Cole Harbour Real Estate
Cole Harbour Overview
Cole Harbour covers a large area of Dartmouth and has seen some of the greatest development in metro over the last 45 years.
The dominant factor in its growth has been and still is affordability.
Cole Harbour is located on the eastern boundary of Dartmouth and is about a 20-40 minute drive to downtown. The drive time is dependant upon the amount of traffic approaching and on the bridges to Halifax. During rush hours there can be some congestion, but the traffic does move steadily most of the time.
There are some wonderful shopping, entertainment and dining alternatives in both the Cole Harbour area and within 5-10 minute drive. Some of the best shopping in metro is located in Dartmouth.
There is a great variety of house styles and prices to choose from and there is definitely a house to fit everybody’s needs and price range in the area.
Cole Harbour Real Estate Listings For Sale
Cole Harbour Highlights
There are many shopping choices within minutes of Cole Harbour area:
Portland Street-Cole Harbour Rd. shopping District: This Street runs for about 5 km. and offers everything from grocery, dining, auto sales, Hardware, Movie theatres, banking etc. Just about anything you need can be found in an array of outdoor shopping centers.
MicMac Mall: The largest shopping center in Atlantic Canada features several chain retailers and around 300 shops There are several box retailers on the grounds as well including a Chapters and Future Shop.
Burnside Business Park: The largest business/industrial/retail park in Atlantic Canada. A huge assortment of shopping alternatives await the buyer.
Dartmouth Crossing: This is Dartmouth’s newest retail shopping area and has proven to be one of metros most appealing as well. This area was conceived as an all inclusive shopping district much like Bayer’s Lake Retail Park in Halifax. The difference being that this venture was planned, developed, and sold as one concept. It includes many large box retailers such as Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Costco, Walmart, Cineplex Cinemas (including IMAX, UltraAVX screen & 7 RealD 3D screens), Hilton Hotels, Many Eateries, and many small beautifully designed brownstone retail malls. This is an ongoing project, and is already amongst metros most popular shopping and entertaining centers.
There is a wide variety of housing options in the area including the following:
Forest Hills: A large subdivision featuring hundreds of 25-40 year old semi-detached homes, split entry homes, bungalows, and a small selection of interspersed two story homes. This is a great neighborhood for first time home buyers and families with children.
Colby Village: An area of more distinctive homes. Colby Village was constructed around 30 years ago and was continually developed until 8-9 years ago. Homes are attractive and tend to be larger than its neighbor Forest Hills. Like Clayton Park and Clayton Park West in Halifax, and The Ravines in Bedford, Colby Village was developed by a company owned by Shaw Brick. This meant that every house built had to have brick on the front, making these subdivisions very attractive. Home styles range from executive split entries, to large bungalows, to medium to executive sized two storey homes. There are several older areas in Colby Village which feature smaller homes that are more affordable but they are not always easy to find.
The commuting time to Downtown Halifax from either Forest Hills or Colby Village is around 20-25 minutes during off peak hours and from 30-45 minutes during rush hour or inclement weather. There is Metro Transit access through much of the major arteries of Cole Harbour.
Cole Harbour Real Estate Recent Listings
Cole Harbour Residential Real Estate Market Snapshot
List to Sell Ratio (Units)
The Percentage of Units Sold VS. Units Listed for the last 12 Months.
List to Sell Ratio (Price)
The Average Sale Price to List Price Ratio of Units Sold in the last 12 Months.
Average Sale Price
The Average Sale Price Based on 156 sales in the last 12 Months.
Average Days On Market
The Average Days On Market of Units Sold in the last 12 Months.