Dartmouth

Dartmouth Neighbourhood

 

 

 

 

Dartmouth is a growing community, home to many new shops, award winning restaurants, craft beer spots, quaint cafes, a bustling Farmers Market, great shopping, plus an abundance of lakes, urban parks and walking trails.

Known as the City of Lakes, Dartmouth has 23 lakes that provide opportunities for all kinds of watersports. Lake Banook is a jewel in the centre of Dartmouth. It is home to three sprint canoe and kayak clubs, two rowing clubs, and a dragon boat club.

Shubie Park is a 16 hectacre, heavily forested park with walking trails, a manmade beach and off leash dog area.

Downtown Dartmouth is urban living at its best. It has all the benefits of the downtown core without the high price tag of peninsula Halifax.

Access to Halifax is good, you have the choice of driving, taking the bus or ferry.

Alderney Landing is a fantastic resource right in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth. As well as a convention centre, art gallery and theatre facility, you’ll find the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal for easy commuting to Halifax, the Alderney Gate Public Library, and the Farmers’ Market, which operates every Saturday and Sunday and features the area’s best local produce.

Dartmouth has had a bad rap in the past and like many neighbourhoods, there are  “good “and “bad” parts and pockets of crime everywhere. There are certain areas to avoid, likewise there are excellent neighbourhoods with great schools and amenities. It really does depend on what community you choose.

Desirable neighbourhoods in Darmouth include: Crichton park, Russell lake, Portland hills estate, Kings Wharf (luxury condos)

Other neighbourhoods to consider would include: Montebello, Colby village, Cole Harbour, Montague, Forest Hills, Westphal, Keystone Village

Lake front homes can be found on Lake Banook, Morris Lake and Portland Hills

Within the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE), there are several top performing Elementary schools in Dartmouth, Portland Estates Elementary, Colby Village Elementary, Crichton Park Elementary, Hawthorn Elementary

Dartmouth has all the benefits of living downtown without the high peninsula price tag. Here’s a list of a few of the popular Dartmouth attractions:

Trails:

Shubie Park Trail (as previously mentioned), Portland Lakes Greenway Trail, Lake Banook,  Sullivan’s Pond

Popular Café Spots:

Two If By Sea,  Café 98 on Portland, Cottage Café, 

Neighbourhood RestaurantsThe Canteen on Portland, Mic Mac Bar and GrillThe Wooden Monkey

Golf: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, Eaglequest Grandview Golf Club, The Links at Montague

Shopping:

Dartmouth Crossing – an outdoor type Mall with IKEA and Bass Pro Shops plus big box stores such as Costco, Walmart, Home Depot, Kent and outlet stores. It’s also home to a Cineplex Movie Theatre and has a good choice of restaurants, both chain and local.

Mic Mac Mall – Atlantic Canada’s second largest shopping mall and offers a good shopping experience.

 

Downtown Dartmouth is urban living at its best. It has all the benefits of the downtown core without the high price tag of peninsula Halifax.

Access to Halifax is good, you have the choice of driving, taking the bus or ferry (which is a pretty cool way to travel to and from work each day – I did this for quite a few years when I worked downtown on Hollis Street) plus it’s a real treat to see the Halifax skyline from the water. All in all, your commute to Halifax may only set you back 15-20 minutes.

Alderney Landing is a fantastic resource right in the heart of Downtown Dartmouth. As well as a convention centre, art gallery and theatre facility, you’ll find the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal for easy commuting to Halifax, the Alderney Gate Public Library, and the Farmers’ Market, which operates every Saturday and Sunday and features the area’s best local produce.

 

Dartmouth has had a bad rap in the past and like many neighbourhoods, there are  “good “and “bad” parts and pockets of crime everywhere. There are certain areas to avoid, likewise there are excellent neighbourhoods with great schools and amenities. It really does depend on what community you choose.

Desirable neighbourhoods in Darmouth include: Crichton park, Russell lake, Portland hills estate, Kings Wharf (luxury condos)

 

Other neighbourhoods to consider would include: Montebello, Colby village, Cole Harbour, Montague, Forest Hills, Westphal, Keystone Village

Lake front homes can be found on Lake Banook, Morris Lake and Portland Hills

 

Within the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE), there are several top performing Elementary schools in Dartmouth

Portland Estates Elementary

Colby Village Elementary

Crichton Park Elementary

Hawthorn Elementary

 

Dartmouth has all the benefits of living downtown without the high peninsula price tag. Here’s a list of some of the popular Dartmouth attractions:

 

Trails:

Shubie Park Trail (as previously mentioned)

Portland Lakes Greenway Trail

Lake Banook

Sullivan’s Pond

Cyril Smith Golden Acres Park

Oat Hill Lake Park

 

Popular Café Spots:

Two If By Sea

Café 98 on Portland

Cottage Café

 

Neighbourhood Restaurants:

The Canteen on Portland

Mic Mac Bar and Grill

The Wooden Monkey

Golf: Brightwood Golf and Country Club

Eaglequest Grandview Golf Club

The Links at Montague

Shopping:

Dartmouth Crossing – an outdoor type Mall with IKEA and Bass Pro Shops plus big box stores such as Costco, Walmart, Home Depot, Kent and outlet stores. It’s also home to a Cineplex Movie Theatre and has a good choice of restaurants, both chain and local.

Mic Mac Mall – Atlantic Canada’s second largest shopping mall and offers a good shopping experience.

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