It’s Halifax, Bedford, Dartmouth - and a lot of neighborhoods in and around these.
Your house hunt can take in all these areas. As a long term resident of Halifax and Dartmouth, Cheryl knows the neighborhoods and all their in’s and out’s.
Areas in the City of Halifax
North End Halifax
A Hot Destination
The thriving north end of Halifax has a long history that includes the Halifax Explosion and a period of rebuilding after this. Now one of the hippest areas of the city, it is a vibrant and growing space with a wide variety of shopping, restaurants, activities, and nightlife. Homes here range from historic family homes, to multi-units and condos.
A waterfront view
If you want to be in the heart of all, Downtown Halifax is the place for you. With shops, services and endless choices for entertainment and nightlife. Condominiums and apartments rule housing in this area, but you can still find pockets of older single-family houses.
West End Halifax
The west end of Halifax was once home to an airfield, but is now one of the most sought-after family areas in the city. With leafy streets, many schools and sections such as Westmount, you’ll find older family homes with new builds and renovations dotted among them.
An established neighborhood on the rise
One of Halifax's older family neighborhoods, Fairview's star is on the rise, with many new community facilities, restaurants, and shops available. In this area you can expect post-war homes and newer builds.
Close to the peninsula
Hugging the Northwest Arm, the community of Armdale sits just up from the Armdale Roundabout. This area has many single-family streets and neighborhoods, along with quick access to the peninsula and downtown.
South End Halifax
Stately living and universities
From Dalhousie and St. Mary’s Universities, to Point Pleasant Park, the south end has a lot to offer. It has historic homes on tree lined streets, access to shopping districts like Spring Garden road, and many green spaces. The south end has many large, older family homes, as well as new builds and multi-units.
Suburbs with convenience
Situated between the Peninsula and Bayer's Lake commercial park, Clayton Park has expend from a leafy suburb to an area with lots of housing options, from single family homes homes to high rises, and an abundance of options for activities, shopping and entertainment. There is also a convenient transit hub.
Herring Cove - Spryfield
Herring Cove and Spryfield are both in easy distance to Halifax, and offer everything from suburban living to the feel of the country very close to the city. Long Lake Provincial park is nearby, or take a drive and hike along the shoreline. Homes here range from older, established areas to new build communities.
Areas in Dartmouth
Downtown Dartmouth has seen a real resurgence in recent years, with a wide variety of options for entertainment, eating out and cultural activities. Historic homes sit side-by-side with modern condominiums and beautiful green spaces.
A large area that encompasses a variety of family neighborhoods such as Portland Estates, Bell Ayr, Nantucket and Ellenvale, Woodlawn has endless options for family living, along with proximity to schools, parks and major shopping areas.
Montebello and Keystone Village
With homes from the 90’s to present, Montebello and Keystone Village offer large lots and a variety of choices for home style, from bungalows to large, multi-level homes. There are schools of all levels nearby, including French schools.
North End Dartmouth
A mix of many neighborhoods
The North End of Dartmouth encompasses a variety of neighborhoods, from Harbourview, with its historic homes, to Albro Lake and Tuft’s Cove with their post-war homes. The area has a long history and many smaller family homes are now being purchased as starter homes or for renovation.
Westphal &Tam O’Shanter Ridge
Schools & Services
Just off Main St, you’ll find Westphal and Tam O’Shanter Ridge with their single family homes lining the streets near schools and the NSCC. Primarily post-war homes and subdivisions built in the 80’s, these are well-established neighborhoods.
REsidential with services
At the south east end of Dartmouth, you’ll find the area of Cole Harbour. With neighborhoods like Colby Village and Willowdale, this is a well established family area, with a large recreational facility and many schools in the area.
Areas in Bedford
The best of old and new
The long established community of Bedford has it all. Wonderful, older, residential neighborhoods, such as Wedgewood, Sherwood Park, Bridgeview, and Paper Mill Lake, to the newer developments such as The Parks of West Bedford. With a great sense of community spirit, Bedford has many options for activities, retail, and restaurants.