The provincial capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax is considered a major economic centre in the Atlantic region of Canada. Full of Maritime history, this eastern port is a cultural hub for Atlantic Canada, boasting a large concentration of government and public services. The urban core features a downtown that surrounds the Halifax Harbour, with more rural areas spanning to the east, west and north of the city.
We know that Canadian’s truly celebrate the liveabililty factors of their neighbourhood – the qualities that give homeowners the true satisfaction of their home within the context of a neighbourhood. In fact a Leger survey conducted by RE/MAX revealed that 89% of Canadians recommend their neighbourhoods to others. Unlike your home, neighbourhoods cannot be changed, so it is important to assess what qualities are important to you before you purchase. Luckily, when it comes to Halifax, there is a lot of celebrate in terms of liveability.
A survey of RE/MAX Brokers revealed that the best places to live in Halifax are Downtown Dartmouth, North End Halifax and Clayton Park, ranking as the top three neighbourhoods in Halifax for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit.
In the same Leger survey, six-in-10 Canadians put easy access to shopping, dining and green spaces at the top of their liveability criteria. Proximity to public transit (36 per cent), work (30 per cent) and to preferred schools (18 per cent), as well as cultural and community centres (18 per cent) fall out of the top five neighbourhood wants and expectations. So how does Halifax stack up?
If you are searching for the best place to live in Halifax, you should know that Haligonians are flocking to Downtown Dartmouth, which was ranked as the top hidden gem neighbourhood, for its unique amenities like access to ferry transportation and a multisport stadium.
Interested in seeing how Halifax compares to other cities across Canada? Explore the RE/MAX Liveability Report to learn more about the features Canadians value when it comes to the places they live.