Nova Scotia Real Estate

Sandy McDonald

Designated Broker

[email protected] 

Provincial Office
1959 Upper Water St
Suite 1301
Halifax, NS B3J 3N2

Welcome to eXp Realty’s center for home listings in Nova Scotia. Get instant access to everything you want to know about Nova Scotia real estate listings, including property descriptions, virtual tours, maps, and photos. 

Nova Scotia is the prime destination for waterfront properties and quaint villages. Surrounded by ocean, every property is within about 55km of the coast. Many are drawn to Nova Scotia because of the high quality of life and low cost of living, making it the second most populous province in Canada. The province is recognized as a center for the arts, meaning there are countless art galleries and playhouses for all to enjoy. With a large Scottish population, Nova Scotia also provides many historic sites, museums, and festivals that celebrate its Scottish heritage. The maritime province provides many opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and oceanside hikes. With housing costs that are only about half of what you would see in neighboring provinces, Nova Scotia offers a great place to put down roots. 

 

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18 Riverside Avenue Stewiacke, NS B0N2J0
Single Family Home For Sale
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Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 storey brick home on municipal services within walking distances to amenities in the sweet town of Stewiacke. This home has been completely renovated within the past couple of years including a new metal roof, upgraded electric

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic (Enfield)
New Listing – 12 hours online
$549,000
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157 Twining Street Baddeck, NS B0E1B0
Single Family Home For Sale
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THE PERFECT FAMILY GET-AWAY, in the heart of Cape Breton Island! This property, on its large village lot & looking out to the Bras d'Or Lakes, boasts THREE SEPARATE-ENTRANCE UNITS, each with their own self contained GARAGE. Built in 2018, these build

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX PARK PLACE INC. – 14505
New Listing – 23 hours online
$519,000
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11633 Highway 16 Boylston, NS B0H1G0
Single Family Home For Sale
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Located in the quaint community of Boylston, overlooking the water, this beautiful restored century old home just outside of Guysborough, boasts great views, a large two/three car garage, and beautiful grounds. Finished with quality, those with discr

Listing courtesy of: Cape Breton Realty
New Listing – yesterday
$105,500
Highway 103 Port Joli, NS B0T1S0
Land For Sale
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130.3 Acres in the community of Port Joli with over 1000 feet of road frontage. This wooded lot would be great for residential or commercial purposes. With a gentle southeast exposing slop, it would be ideal for your dream home's garden beds. Thomas

Listing courtesy of: Engel & Volkers (Liverpool)
New Listing – yesterday
$99,500
Lot Highway 103 Port Joli, NS B0T1S0
Land For Sale
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Private 25.2 acre wooded lot in the community of Port Joli! This property offers endless opportunities with over 900 feet of road frontage on Highway 103 and over 2000 feet along Highway 3, which now leads to a cul-de-sac. Carter's Beach, Thomas Radd

Listing courtesy of: Engel & Volkers (Liverpool)
New Listing – yesterday
$299,900
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125 King Street Pugwash, NS B0K1L0
Single Family Home For Sale
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DECIEVINGLY LARGE HOME ON 1.26 ACRES. Located in the heart of Pugwash you are within a quick walk to the ocean, schools, shops and services. The main floor features a large mudroom, kitchen with dining nook, dining room, living room, full bathroom an

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.
New Listing – yesterday
$679,900
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4955 St Margarets Bay Road Upper Tantallon, NS B4B1R7
Single Family Home For Sale
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This lovely 4 year young duplex, sitting on an 11, 000sq ft lot, is located in St. Margaret's Bay and within minutes of all local amenities. Upper unit has vaulted ceilings with a spacious open concept and features a large glass deck, 2 bedrooms mast

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic
New Listing – yesterday
$55,000
34 34 avalon Drive Coxheath, NS B1S1G3
Land For Sale
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FULLY SERVICED LOTS FOR A DUPLEX . PAVED STREET , CURB AND GUTTER EXCELLENT AREA OF COXHEATH , SYDNEY RIVER (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Roger Burns Real Estate Ltd.
New Listing – yesterday
$55,000
Lot 6 Old Trunk 4|Hwy 4 Soldiers Cove, NS B0E3B0
Land For Sale
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Beautiful affordable lot right at MacLeods Lake! Enjoy this beautiful fresh water lake rigth at your property. Go for a swim, put in your kayak, go fishing. The lot is located on a quiet public road and accessible year around. Dont miss this opportun

