Sandy and Judy Hines
Royale Hemocks Subdivision
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Location: The subdivision is located off the Bedford Hwy. just before Bedford when coming from Halifax. It is about 20 kms to downtown Halifax.
Description: Royale Hemlocks, Highland Ridge and the Ravines of Bedford South Subdivisions are attached and it is hard to know when you are leaving one and entering the other. The area is conveniently located minutes from downtown Halifax. It is a mixture of single detached houses, semi-detached, townhouses and apartment style condominiums.Smaller serviced lots. Some lots have view of Bedford basin. There is an exit from the subdivision to the #102 highway so commuting to Halifax is easy. There is also a shopping plaza called Hemlock Square that is located next to the subdivision. Small strip mall at corner of Southgate Drive and Larry Uteck has a few restaurants,coffe shop,daycare center and more.
Age of houses: Houses were built here from 2001 on. Some new construction still going on in subdivision.
Advantages: Easy commute to downtown Halifax. Close to Bedford and short drive to most amenities. École Beaubassin Elementary School (french) and École Secondaire d’Halifax High School are both located in the subdivision. Part of the subdivision backs on a 197 acre wooded park called Hemlock Ravine. Several playgrounds in subdivision. One on Transom Drive has tennis courts and the plan is to have a soccer field as well. Exit to the #102 Hwy from the subdivision at top of Larry Uteck Drive. Metro Transit bus to downtown Halifax comes right into the subdivision. Hemlock Square Shopping Center is located next to the subdivision. This center has medical clinic with walk- in center,a dentist office,3 drug stores,2 banks,24 hour Goodlife Fitness gym,,Sobeys grocery store, Dollarama, Tim Hortons, Sobeys Gas Station with convenience store and more are located in the subdivision close to exit to #102 hwy and more commercial to come. Small strip mall at corner of Southgate Drive and Larry Uteck has a few restaurants,coffe shop,daycare center and more.
Style of housing available: All single family detached houses are available here . Mostly two storey homes. Many larger two storey homes available in this area. Also semi-detached, townhouse and condominiums in the area.
Some of the streets in subdivisions: Royale Hemlocks--Starboard, Larry Uteck, Cutter, Amirault, Transom, Merchant, Fathom....Highland Ridge-Bosun,Outrigger,Fleetview
Schools: École Beaubassin Elementary School and École Secondaire d’Halifax High School are both located in the subdivision.
English schools are Grosvenor Wentworth Grades P-6, Clayton Park Junior High 7-9 and Halifax West for 10-12.
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