Loving your neighbourhood is equally as important as loving your home. Nova Scotia has many great communities. Looking to live in the downtown core, in family oriented areas with lots of backyard space or on the water? Nova Scotia has it all. Buyers should take the time to visit the communities that have piqued their interest. It’s recommended to rent a car and drive through the neighbourhoods at your own pace to get a grasp of the atmosphere and noise level to see if they suite you.
Below are some great communities in Nova Scotia for home buyers to explore.
Halifax is Nova Scotia’s capital city. Halifax is one of the cities that make up the HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality). The HRM is made up of Bedford, Halifax, Dartmouth and the County. The HRM is the urban centre of Nova Scotia and with its seaside location, has beautiful boardwalks, parks, and a mix of city and suburban communities. Halifax is home to many sport teams, universities, malls, bars, restaurants, and stays true to its historic sites. Halifax Regional Municipality, which is larger in size than the province of Prince Edward Island, has a population of 390,095.
Wolfville is a small town in Annapolis Valley, Kings County with a full time population of 4,269. Home to Acadia University and many local shops and restaurants, this town has a trendy, artsy vibe while maintaining the small town character of Victorian homes and tree-lined streets. During school months, the town’s population grows to over 7,000.
Yarmouth is located on the Bay of Fundy and is the first stop for visitors using the ferry to come from Maine. It has many beautiful parks, trails, and beaches. Yarmouth prides itself on historical sites and Victorian museums. Yarmouth has a farmers market and is a venue for many festivals and events. Yarmouth has a population of 6,761.
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