Listing courtesy of: Enter Realty Limited
New Listing – yesterday
$126,000
Lot 3 Beechmont Road|Gillis Lake Gillis Lake, NS B2A4J2
Land For Sale
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Gillis lake Estates! 5 incredible Water front lots on a beautiful freshwater lake. Those beautiful lots are located on Gillis Lake not far from the well known Gillis Lake Falls. A place to relax, hike and enjoy. A sanctuary with lots of privacy. Enjo

Listing courtesy of: Enter Realty Limited
New Listing – yesterday
$55,000
lot 33 33 avalon Drive Coxheath, NS B1S1G3
Land For Sale
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FULLY SERVICED LOTS AT END OF AVALON DRIVE PAVED STREET CURB AND GUTTER. GREAT AREA (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Roger Burns Real Estate Ltd.
New Listing – yesterday
$29,800
Lot 3 Old Trunk 4|Highway 4 Soldiers Cove, NS B0E3B0
Land For Sale
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Beautiful affordable lot with magnificent views of the Bras d'Or Lake and deeded right of way to the Lake! Enjoy the access to the lake just across the road and go for a swim, put in your kayak, go fishing. The lot is located on a quiet public road a

Listing courtesy of: Enter Realty Limited
New Listing – yesterday
$110,000
Old Trunk 4|Hwy 4 Soldiers Cove, NS B0E3B0
Land For Sale
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Acreage with lots of potential for a reasonable price Big acreage, lots of privacy, deeded access to The Bras d'Or lake and still close to all amenities for a very reasonable price! 35 acres, newly surveyed in a beautiful panoramic location with deed

Listing courtesy of: Enter Realty Limited
New Listing – yesterday
$59,000
MacLean Lane Pictou County, NS B0K1X0
Land For Sale
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Rare Forest Stand in beautiful location This beautiful, old growth forest featuring mature Oak! and Maple is located on a sheltered bay at the Northumberland Strait in Pictou County Nova Scotia. The lot is featuring a southwest aspect, approx.650 fee

Listing courtesy of: Enter Realty Limited
New Listing – yesterday
$85,000
Skye Glen Cross Road Skye Glen, NS B0E3M0
Land For Sale
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Opportunity to obtain a beautiful acreage with lots of potential for development. This approximately 24 acres piece with its own waterfront, on Skye Glen River is located just a few minutes from Whycocomagh. Popular areas like Lake Ainslie, Inverness

Listing courtesy of: Enter Realty Limited
New Listing – yesterday
$69,000
MacLean Lane Pictou County, NS B0K1X0
Land For Sale
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Rare Forest Stand in beautiful location This beautiful, old growth forest featuring mature Oak! and Maple is located on a sheltered bay at the Northumberland Strait in Pictou County Nova Scotia. The lot is featuring a southwest aspect and approx.650

Listing courtesy of: Enter Realty Limited
New Listing – yesterday
$55,000
Lot 1 Old Trunk 4 Highway Soldiers Cove, NS B0E1M0
Land For Sale
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Beautiful affordable lot with magnificent views of the Bras d'Or Lake and deeded right of way to the Lake! Enjoy the access to the lake just across the road and go for a swim, put in your kayak, go fishing. The lot is located on a quiet public road a

Listing courtesy of: Enter Realty Limited
New Listing – yesterday
$39,000
Lot 11 Private Road Aberdeen, NS B0E3M0
Land For Sale
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Incredible opportunity to purchase a low priced lot in one of the most wanted locations on Cape Breton A beautiful lot with a nice hardwood stand, stunning views over the Bras d'Or Lake and access to a beautiful beach area! Near Highway 105 the priva

Listing courtesy of: Enter Realty Limited
New Listing – yesterday
$34,900
Lot 18 Torbrook Road Torbrook, NS B0P1R0
Land For Sale
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A fully treed lot with lots of potential on Torbrook Road conveniently located close to Middleton and Greenwood. This property includes 2 PIDs, PID# 05122049 is 2002 sq. meters and PID# 05275037 is 1476.5 sq. meters, combined the lot size is 37442.26

Listing courtesy of: Exit Realty Town & Country
New Listing – yesterday
$349,000
885 D'Escousse Road Cap La Ronde, NS B0E1K0
Land For Sale
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The incredible beauty of this property is stunning. You will fall in love with it the minute you visit. 10 acres of waterfront, that has been developed into a park-like setting with fields, numerous paths leading to the shallow waters of an ocean-fed

