Langford - About our Community

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Saskatoon

City of Langford, BC

We are located in Greater Victoria on the southern end of Vancouver Island, the City of Langford is a young and growing community of 20,000 residents in 2002.  It offers a variety of business opportunities, affordable housing and a wide range of services and amenities. Langford is within easy access of the rest of the Greater Victoria metropolitan area.  Langford is one of the fastest growing communities on Vancouver Island, a Shopping Paradise where large Stores & Commercial Development is Booming!

History
Although the City was recently incorporated on December 8th, 1992, Langford boasts a long history of European settlement dating back to 1851, when Captain Edward Langford established one of the four Hudson's Bay Company farms in the Victoria area.

Location and Area
Langford is one of the municipalities of the West Shore in the Capital Regional District. Bordering Langford is the  District of Metchosin, the City of Colwood, the Town of View Royal, the District of Highlands and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.  Langford has an area of 4,146 hectares (10,245 acres). With its central location, Langford is becoming the commercial core of the West Shore. Langford is well served by highways, rail and bus to Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island, and by ferries and air to Vancouver and the US.  The Victoria International Airport, approximately 35 kilometers (21 miles) away, offers direct air transportation to destinations worldwide.

Climate
Langford's climate is influenced by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, topography and latitude. Langford enjoys warm and dry summers, and mild, wet winters resulting in a frost-free season of approximately 202 days ( Environment Canada). Lying in the rain-shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Langford receives less precipitation, approximately 620 mm. per year, than Vancouver (annual average of 1070 mm.)(Environment Canada). Langford enjoys a high annual average of 2185 sunshine hours (Environment Canada).  
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