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Clayton Park is located on the edge of Halifax
on the Bedford Basin, with good access via the #102 highway and the
Bedford Highway. It's about a 10 minute drive towards Bedford, about
20 minutes at peak times. "Clayton Park" often refers to several
areas that adjoin Clayton Park such as Rockingham Ridge,
Wedgewood, Cresthaven and Sherwood Heights. The density is
one of the highest in metro.
Though some of the schools in Clayton Park are getting older, they
are well-respected and have excellent teachers. A new
state-of-the-art P-9 school has recently been completed in the area.
Duc Danville and Clayton Park Junior High share a playing field from
each other. There is a brand new Halifax West
High for grades 9-12, which replaces the old one due to poor air quality. One of
Nova Scotia's largest public libraries, Keshen Goodman Library, is
located in Clayton Park
Shopping in particular is excellent, in fact, Metro's most popular
shopping area. Big box stores such as Price Costco, Business Depot,
Winners, Futureshop, Walmart and several others anchor this booming
area. Shopping malls such as Halifax Shopping Center, Bayers Road
Shopping Center and West End Mall are a short drive away. Several
strip malls are also found in the area. Shopping is not a problem
when you live in Clayton Park
Major Parks and walking trails are numerous in the area, including
the 197 acre Hemlock Ravine Park with 5 trails networked together.
Another popular park is the Mainland North Linear Parkway or Kearney
Lake Trail, a 4.5 km walking trail which runs through much of
Clayton Park. Several smaller parks are also scattered throughout
the area. Fairview Hills Golf Facility has a Par 3 golf course,
driving range and mini-golf, and the Northcliffe Community Centre
has an indoor pool and indoor tennis. There is a new rec centre
planned for completion in 2006. The Empire Theatre movie
complex with 12 movie theatres as well as an Imax theatre.
Homes The Clayton Park area comprises two different areas, the
original Clayton Park and Clayton Park West, with the dividing line
at Dunbrack Street. The original Clayton Park was developed in the
1970's with older more established housing, while Clayton Park West
was developed in 1990's with newer houses, even brand-new homes.
There is a mixture of single family, semi-detached, townhouse,
condominiums and rental apartments which raise the density in this
fairly small area. Some houses have fairly large city lots while
others have smaller 30' x 100' lots.
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