Listing courtesy of: Cape Breton Realty
New Listing – yesterday
$16,900
Lot 10 Highway 28 New Victoria, NS B1H0A8
Land For Sale
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MUNICIPAL WATER & SEWER! Build your new home or duplex in beautiful New Victoria, drive along the shore road as you commute into the city, Ocean view along the way is breathtaking, park at Fort Petrie and enjoy a few moments. These two lots have muni

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Anchor Realty
New Listing – yesterday
$16,900
Lot 9 Highway 28 New Victoria, NS B1H0A8
Land For Sale
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MUNICIPAL WATER & SEWER! Build your new home or duplex in beautiful New Victoria, drive along the shore road as you commute into the city, Ocean view along the way is breathtaking, park at Fort Petrie and enjoy a few moments. These two lots have muni

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Anchor Realty
New Listing – 2 days online
$550,000
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129 Hall Street Lockeport, NS B0T1L0
Townhouse For Sale
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LARGE TOWN HOUSE WITH OCEAN VIEW! This attractive, charismatic 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on a nice size lot on a quiet street in the town of Lockeport. The partially fenced in backyard is beautifully landscaped and private. The main floor includes

Listing courtesy of: Engel & Volkers (Liverpool)
New Listing – 2 days online
$349,900
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47 Prospect Avenue Kentville, NS B4N2L8
Single Family Home For Sale
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This home is perched on a dramatic site with wonderful views of downtown Kentville. This light filled contemporary home is close to everything and surrounded by trees. The mezzanine overlooks the double height dining and living space while the deck w

Listing courtesy of: MacKay Real Estate Ltd.
New Listing – 2 days online
$60,000
3 Linwood Station Road Linwood Station, NS B0H1P0
Land For Sale
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When Viewing This Property On Realtor.Ca Please Click On The Multimedia or Virtual Tour Link For More Property Info. 18 acres perfect for building! Found exactly halfway between the heart of downtown Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury this 18 acre lot is

Listing courtesy of: PG Direct Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 2 days online
$225,000
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879 FoxBrook Road Foxbrook, NS B0K2A0
Single Family Home For Sale
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Land…Land… and more Land… 3 properties totalling approx. 72 acres provide the opportunity to develop, build, grow, farm, start that home business, or just have the space to call your own. With refreshing sunrises and post card sunsets, you won'

Listing courtesy of: Turning Point Real Estate Limited
New Listing – 2 days online
$111,100
5A 641 Beaver Bank Road Beaver Bank, NS B4E1N2
Land For Sale
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Well treed 17, 100 s.f. municipally serviced lot overlooking Barrett Lake. Ready for construction! (laterals are already installed to lot line!) Offers to be received by 1 PM January 25, 2022 and left open until 8 PM. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic (Dartmouth)
New Listing – 2 days online
$25,000
Land Acadia Street Trenton, NS B0K1X0
Land For Sale
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This is a great spot to build a new single family home or perhaps a 2 unit dwelling (subject to municipal approval). Call for details! (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic
New Listing – 2 days online
$89,900
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59 Cowan Street Springhill, NS B0M1X0
Single Family Home For Sale
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CHARMING 1.5 story home located in Springhill on Cowen St. Main level offers a double living room, large eat in kitchen, bathroom, small main floor bedroom & porch. Upstairs offers 2 bedrooms. This home has tile floors in the kitchen and some newer l

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 2 days online
$25,000
Land Fougere Road Frankville, NS B0H1K0
Land For Sale
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Building lots combined! The sale includes 3 building lots forming a "L" shape and boardering 2 roads. Great building potential with privacy. Call for details! (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic
New Listing – 2 days online
$299,900
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279 Denoon Street Pictou, NS B0K1H0
Single Family Home For Sale
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Are you looking for a residential property? An investment property? A commercial property? If so, this property is for you! This gorgeous home offers amazing harbour views, centrally located in the beautiful town of Pictou and is awaiting its new own

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Nova
New Listing – 2 days online
$84,900
36 Glendale Drive Westphal, NS B2Z1J2
Land For Sale
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Tired of looking and disappointed by available options? Design and build your own custom home! This 9, 990 square foot building lot, with R-1 zoning, offers great potential in an outstanding family neighbourhood. Close to schools, walking trails, and

