Bedford Real Estate
Bedford is located at the northern end of the Halifax Harbour, surrounding the northern end of the Bedford Basin. It borders on both Halifax and Dartmouth.
Bedford had been a small outlying town until 25 years ago. Since then, Bedford has grown into a self sufficient urban center. Due to its strong sense of community, Bedford has always been a popular place to live. It is considered a family community with strong community groups who take pride in their neighborhoods.
Several of the largest new subdivisions and multi‐family high rise developments in Metro have been built in Bedford, or in those areas that border Halifax and Dartmouth.
Bedford has an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices. Because Bedford is self sufficient, there is no need to travel outside the community unless you choose to; and it is only minutes away from other major areas in metro.
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Most of the Shopping alternatives can be found along the Bedford Highway. There are several malls to choose from and many small businesses and specialty boutiques.
The Sunnyside Mall and The Bedford Place Mall: Each located on the Bedford Highway, across the street from each other, there are well over 100 shops to choose from including the locally famous Pete’s Frootique grocery store.
Mill Cove Plaza: Located very close to the Bedford basin. Although not as large as the other options, it offers grocery stores, drug stores and other specialty retailers and fast food options.
All housing types can be found in Bedford. Some areas are densely populated, while others offer large spread out lots with large executive homes. There are some older areas of Bedford, but many areas have been built within the last 30 years. Lot sizes again range from 5000 sq-ft upwards.
Ravines/Bedford South: A new subdivision offering luxury apartment condominiums, Executive townhouses, and upscale single family homes.
Crestview: A more affordable area of Bedford with typically smaller homes built on small lots. Higher density than other areas of Bedford. Some Upscale condominium and apartments as well.
Paper mill Lake: An upscale neighborhood adjacent to Crestview.
Offers an Elegant array of housing types. Many lakefront homes available as well. Often larger lots.
Basinview: Around 40 years old, this subdivision is often more affordable than other areas of Bedford. The homes tend to be a little older, but are usually well maintained. All styles of houses and condominiums are available here.
Nottingham: A newer subdivision featuring a wide variety of housing types. Nottingham was built on the side of a steep slope, so many homes offer great views of the Bedford Basin but have very little yard.
Shore Drive: One of the oldest areas in Bedford, it is also one of the most desirable. Many waterfront homes are available along the Bedford Basin. Homes in this area vary greatly in age. This is a result of large estate lots being subdivided into smaller lots. New homes are often built on these subdivided lots. The most recent homes being built within the last few years. Almost All the homes are large and the lots vary in size.
Eaglewood: A rare find in metro. Building in this subdivision began around 1985 and it is one of the few areas in metro that is zoned residential only. You won’t find any apartments or condominiums in here. The lots tend to be fairly large (some over ½ an acre), and the homes tend to be large. Unlike most other subdivision in Metro.
Ridgevale: Started about 30 years ago, this subdivision is also zoned residential only and is located next to Eaglewood. The lots and homes tend to be smaller than their neighbor, but it still offers that suburban charm while remaining inside the urban core.
Oakmount: This subdivision is around 40 years old, and is a fairly affordable area of Bedford. The housing types vary and the lots tend to be larger than their newer counterparts in Bedford. There are some semi-detached or multi-family nearby.
To get from most parts of Bedford to the downtown core will take on average between 20 and 30 min. The traffic on the Bedford highway has become more congested over the last several years due to the staggering amount of residential building. This trend will likely continue for the next several years. There is an alternate route via Highway #102 and the City is currently planning for alternate routes into the city core. Metro transit is available from all main arteries within Bedford.
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Bedford Residential Real Estate Market Snapshot
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