Downtown Halifax real estate guide & listings for sale
No matter what type of character home buyers prefer in a neighbourhood, Downtown Halifax is a fairly good option. It is very easy to find lively places in this area. Despite the fact that there are many people around most of the time, there is a wide variety of entertainment venues, and places to go out at night are well-distributed throughout the neighbourhood. Most areas in Downtown Halifax are quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. Parks are especially well-distributed and there are a few of them nearby for residents to visit, making them easy to get to.
This neighbourhood affords homeowners the choice between a variety of modes of transportation. Getting around by public transit is convenient in Downtown Halifax. There are about 40 bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and the nearest bus stop is usually just around the corner. Driving is also a fairly good transportation option in Downtown Halifax. Parking is generally easy. Travelling on foot is especially practical for residents in this neighbourhood; all daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle, and various businesses are nearby.
The sizeable proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Downtown Halifax is an important part of its character. However this neighbourhood is particularly good for those looking for one bedroom homes. Renters occupy around 90% of the dwellings in the neighbourhood and 10% are occupied by owners. Roughly 30% of homes in this part of Halifax were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
Both general and specialty grocery stores are usually accessible within a very short walk from most houses for sale in this neighbourhood. Additionally, there are over 150 restaurants and about 20 cafes to experience in Downtown Halifax. A very good variety of clothing stores is also situated within a short walking distance, for example on Argyle Street. Regarding education, parents and their schoolchildren will find that no matter where their house is situated in Downtown Halifax, schools and daycares are nearby.