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Nova
New Listing – 2 days online
$725,000
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641 Brinton Road Port Lorne, NS B0S1R0
Single Family Home For Sale
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Opportunity awaits! This rare offering of 98-acre oceanfront property is only limited by how big you can dream. There is a gentle slope from the main house and fields, down to app. 1500 ft of shoreline. With its solid shoreline, and sheltered coves t

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic (New Minas)
New Listing – 2 days online
$549,000
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3533 HIGHWAY 1 Beaver River, NS B5A5A9
Single Family Home For Sale
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Only 15 min from Yarmouth and just minutes to the beach & lake. This well built, spacious 4 bedroom, 3-bath home boasts a front row seat to the beautiful sunsets over St. Mary's Bay. A large living room with propane stove, dining room, kitchen, full

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Banner Real Estate
New Listing – 2 days online
$309,900
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19 Cornerstone Terrace Lower Sackville, NS B4C0A1
Townhouse For Sale
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This end unit townhouse is full of features and ready for a new family to call it home! The main level features a large kitchen with high-end appliances, beautiful flow to the dining room and a cozy family room. From the dining room there is access t

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic (Dartmouth)
New Listing – 2 days online
$489,900
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116A 22 Sam Crescent Elmsdale, NS B2T0A6
Single Family Home For Sale
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No bidding wars here. Own your home by March 2022. These link homes are finished on all three levels and provide a desirable 22 foot frontage. Main level open concept living and dining room that flows into a modern white kitchen with quartz and movin

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic
New Listing – 2 days online
$539,900
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BEDS
2
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138 Brook Street Halifax, NS B3N2A4
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Come see this completely renovated bungalow in popular Fairmount Subdivision, its one that you will like! This 3 bedroom bungalow had many renovations done in 2016 including new windows, hardwood, laminate & ceramic floors, new kitchen & bathrooms wi

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic
New Listing – 2 days online
$549,900
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142B 147 Cortland Ridge Spryfield, NS B3R0G7
Single Family Home For Sale
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The home was built to capture light in every space, with amazing river views from all floors! The open concept kitchen has a 9 foot quartz island, along with quartz countertops. The upper level of this home is a perfect place to relax at the end of a

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic
New Listing – 2 days online
$304,900
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BEDS
2
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23 Turner Drive New Minas, NS B4N3G3
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

NEW CONSTRUCTION!! 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bathrooms. Mini split heat pump recessed in attic with 4 vents. Modern kitchen with solid surface countertops and stainless steel appliances. Modern trim profiles. Walk-in closet in primary bedroom & 2 piece ensuite

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty (Kentville)
New Listing – 2 days online
$299,900
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21 Turner Drive New Minas, NS B4N3G3
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

NEW CONSTRUCTION!! 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bathrooms. Mini split heat pump recessed in attic with 4 vents. Modern kitchen with solid surface countertops and stainless steel appliances. Modern trim profiles. Walk-in closet in primary bedroom & 2 piece ensuite

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty (Kentville)
New Listing – 2 days online
$22,900
3540 & 3538 Duggan Avenue New Waterford, NS B1H1P8
Land For Sale
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DOUBLE LOT WITH MUNICIPAL SERVICES! Building lots are getting more scarce these days, especially ones that have municipal water & sewer, here's your opportunity to grab one !, This double lot is in a nice location, close to Mackinnon's Soccer Field &

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Anchor Realty
New Listing – 2 days online
$875,000
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5
TOTAL BATHS
150 Back Mountain Road East Earltown, NS B0K1V0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

You will simply love the Nantucket feel of these two expansive homes elevated at an altitude of 750' with commanding views across the Northumberland Straight to the Confederation Bridge and the ferry as it crosses to Prince Edward Island. Both homes

Listing courtesy of: Engel & Volkers
New Listing – 2 days online
$69,000
105 Highway|Shore Road Baddeck, NS B0E1B0
Land For Sale
Active

86 ACRES of Property just outside the Village Of Baddeck that is waiting for you! Nearby access to the snowmobile trails and easily located off of HWY 105. Land gradually slopes making it easy to develop & a perfect location for rental cottages or yo

