Oaklands Community Overview

Oaklands is an attractive and affordable family neighbourhood in Victoria.

Originally a heavily forested area, street trees are still important to the neighbourhood with its many chestnuts, Garry oaks and flowering fruit trees. After World War One, London Plane trees were planted along Shelbourne Street as a memorial to local soldiers and still grace the street today. 

Oaklands is home to Hillside Mall, a major shopping centre for the region. The mall, along with surrounding commercial uses, medical and dental offices, restaurants and neighbourhood convenience stores, form a vital commercial core which is served by high volume traffic and transit routes of Hillside Avenue, Shelbourne and Cook Streets. The community is also home to a growing neighbourhood village, known as Haultain Corners.

Residents enjoy a great deal of parkland in a variety of city parks. Oaklands Elementary School, originally opened in 1913, continues in its role providing education to young children and serving as a resource to local community groups. The landmark Cridge Centre for the Family, BC's oldest registered non-profit society, is located in Oaklands.

Oaklands has other heritage features including a number of residences and structures and the Jewish Cemetery which was established in 1860 and sits atop Fernwood Hill.

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Community overview from Wikipedia.

Oaklands Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
4 UVic / Downtown
8 Interurban / Tillicum Mall / Oak Bay
10 Royal Jubilee / Songhees
19 Hillside Mall
22 Vic General / Hillside Mall
24 Cedar Hill / Admirals Walk
27 Gordon Head / Downtown

Oaklands Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     3$750$1400$1010
Total Rentals     3$750$1400$1010

Oaklands Closest Schools

Name Address Distance
Michelle Rubin Yoga 2674 Capital Heights, Victoria 0.80 km
Oak and Orca Bioregional School 2738 Higgins Street, Victoria 0.82 km
Girls' Alternative Program Saanich 1.05 km
Victoria High School 1260 Grant Street, Victoria 1.29 km
Nightingale 1340 Balmoral Road, Victoria 1.38 km
Vancouver Island School of Art 2549 Quadra Street, Victoria 1.46 km
Victoria College Of Art 1625 Bank Street, Victoria 1.53 km
St. Michaels University School 3400 Richmond Road, Victoria 1.53 km
Securiguard Services Ltd 2750 Quadra Street, Victoria 1.54 km
Cedar Hill Golf Course 1400 Derby Road, Victoria 1.71 km
Oak Bay Secondary 2121 Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria 1.80 km
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments 756 Hillside Avenue, Victoria 1.92 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School – Middle and Senior Schools 801 Bank Street, Victoria 2.28 km
GEOS Languages Plus Victoria 1207 Douglas Street #225, Victoria 2.48 km
Global Village English Centres - GV Victoria 1290 Broad Street #200, Victoria 2.55 km
Glenlyon Norfolk School – Junior School 1701 Beach Drive, Victoria 2.65 km
Insignia College 759 Courtney Street #100, Victoria 2.67 km
Victoria Montessori Preschool 1250 Highrock Avenue, Victoria 3.69 km
Ledger School Saanich 4.33 km
Lambrick Park Secondary 4139 Torquay Drive, Victoria 4.43 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Oaklands Closest Libraries

Name Address Distance
VIHA Library Services 1952 Bay Street, Victoria 1.15 km
Library Media Centre Victoria 1.47 km
Culture Library Ministry of Small Business Tourism & Culture 800 Johnson Street, Victoria 2.18 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Oak Bay Branch 1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria 2.39 km
Victoria Courthouse Library 850 Burdett Avenue, Victoria 2.60 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Central Branch 735 Broughton Street, Victoria 2.62 km
Fairfield Branch 1839 Fairfield Road (rear Courtyard), Victoria 2.85 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Emily Carr Branch 101, 3521 Blanshard Street, Victoria 3.12 km
Emily Carr Branch Library 101, 3521 Blanshard Street, Victoria 3.12 km
Greater Victoria Public Library Nellie McClung Branch, 3950 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria 3.15 km
Bc Library Svc Branch 620 Superior Street, Victoria 3.17 km
Legislative Library of British Columbia 501 Belleville Street, Victoria 3.24 km
Diana M. Priestly Law Library McGill Road, Victoria 3.26 km
William C. Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria 3.40 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - James Bay Branch 385 Menzies Street, Victoria 3.48 km
Vic West Toy Lending Library 943 Fullerton Avenue, Victoria 3.74 km
Greater Victoria Public Library - Saanich Centennial Branch 3110 Tillicum Road, Victoria 4.66 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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Distances are estimated and community data is not guaranteed by RentFaster.ca