WELCOME TO ARBUTUS
Where is Arbutus?
This neighbourhood is in East Saanichand was originally part of Gordon Head. It is bordered by Gordon Head Roadto the north, McGill Road and the centre of UVicto the west, the Haro Straitto the east, and Haro Road to the south.
Who lives in the neighbourhood?
More than half of the area’s residents are university educated. The median age is 52 years.Slightly less than half of all households have children less than 20 years old living at home. Average annual household income exceeds $200,000 and English is by far the first language. The clear majority of single family homes here are occupant-owned.
REAL ESTATE IN ARBUTUS
How do Arbutus residents spend their leisure time?
Within its neighbourhood boundaries Arbutus boasts the very popular Arbutus Cove Park. It has a fine sandy beach and some gorgeous views across the Haro Strait. In addition, there are several other options within a few minute’s short drive. At 183 hectares (450 acres) in size,Mt. Doug is the largest park in Saanich and boasts 20 kilometers of walking trails and some breathtaking views. In 1942 Artist Emily Carr returned to visit this park which was the inspiration of many of her last works.
The Gordon Head Recreation Centre is also convenient to residents of Arbutus. Its outdoor recreation options include tennis, baseball and even lawn bowling. There are lots of indoor recreational choices as well, such as swimming and fitness programs. It also has on-site sports medicine practitioners.
Is there shopping close by?
The largest retail complex close to Arbutus is Cadboro Bay Village which hosts some 30 shops and services. A short drive away isthe University Heights Shopping Centre and across from it the Tuscany Village.
And what about churches?
There are several in or nearby including: Gordon Head United Church, St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, the Croatian Catholic Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church, and the non-denominational Christian church, Lambrick Park Church.
Are there other areas to consider?
Home buyers considering a purchase in Arbutus will often also look at properties in the adjacent neighbourhoods of Lambrick Park, Gordon Head, Queenswood and Cadboro Bay.