deeply forested Mt. Douglas, Gordon Head homes are especially beautiful. In this lovely forest-at-the-sea neighbourhood, homes for sale in Gordon Head are located in the northern end of Greater Victoria, north of McKenzie Avenue and east of the Blenkinsop Valley. Gordon Head real estate borders the nearby Cadboro Bay neighbourhood, separated by Finnerty Road, as well as bordering the popular University of Victoria. Residents of Gordon Head are close to everything: take a short drive to downtown Victoria; hike, run, or bike to the beach or forest; enjoy a short commute to UVic. 
Why buy a home in Gordon Head? This lovely neighbourhood offers the tranquility of the forest and sea, as well as close-by shopping. Gordon Head real estate is in popular demand because of its unique location to nature, schools, and shopping. The average price of  homes for sale in Gordon Head is in the affordability range that is great for residents and families who want both solitude and the ability to pop down to the store, grab a bite, or head downtown for some excitement & culture.
The plentiful three and four bedroom homes along with Townhomes in Gordon Head are perfect for residents who enjoy the solitude and scenery of nature, with most homes offering landscape views of forests, tree-lined streets, or the sea. The single-family homes in Gordon Head are wonderful for families with children, with schools being very close by bike or foot. There are some excellent Townhomes for people looking to downsize from their larger homes.  Many of these beautiful Gordon Head homes are located near forested parks with a variety of trees such as evergreen, maple, and the famed arbutus trees. Many of the family homes for sale in Gordon Head have ample natural light, wide patios, and spacious yards for enjoying your time at home. 
If a larger home is more your style, there are plenty of five and six bedroom luxury homes for sale in Gordon Head, which often have large sprawling lots, beautiful landscaping, and seascape views. Many of these luxury Gordon Head homes are located in or near woods or lush areas, exterior planning of these beautiful homes for sale incorporate  balconies or lovely brick and stone patios. Being immersed in nature doesn't mean you have to compromise feeling pampered, as most of these luxury homes in Gordon Head have lavish modern interiors, wide windows, and gourmet kitchens for entertaining friends and neighbours. There is also great revenue potential with these five and six bedroom homes in Gordon Head, as many of them contain self-contained units which are easy to rent out to visiting students enrolled at the close by University of Victoria, making these large Gordon Head homes a smart investment for the future. 

Living in Gordon Head, Victoria

Gordon Head is a quieter neighbourhood in north Victoria, but not without its shopping and essential goods. Three main shopping centers keep residents of Gordon Head happy: University Heights, Tuscany Village, and Torquay Village. Located along bustling McKenzie and Shelbourne Avenues, University Heights has the most to offer: University Heights Mall, Save-On, Home Depot, Thrifty Foods Liquor, Landmark Cinemas, as well as RBC Bank and several restaurants. Across Shelbourne Avenue is the smaller Tuscany Village, which has Thrifty Foods, a larger Thrifty Foods Liquor store, and several more restaurants. Just north on Shelbourne Avenue and close to Mt. Douglas is the quaint Torquay Village, which offers local restaurants such as The Village, Naughty Nellie's Fish & Chips, and other stores like a cafe, pet grooming, and a small pharmacy. Adjacent to Tuscany Village is the quaint Mt. Douglas Market, which has a great deli, bakery, and grocery selection. 
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Gordon Head homes are definitely a great buy for people who love the outdoors and especially families with children. Gordon Head has 27 parks, most notably Mt. Douglas Park, the largest park in the district of Saanich at 450 acres. Several parks offer beach access, such as Mt. Douglas Park, Glencoe Cove-Kwatsech Park, Balmacarra Park, and Arbutus Cove Park. Gordon Head is known for its walking and hiking trails, as well as bike routes on the quiet suburban streets. Close to Gordon Head also is the famous Lochside Trail, great for walking or biking, which connects Tillcum(west central Victoria) all the way to North Saanich at the end of the Saanich Peninsula. 
Homes in Gordon Head are very close to the six schools in this community: Hillcrest and Torquay Elementary; Arbutus and Gordon Head Middle; Lambrick Park and Mount Douglas Secondary. There are also two independent schools, Maria Montessori Academy and ArtsCalibre Academy. Many of these schools are within walking and biking distance, offering children and parents an active daily commute. 

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