Our Neighbourhoods: Gordon Head
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Gordon Head is one heck of a neighbourhood – no matter who you are! It’s a broad mix of old and new families, retired couples, University students, and single working professionals.
There’s not much you can’t find in Gordon Head – from every level of schooling, shopping, food, plenty of recreational opportunities – and pure beauty!
Recreation and Outdoor Activities
Surrounded on two sides by the ocean, and with its very own Mountain - Gordon Head is an outdoor-lovers paradise! Kilometers of scenic Ocean walks, paths through the many parks in the area, and mountain trails ensure plenty of opportunities for enjoying nature.
The Gordon Head Recreation Center sits in the areas largest park and includes pools, steam rooms, hot tub, weight room, and rooms for all the fitness classes offered. There is a custom made skate park next to the center on one side, and lawn bowling facilities on the other.
Just down the street at the shopping center, a locally owned Fitness Center offers an even larger fitness facility.
Gordon Head is home to literally EVERY level of school! Several daycares and pre-schools are spread among the neighbourhood, as well as two Elementary Schools, two Middle Schools, and two Secondary Schools.
The University of Victoria also sits on the border of Gordon Head, so your kids can easily walk to every level of schooling.
For groceries, you are covered. Three major grocery chains, as well as several smaller convenience type stores are located right in Gordon Head.
If you are a Home Improvement junkie, you’re in paradise because Gordon Head is home to a Home Depot! A dollar store, vitamin store, jewellery store, and post office round out that shopping center.
There’s no shortage of salons and spas in Gordon Head! Doctors offices, veterinarian services, and optical services are all conveniently located in Gordon Head. And you’ll also find a few friendly, locally owned pharmacies to help you out.
Three convenient gas stations, and a full-service auto repair center are also within the neighbourhood.
A gaming center has recently opened at the shopping center for those looking for a social outlet and gaming advice. And downstairs find a full-service movie theatre, which offers prices a little cheaper than other theatres in Victoria.
Head to any of the larger parks at almost any time of the year and cheer on the local Gordon Head sports teams play. From little league, to ‘beer leagues’ you can join a team, or simply grab some yummy treats from the concession and sit and enjoy watching.
The ‘Back Door’, located at the recreation center offers adolescents in the area a place to hang out, socialize and play games.
Ah we’ve saved the best for last - Gordon Head offers some fabulous food options! In addition to the large grocery stores and convenience stores, you’ll find a few chain restaurants, as well as some locally owned gems. J.J. Morgan offers a variety of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a comfortable setting, while the Village has won awards for their breakfast and brunch offerings! You’ll find some of the best Fish & Chips in town at Naughty Nellie’s, and across the street Maria’s deli has people coming from all over town with their selection of meats and other imported goods. And Asian noodle and soup lovers don’t fear – there are a few different places to satisfy this craving!
Of course you’ll find a few Starbucks and a Tim Horton’s located in Gordon Head, but go where the locals go – Township coffee! Township offers a great community meeting spot with fabulous coffee, tea, and even better baked goods.
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Gordon Head sounds like a fabulous neighbourhood to be right?! It is! If you think it sounds like the perfect fit for you – contact me and I will work to find you the perfect home in this neighbourhood.