WELCOME TO HILLSIDE
Hillside Real Estate
Hillside is an emerging neighborhood that has a lot to offer from parks to quiet tree-lined streets, this neighborhood is great for young families and professionals looking to get further out of the city.
Who lives in the neighbourhood?
Hillside is very much a multi-cultural neighborhood that brings together the community with its group initiatives and community center. The neighborhood is primarily apartment style housing (80% of property in this neighborhood) and only 20% of properties are semi-detached or detached single-family homes. The largest demographic in this neighborhood is between 25-64 but includes a lot of young families moving into the area. Hillside is a quiet neighborhood with a great community center that is shared with the Quadra neighborhood. The home prices in this neighborhood start at $650,000 and the average cost of a condo in the area starting upwards of $350,000 (2-bedroom unit). If you are looking for an area that has a variety of cultures than this area should be top of your list, with its multi-cultural food stores and cafes. Although the area is bordered by three high volume routes in and out of the city core, it still maintains a quaint community feel with a more relaxed vibe.
What schools are there in Hillside?
Hillside shares the local schools with the Quadra neighborhood. Quadra Elementary and SJ Willis Education Center are both available in this community. CDI College is also in the neighborhood and is privately run.
How do Hillside residents spend their leisure time?
Hillside community is rich in green spaces and walking trails. Blackwood and Wark St. Park are just two of the neighborhood parks. Also in the vicinity is Topaz Park which is one of the larger recreational parks in Victoria and has a large range of outdoor gym equipment equipped with four sports fields. This community is a short five minute drive to Downtown Victoria and with the major thoroughfares is an easy access point to many other destinations.
Is there shopping close by?
There is not a lot of commercial retail in the area as it is mainly residential but it does share retail with the connecting community of Quadra. Residents in this community have access to Quadra Village which is a combination of both retail stores and professional offices. There are many different food stores available in Quadra Village including Dutch, Greek and Filipino grocery stores. This small retail area is a great meeting place for the residents of Hillside and Quadra. This community features 4.5 km of bike lanes and signed bike paths. This area also features a community garden at Wark Street Park (Bay/Kings Street) and the community center that is home to the food bank participates in a green box program.
Are there other areas to consider?
Quadra community is beside Hillside and maintains the same community feel. However, if you are looking to be closer to the city center then a neighborhood like North Park may be desirable.