Sydney, NS Real Estate & Homes For Sale

Just Listed Sydney NS Homes For Sale

New Listing – 10 hours on Site
$189,000
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Single Family Home For Sale
$189,000
5
beds
2
baths
94 Harold Street Sydney, NS B1P3M1
Single Family Home For Sale
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Attention! Attention! Lovely spacious home in a great area of the city.], lots of upgrades to this home; flooring (2018), painting, oil tank, electrical breaker panels (2018) and most of the vinyl windows (2017) and doors (2017). This is the house wi

Listing courtesy of: OCEANCREST REALTY INC. – 15845
New Listing – yesterday
$799,000
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Single Family Home For Sale
$799,000
3
beds
2
baths
658 George Street Sydney, NS B1P1K9
Single Family Home For Sale
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Visit REALTOR website for additional information. Beautifully restored downtown gem with private backyard oasis. Home has original high ceilings, mouldings and hardwood floors. Gourmet eat-in kitchen has granite countertops, island bar, and natural m

Listing courtesy of: PG Direct Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 2 days on Site
$35,000
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Land For Sale
$35,000
883 Kings Road Sydney, NS B1R2L7
Land For Sale
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Vacant lot located just minutes from Sydney downtown or Sydney River Plaza. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – 3 days on Site
$84,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$84,900
3
beds
1
bath
193 Victoria Road Sydney, NS B1P2V7
Single Family Home For Sale
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Finding a move in ready home under 100k in Sydney doesn't come by often these days. Here is your chance, an excellent investment opportunity or an affordable place to call you own with this semi detached home located at 193 Victoria Rd in Sydney. Thi

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Park Place Inc.
New Listing – 3 days on Site
$289,500
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$289,500
4
beds
2
baths
15 ST ANTHONY Drive Sydney, NS B1S2R4
Single Family Home For Sale
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GREAT ONE OWNER FAMILY HOME BUILT IN 1973 WITH VIEW OF SYDNEY HARBOUR FROM SIDE BALCONY . THIS HOME FEATURES 2 BEDROOMS ON MAIN FLOOR AND 2 MORE ON LOWER LEVEL, FULL BATHS ON BOTH LEVELS. LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH PATIO DOOR TO BALCONY.FORMAL DINING ROO

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty(Sydney)
New Listing – 4 days on Site
$145,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$145,000
2
beds
1
bath
504 Rotary Drive Sydney, NS B1P4S5
Single Family Home For Sale
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The property is rear Rotary Drive you will see a sign! A Cute and Cozy 2 bed 1 bath home in a quiet neighborhood. This home is within walking distance to the hospital right off George St in Sydney. The home has seen many upgrades including, newer roo

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Park Place Inc.
New Listing – 5 days on Site
$275,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$275,000
4
beds
2
baths
261 Ashby Road Sydney, NS B1P2T3
Single Family Home For Sale
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Great location for this perfectly styled bungalow in the heart of Sydney! Corner lot, private yard with above ground pool, outside shower, and swim up bar with lots of room to entertain right off the open concept living, kitchen, dining area. The dre

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Island Gateway Realty Inc.
New Listing – a week on Site
$409,900
Active Listing
Multi-Family For Sale
$409,900
153/155 Rockdale Avenue Sydney, NS B1P1Z6
Multi-Family For Sale
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Well built, well maintained deluxe duplex, in the heart of the a city. Both units are 896 square feet on the main level, 2 bed rooms, spacious kitchen, hardwood floors, laundry, attached double heated garages, each unit has it own furnace and oil tan

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – a week on Site
$399,999
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Multi-Family For Sale
$399,999
1210 Grand Lake Road Sydney, NS B1M1A2
Multi-Family For Sale
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What an excellent investment opportunity! Location, Location, Location! This newer duplex sits directly next door to CBU and across the street from Lingan Golf Course. Located on a bus route and close to all amenities. Featuring over 3 acres of land,

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Island Gateway Realty Inc.
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$99,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$99,900
1
bed
1
bath
34 Birch Street Sydney, NS B1P3B8
Single Family Home For Sale
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Beautifully finished 1 bedroom home situated on a quiet dead end street. This home has been completely refinished in recent years including custom tile shower, Beautiful new kitchen appliances and cabinets, new electrical, new oil tank and new floori

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$169,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$169,900
2
beds
1
bath
993 Kings Road Sydney, NS B1S1C5
Single Family Home For Sale
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Well maintained, completely renovated (last 8 years) 2 bedroom bungalow in Sydney River. Close to all amenities and bus routes. Spectacular views from your covered porch. This house is a must see ! (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$158,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$158,000
4
beds
1
bath
106 Lorne Street Sydney, NS B1P4H2
Single Family Home For Sale
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As the old saying goes "One persons loss is another gain"!! Buyer unable to close so its back to the market we go! This 4 bedroom family home is a rare find in todays market! Move in ready and available for a quick closing – this home could be the on

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Park Place Inc.
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$284,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$284,900
2
beds
2
baths
511 TERRACE Street Sydney, NS B1P7H7
Single Family Home For Sale
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Cheery entry reflects the friendly spirit of this inviting contemporary home!! Centrally located in one of Sydney's newer sub-divisions, this open concept home creates great eye appeal. The open concept layout provides lots of space for entertaining

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Park Place Inc.
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$274,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$274,900
5
beds
2
baths
846 George Street Sydney, NS B1P1L9
Single Family Home For Sale
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Welcome to 846 George St.! Located in the sought after and prime area known as the South End of Sydney! Upon entering the property you are immediately greeted by an abundance of natural light! As you begin your tour you will be taken back by the stun

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX NOVA – 15867
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$374,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$374,900
6
beds
2
baths
24 LEONARD Street Sydney, NS B1S2T3
Single Family Home For Sale
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REFINISHED COLONIAL STAIRWAY GRACES THE ENTRANCE HALL OF THIS PARITALLY RESTORED 2.5 STOREY HOME IN THE HEART OF THE CITY.. TO THE LEFT OF THE CENTER HALL IS AN ELEGANT LIVING ROOM WITH NINE FOOT CELINGS PROVIDING AN AIR OF GRACIOUS FORMALITY ENHANCE

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Park Place Inc.
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$229,999
Active Listing
Multi-Family For Sale
$229,999
48 Kenwood Drive Sydney, NS B1S1T6
Multi-Family For Sale
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A well maintained duplex in a desirable area close to all amenities. The main level consists of a spacious kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, a large laundry room, and has use of the attached garage. The lower level has a walk out with larger windows

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$189,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$189,000
3
beds
2
baths
1017 George Street Sydney, NS B1P1M5
Single Family Home For Sale
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This Charming residential / multi-unit home is centrally located in Sydney, on a bus route and within walking distance to all amenities in Sydney's downtown core. This cozy home could be used as a residential property, in-law suite or kept as a basem

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Island Gateway Realty Inc.
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$395,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$395,000
3
beds
3
baths
43 Wyndale Crescent Sydney, NS B1S3L4
Single Family Home For Sale
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This one owner family orientated 4 level split with garage, is waiting for its new owner to move into a great neighbourhood. A huge fenced in rear yard with many possibilities including for pets or children to be safe, plant a garden as current owner

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty(Sydney)
New Listing – 2 weeks on Site
$189,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
$189,000
3
beds
1
bath
1674 George Street Sydney, NS B1P1P4
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Charming 2 storey family home in a Excellent location, just minutes to hospital and 10 mins to Mira River with a Large private backyard. Call to book your showing today. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty

About Sydney, NS

Sydney, Nova Scotia is a coastal community of over 31,000 people. Located on Cape Breton Island, this city has a rich maritime history that locals are sure to take part in. Coined the largest urban centre on the island, Sydney attracts visitors from all over the province to see its beautiful and historic waterfront views. With humble beginnings starting in 1604, Sydney is now home to a richly diverse population of people from around the world.

As a city on the ocean, many of Sydney’s home-buying opportunities are on the waterfront. Overall, Sydney has homes that range in price depending on their size and location, with the average house costing around $149,000. The housing tends to be significantly more affordable than the Nova Scotia average and other Canadian cities. 

The area’s economy centres around coal mining and fishing, but tourism now plays an important role because of attractions like Cabot Trail Scenic Drive and Fortress Louisbourg National Historic Site. Major employers in the area include Bowater Mersey, Michelin, and the Cape Breton Development Corporation. The Sydney business district is home to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, which regulates all oil exploration in Nova Scotia’s offshore area.

Sydney is home to Cape Breton University and a campus of Nova Scotia Community College, and many elementary and secondary schools. With both private and public options to choose from, Sydney is sure to have the education opportunities your family needs. 

Sydney also has several museums such as The Coastal Discovery Centre of Cape Breton, Cape Breton Miners’ Museum, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Archives, and Cape Breton Centre for Craft. Located within the Discovery Centre is a planetarium and an observatory that put on public shows. Sydney is also close to Alexander Graham Bell’s first telephone factory and the oldest Protestant church in North America, St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Don’t forget to lock in your Sydney experience with a visit to the World’s Largest Fiddle!

This vibrant community has much to offer – whether you are purchasing your first home or upgrading to a new one. The city’s vibrant and active community is sure to impress as you explore this area of Nova Scotia.

Sydney Transportation

Sydney is connected to the mainland by ferry. The Cabot Trail Scenic Drive along Cape Breton Island runs through this city and is a great way to get around. The road that runs through Sydney is considered one of the best scenic drives in the world. The roads are well-kept, and driving around the area provides just as beautiful of an experience as walking would. Speaking of walking, because it’s a small coastal town, walking and biking are popular options for Sydney locals. The JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport is also nearby to provide flights in and out of the city.

