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Where are the best neighbourhoods in Halifax to live?

5 Neighbourhoods that you may want to consider when moving to Halifax


Contemplating buying your forever home in Halifax? The key to finding your neighbourhood in Halifax lies in knowing where to look. Every year, dozens of new residents flock into the city with no clue where to settle down. A large number of people inevitably take a long time before finding their ideal neighbourhood, but this should not have to be the case for you.

The good news for you is that there will be plenty of options for you to choose from whether you are looking for a forever home for your large family or your growing one. To steer you in the right direction and to make sure that you do not make a mistake, here are 5 neighbourhoods that you may want to consider when moving to Halifax:

1.  Bedford

Bedford is a growing neighborhood that is characterized by a balance of new and old developments so there is a style of home to suit everyone. Bedford is a great choice for complete newcomers in the Halifax area because it is closely situated to everything; great access to the highway, amazing schools, and numerous amenities, which makes exploration easy.

2.  Fall River

Fall River is only located fifteen minutes from the airport and only about 30 minutes from Downtown Halifax. Fall River offers many unique character homes and you will be particularly pleased by the array of lakefront living options that you will have to choose from. Fall River is also filled with amenities including a recreational center, as well as some of the most highly sought-after schools in the area.

3.  Downtown Dartmouth

If you are looking for something a little closer knit, you will definitely appreciate Downtown Dartmouth. Full of culture and small trendy shops, Downtown Dartmouth is popular for its accessibility with the Ferry. Downtown Dartmouth is central to amenities including the new renovated Dartmouth Sport Plex, highways and is idyllic for anyone looking for a home in close to Halifax on a tight budget.

4.  Hammonds Plains

The community of Hammonds Plains is perfect for families that are in need of space and privacy. This area is country living with a mix of old and new homes characterized by space and an open community. Closely situated to Bedford on one end and the South Shore on the other, the commute downtown is also easy.

5.  Clayton Park

Clayton Park is one of the most sought after communities in Halifax. Not only is Clayton Park popular for its schools, but it also has a host of impressive recreation and shopping facilities. You will be pleased to know that Clayton Park is situated close to the city, which reduces the commute greatly when working downtown Halifax.


By Michelle Roberston

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