Some of the Areas Serviced by Mark:
St. Margarets Bay
Halifax County East
Halifax County South & West
Sambro to Ketch Harbour
Outside Halifax County
Located on the shores of gorgeous
Bedford Basin, this community is very pretty, with its
access to summertime sailing on the Bedford Basin.
Bedford, ranked by Chatelaine magazine rated Bedford as
one of the Top Ten Places to live in Canada, is home to
14,000 primarily middle class professional people. The
crime rate in the town is the lowest in all of metro.
Bedford is strategically located between Halifax and
Dartmouth (reached in 15 minutes without crossing the
bridges), and likewise close to Halifax International
Bedford was the location of Fort Sackville in 1749, and
had a Nova Scotia Railway station and post office open
in 1856 using the name Bedford. The Basin was named for
John Russell, the 4th Duke of Bedford (1710-1771), who
was the secretary of state when Halifax was founded in
1749, and later became first lord of the Admiralty.
Two shopping centers will satisfy most of your everyday
shopping needs. There are two elaborate grocery stores,
both open 24 hours a day except Sunday.
Two parks located on the Bedford basin provide stunning
and relaxing waterfront views. Dewolfe Park, home to
many community occassions, provides a 1 mile walking
path along the shores and has a large grassy area for
play or picnics. This park hosts the week-long Bedford
Days summer festival. Lions Park, also on the shores of
the Bedford Basin, has two heated swimming pools, a
playground and a basketball court, and has a
breathtaking view of the sailboats in the Bedford Yacht
Club. Papermill Lake provides hundreds of acres of
protected parkland, with walking and ski trials, two
supervised beaches, and a wintertime ice rink. For the
movie goer, Empire Theatres in the Mill Cove Shopping
Center has 6 screens.
Homes Bedford has a cross section of housing,
with several new subdivisions offering brand new or
almost new housing. Houses range from over $100,000 to
$1,000,000 are available. There are also older character
homes for sale at anytime, in a variety of styles.
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