Langford is an inland community with a population of 18,000. The area is best known for its clean parks and pristine lakes. To the community's south is Colwood, and to its north and west are several splendid Parks (as well as the Grater Victoria Water Supply Area. The District has a couple of thriving neighbourhoods: Goldstream, Luston, Glen Lake, Millstream, Braemar Heights, and Happy Valley.
The community has a wide choice of schools at all levels right up to Belmont High School and Ruth King Separate Secondary. There is even the Luxton Alternative
School, and a public library in the community.
The community has plenty of fine shopping around the town centre on Goldstream Ave, including the Langford Centre and Westbrook Centre malls. There is also the CanWest Shopping Centre on Jacklin Rd, a bit to the south.
The community has a number of recreational opportunities. There are two golf courses in town, Royal Colwood (private), and the renowned Olympic View. Western Speedway, up Millstream Rd, is the Victoria area's home for automobile racing. There are four lakes in town, offering plenty of recreation, including swimming, boating and fishing. On the northwest of town is rugged Goldstream Provincial Park, to the north east are Thetis Lake Regional and Mill Hill Regional parks. The town is in the midle of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, a rail-to-trail conversion, that links Langford to Sooke (and beyond) and extends east into Victoria and up into Saanich.