Located between Uplands and Ross Bay, much of the Gonzales neighbourhood enjoys commanding south-facing views of the Olympic Mountains, Trial Island and Juan de Fuca Strait. Gonzales is a neighbourhood of approximately 4,175 residents, representing 5% of the City’s population.
In 2017, the neighbourhood is almost entirely residential with a significantly higher proportion of single family homes as compared with the City of Victoria as a whole. It has the highest percentage of families with children (15%), the highest percentage of home ownership (70%) and the lowest density in the City.
Within Gonzales there are businesses and apartments (along its northern, Oak Bay Avenue boundary) and a number of institutions including Margaret Jenkins School, Glenlyon-Norfolk School and Glengarry Residential Care Facility. The rich inventory of heritage homes on tree-lined streets, its waterfront including the picturesque Gonzales Bay, and proximity to downtown and cycling pathways make Gonzales a popular place to live, work and visit.