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX PARK PLACE INC. – 14505
New Listing – 2 days online
$95,000
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1
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15292 Highway 4 Johnstown, NS B0E3B0
Single Family Home For Sale
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Have you been looking for a summer home that has room for all the family and many friends? Maybe you want to make this your year round home. Nice two bedroom home on a concrete foundation. A second, recent building, that is 24 feet by 24 feet that ca

Listing courtesy of: Harvey Realties Limited (St.Peters)
New Listing – 2 days online
$22,000
Lot Gates Mountain Road Moshers Corner, NS B0S1P0
Land For Sale
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Looking to build? This vacant lot is just shy of an acre in size and would make a great location for your new home! Clear as little or as much as youd like with the entirety being wooded/treed. A part view of the ocean in the distance and youre only

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic (Greenwood)
New Listing – 2 days online
$224,000
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677 Pictou Road Valley, NS B6L2P3
Single Family Home For Sale
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Ideally located in Valley with close highway access and nearby school and shopping. Main floor features a large open kitchen with convenient center island and spacious eating area. There is a small bedroom on the main floor, full 5 piece bath and a t

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Truro Real Estate
New Listing – 2 days online
$99,900
3
BEDS
1
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53 River Road Milton, NS B0T1P0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Looking for an affordable home near Liverpool? Check out this one! This cozy home is located just off Hwy 8 on River Rd. It features the potential of living on one level as the primary bedroom is located on the main floor while two additional bedroom

Listing courtesy of: EXIT Realty Inter Lake Liverpool
New Listing – 3 days online
$529,900
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BEDS
2
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201 3051 Isleville Street Halifax, NS B3K0C1
Condo For Sale
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Simply Spectacular! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath executive unit is nestled in the heart of the Hydrostone district. Recent upgrades include new interior painting, flooring and light fixtures throughout, kitchen cabinets refinished, glass backsplash and gra

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic (Dartmouth)
New Listing – 3 days online
$409,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
95 Auburn Drive Cole Harbour, NS B2W6H7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Stunning 3-bedroom 2 bath split entry on a quiet street in family friendly Forest Hills is move in ready! Pride of ownership shows throughout this home from the minute you walk in the front door. The main level features a large L-shaped living room d

Listing courtesy of: Assist-2-Sell Homeworks Realty
New Listing – 3 days online
$229,900
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BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
353 Prince Albert Road Dartmouth, NS B2Y1N7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Great 3 bedroom home for a family or an income property for the investor in a great location! This well maintained semi features a good size living and dining with patio doors that flow into the level backyard off the main level. The upstairs has an

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Nova
New Listing – 3 days online
$1,299,900
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BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1624 & 1626 Edward Street Halifax, NS B3H3J1
Multi-Family For Sale
Active

1624 & 1626 Edward Street offers any buyer an opportunity to own an over/under duplex property in a high demand area of Halifax. Situated close to all amenities, and just a few minutes walk from Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, Point Pl

Listing courtesy of: Exit Realty Metro
New Listing – 3 days online
$285,900
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
546 West Street Milton, NS B0T1P0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Welcome to this stunning renovated bungalow across the street from the might Mersey River. This home has been updated and lovingly maintained. Some upgrades include but aren't limited to: metal roof, 2 ductless heat pumps (leased with NSP) laminate f

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Anchor Realty
New Listing – 3 days online
$649,900
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
60 Taylor Drive Windsor Junction, NS B2T1K7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Capilano living at its finest. Don't miss your opportunity to live in this desired subdivision and great community on this large private lot. To start you off, you begin on the large paved driveway leading to the double attached garage and a covered

Listing courtesy of: Exit Realty Metro
New Listing – 3 days online
$350,000
80 Arbor Drive Extension Sylvan Valley, NS B2G2N1
Multi-Family For Sale
Active

Solid investment to add to your portfolio or for your St Fx student to live in and bring in some great rents. The two units have four bedrooms in each unit. Call today for more information. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Exit Realty Metro
New Listing – 3 days online
$38,000
Lot New Edinburgh Road St. Bernard, NS B0W3T0
Land For Sale
Active

This property is located on the corner of Riverside Road and New Edinburgh Road. If your looking to build your dream home this property could be just what you are looking for! Only minutes from the rural village of Weymouth, with Sissiboo River and S

Listing courtesy of: Exit Realty Town & Country
New Listing – 3 days online
$429,900
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
5 Parmbelle Lane Halifax, NS B3M1N2
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

