Overview  of Sackville, Nova Scotia


Sackville is largest suburb of Halifax. Over 25,000 people live in Sackville. It is primarily a bedroom community with most of its residents working outside of the community, many in the military.

Sackville is located about 5 kms to Bedford, 20 kms to Halifax and about 15 kms from Burnside Park in Dartmouth. It is a reasonable commute from Sackville to most areas. Most people drive but many also take the Metro Link express bus which takes about 30 minutes to get from Sackville to downtown Halifax.

Sackville has three parts, Lower Sackville, Middle Sackville and Upper Sackville. Most of the population live in Lower Sackville which is the business and central core of the area. Middle and Upper Sackville have larger country lots of a half acre or more with well and septic.

Sackville has a good  school system that consists of several elementary and junior high schools that eventually feed into either Millwood High School or Sackville High School. There is French Immersion offered in only a few elementary schools but it is available in most junior high schools and both high schools.

Sackville has good amenities. There is some local shopping that includes two large grocery stores, Canadian Tire, several drug stores and many smaller stores. Most residents will do much of their shopping in Bedford, Halifax or Dartmouth. Bayers Lake Park and Dartmouth Crossing are popular shopping destinations.

There are excellent recreation facilities in Sackville, including the Sackville Sports Stadium which has indoor pools. There are also several indoor rinks, several lakes and many outdoor sports fields in the community. Most sports are enjoyed in Sackville. Lost Creek Golf Course is located only a few minutes away in Beaverbank.

The Cobequid Community Health Center is located in Sackville. There you can get many tests, diagnostic imaging, some treatments, specialists appointments and an Emergency department. There are also many walk-in medical clinics throughout Sackville.


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