Much of Langford's growth is due largely to increasing demand for land and the decreasing availability of land in other regions of the CRD. Homebuyers are looking to the West Shore for affordable housing and "green" housing, which has resulted in considerable growth in this municipality. Because of its close proximity to Victoria, many of Langford's residents commute to town each day. Langford has its own thriving business sector and the downtown core, located on Goldstream Avenue, boasts a wide range of businesses housed in signature-style buildings. Langford is also home to "big-box" format retailers such as Costco, Home Depot, Golftown, Superstore and Rona, and they provide a number of jobs to residents in the area.