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.
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.
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
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
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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