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The Community of Sackville consists of four separate areas, all interconnected. Lower Sackville, Middle Sackville, Upper Sackville and Beaverbank. The combined area of Sackville has a population of about 35,000 people, with most working in (and commuting to) either Halifax or Dartmouth. The community is considered a blue collar community but has quite a mixture of people.

Sackville is 5 minutes from Bedford, and 20 minutes from. Halifax, Dartmouth and the Halifax International Airport, all of which can be reached without crossing bridges

Sackville has an excellent school system, though affected by the same overcrowding that affects the Halifax metro area. The elementary schools here run from Grade Primary to 6 with the exception of First Lake Drive School which is primary to grade 9. There are three Junior High Schools (grades 7 to 9), and two high schools Sackville High School and Millwood High School (for grades 10 to 12). Bussing is provided in some cases and you should check this out before you purchase.

Sackville has two major grocery stores, one medium shopping mall, several strip malls, targeting the community's families and providing family activities.

Sackville has an indoor sports stadium with two pools a rink and exercise facility, a 9 holes par 3 golf course, canoe clubs, several parks, and a lake with developed beach. The Sackville Sportsplex offers year-round swimming lessons and public swims. Most sports are offered in the Sackville area. Two sports that are strong in Sackville compared to elsewhere are gymnastics (Taiso Gymnastics Club ) and competitive canoeing. With the Sack A Wa Canoe Club offers lessons and competition in war canoe, kayak and other competitive canoes.

Homes Lower Sackville is the business and central core of the community, and has the majority of population. Lower Sackville has a good number of restaurants, most businesses, pool, rinks, schools and most other amenities. Middle Sackville is about 3 miles from the core of Lower Sackville, mostly a bedroom community with larger lots and more space, though fewer municipal services, and most homes have wells and septic tanks. Upper Sackville is about 6 miles from the core of Lower Sackville, just past Middle Sackville. Much like Middle Sackville. the area has privacy, large lots, well and septic systems and few amenities. Beaverbank is a bedroom community about 3 miles from the core of Lower Sackville, though in the opposite direction of Middle Sackville. Municipal water and sewer is presently being installed in some of the area.

Sackville has a complete cross section of affordable housing, from mobile homes as ow as $10,000, right up to an executive home for over $200,000. Detached houses in Lower Sackville are priced around $120,000, semi-detached houses are about $80,000, and executive homes average about $180,000.

Since Sackville is a fairly new community, the oldest housing is about 30 years old, and in the Millwood Subdivision you can buy brand-new detached or semi-detached housing.

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Market Conditions

The real estate market in Nova Scotia can best be described as a sellers market. Sellers in this market whose homes are priced competitively and are in good condition will typically sell. "Bargains" are still hard to find but the current prices reflect a fair price for homes in the area. While "fair price" may be translated as outrageous to people moving to Halifax the cost of a home today is, in many cases, comparable to home costs in the late 1980's.

Real estate is and always has been a good long term investment in Nova Scotia. During the late 1980's home prices escalated. Later we saw prices stagnate in many neighborhoods with modest increases in other neighborhoods. Prices now are increasing at a rate of between 4 and 7%. Many local economists are optimistic about our regional economy and in the next couple years we should continue to see healthy appreciation rates.

One of the services I offer my clients, is to analyze the market and assist them in determining the best strategy for buying or selling a home. If you are moving into or out of the area, give me a call to discuss a plan of action to solve your housing needs.


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