This well-maintained home has been proudly owned by the same owner for over the past 50+ years. This sweet bungalow presents a perfect opportunity to land on a great community friendly street in old Clayton Park. It is move in ready or if you are loo

Listing courtesy of: Exit Realty Metro
New Listing – 3 days online
$225,000
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
998 Highway 215 East Walton, NS B0N2R0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

With beautiful ocean views from most windows, this well kept 3 bedroom home sits on 1.10 acres and is move in ready with new roof shingles, some new windows and freshly painted exterior all completed in 2021. Step inside and you will be greeted by a

Listing courtesy of: Exit Realty Town & Country
New Listing – 3 days online
$65,000
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
32 Pleasant North Sydney, NS B2A1K7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Take a peek at this perfect family home located in the heart of North Sydney. The main level consists of a living room, large dining room, kitchen and back porch with loads of storage. On the upper level you will find 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom.

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Island Gateway Realty Inc.
New Listing – 3 days online
$294,900
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
101 1152 Tower Road Halifax, NS B3T1J1
Condo For Sale
Active

Welcome to 1152 unit 101 on Tower Road. This well cared for condo features 2 bedrooms including a primary suite with walk-in closet, in unit laundry and a 4 piece bathroom. The kitchen features a fridge, stove and dishwasher with granite countertops

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a land flourishing with lush forests, rolling seas, and glistening lakes. The experience you’ll have when moving to Nova Scotia will be unlike anything else. The quality of life and proximity to surrounding natural wonders is unique to Nova Scotia, and may be difficult to find in much of North America today. Nova Scotians enjoy low housing costs and smaller communities, making it one of the most enjoyable places to live in Canada. In June of 2020, the average home price in Nova Scotia was $286,227, which is almost $300,000 less than the Canadian average!

History of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia boasts a diverse history of Celtic, Aboriginal, Acadian, and African cultures. The province prides itself on maintaining its eclectic culture and is now home to more than 100 cultures and ethnicities. There are several museums, monuments, and festivals throughout Nova Scotia that celebrate the many communities that live here. 

For more than 5,000 years before European settlement, Native Mi’kmaq lived among Nova Scotia’s rich waters. From 1497 to 1605, John Cabot led the way for European exploration in the province. However, it was the French that eventually established Port Royal as the first permanent European settlement in Nova Scotia. Acadie, the French territory, has extended into Maine, parts of Quebec, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. 

After a century of fighting for territory, the British gained control of the province and established a government in 1848, making Nova Scotia one of the first official provinces in Canada. With a strong fishing and shipbuilding industry, Halifax became a hub for transporting goods. Shortly after 1867, the first railway was built between Nova Scotia and Quebec City, bringing extensive prosperity to the area. 

The use of modern-day metal vessels instead of wooden ships caused some trying times for Nova Scotia’s shipbuilding industry. However, the province started moving upward again during WWII. Since then, the tourism industry has joined the fishing and shipbuilding industries as major players in Nova Scotia’s economy. Continue reading to find out why people from far and wide are moving to Nova Scotia.

About Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a beautiful province that has a lot to offer its residents. The area’s natural beauty and rich culture have helped it become an attractive destination for those looking to make their home in the region. Nova Scotia is located on the east coast of Canada. It has a population of about 950,000 people and it’s home to Halifax, which is one of Canada’s most populous cities. 

Known for its history, culture, and natural beauty, Halifax has become Nova Scotia’s legislative capital and most populous metropolis. Halifax has a unique, vibrant atmosphere that brings a little bit of city-life to the surrounding rural areas. This capital city is on the upswing economically and demographically, which means there’s a lot of development in many city neighbourhoods. Each day, more restaurants, bars, businesses, and attractions open up, but don’t worry, Nova Scotia’s natural wonder can still be found on every corner.

As a whole, Nova Scotia’s culture is diverse and rich. Over time, the Mi’kmaq have preserved their culture through art, music, language, and stories. The Acadian community, while smaller than other provinces, still practices traditional crafts, and many of them primarily speak in French. The descendants of many Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia, having overcome years and years of hardship, now proudly cherish and celebrate their own culture. However, the Gaelic population remains the largest represented culture in Nova Scotia. These Scottish and Irish descendants still speak Gaelic and celebrate many traditions throughout the province. No matter where you come from, Nova Scotia welcomes you to embrace your culture and celebrate your heritage. 

