Fall River Nova Scotia

Sandy and Judy Hines


About Fall River Nova Scotia


Paddling on Lake in Fall River. Nova ScotiaFall River and Waverley Nova Scotia are communities of large lots and wide open spaces. A series of interconnecting lakes in the community make it excellent for enjoying water sports. The area is a mixture of older and newer areas and housing. A popular community and one considered a nice place to make home.

Fall River Waverley Nova Scotia is well located. Most travel is taken on the Trans Canada Hwy #102 which is a well maintained divided highway. Bedford and Sackville are only 10 minutes away. Halifax and Dartmouth are 20-30 minutes away. The Halifax International Airport is about 10-15 minutes away. Both Halifax and Dartmouth can be reached without crossing the bridges.

Fall River Waverley Nova Scotia have some amenities. There is a mid-size strip mall that houses a major grocery store (Sobeys), medical offices, several smaller stores and a few fast food outlets. There are other smaller stores in the community as well as a bank, so getting your day to day supplies and banking is not a problem. Major shopping is a short drive away in either Bedford, Halifax or Dartmouth. Dartmouth Crossing is only 15 minutes away in Dartmouth.

There is a mid size recreation center in Fall River Nova Scotia called the Gordon R Snow Community Center.

Fall River Waverley Nova Scotia offer most types of housing and a variety of lot types. Houses from $150,000 to $1,000,000 can be found in the community. Lakefront houses are plentiful but not cheap. There are new homes and older homes. There are several major subdivisions including Swartzwald, Fall River Village, Capilano Estates, Fall River Resort Estates, St. Andrew's Village and others. Lots are generally unserviced and have wells and septic fields. Some phases of Capilano and Fall River Village do have municipal water but also use septic fields. Lots range from half an acre to 2 acres in general.


Fall River Nova Scotia Real Estate and Homes For Sale

There are several very nice subdivisions in the Fall River area. These include Swartzwald, St Andrew's Village, Fall River Village, Capilano estates, Perry lake Estates and others. We have created detailed descriptions and photos of most of them . On the Index line above click and NEIGHBOURHOODS then scroll to Fall River Subdivisions. A sub menu will come up with the various subdivision pages.
To search MLS Real estate and Homes for sale in Fall River click 
For more information on real estate in Fall River go to our FALL RIVER HOME BUYING GUIDE.

Fall River Nova Scotia School System

Harold T Barrett Junior High SchoolAsh Lee Jefferson ElementaryWaverley Memorial SchoolLockview High SchoolHarold T Barrett Junior High SchoolAsh Lee Jefferson ElementaryGeorge P Vanier Junior High SchoolHolland Road ElementaryMonarch Drive Elementary SchoolWaverley Memorial SchoolLockview High School5 - 7<>

The Fall River/ Waverley Nova Scotia school system is considered one of the best in metro. The area has one of best equipped high schools in the Nova Scotia at Lockview High.

All the children in the area attend this school for grades 9 to 12. For junior high, grades 7-8 almost all the children attend George P. Vanier Junior High School except for those living on a few streets in Capilano who would attend Harold T. Barrett Junior High in Beaverbank.

Where the elementary school children attend will depend on where you live. In Fall River anybody who lives in Swartzwald or farther east go to Holland Road Elementary and most others go to Ash Lee Jefferson Elementary. Some children in Capilano would attend Beaverbank Monarch Drive School but this is only a few streets. In Waverley all elementary children enrolled in the English program would attend Waverley Memorial School.

Three of the area schools, Ash Lee Jefferson Elementary, George P. Vanier Junior High and Lockview High School are all within a short walk of each other on Fall River Road and Lockview Road.

Early French immersion and late immersion are available as well. At the time this web page was last updated French immersion was only available at Ash Lee Jefferson, George P Vanier and Lockview High School. This is constantly changing. You should call the school directly to confirm.

Recreation in Fall River and Waverley Nova Scotia

There is lots to do in the Fall River Nova Scotia area.


There are so many lakes, beaches, parks and open space that outdoor sports are very popular. Every kind of boating is seen on the lakes in summer from power boating, sailing, jet skis and more. Water skiing is very popular. There are several public boat launches in the area so public access to the lakes is not a problem. Competitive aquatic sports such as kayaking and canoeing can be found at the Cheema Aquatic Club in Waverley. This well established and successful club has a two storey clubhouse, weight room and more. Anyone can join this club and receive instruction at any level.


There is excellent swimming in the Fall River/Waverley Nova Scotia area with several public beaches to enjoy. There are several parks in the area with the two largest being Laurie Park and Oakfield Park. Laurie Park offers walking trails, picnic park, public campground and more. Oakfield has an excellent supervised beach, picnic park, boat launch and more.


In 2008 a rec center opened in Fall River Nova Scotia called Gordon R. Snow Community Center. This facility has a double gym, outdoor skateboard, outdoor theater, meeting rooms and more. It also houses the area's Fire Station. Recreation programs are offered here through Halifax Recreation which also runs programs in the community schools in the area.


Golf is a popular pass time in the area which has two 18 hole Championship golf courses. Ashburn and Oakfield Golf clubs are two of the best in Nova Scotia. Both offer yearly memberships as well as green fee play, usually with a member.


There are excellent sports facilities within a short drive of the area. Indoor swimming and recreation can be found in Sackville at the Sackville Sports Stadium or in Dartmouth at Cole Harbour Place or Dartmouth Sportsplex.


If movies are something you enjoy there are large movie complexes in Sackville at Downsview Mall or Dartmouth at Dartmouth crossing. Both less than 15 minutes drive away.


Shopping in Fall River Nova Scotia


Fall River/Waverley has limited local shopping only. The largest shopping center is the Fall River Plaza (image above). This center has a Sobeys grocery store, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tim Hortons, some medical offices, fast food and other small stores. There are a few other small strip malls in the area that offer some banking, medical, bakery, fruit/vegetable and other local convenience type stores.  For most shopping residents will either drive to Bedford, Sackville or Dartmouth Crossing. The most popular location would be Dartmouth Crossing.

Dartmouth Crossing is HRM's newest and one of its most unique shopping areas. It is about a 15 minute drive from Fall River. Dartmouth Crossing has big box stores such as Staples, Walmart, Home Depot, Costco and many more. It also has a very unique main street style of shopping that has stores on both sides of the street so you can get out of your car and shop much like you would in a downtown shopping district.

Commuting from Fall River to Work
N= Non peak times   P = Peak times








The most popular means of transportation to and from work in Fall River Nova Scotia  is by car. It is too far for most to bike and there is no train or other option except taking the Metro X bus.
There is an  express bus called Metro X that leaves from one location in Fall River at peak times and goes to downtown Halifax. There is a free parking lot for a Park and Ride option. This bus can be faster than driving because they have only a few stops and the ability to keep a traffic light green until they go through the light. The commute time varies depending on the time of day and location but on average it is between 30 and 45 minutes.
Cost and availability of parking in Halifax might be a consideration for the means of transportation you choose. Parking is very
limited and the cost can be high. If you are in the military there is limited parking at the Halifax dockyard, on a first come first
served basis, and some limited off site parking on the streets. For this reason many military commuters often decide not to drive
to work.

For additional information contact us at sandy@sandyhines.com or phone 902-489-4663.



Halifax Downtown
and Dockyard
Burnside Airport Dalhousie/
St Marys
Commute Times
From Fall River
P- 35-50
N -15-20
P- 20-25
P- 20-25
N- 25-30
P- 35-50

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