History meets luxury and nature on the grounds of Downtown Dartmouth. Originating on the shores of the famous Halifax Harbour, Downtown Dartmouth is one of the best places to be in the city. The Dartmouth Waterfront gives residents a place to enjoy public green space, grab a coffee, visit the library or enjoy the views of the Halifax skyline. A short, scenic ferry ride to Downtown Halifax is a daily routine for many Dartmouthians and a must for all visitors. The Halifax Dartmouth Ferry is truly part of history. Winding your way along Portland Street, Queen Street, and Ochterloney you will discover historic sites such as Christ Church, constructed in 1817. The Quaker House nearby is meant to be a replica of Quaker homes built in 1785 shortly after their arrival from Nantucket near Boston. 73 Alderney Drive, currently hosting the “Restaurant 73” is the older commercial brick building on the Dartmouth side of the harbour.
One of the most wonderful things about downtown Dartmouth is its small footprint, yet it is so full of things to do. Today the streets are lined with charming restaurants, coffee houses, pubs and small specialty shops. Enjoy a wonderful meal at The Canteen on Portland Street, or Battery Park on Ochterloney. Then there is Two If By Sea for coffee and croissants. Visit Revanna Pizza for their decades-long famous pizza and donairs! Since 1976, The interlude Spa has been a popular neighbourhood establishment offering up-to-the-moment services and a respite from our busy lives. Drop by Janet’s Flower Shop, which has been delivering fresh, beautiful flowers to Dartmouth locals for years.
With the current prices of single-family homes in the Downtown area rising to $350,000, it is obvious that Dartmouth is growing in appeal and popularity. Buying homes in this area on streets like North, Wentworth, Church, King and Park Avenue are some of the most noteworthy streets in the area, but you cannot forget about Ochterloney Street or Dundas.
In 2005 Kings Wharf Condominiums on the waterfront were started and today they are a thriving part of the community and continue to expand. Now, the average condo in the neighbourhood is $444,900.
Come discover the history and beauty of Dartmouth by taking a visit to Downtown Dartmouth. We promise, you won’t regret it.
- Bicentennial School
- Dartmouth High School
- Dartmouth South Academy
- Shannon Park Elementary School