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Halifax Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia as well as an Atlantic Port situated in eastern Canada. It is a noticeably big city that covers an area of 5,490 km². Halifax's harbour is an essential asset for the city that facilitates commercial, industrial, and institutional activities. In addition, its location on one of the largest and deepest ice-free natural harbours globally has boosted the city's development to a large extent.



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The total population of Halifax at the time of Canada Census 2016 was 403,131. The population rose from 390,086, indicating a 3.3% population growth from the year 2011 to 2016. The population density of Halifax is 73.4/km2. However, the urban area is densely populated, with the urban center around Halifax Harbour having a population of 297,000 with a thickness of 1,077 people per square kilometre.

  • AGE: The average age of the residents of Halifax is 40.8 years. The working-age group of 15 to 64 years comprises of majority of the population accounting for 69.3% of the total population. The youngest age group (0- 14years) makes around 15% of the total population. The smallest age group is that of 85+ years ones which make only 1.8%. Surprisingly, 55 people in Halifax crossed the age of 100 years during the 2016 Canada Census.
  • IMMIGRANTS: Out of The total population of Halifax, the immigrants constitute 9.4% of the total residents. The real toll of immigrants in Halifax is 37,200. Around 9,425 people migrated to Halifax from 2011 to 2016. Currently, there are 7,795 non-permanent residents in Halifax.

The count of a visible minority population in Halifax is 45,285, which is nearly 11.4% of the total population. Black community makes up almost 3.8% of the total population, followed by Chinese, making up 1.8% of the total population individually. The third-largest visible minority is formed by the South Asian population accounting for 1.6% of the total population.

Homes For Sale in Halifax

Dwellings in Halifax are of various types based on their structure, including apartments, rowhouses, detached houses, and semi-detached houses:

  • Total Dwellings: 173,325
  • Single Detached Houses: 86,585
  • Apartments: 21,005
  • Other Attached Dwellings: 61,745
  • Semi Detached Houses: 11,785
  • Townhouses: 6,660
  • Apartments Duplex: 6270
  • Other Apartments: 36,795
  • Other Single Attached Houses: 235
  • Movable Dwellings: 3995

People living in private households was 397,370.

The average household size was 2.3

Halifax Housing Market


The mean rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Halifax, NS, is $1,455. The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment experienced a decrease of 1% as compared to last year.

Currently, the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Halifax, NS, is $2,040. However, the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment increased by 9% in the last 12 months.


The school education system is well developed in Halifax, with an organized network of private and public schools. The primary schools boards in the city are:

  • Halifax Regional School Board – administers 136 public schools
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provincial – manages six public schools

There are around 14 schools, which are managed independently


The municipality is home to several universities and colleges, where a variety of courses are offered. The post-secondary institutions in the city are:

  • Dalhousie UniversitySaint Mary's University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • University of King's College
  • Atlantic School of Theology
  • NSCAD University
  • Nova Scotia Community College


  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site: Halifax Citadel National Historic Site was built in 1856 above the city's downtown. The site is a spectacular example of a 19th-century British fort. In summers, the guides at the historic site get dressed in red British uniforms and educate the visitors about the 78th Highlanders and the 3rd Brigade Royal Artillery and their families.
  • Pier 21 National Historic Site: This place once served as immigration shed from 1928 to 1971. This place displays various exhibits which portray the immigration experience, ranging from the homeland departure to being assimilated in a new country. The city also offers the kids an opportunity to dress up in period clothes and fantasize about crossing the Atlantic.
  • Peggy's Cove: Peggy's Cove is a little bay on the Atlantic coast, 43 kilometres southwest of Halifax. Peggy's Cove was related to a sad tragedy in September 1998, when a Swissair plane crashed into the sea, killing 229 people. Due to its popularity, a heavy crowd can be expected from tourists.
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic holds exhibitions that display artifacts devoted to sea life and small craft boatbuilding. It exhibits historical stuff such as historic vessels, World War Convoys, the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam, plus historical events like the monumental Halifax Explosion in 1917 that destroyed the city.
  • Halifax Public Gardens: Opened in 1867, Halifax Public Gardens stretch over a seven-hectare park. This garden is a spectacular example of Victorian horticulture embellished with an ornamental bandstand, fountains, statues, and formal flower beds. The garden ponds are home to ducks and other aquatic animals, and waterfowls. Weekly tours are organized to let the visitors explore the garden's history and its beauty.

FAQs (Halifax Real Estate)

  • Q1 What is the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Halifax, NS ?

The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Halifax, NS is $1,455.

  • Q2 What is the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Halifax, NS ?

The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Halifax, NS is $2,040.

  • Q3 What is the total number of private occupied dwellings in Halifax, NS ?

The total number of private dwellings in Halifax, NS is 173,325.

  • Q4 What is the total population of Halifax, NS ?

As per the 2016 Canada Census, the total population of Halifax, NS is 403,131.

  • Q5 How many immigrants in total are there in Halifax, NS ?

The total toll of immigrants in Halifax, NS is 37,200.

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Below you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions about Halifax

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