WELCOME TO LAKE HILL
Where is Lake Hill and who lives there?
Lake Hill is in the municipality of Saanich. It is bordered by: Quadra Street on the west, on the north by the neighbourhood of Broadmead, on the east by Blenkinsop Lake, and on the south by McKenzie Avenue.
Slightly less than 30% of the area’s residents are university educated. The median age is slightly greater than 40 years. Average annual household income exceeds $60,000 and English is by far the first language. Some 75% of all homes here are occupant-owned. Almost 55% of all households have children living at home, and of these, more than 70% are less than 20 years of age.
REAL ESTATE IN LAKE HILL
How do residents spend their leisure time?
Lake Hill has several local parks offering various outdoor recreation options. Beckwith Park is a large 9+ hectare recreational spot with facilities for soccer and baseball. Lakehill and Prospect Lake soccer associations play their homes games here. There’s also: a children’s playground, basketball mini court, tennis courts, picnic tables and the “Frog Pond”, a water park that is very popular in the summer months. Leading to and from the park is a variety of walking trails, one of which connects directly to the Lochside Regional Trail.
The other neighbourhood park is Ambassador Park. At just 1.5 hectares, it may be smaller than Beckwith but is still more than adequate for its 5 baseball diamonds and a children’s playground.
The numerous cul-de-sac’s in Lake Hill are frequently connected by quiet nature paths, making much of the neighbourhood very attractive for walkers.
Residents who enjoy gardening find that the nearby Saanich Municipal Yards with its recycling facilities is a real plus.
While there is no indoor recreational facility, the Commonwealth Rec Centre is a short distance away by car or bus.
What about shopping?
At the south end of Lake Hill is the Saanich Centre with some 25 shops and services. There are also some stand-alone retailers (e.g. a bicycle shop, beauty salons, garden supply store) which are all well patronized by the residents and other customers in the vicinity.
And what about churches?
Within the neighbourhood itself is the Victoria First Church of the Nazarene. Another church close by is St. Peter’s Anglican.
Are there other areas to consider?
Home buyers considering a purchase of a home with acreage in Lake Hill will often also look at properties in the High Quadra, Swan Lake and Maplewood areas.