Gordon Head is a vibrant, family community with fantastic schools, green spaces, and large properties. Sitting in between Mt Douglas, the Haro Strait, and the University of Victoria, it has always been a fantastic place to enjoy all that Victoria has to offer. What was once farms and strawberry fields in the 1940’s exploded in the 1970’s to form a strong residential hub in East Saanich.
The area now boasts 27 public parks, the largest being the massive 450 acres surrounding Mt Douglas. Part of my offseason training used to include running hill sprints up the winding paths with my fellow athletes. Today I prefer to hike them with the other dog walkers and day-trippers.
My Grandparents had a home on San Juan (off Gordon Head Road). It’s the area that my Mum, Uncle, and Aunt all grew up in, and I spent much of the formative years of my life. Most of my family are Mt Doug High School graduates, including myself, but I won’t hold it against you if you went to Oak Bay or Reynolds.
Average Sale Price Increase 2014-2018
Since 2014, there has been an astonishing increase in the value of Real Estate in Single Family Residential Homes in Gordon Head. The average sale in 2014 was $712,473. For the calendar year thus far in 2018, it has fluttered over the 1 million dollar mark at $1,034,762.
Another analytic that tells the story of this rise in demand and value is Average Days on Market. For the 2013 calendar year, properties in Gordon Head were sitting on the market for an average of 48 days. In 2016 it was 17.
Even though it’s early in the year, this number has jumped to 28 in 2018. Perhaps this latest indicator is a sign of a shifting market, but this number will shift as the year unfolds.
This rise is on par with many of the core neighbourhoods in Victoria, and average home prices are only dwarfed By North Saanich and Oak Bay.