Overview of Clayton Park, Nova Scotia

 

Clayton Park is located on the edge of Halifax city. It is very well located for commuting to downtown Halifax. It is only about a 10 minute drive with no traffic and 20 minutes during peak times.


Clayton Park includes two different areas, the original Clayton Park and Clayton Park West. The original Clayton Park was developed in the 1970's while Clayton Park West was developed in the 1990's. As a result the age and style of the housing available in each area is quite different.


The Clayton Park area has a large population for the area it covers. The density is one of the highest in HRM, particularly in the Clayton Park West area. There is a mixture of single family, semi-detached, townhouse, condominiums and rental apartments throughout the area.


The school system in Clayton Park is excellent. Some facilities are older but the education in the area is considered one of the best in HRM.


Clayton Park offers many amenities. Shopping in particular is excellent. Bayer's Lake Park is located in  Clayton Park West. Bayers Lake Park has become one of metro's most popular ``Big Box`` shopping areas. Metro`s largest movie theater complex and many restaurants are also located in Bayer`s Lake. Major Shopping malls such as Halifax Shopping Center and West End Mall are only a short drive away.


Recreation facilities are also excellent in the area. The Canada Games Center offers  outstanding pool and indoor recreation facilities. Soccer Nova Scotia has an indoor soccer center and adjoining it are two year round artificial turf soccer fields. The area also has a beach volleyball section, a grassed outdoor field and much more.


Parks and walking trails are numerous in and near Clayton Park. Hemlock Ravine Park is a pleasant 197 acre wilderness getaway. Both Mainland North Linear Parkway or Kearney Lake Trail runs through much of Clayton Park.


In summary Clayton Park is a centrally located community with some of best amenities in HRM.

 

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