As far as real estate goes, homes in Nova Scotia are particularly affordable. While job opportunities in the area are quite limited, if you are able to work from home or commute to a larger city, this could be an ideal location to buy a home. Many people commute into Halifax for work so that they can take advantage of the lower house prices in rural areas. 

Nova Scotia varies from city to city, but you’ll find excellent outdoor activities throughout all of them. From biking trails to shoreside activities, there is enough nature in the province to keep you entertained all year. You can take a drive on the Cabot Trail and see some of the most scenic landscapes in Canada or put on your hiking shoes and head to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Looking to see some of Nova Scotia’s rich history? Check out the Fortress of Louisbourg, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, or the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. 

Most cities in Nova Scotia are relatively small and easy to get around. The beautiful weather encourages Nova Scotians to walk or get out on their bikes to get where they need to go. The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is the major airport in Nova Scotia, providing a wide array of national and international flights. 

Nova Scotia boasts warm summers and very mild winters. One of the plus sides of living in the province is that you don’t have to brace yourself for extreme cold temperatures. Nova Scotia takes the prize for clearest skies year-round in Canada, so it’s no wonder why residents are seen exploring the outdoors on a daily basis. If you love to be surrounded by beautiful views and enjoy a slower pace of life, Nova Scotia is the place for you!

Things to do in Nova Scotia

While Nova Scotia is known for smaller towns and quiet lifestyles, you’ll have no issue finding ways to stay busy. From national parks to unique restaurants and exciting waterfalls, there’s always something amazing to explore. No matter what time of year it is, Nova Scotia will encourage you to get outside and spend some time in nature’s beauty. Here are some of the most well-loved spots around the province: 

