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Living in Fairview - Halifax, Nova Scotia

A quick overview of a growing community


Shoppers photographed in the Halifax Shopping Centre
The Halifax Shopping Centre is located within minutes from Fairview

Located between peninsular Halifax and Bedford, Nova Scotia you'll find District 10 – Halifax – Bedford Basin West. This growing area of approximately 25,000 residents is made up of several growing neighbourhoods including that of Fairview. Fairview boasts a complementary mix of older homes, buildings and streetscapes with newer builds, retail spaces and more growth on the way.


Much like other parts of Halifax and Dartmouth, Fairview has also seen a renewal for growth - a very likely result of the significantly lower rental rates compared to accommodations in the Halifax core and the fact the area is one of the fastest growing and ethnically diverse districts in the province. Fairview is also close to an extensive network of parks, walking trails, and recreation facilities - a bonus for growing families who enjoy the outdoors.


Residents of the Fairview, Halifax area have access to a number of major conveniences including the the Mainland North Common, a regional recreation facility that features a public library, a number of sports fields (including two indoor soccer fields) and the multi-purpose Canada Games Centre.



Exterior shot of the Canada Games Centre in Clayton Park
Canada Games Centre - photo credit: Canada Games Centre

Residents also enjoy close proximity to extensive shopping and restaurants in nearby Bayer’s Lake. Bayer’s Lake is one of the largest business parks in Atlantic Canada and a premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. There are many other amenities (including 3 of metro’s largest shopping centers) are within walking or short driving distance from the Fairview, Halifax area:


Shopping in and around Fairview, Halifax


Halifax Shopping Centre

The Fashion Capital of Atlantic Canada. Halifax Shopping Centre is where you'll find the most exclusive stores and all the latest trends.


Giant Tiger

All Canadian save on everything store for you and your entire family. Shop for grocery, clothing, family pajamas, trendy plus size clothing, and much more.


Bayers Lake

One of the largest shopping areas in Halifax with retailers such as Walmart, Winners, Lee Valley and KENT plus a plethora of restaurants and professional services.


Helping Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better


Clayton Park Shopping Centre

Here you'll find a McDonalds, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dollar Store, Pet Valu, TD Canada Trust, and much more.


Atlantic Superstore

Bringing More to the Table by delivering a food experience that goes beyond the shopping list.


Here are a list of a few places of worship found in and around Fairview, Halifax:


Places of Worship, Churches in and around Fairview, Halifax


Fairview United Church

Fairview United Church began in 1938 as a country church on Ashdale Avenue.


One Church

One Church. Every Nation. Every Generation.


The Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint Mena

The Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint Mena in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada aims to live the message of the Kingdom that Christ has established on earth thousands year ago.


Convoy Avenue Church of Christ

We want to build stronger better relationships with each other and with God and help others to do the same.


Bethany United Church

Whether you come on your own, with family or with friends, there is a place for you in our large and warm community of faith.


Faith City Church

Bringing the gospel of Jesus to Halifax and the world.


Nova Church

Nova Church exists to see people far from God, be brought close to God.


Trinity Anglican Church

Our Vision is to be a community whose hearts and minds are set on the Kingdom of God, which inspires


Hope United Church

Hope United is a welcoming, ​inclusive family of faith, ​committed to a life of love ​​and serving God ​​in the community ​and throughout the world.​​


Halifax Christian Church

We are part of a fellowship of some 5500 independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ around the world.


Growing families will be happy to know that the Fairview, Halifax area is home to a number of schools that service every stage of your child's development - including post-secondary!


Schools that service the Fairview, Halifax community


155 Rosedale Ave. Halifax, NS

English Grades 07-09; French Grades 07-09; French Immersion- Early Précoce


210 Coronation Ave, Halifax, NS


12 Clayton Park Dr, Halifax, NS

English Grades PP-06; Pre-Primary


45 Plateau Cres, Halifax, NS

English Grades 07-09; Pre-Primary No


52 Alex Street, Halifax, NS

English Grades PP-06; French Grades PR-06; French Immersion Early / Précoce; Pre-Primary


141 Rufus Avenue, Halifax, NS

PP-01; Pre-Primary


283 Thomas Raddall Drive

English Grades 10-12; French Grades 10-12


In April 2018, the provincial government announced a new school for the Clayton Park - Fairview area as part of its multi-year Capital Plan. The targeted completion date for the school is 2023-2024.


Childcare Services in the Fairview, Halifax community


The Growing Place provides care for children from 3 months - 12 years.

An eclectic mix of backgrounds and Levels. Each of us contributes to the learning environment, striving for the highest quality of childcare.


Lots of Love Family Home Daycare adheres to a holistic approach of early childhood education.


Passionate Professionals in early childhood education who provide an age-appropriate and Educational Emergent curriculum for your children.


If you are thinking of moving to or selling your home in Fairview, Halifax, Nova Scotia, please contact the Berrigan Devoe Real Estate Group. It would be our pleasure to help you find your perfect home or help you sell your current home.


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