Choosing Your Perfect Neighbourhood

The choice of neighborhood is an increasingly important factor in the home buying process.

Your lifestyle is as important as the ideal features that you are looking for in a prospective home, making it essential to not only have the details of a potential new home, but also the neighborhood in which it is located and where you may eventually live.
 
Considerations such as local schools, amenities, transportation, traffic, crime rates, weather, and the surrounding community are all key aspects of selecting the ideal home and location for you and your lifestyle.
 
For more information regarding Dartmouth and Surrounding areas, or if you have questions relating to specific neighborhoods, I am here to help.
 

Dartmouth Nova Scotia


Dartmouth is a Canadian urban community located in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. Formerly a city, Dartmouth is located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour. Dartmouth has been nicknamed the City of Lakes, after the large number of lakes located within its boundaries.

On April 1, 1996, the provincial government amalgamated all the municipalities within the boundaries of Halifax County into a single-tier regional government named the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Dartmouth and its neighbouring city of Halifax, the town of Bedford and the Municipality of the County of Halifax were dissolved.

The former city of Dartmouth forms part of the urban core of the larger regional municipality and is officially designated as part of the "capital district" by the Halifax Regional Municipality. At the time that the City of Dartmouth was dissolved, the provincial government altered its status to a separate community to Halifax; however, its status as part of the metropolitan "Halifax" urban core existed prior to municipal reorganization in 1996.

Dartmouth is still an official geographic name that is used by all levels of government for legal purposes, postal service, mapping, 9-1-1 emergency response, municipal planning, and is recognized by the Halifax Regional Municipality as a civic addressing community.

The official place name did not change, due to the confusion with similar street names, land use planning set out by the former "City of Dartmouth," and significant public pressure. Today the same development planning for Downtown Dartmouth and the rest of the region is still in force, as well as specific bylaws created prior to April 1, 1996.

 


Eastern Passage Nova Scotia


Eastern Passage…is a Canadian suburban community in Nova Scotia, Canada's Halifax Regional Municipality.

Eastern Passage has historically been tied to the fishing industry. Its waterfront has several small wharves and piers. The construction of CFB Shearwater, a military air base, at the northern boundary of the community during World War I, and the construction of the Imperial Oil (later Esso), Texaco (later Ultramar) oil refineries, the Volvo Halifax Assembly plant and automobile import/export facility following World War II redefined the local economy. New highway connections have resulted in the majority of area residents commuting to Downtown Halifax or Dartmouth.


Cow Bay Nova Scotia


Cow Bay… The community consists of 2 popular beaches, Rainbow Haven Beach, and Silver Sands Beach both are internationally known surfing locations and kayaking locations. Besides being an ocean community, Cow Bay also has 3 lakes, Bissett Lake, Cow Bay Lake, and Car Wash Lake. The Cow Bay River cuts through the centre of the community which consists of a number of small waterfalls before it enters Cow Bay Lake.

Cow Bay is also famous for its jogging/walking/bicycle trails, the Salt Marsh Trail and Shearwater Flyer trail which follow an abandoned rail line known as the Dartmouth Eastern Railway. It is also unique in the Halifax region because horses are a common sight in the community because of the significant number of farms. Daily wildlife sightings in the community are pheasants, deer, bobcats, rabbits, bear, plus wide and varied species of birds.

Cow Bay’s motto is “Cow Bay Attracting Visitors Since 1773”. Cow Bay is also famous for the annual 25 km "Moose Run", part of a running series in Nova Scotia which has had a growing number of participants because of the scenic views the run offers.


Lawrencetown Halifax County Nova Scotia


Lawrencetown…is a Canadian rural community in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Route 207. The settlement was established during the eve of Father Le Loutre's War and at the beginning of the French and Indian War.

