of Sackville and Beaverbank, Nova Scotia
The Community of Sackville is part of The Halifax Regional Municipality,
which is the capital of Nova Scotia. The community consists of four separate
areas, all interconnected. Lower Sackville, Middle Sackville, Upper Sackville
Lower Sackville is the business and central core of the community. About
half the people who live in Sackville live in Lower Sackville. In Lower
Sackville you will find restaurants, most businesses, pool, rinks, schools
and most other amenities.
Middle Sackville is about 3 miles from the core of Lower Sackville. This
area is mostly a bedroom community of larger lots and more space. There
is is no municipal water in this area. All homes are on well. In the Springfield
Lake area on streets such as Lakeview Avenue and Springfield Lake Road many
homes do have municipal sewer. The sewer was put in this area to protect
Springfield Lake from becoming polluted.
Upper Sackville is about 6 miles from the core of Lower Sackville. It begins
at the far end of Middle Sackville. Much like Middle Sackville the area
boasts privacy, large lots, well and septic systems and little amenities.
Beaverbank is about 3 miles from the core of Lower Sackville in the opposite
direction of Middle Sackville. It is also a bedroom area much like Middle
and Upper Sackville with similar advantages and disadvantages. Municipal
water was installed in 2004/2005 in some of the area.
The combined area of Sackville/Beaverbank has a population between 35,000
and 40,000 people as of 2008. Most people work outside the community in
either Halifax or Dartmouth. The community is considered one of metros best
with many excellent subdivisions to select from.
Sackville is strategically located. Bedford is
only 5 minutes away. Halifax and Dartmouth are 20 minutes away as
is the Halifax International Airport. Either city can be reached without
crossing the bridges, which are often extremely busy and time consuming
to cross. There are three different ways to get to Halifax so you simply
choose the least busy.
has good amenities. There are two major grocery stores, one medium shopping
mall, several strip malls, an indoor sports stadium with two pools a rink
and exercise facility, a multi plex movie theater, an 18 hole golf course(Lost
Creek in Beaverbank), canoe clubs, several parks, a lake with developed
beach and so on. The community is predominately made up of families and
is well set up for family activities.
Sackville has a complete cross section of affordable housing. In Sackville
you can buy a mobile home for as little as $50,000 right up to an executive
home for over $400,000. See my house price page
for more detail.
There is also a mixture of older and newer. Since Sackville is a fairly
new community the oldest housing you will come across in general would
have been built in the early 1970's. There are areas of Sackville where
you will find brand new homes to buy. Sackville has a style and price
range for all.
has a very active recreation department as well as many community groups
offering programs. The Sackville Sports
Stadium offers year round swimming lessons and public swims. Most
sports are offered in the Sackville area. Two sports that are offered
in Sackville that aren't available everywhere are gymnastics and competitive
canoeing. Taiso Gymnastics Club offers a wonderful gymnastics program
for all ages. Sack A Wa Canoe Club offers lessons and competition in war
canoe, kayak and other competitive canoes. It is a successful and well
Sackville has an excellent school system. There are a number of elementary
schools throughout Sackville. These schools run from grade primary to
grade 6 with the exception of Cavalier Drive Elementary School which is
primary to grade 9. Most are generally located fairly close to your home.
After that the children attend one of three Junior High Schools for grades
7,8 and 9. There are two high schools, Sackville High School and Millwood
High School, that the children attend for grades 10 to 12. Bussing is
provided in some cases and you should check this out before you purchase.
Schooling in Sackville is constantly changing and you should check out
yourself the school situation for your child. You can contact the school
board at School Board .
Sackville has one of the best bus services to the downtown core of Halifax.
In 2006 Metro Transit started a Metro Link
Bus Service. This is an upgraded bus that only stops twice between
the terminal at 27 Walker Service Road and downtown Halifax. This bus
only stops a few times and has the ability to control traffic lights so
it is much faster than traditional bus services. Metro transit state on
their website that the trip from Sackville to Halifax is 23 minutes. This
is probably quicker than you could reach by car. The terminal is located
close to the intersection of Old Sackville Road and Beaverbank Road. There
is a large parking lot there that you can use to Park and Ride. A second
Park and Ride location is found on Cobequid Road. For more information
on this service go to METRO
TRANSIT. Here is a map showing location of the Terminal- TERMINAL
Sackville is a friendly very community orientated place and one you should
consider when relocating to metro.