Downtown Halifax real estate guide & listings for sale
Downtown Halifax is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the feel of this part of the municipality. Downtown Halifax is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are quite peaceful. Green spaces are easy to access since there are a few of them nearby for residents to unwind in. Finally, this part of Halifax has a large number of areas for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Even though the streets are often busy with people, there is a great variety of entertainment venues, and it is very easy to find bars as they are well-spread throughout the area.
Downtown Halifax allows homeowners to travel by several alternative means of transportation. Owing to about 40 nearby bus lines, this area is transit friendly. Downtown Halifax is also car friendly. It is convenient to park. This part of Halifax is very suitable for walking; most common errands can be run without the use of a car, and numerous businesses are reasonably nearby.
About 30% of properties in Downtown Halifax were built between 1960 and 1980, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. The substantial proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this part of the municipality is an important part of its character. About 90% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home whereas owners make up the remainder. Although this neighbourhood is particularly good for those looking for one bedroom homes.
It is especially convenient to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from any home in this part of the municipality. Moreover, with 150-odd restaurants and cafes in Downtown Halifax, there is typically a spot to get a meal or a beverage just around the corner. It is also straightforward to get to a selection of clothing stores on foot, for instance along Argyle Street. With regards to education, in this area, families will generally be able to access schools and daycares by walking.