This is the third column examining the different neighbourhoods in Gibsons.
Creekside-Hillcrest comes about its name honestly. The eastern boundary of this triangle-ish neighbourhood follows Gibsons Creek from Reed Road right down to Gibsons Way. The elevation of from the bottom of the neighbourhood to the top is quite steep but the hill crests near Heritage Playhouse.
The Gibsons Volunteer Fire Department is situated along North Road as is the Ambulance Service Station. There’s a smattering of businesses along Gibsons Way including those in Seaview Place, a large commercial/multi-family property that’s home to Panago Pizza and the Sunshine Coast Salvation Army.
Beyond that, the neighbourhood is largely residential. There are three separate Gibsons Ravine Parks as well as an unnamed park at the corner of Steinbrunner Road and Cascade Crescent.
Because of the neighbourhood’s aforementioned elevation, many residents enjoy ocean, island, or mountain views. Depending on your specific location, you may even be able to enjoy a nighttime view of Vancouver’s lights.
North Road/Park Road
NR/PR stretches east to west from Payne Road to North Road. Arrow-straight Reed Road makes up the northern boundary while the neighbourhood’s southern edge is a zig-zagged squiggle that worms its way along the southern edge.
This neighbourhood has a bit of everything. To the west is Parkland, which – as of late 2018 – is one of Gibsons’ newest residential developments and is comprised of single-family homes, duplexes, and condos.
In the middle, we find acreages, the community centre and its sports fields, the Gibsons Skatepark, and an RCMP Community Police Office.
More single-family homes are tucked into the north-eastern corner of the neighbourhood and along North Road are businesses like Myoga Yoga and Fitness Studio and Sunshine Coast Winemaking.
Proximity to schools, shopping, and medical services combined with exceptional walkability make NR/PR popular with both families and retirees.
Previous columns have detailed the neighbourhoods of North Fletcher, Heritage Hill (pictured above), Bay Area/Georgia View, O’Shea-Oceanmount, Upper Gibsons, Gibsons Landing and Shaw/Gospel Rock,
To watch a video on each neighborhood in this article, visit Tony’s blog at http://www.truebluerealty.ca/blog