Life in Halifax: The Perfect Balance

March 8, 2018

Whether you recently moved here, are thinking of moving here, or have lived here your whole life, Halifax is the perfect place to experience it all; it’s rich in history with an easy-going atmosphere.

While you immerse yourself in the rich history of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, you can catch a glimpse of a cruise ship or sailboats floating on the harbour. You can shop, hike to a cliffside, taste locally made ciders, and listen to live music at a bar all in one day. 

Did you know there are over 200 urban, rural and suburban communities here? When you're in Halifax, you have the opportunity to meet people from all around the world who've made this city their home. 

Enjoy our East Coast Lifestyle 

There are few places in the world where you can get from the boardroom to the beach in under 30 minutes. Halifax is one of them. There are 33 beautiful beaches you can explore within a short drive. Drive a little further and to catch the scenic coastal villages of Peggy’s Cove or Chester. 

If you’re a fan of water sports, luck has it that you’re right by the coast. Go sailing, deep-sea fishing, and enjoy some of the best winter surfing in the world.


Start and Grow Your Career 

There are so many career opportunities in this hotbed of thriving industries, from IT and digital media, to financial services, to ocean technology, to life sciences and more. If you’re an ambitious person with a creative idea in mind, you can join our culture of entrepreneurial growth and help make a difference in our city. Halifax is constantly growing, and you can be part of this growth.  

Live Well for Less 

Housing prices are half of what you’ll find in cities like Boston, Seattle, Toronto or Vancouver. Can you believe that the average home price in Halifax is only CAD $292,743? Canada’s national average is CAD $510,200! Halifax was even calculated to be the fourth hottest city in 2018 during a study of millennial preferences by Point2Homes Real Estate.  

Whether you prefer a modern condominium downtown, a family home in Bedford or an apartment in the trendy north end, you can find it here. 

Study in our Smart City 

Halifax has one of the highest educated workforces in Canada, with 72% of those aged 25-64 having a post-secondary education. The seven universities and community colleges here are also more affordable when compared to those in bigger cities in North America. With so many amazing programs to choose from in highly-regarded institutions, this would be an ideal place to study.

Join our Diverse Community

One of the greatest things about Halifax is how welcoming it is. Every year we attract thousands of new residents who bring their unique life experiences and when putting down roots in our city. 

Enjoy our Vibrant Nightlife and Arts & Culture Scene  

This is a city of artists and artisans. Wander around Halifax’s many art galleries and local museums, and immerse yourself in the culture and history. Take in a symphony at Dalhousie, a local theatre performance at Neptune, or groove out to the Jazz Festival in July. 

With hundreds of bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and craft breweries, this city is known for its seasonally-inspired meals and hidden local gems. Drop in for a relaxed open mic night at The Loose Cannon or experience art at night during the annual Nocturne festival.


Celebrate your Community

The city is constantly developing, with the new state-of-the-art Nova Centre and the revamped Argyle Street winning People’s Choice award for Best Urban Street Transformation. There is a lot of love about this community. It’s time to make Halifax your home.