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  • Writer's pictureBerrigan Devoe Real Estate Group

Oh hey, welcome to the North End of Halifax!

Nova Scotia wasn’t just recently ranked number 1 by MacLean’s magazine for no reason, it was thanks to happening neighbourhoods like Halifax’s North End.

A mural located along Agricola Street in Halifax's North End

Halifax has seen the North End transform from an old fashion (and run-down) memory to a trendy hub that is sought after by many to live, work, and raise a family in. It brings urban vibes right to the heart of Halifax by being home to hip coffee shops like the Nook, Seven Bays and Almonak, as well as modern style restaurants like EDNA, and Envie (to name just a few). It’s also home to some of Halifax’s finest bars, beer gardens, gastropubs and Halifax's first urban cidery, Chain Yard Cider.

Chain Yard Cider

And if that’s not enough to get you excited, you’ll find a slice of Europe in the famous Hydrostone Market. Home to vintage shops, spas, restaurants, and beautifully restored historic homes, you’ll think you’re on vacation every time you walk through it.

The Hydrostone Market, Recipient of the Nova Scotia Built Heritage Award

Outside of its hip atmosphere, the North End provides a handful of spacious parks and several close by schools:

  • Shambhala School – located in the heart of the historic North End, Shambala hosts students from preschool straight through to high school. It’s unique curriculum inspires students to grow into confident, creative thinkers with a strong sense of social and environmental awareness.

  • Joseph Howe Elementary - Joseph Howe Elementary is located at 2557 Maynard Street and hosts students from PP to grade 6.

  • St. Stephen's Elementary - Located at 3669 Highland Avenue, St. Stephen's Elementary hosts students from PP to grade 6.

Other schools within walking distance and/or on bus route include: Sacred Heart School of Halifax, The Halifax Grammar School, Sir Charles Tupper and the Halifax Christian Academy to name a few.

The North End is also home to a number of historic and picturesque parks, all that are within walking distance or located on a bus route. A few of our favourties are:

No matter your vibe – residential, commercial, or urban, Halifax’s North End has something for everyone!

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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