  1. Cabot Trail
    • Cabot Trail is the most scenic drive in Nova Scotia, that will take you through some of the province’s most beautiful scenic landscapes. The 300km trail starts at Cape Breton Highlands National Park and winds its way along the rugged Atlantic coastline through some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, before finishing up near Ingonish Beach Provincial Park. Along the way you’ll find iconic attractions like The Needle’s Eye, St. Ann’s Bay Lighthouse, and Peggy’s Cove lighthouse. Pro tip: Cabot Trail is most popular in the autumn because the vibrant colors of the trees and surrounding scenery are unlike any other. Take advantage of the brisk temperatures to take a hike or bike along some designated trails along the way.
  2. Peggy’s Cove
    • Peggy’s Cove is a small fishing village located on the eastern coast of Canada. Peggy’s cove was established in 1884 when John Anderson, an entrepreneur from Boston, Massachusetts, built a store and hotel there to take advantage of the lucrative boat building trade that had developed in the area. The cove has been home to many notable residents, including painter Lawren Harris, who lived there for several years at his family’s summer house. He named the house “Smugglers’ Cottage” after its use during Prohibition by rum-runners bringing liquor into Nova Scotia from New Brunswick. Lighthouse keeper James Alexander Stewart moved his two sons and one daughter to Peggy’s Cove where they raised their own children before returning to their home in Halifax. Peggy’s Cove is a popular destination for tourists and photographers alike, with many walking trails that take visitors around the cove to see some of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful coastline. 
  3. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
    • The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site reconstructs mid-18th century fort life with over 40 authentic structures, costumed guides, and operational businesses. The town’s huge defensive walls surround it on all sides, some of which were as thick as 35 feet when built. The recreated area is now bustling with actors in costume who enact various aspects of everyday life, from housekeeping to those in the military. Visitors can observe servants cook, sample fresh baked bread, see merchants sell their merchandise, and feel the ground shake as troops fire the cannon and muskets. The campground has a special experience for people looking for an interesting getaway. If you want to go all out, spend the night in a reproduction tent or a period house, which is an incredibly unique experience for couples seeking an unforgettable adventure.
  4. Cape Breton Highlands National Park
    • Cape Breton Highlands National Park protects one quarter of all remaining old growth forest on Cape Breton Island and many other rare species that depend on this habitat for their survival. The area contains Nova Scotia’s highest peak and covers 950 square kilometers of Cape Breton Island. The park is also the only land access to an untouched section of coastline on Nova Scotia’s mainland, where visitors can enjoy hiking trails and incredible views from the highlands cliffs. Cape Breton Highlands National Park offers some spectacular opportunities for exploration including fishing in pristine coves or along Cape Breton’s rugged Atlantic shoreline. Hikers can choose from many challenging trails, and wildlife experts can see moose, beaver, eagles, and deer throughout the park.
  5. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
    • The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a Canadian maritime museum located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Its exhibits focus on Canada’s marine heritage and the lives of Nova Scotians who work at sea. The museum has seen over 3 million visitors since opening in 1991 and houses an extensive collection that includes more than 10,000 artifacts and 1 million photographs spanning three centuries. More than 200 model ships can be found in the museum and there is an entire exhibit on the rescue efforts after the Titanic sank. You’ll find several artifacts that were found at sea during the rescue and ones that were recovered later on. Queen Elizabeth II even donated Queen Victoria’s Royal Barge to the museum, so visitors can see the ship located in Halifax Harbour. Whether you are more interested in history or Canada’s maritime reputation, you’ll find plenty of both here!
  6. Kejimkujik National Park
    • The Kejimkujik National Park is located in New Scotland, Nova Scotia, and covers almost 400 square kilometers of land. A modest seaside extension features a beautiful white-sand beach that is one of the park’s major attractions. One of the most appealing aspects of this tranquil location is the long history of the Mi’kmaq people who have inhabited the region for thousands of years. The vast majority of the park is only accessible by foot or canoe, making it an ideal location to get away. Campsites may be found throughout the park for individuals who wish to immerse themselves in nature entirely or simply walk about during the day while enjoying the scenery.
  7. Lunenburg
    • Lunenburg is a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada that has been around for over 350 years. The town’s history has made it into museums and exhibits all over the world, and nearly 3/4 of the buildings there are the original structures from the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the most popular attractions in Lunenburg is the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic which was formerly known as “The Fisherman’s House.” It showcases artifacts dating back to 1777 when fishing became an important industry in Lunenburg. You’ll find many interesting things here including preserved fish or sea creatures, equipment used by fishermen, and information about how they lived back then too! Visitors can also see various other buildings from different time periods including Victorian-era homes and churches that are still standing today. Lunenburg is the ultimate relaxing place to go for a quaint day on the waterfront. 
  8. Canada Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
    • The Canada Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is a museum devoted to the story of immigration to Canada, as told through the experience of those who passed through the former Pier 21. It is recorded that 20% of the nation’s immigrants from 1928 to 1971 were welcomed into Canada at the Pier. Commissioned by The Canadian Heritage Council in 1990 and opened on September 28th, 1992, this national historic site offers an insight into what it was like for people from all over the world to come here as immigrants looking for a better life. Visitors can explore interactive exhibits that illustrate how immigration has changed over time and reflect on their own family histories. Interactive displays help visitors understand how different waves of newcomers have helped shape the country’s identity and diversity today. The museum also features an impressive collection including more than 11,000 photographs documenting arrivals at Pier 21 between 1928 and 1971, as well as more than 200 artifacts. When you visit, you can even trace your own family’s immigration history for free at the Scotiabank Family History Centre!
  9. Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
    • The Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens in Nova Scotia is your place to stroll through 10 acres of the most beautiful horticulture you’ll ever see. As one of the top show gardens in North America, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens offer visitors two thousand rose bushes, vast green lawns, and a Governor’s Garden with plants and flowers reflective of the 1740’s. When you visit, make sure to check out the demonstration plots to learn different techniques and planting styles. If you have an important event coming up, the back side of the gardens is a popular wedding and event space, with gorgeous floral views along the riverbank. It’s easy to get lost exploring all these beautiful grounds have to offer, so give yourself some time and enjoy!
  10. Halifax Public Gardens
    • Halifax Public Gardens is a beautiful place that’s perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of life. The gardens are located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia and have been around since 1867, making them the oldest Victorian gardens in North America. They were originally laid out by Edward Kemp on behalf of the citizens of Halifax. Today, there are five different sections to explore including: Georges Island Garden with its lily pond and rose garden, Rocking Stone Garden with its lovely flower beds, Wildflower Meadow which features native plants seen in Nova Scotia during the 19th century, Victorian Garden which has formal plantings reminiscent of English style gardening popular in that time period, and the Maud Lewis Memorial Rose Garden, which was created in memory of local folk artist, Maud Lewis. You can take guided tours through the gardens, or you can simply stroll through the scenery on your own time. The gardens are free to visit, so this is an affordable and relaxing day out.

Major Cities in Nova Scotia