East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia

East Lawrencetown… is a suburban community within Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada on the Eastern Shore on Route 207 along the scenic route Marine Drive. The community is 22.4 kilometers from Halifax. Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park is located in the community, at the southern end of Lawrencetown Lake, a natural ocean inlet. The beach is a year-round destination for surfing, attracting both locals and those from abroad. There are also places to park your vehicle, stroll along boardwalks, hike, mountain bike and swim. Available to the public in the summer is a canteen, showers, flush toilets and a section of beach that is supervised by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service.

Lawrencetown Beach

Lawrencetown Beach… is located in East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia Canada along the 207 Hwy. All year around, surfers migrate to the area to catch that perfect wave! The beach has seasonal life guards, washroom facilities, canteen, boardwalks and parking. Originally, access to Lawrencetown Beach was controlled by the MacDonald family and used to support their sand and gravel company and later became a Nova Scotia Provincial Park. For years Lawrencetown Beach attracted sun bathers and swimmers for a hot afternoon retreat from the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


Lake Loon Nova Scotia


Loon Lake… is a suburban community of the Halifax Regional Municipality in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is named after a nearby lake. The community was created by the Halifax Regional Municipality by the Civic Address office in April 2011 taking a portion of the nearby community of Westphal.


Mineville, Nova Scotia


Mineville... is a suburban community within the Eastern Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada, between Lake Echo on Trunk 7, Highway 107 and Upper Lawrencetown on Route 207. The main road is called the Mineville Rd. The other road is called Candy Mountain Road. The community has two lakes: Lawrencetown Lake and Lake Echo.


Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia


Cole Harbour…is a Canadian suburban community in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality.

The centre of Cole Harbour is at the intersection of Forest Hills Parkway and Route 207 (Cole Harbour Road). A small business district is situated along Route 207 with several residential subdivisions such as Forest Hills and Colby Village located north and south of this road.

The Forest Hills Parkway links the community to Highway 107, while Cole Harbour Road becomes Portland Street further to the west in Dartmouth and links to Highway 111.

Extensive residential and commercial development took place during the 1970s and 1980s following completion of Highway 111 and the widening of Cole Harbour Road.

 


Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia


Musquodoboit Harbour... is a Canadian rural community in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. The community is situated on the Eastern Shore at the mouth of the Musquodoboit River. The community lies 45 kilometres east of downtown Halifax. With a hospital, RCMP detachment, postal outlet, schools, recreational center, library, municipal office and other services, Musquodoboit Harbour is a serve centre for many of the surrounding communities.

Musquodoboit means foaming to the sea, flowing out square or rolling out in foam, or suddenly widening out after a narrow entrance at its mouth. The community is an anglicized version of the Mi’kmaq word Moosekudoboogwek or Muskoodeboogwek.

 


Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia


East Chezzetcook... is a rural community on the Eastern Shore of the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia on the East Chezzetcook Road off of Trunk 7. This small French fishing village is home to many descendant Acadians.

Head of Chezzetcook ...is a rural community on the Eastern Shore Marine Drive route of Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia. The Head of Chezzetcook area begins at the intersections of routes 7 and 207, near Porters Lake and West Chezzetcook, and continues along the Marine Drive to Gaetz Brook. Head of Chezzetcook is a short commute to Downtown Halifax at 29.52 kilometers; and in its heyday was a major port of call for ships delivering supplies from the city to local gold miners and early settlers. A vista of the sea marks the Head of Chezzetcook Inlet, for which the Chezzetcooks are named; and a fork in the road for both East Chezzetcook and Conrod Settlement.

Lower East Chezzetcook ...is a rural community of the Halifax Regional Municipality in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

West Chezzetcook... is an Acadian community of the Halifax Regional Municipality in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Route 207. It's the location of an Acadian House Museum.


Sackville, Nova Scotia


Lower Sackville... is a suburban community of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is part of the urban area of Halifax.

Middle Sackville... is a suburban community located in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. The community was named after George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville.

Upper Sackville... is a Canadian suburban community in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. The community was named after George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville.