Sydney, NS Real Estate & Homes For Sale

Just Listed Sydney NS Homes For Sale

New Listing – yesterday
$249,500
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1007 Upper Prince Street Sydney, NS B1P5P3
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

An attractive well kept brick bungalow with attached garage and a private rear deck surrounded by a high hedge. The 1368 sq. feet of main floor living space includes a living room with a stone fireplace, separate dining room, an eat-in kitchen, 3 bed

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty(Sydney)
New Listing – 2 days online
$275,000
60 Welton Street Sydney, NS B1P5R2
Multi-Family For Sale
Active

Central located in the heart of Sydney this recently updated Multi unit home is the perfect opportunity for someone to add to their rental portfolio or to start with. Ample parking and nothing to do but collect the rents. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Atlantic
New Listing – 6 days online
$185,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
165 Rotary Drive Sydney, NS B1P6L4
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

3 Bedroom Split Entry located on Rotary Drive. Walking distance to bus routes, parks, downtown and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. The home has paved driveway and two sheds. New roof 2021. Downstairs was once an apartment, could easily be converte

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – a week online
$33,000
LOT 157 Lorne Sydney, NS B1P4H2
Land For Sale
Active

Welcome to Lorne St… a beautiful neighborhood to build your home and raise a family. Also Very close to Sydney night life if that's what you like… potential for developers to build a multi-unit. Call the agent for more information. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX PARK PLACE INC. – 14505
New Listing – a week online
$124,900
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
30 Hugh Street Sydney, NS B1P1V7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

This lovely 3 bedroom home has had extensive renovations and is awaiting new owners. The main level consists of a kitchen with a pantry, a formal dining room, a living room, and a front foyer. On the second level you will find 3 bedrooms and an updat

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – a week online
$475,000
28 Bayview Street Sydney, NS B1S2C5
Condo For Sale
Active

This 7 unit building is located close to all amenities and has long-term tenants. There have been many upgrades that include electrical, cosmetic and the 3 bedroom unit was just renovated. The building consists of 1 three bedroom unit, 4 two bedroom

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$179,900
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
106 Rockdale Avenue Sydney, NS B1P1Z2
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

1 1/2 storey home centrally located in Sydney close to amenities. Home has had many renovations over the years including roofing shingles( 3 years), furnace (1-2 years), upgraded wiring, newer siding and windows, newer modern kitchen with lots of cup

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty(Sydney)
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$190,000
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
69 kings Road Sydney, NS B1S3X4
Condo For Sale
Active

2 BEDROOM CONDO. CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES. THIS UNIT IS ON THE MAIN FLOOR. NO STAIRS . FACING KINGS ROAD. NEEDS A FRESH PAINT JOB MINOR COSMETICS. UNDERGROUND PARKING, APPLIANCES AND WINDOW DRESSINGS ARE INCLUDED. SEPERATE STORAGE . (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Roger Burns Real Estate Ltd.
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$119,900
219 Argyle Street Sydney, NS B1S2W1
Multi-Family For Sale
Active

This duplex is located close to downtown with parking in the back. The first floor unit consists of 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a full bath, a laundry area and a living room. On the second level there is another unit with an open concept living area and k

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$209,999
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
924 Upper Prince Street Sydney, NS B1P5P2
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

A very well maintained home with an income suite in the lower level! This home is located on a spacious lot with a large back deck, detached garage, and well maintained grounds. The home has 3 bedrooms on the main level, beautiful hardwood floors, a

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$449,900
26-28 Ferry Street Sydney, NS B1P6A1
Multi-Family For Sale
Active

Are you looking for an investment in the downtown core of Sydney?? This fourplex has been totally renovated including separating the power for all four units into their own meters! Tenants all pay their own heat and lights. There is 2-2 bedroom units

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$44,900
883 Kings Road Sydney, NS B1R2L7
Land For Sale
Active

Vacant lot located just minutes from Sydney downtown or Sydney River Plaza. Municipal water/sewer hook up available from Weidner Drive. CLA for more information. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$795,000
101 Bentinck Street Sydney, NS B1P1G3
Other For Sale
Active

You have to see the inside of this one to believe the transformation the owner has completed to this building in the heart of downtown Sydney with 16 parking spaces! Stripped to the outside walls, insulated and totally refurbished to create 12 brand

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty(Sydney)
$249,900
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
395 Bentinck Street Sydney, NS B1S2Y5
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Lots of possibilities when your house sits on a 10546 sq ft lot in the heart of downtown Sydney. This well-maintained home is located just one property away from Wentworth Park. Easy walk to the waterfront and the new NSCC Campus. The detached wired

Listing courtesy of: Harbourside Realty Ltd.
$399,900
24 THOMAS Street Sydney, NS B1S1L1
Multi-Family For Sale
Active

Well maintained executive semi-detached townhouse in the Sydney Core close to bus route, shopping and schools. Many renovations have been done over the past number of years including new kitchen and bath in one unit, and new appliances, new counter-t

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX PARK PLACE INC. – 14505
$289,500
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
631 Kings Road Sydney, NS B1S1B8
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

This extremely well maintained cozy one owner home is designed for the professional or the couple wanting to live maintenance free for many years to come. The main floor has a nice sized living and dining room combined with a propane fireplace and a

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty(Sydney)
$32,000
Lot 5 Rotary Drive Sydney, NS B1P4S8
Land For Sale
Active

Vacant building lot located on rotary drive , just a 5 minute walk to the hospital and few minute drive to Downtown Sydney. Great location for a duplex, call today for more information. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Boardwalk Realty
$194,900
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
219 Whitney Avenue Sydney, NS B1P5A3
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Lots of character in this gracious two and half story in the heart of the city! Old fashioned Parlor Charm is provided by the original hardwood floors and decorative fireplace which can easily be made operational. Large eat in kitchen has plenty of r

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX PARK PLACE INC. – 14505
$166,000
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
23 Central Street Sydney, NS B1P2A7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

If you're looking for a great family home in the heart of Sydney, check out this awesome three bedroom home in a very desirable location only minutes away from the Hospital and all amenities. The home features large bedrooms, an entrance outside to t

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty(Sydney)
Price Change – 2 weeks ago
$145,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
11 Newbury Street Sydney, NS B1P3P7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY 3 +1 BEDROOMS , 1.5 BATHS OFF GEORGE ST HANDY BUS ROUTE TO HOSPITAL AND DOWNTOWN, SEMI DEVELOPED BASEMENT WITH 4 BEDROOM , and 2pc bath BACKYARD WITH GARDEN AREA , OIL HOT WATER HEAT , DINING ROOM TO SMALL DECK . CALL TO

Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Select Realty(Sydney)

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.