Incorporated in 1992, the District of Langford is divided into distinct areas such as Westhills, Glen Lake, Happy Valley, Bear Mountain, Florence Lake, Langford proper, Thetis Heights and the Goldstream Area. It is one of the fastest growing areas in all of Canada.
There is a business and commercial area running from the Goldstream/Millstream intersection to Jacklin Road and extending to Westshore Mall at Kelly Road plus the new commercial area near Westhills.
The area has a large number of lakes and parks, offering a variety of recreational pursuits. The larger lakes include Thetis Lake, Langford Lake, Glen Lake and Florence Lake. The most popular park is Goldstream Park which also has a provincial campground.
Geographically, Langford's area is large, extending from West Saanich to View Royal, along Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke and northincluding portions of the Malahat Highway.
Most of the community is served by a municipal water system, however there are parts that are serviced by private wells. Septic tanks and septic fields are no longer the norm as most areas are served by the municipal sewage system. Garbage pickup is done on a private basis. There is frequent bus service throughout the area and a free trolley courtesay of the municipality. Langford is policed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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