|City area:||41.46 km2|
|City Population:||29,228 (2011)|
|Avg. house price:||$495,000|
|Avg. condo price:||$395,000|
|Avg. land price:||$195,000|
Langford is the urban core of the West Shore, also known as the Western Communities. It is a young, growing community of over 25,000 with ambition and a modern, West Coast style. Langford's population is flourishing: with population growth at 19.2% between 2001 and 2006 – mostly from in-migration from other Island communities – Langford is the fastest growing municipality in the CRD.
The City of Langford may be only 41.46 square kilometres but contains three lakes (Florence, Glen, and Langford), the gorgeous Goldstream Provincial Park, and large portions of Mill Hill, Mount Wells, and Thetis Lake Regional Parks. Numerous urban parks and fairgrounds dot our cityscape and play host to festivals large and small, from our Summer Festival to the popular Luxton Fair.
The City of Langford is also a leader in Affordable Housing. The Affordable Housing Program requires developers of new subdivisions within the City of Langford to build one affordable home for every 10 single-family lots subdivided. These affordable homes are then priced at 60% of market value.
The motto of Langford is “Golden in setting, determined in Spirit” containing a reference to the natural beauty of the City of Langford, specifically Goldstream Provincial Park, and a comment on the community's drive to enhance Langford's special character and future
Langford is a part of the School District 62 Sooke with approximately 10,000 students in Sooke, Port Renfrew, Metchosin, Colwood and Langford. Ten of the 25 schools are in Langford including one middle school and one high school. In 2015, two new state-of-the-art high schools were built to a LEED Gold standard to replace the 65-year-old Belmont high school: lake-front Belmont Secondary School (the largest in Vancouver Island) in Langford with a capacity of 1,200-students, and the ocean-side Royal Bay Secondary School in Colwood with 800 students. There is also the Westshore Centre for Learning and Training, and the Lighthouse Christian Academy which serves Kindergarten to Grade 12.
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Langford is home to a by donation Trolley service which continues to provide excellent alternative transportation for local commuters, visitors, special events and local businesses within our community.. The service is accessible to everyone.
All public parking areas in Langford are free.
The City of Langford is the golf Mecca of Greater Victoria. With Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club, Olympic View Golf Course, and Royal Colwood Golf Course.
Goldstream Provincial Park is a large 477 hectare nature reserve home to old-growth trees, waterfalls, estuaries and an education visitor centre Nature House offering many visitor activities such as camping, picnicking, hiking, and wildlife watching like eagle viewing during the annual salmon run.
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