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  • Halifax Peninsula  (click on map to continue)
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Halifax Peninsula
South End
West End
North End
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People refer to "Halifax" are often referring to the former City of Halifax, not the larger recently-created municipal entity. The real advantages to living in Halifax. Is convenience, with commuting to the downtown core taking only minutes. You will, however, get a smaller and older home here for the same price compared to Bedford, Dartmouth, Hammonds Plains, or Sackville.

St Mary's University Sign


Schools are less overcrowded than outside of Halifax. The city is home to two universities and four colleges,

Halifax has great shopping, downtown at Metro Centre & the Historic Properties, to the south along Spring Garden Rd, and with several malls to the west of Connaught Ave.

Pond in the Halifax Public GardensRecreation
Halifax has tons of recreational opportunities, with lots of large parks, and number of yacht clubs along the Northwest Arm, and a number of recreational facilities both indoor and out.

Homes Halifax is described in several different areas in terms of real estate. There is the South End, West End, North End, Fairview, Clayton Park, Rockingham and downtown. Each area offers something different.

South Street Homes South End Halifax is the area closest to the Universities, hospitals and downtown. This is the area south of Quinpool Road, a major street in Halifax. This area is very much sought after and as a result prices are higher here than anywhere else in Halifax generally over $200,000 with an average of $350,000.This area you will find gorgeous older character homes, 40 years-plus. A number of houses are being converted to two and three unit rental properties, taking advantage of the Universities close by. The market has been extremely strong in this area, and it is not uncommon to see houses selling in excess of listing prices.

The West End is the area north of Quinpool Road, popular for its proximity to downtown. The style of house here is also of an older vintage 40 years plus, with several different styles being available. Prices are lower in this area than the South End and more medium sized houses are available here.

The North End of Halifax is less popular has therefore has lower prices. This area has a mixture of good and not-so-good areas, and you should ask your realtor where you should stay away from. There are generally older houses with character although there are some newer houses throughout the area.

Fairview is located on the western edge of Halifax. The area has mostly older medium-priced housing, cheaper than the West End but higher than the north end.

Clayton Park and Rockingham are located on the outer fringe of Halifax between Halifax and the former Town of Bedford. This area is a much newer, and houses ranging in age from brand new to 50 years old. The newer housing here is pretty close to the city.



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