WELCOME TO MT DOUG
Where is Mt. Doug?
This neighbourhood is in East Saanich and is roughly bordered by the Royal Oak/Mt. Doug Parkway intersection to the north, Glendenning and Braefoot Roads to the west, Shelbourne Street to the east, and McKenzie Avenue to the south.
Who lives in the neighbourhood?
More than a third of area residents are university educated. Some 50 percent of residents are between 20 and 65 years of age. More than half of all households have children less than 20 years old living at home. Average annual household income exceeds $100,000 and English is by far the first language. The clear majority of single family homes here are occupant-owned.
REAL ESTATE IN MT DOUG
How do Mt. Doug residents spend their leisure time?
Outdoor recreation options are plentiful. 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 very convenient to residents of Mt. Doug. It offers numerous outdoor recreation options including tennis, baseball and even lawn bowling. Also at the Gordon Head Rec Centre are lots of indoor recreational choices, including swimming and fitness programs. It also has on-site sports medicine practitioners.
Is there shopping close by?
Two large retail complexes are either part of, or very close to, Mt. Doug: the University Heights Shopping Centre and across from it the Tuscany Village.
And what about churches?
There are no churches within the Mt. Doug neighbourhood. However, there are several in nearby Gordon Head and Lambrick Park, including: Gordon Head United Church, St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, the Croatian Catholic Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church, and the non-denominational Christian church, Mt. Doug Church.
Are there other areas to consider?
Home buyers considering a purchase in Mt. Doug will often also look at properties in the adjacent neighbourhoods of Lambrick Park, Gordon Head and Arbutus.