Moving to Halifax?
Halifax is a major business centre with many government services and private sector companies, and is home base for the country’s fishing industry. Halifax is also rich in history and full of heritage buildings, especially downtown. Gorgeous scenery of the East Coast is a sight worth seeing!
What’s Halifax’s culture?
By day, Halifax is a slower paced city, with a beautifully historic little downtown. If your idea of an enjoyable day is walking along the boardwalk, breathing in the crisp ocean air and shopping at the quaint small shops along the way then this is the place for you! A rich Celtic culture has evolved over the years as newcomers have arrived, their cultures and diversity has been welcomed and embraced by the community. It’s also known to have the highest number of bars per capita in North America, so as you stroll, stop for a brew at any one of the bars and pubs in the city, and after dark, there are plenty of nightclubs to check out.
What is Halifax’s housing market?
The rental market in Halifax is fiercely competitive, especially if you’re looking for an apartment close to downtown. Act fast!
Tips for apartment hunting in Halifax
Know what you want and be ready to pounce on it! The rental market is hot and competitive. If you find what you want you better be ready to sign that contract before anyone else does. The average apartment rental price for a 2-3 bedroom is $1,700-$1,900.
Something you should know:
The level of crime has heightened in the past 3 years but is still at a moderate level, compared to the rest of the country. Most crimes are related to drugs, vandalism and assault and armed robbery. Be cautious and try not to be out walking alone at night.
Getting around in Halifax
Halifax is rich in cultural diversity, you don’t have to go far to experience it all. Start with Halifax’s Waterfront Boardwalk, approximately 2.5 miles long and full of museums, restaurants and quaint shops. The boardwalk is also home to the Busker Festival. A top place to visit is the Alexander Keith’s Brewery! Take a stroll through Halifax Public Gardens-the only surviving authentic Victoria Gardens in North America. Tour the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and see the famous Titanic exhibit. The iconic Peggy’s Cove is just a short drive away.
Halifax points of interest:
- Halifax points of interest
- Halifax Busker Festival
- Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk
- Halifax Harbour
- Alexander Keiths Brewery
- Victoria Gardens
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
- Peggy’s Cove