Distance to Nearby Cities

  • 19km (12 miles) to New Waterford
  • 20km (12 miles) to Glace Bay
  • 22km (14 miles) to North Sydney
  • 398km (247 miles) to Halifax

Things To Do in Sydney, NS

This coastal city is full of interesting things to see. With activities and attractions as unique as its culture, Sydney won’t leave you bored (especially if you love nature). Here are some of our favourite spots to check out:

  1. Sydney Downtown Development Association
    • The Sydney Downtown Development Association is a great place to start looking for what’s happening downtown. Check their activities page often to find events or festivals, such as the many local craft fairs in the summer months. You can also sign up for their newsletter, where they list all of the events and local happenings.
  2. The Big Fiddle
    • The Big Fiddle is located at the heart of downtown Sydney and is one of the most unique things to do in town. It’s a giant instrument you can climb on and explore, which overlooks an outdoor sculpture park full of beautiful art to view. The park even hosts public events throughout the year if you want to stop by and check it out.
  3. Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design
    • Located in downtown Sydney, this is the place to go for all things handmade and locally designed. The centre offers visitors a chance to view over 60 galleries, and local artisans at work. There are also live demonstrations by some of the designers themselves! Stop by again during holiday weekends for special events or open houses throughout the year.
  4. Petersfield Provincial Park
    • Located about 20 minutes outside of Sydney, this park is the perfect place to go for a hike. There are numerous trails and bridges with gorgeous views of the ocean. Located along the Bras d’Or Lake, Petersfield Provincial Park has fishing available all year-round as well.
  5. Baille Ard Nature Trail
    • This is an easy trail to explore with the whole family. The trail takes you through a coastal forest, right up to a sandy beach overlooking the Bras d’Or Lake. You can stop by Baille Ard Lighthouse on your way back up for a breathtaking view of Cape Breton Island. The entire hike should take about 2 hours to complete, with plenty of stops along the way to enjoy the scenery.
  6. Jost House Museum
    • This museum offers a glimpse into Nova Scotian history, as it is one of the oldest homes in Sydney. The home was built for merchant Ludwig Jost and his family who immigrated from Germany and lived there from 1831 to 1898. Now you can explore this beautiful building guided by historic interpreters dressed in traditional Victorian clothing. You’ll also get to try your hand at weaving and even make a craft of your own.
  7. Breton Brewing Co.
    • For a fun night out, join the locals at the Breton Brewing Co. Not only will you get to sample some of their award-winning beer available in Sydney or Halifax, but you can even go for the “tasting flights,” which include 4 small samples of brews paired with local cheeses. You’ll also get to watch a video on the brewery’s history and how they make their beer.
  8. Membertou Heritage Park
    • If you’re interested in learning the history of Nova Scotia’s indigenous people, then this is a must-see for you. Located on the East side of Sydney, Membertou Heritage Park showcases the rich Mi’kmaq culture, which was once thriving in Sydney and surrounding areas. Walk along the walking trails or watch an outdoor theatre performance about the Mi’kmaq people.
  9. Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial
    • If you’re a fan of military history, check out this memorial located on the corner of George and Sydney Streets. The monument holds the names of every Merchant Navy war casualty in Sydney from WWI and WWII. There are also two cannons and a sword mounted nearby which were once used as protection for Nova Scotia during wartime.
  10. Cossit House Museum
    • Built in the 1800s, this historic home now functions as a museum on Sydney’s downtown waterfront. You’ll get to explore 4 separate rooms filled with furniture from different periods as well as traditional household items. The Cossit House Museum also holds special events throughout the year that you can sign up for when planning your trip.

Sydney Day Trips

Looking to explore a bit more of what Nova Scotia has to offer? Lucky for you, Sydney is within just a few hours of some unforgettable day trips. Here are some of our favourites to get you started:

  1. Glace Bay Miners Museum
    • Come to see and hear about coal mining in Nova Scotia! This museum is a tribute to the miners who worked in Cape Breton for decades. It includes a mock mine tunnel, a locomotive, cars, and many exhibits telling the history of coal mining. The museum is a working coal mine where you can go underground on an original elevator from 1900 and learn about this time period first-hand. Only about 30 minutes away from Sydney, this is a great educational day trip for all ages!
  2. Louisbourg Lighthouse and Fortress National Historic Site
    • Discover the history and architecture in this well-preserved national historical site. Take a stroll through town to see where life was once lived during the 18th-century fishing boom. Don’t forget to climb 75 steps up to the historic Louisbourg Lighthouse, where you can see Cape Breton from above. Located on Cape Breton Island, this site is about 45 minutes away from Sydney and is a must-see!
  3. Iona Village
    • Step into the past in this restored heritage village. Walkthrough to explore what life was like during the early 1900s and visit some of the oldest buildings in Atlantic Canada, including a schoolhouse from 1881! The Highland Village Museum is dedicated to Nova Scotia’s Gaelic folk-life, and the nearby Eskasoni Cultural Journeys will teach you all about Mi’kmaq culture. Located about an hour away from Sydney, Iona Village is another great day trip to discover some history and culture Nova Scotia-style.
  4. Baddeck
    • Located about an hour and a half away from Sydney, this town is home to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. You can take a guided tour of his laboratory and see where he came up with many inventions that changed our lives. There are also multiple historical sites within Baddeck, such as The Old Post Office, St. Ann’s Academy, Keltic Lodge, and the Gibson Steps.