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Hi Blog Readers!

We wanted to challenge ourselves to a weekly blog update and what better to right about than the beautiful and diverse neighbourhoods of the Halifax Regional Municipality! So please join in welcoming the Evan’s Team new weekly blog series: HRM Neighbourhoods with the first instalment .. South End Halifax!

South End Halifax

South End Halifax is a vibrant and historic neighbourhood located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is one of the most sought-after locations in the city due to its proximity to popular parks, diverse cultural attractions, great schools, and excellent dining and shopping options. Its central location also makes it an ideal place for professionals working in downtown Halifax.


South End Halifax was established in the early 1800s when the city experienced a period of expansion. The neighbourhood was built around the famous Citadel Hill, which was used as a defensive fortress during the time of war. Many of the area’s original Victorian houses have been preserved and restored, giving the neighbourhood a unique charm and character.


South End Halifax is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west, Downtown Halifax to the north, and the Northwest Arm to the east. The neighbourhood is located on a peninsula, making it easily accessible by foot or bike. The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, the Halifax Public Gardens, and Point Pleasant Park are all within walking distance. In addition, the neighbourhood is in close proximity to the Halifax Harbour, allowing residents to enjoy boating and water sports.

Real Estate

South End Halifax is known for its beautiful homes and historic architecture. Properties in the area range from century homes with traditional wood finishes to modern, recently built homes with high-end finishes, all at different price points. Condominiums are also available for those looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle. Property values are generally high and continue to rise, making it a great investment opportunity.


South End Halifax is home to some of the best schools in Halifax. Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University are both located in the neighbourhood, attracting students from around the world. The area is also home to some of the city’s most prestigious private schools such as the Halifax Grammar School and the Armbrae Academy.

Dining and Shopping

South End Halifax boasts an eclectic mix of shopping and dining options. The neighbourhood is a foodie’s paradise with access to some of the city’s best cafés, restaurants, and bars. Whether you’re looking for a cozy brunch spot, a romantic dinner for two, or a quick lunch on the go, you’ll never run out of options. The area is also home to some of the city’s best boutique shops and specialty stores.

Parks and Beaches

The neighbourhood is surrounded by beautiful green spaces and is home to some of the most popular parks and beaches in Halifax. Point Pleasant Park is a must-visit and is perfect for hiking, biking, or simply enjoying a picnic. The nearby Crystal Crescent Beach is also a popular destination for swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the picturesque coastline.

In conclusion

South End Halifax is a neighbourhood that offers so much to its residents. With its historic charm, fantastic amenities, and central location, it is no wonder why this area is considered one of the best places to live in Halifax. Whether you’re raising a family, studying at university, or simply looking for a new place to call home, South End Halifax has something for everyone.

We Can Help

Are you looking to buy a house here in Halifax, Nova Scotia? We want to help! The Evans Team assists our clients buy homes by systematically looking at properties. Starting with location, lot grading for proper drainage, structural integrity of foundations, roofs, windows, interior layout, mechanical, plumbing & heating sources. We want our clients to buy homes that are solid investments. Helping people buy, sell, & invest in Halifax Real Estate is what we do!

Who We Are

Phil Evans (MBA), Syna Rasmusson (Civil Tech.)  & Melisa Simpson our Transaction Coordinator make up the Dream Team. Phil has a great reputation in the industry & is a strong negotiator. Syna’s connections to trades people are of great value to our clients. She also loves to talk about land development. If you want more information on zoning & subdivision in Halifax Syna is your contact! Melisa is the centre of the Evans Real Estate Universe. She provides the white glove service our customers keep coming back for.


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