Our communities: Hammonds Plains - Remax Nova Halifax Real estate

Published 15 January 12 05:51 PM | Merv Edinger 

The Hammonds Plains Road is among the oldest roads in Nova Scotia. There have been homes along the main road for many generations, however, in the last decade many large subdivisions have been and are still being developed.

These subdivisions typically feature large properties ( 1-2 Acres), septic systems and wells instead of municipal sewage and water services( with one exception ), and offer a wide variety of home styles and leisure activities. There is currently ample opportunity to build a new home on a large selection of pre-approved home sites.

Hammonds Plains is located just to the north of Bedford and follows the Hammonds Plains Road for 12 Km. from Bedford to Tantallon. It is accessible from either the Bedford Highway or the Trans Canada Highway, route # 102. It takes roughly 25 to 40 minutes to reach downtown depending upon where you are located along the road.

NHL's Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand is from Hammonds Plains.

Hammonds Plains offers a lot for familes to do including Hatfield Farm & Atlantic Playland.

Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins, NHLHatfield Farm, Hammonds Plains, NS - Halifax real estate Remax Nova

Shopping and entertainment are located in either Bedford, Tantallon, or Clayton Park about 10-15 minutes away.

There are several new schools in the area but buses are necessary for High School.  For more information on schools in the area, please visit http://www.hrsb.ns.ca/.


There are several shopping areas within 10-15 minutes of Hammonds Plains:

Bayer’s Lake Retail Park:
This park is one of Metro’s primary shopping, entertainment, and dining destinations. Large open air shopping malls and large stand alone chain stores abound. 17 stadium style theatres are located here along with an IMAX, a dozen family style restaurants, Chapters, Outlet stores, etc.

Clayton Park shopping district:
Primarily a personal shopping area, such commodities as banking, groceries, videos, pharmacies, bakeries, etc, can be found here.

The Sunnyside Mall and The Bedford Place mall:
Located across the street from each other, there are well over 100 shops to choose from.

Sobey’s plaza:
Not as large as the other malls in Bedford, however; it offers both dining and movie theatre choices.

Housing styles

Glen Arbour Home - Halifax real estate Remax Nova

White Hills home - Hammonds Plains Halifax real estate

Every housing style available can be found in the Hammonds Plains Road area. Most will have large 1-2 acre lots and have a well and septic system. For a general overview of the area please read the following. The subdivisions are listed in order of closest to Bedford down to the furthest from Bedford (Tantallon).

Voyageur Lakes: Voyageur Lakes is a fresh approach to community planning which respects nature and the ideals of a shared world. Created in a traditional neighbourhood style, Voyageur Lakes takes the emphasis off automobile traffic and encourages foot traffic. The result is a culturally creative tapestry of people friendly streets, courts, pathways and parks. Home clusters create intimate neighbourhoods and minimal traffic, with plenty of accessible and untouched wilderness.

Kingswood: This was one of the first new subdivisions to be developed in the area and still has new lots being developed. There have been hundreds of homes built since the early 1990’s and they are of every shape and size. Most homes are considered to be above average with many situated on lakes. About half the lots have city water supplied-the only subdivision in the area to provide this- but all have septic systems. There is a new elementary school in the subdivision as well.

Kingswood North: This is a new subdivision offering an array of builders, home sites, and home styles. The lots are very large and private.

Glen Arbor: Probably the premier subdivision in the area and certainly the most expensive. One of the best golf courses in the country is located in this subdivision – 2005 LPGA Canadian Open was held here. Most of the lots have two lifetime memberships attached to the deed. The memberships are not transferable and are to be sold when the home sells. Be certain to have your lawyer check the deed if you are purchasing in this area. Homes start at small bungalows and there are some condo town homes on the golf course, but most are large bungalows or two stories with some homes on the golf course and/or lakes. The lots are large and have a well and septic system. Lots of opportunity left to build your dream home in this area.

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White Hills: This subdivision is 6-7 years old and has a wide variety of home styles and prices to choose from. Some homes are located on water and offer excellent recreational opportunities. The only junior high in the area is located in this subdivision. There are still many lots being developed in the area and there is a good selection of builders to choose from.

Highland Park: The first phase of this development was started in the 1970’s but in the 1990’s new phases opened up and the subdivision has grown ever since. A wide variety of houses and lots are available. Again, large lots with well and septic.

Haliburton Hills/Heights: A beautiful subdivision located near the junction of the highway # 103 in Tantallon. There is a nice shopping complex located in the area featuring most of the basic needs and fast food selections. Houses are situated in large lots with well and septic and many are on one of the several lakes in the area.

Westwood Hills: A newer subdivision currently expanding with lots of opportunity to build your own home. Located in behind the Sobey’s shopping complex in Tantallon, it also has a youth recreation centre located at the entrance of the development. There are a wide variety of hosing types to choose from.

These are not all the subdivisions in the area, but it is a list of the major developments.


The commuting time from the closet development along the Hammonds Plains Road to the downtown core is approximately 25 minutes. The routes vary from the Bedford highway – which tends to be very congested in the morning and evening - to the highway # 102 – much faster. If you live in Haliburton Hills or Westwood Hills you will want to uses the highway # 103. The furthest locations take around 45 minutes to get downtown. There are no bus routes for these subdivisions.

Hammonds Plains offers a community website.  For more information on the area, please visit http://www.hammondsplains.ca/.  For homes for sale in the Tantallo & Hammonds Plains areas, please visit out website at http://www.MervEdinger.com ( mls area 21 ).

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