Why live on the South Shore


Hospitality, Charm, History, Beaches, Lakes, and that down-home country feel are what separates this area from the rest of the world! There are certain things you expect to find along Nova Scotia’s South Shore, and these are just a few!

Of course, you will see lighthouses standing watch along this rugged coast, in a fishing village, or quaint towns like Lunenburg or Shelburne. Historic streetscapes so unchanged you feel as though you walked back in time. What about a festival like Mahone Bay’s Classic Boat Festival or Scarecrow Festival and a coffee at the Barn Cafe. Maybe catch a glimpse of the locally built and beloved schooner Bluenose II. What about the ever-popular South Shore Exhibition, its a hit with all ages!

The few things you may not expect would be a restaurant like The Grandbanker, The Salt Shaker Deli, or the Fish Shack, situated just a stone’s throw from the Lunenburg Wharf. What about the Fancy Pants Cafe, La Casetta Italian market, or King Street Beer in Bridgewater on classic King Street. Where locals come to enjoy friendly hospitality, live music, or awesome organic food, you might not expect boutique shopping that offers up red-hot international labels for home decor and accessories or the chic boots from Australia that everyone is wearing. You might not expect to find more art galleries per capita than most major city centers. Whatever you are looking for, there’s one thing you can be sure of – the South Shore will live up to and far beyond your expectations.

With a population of just around 9,000 residents and the busiest commercial center south of Halifax, Bridgewater's growing town is quickly becoming the hub of the South Shore. It will do just fine for all your family shopping needs. Enjoy the historic and famous La have River, running in the middle of the town,  cool summer breezes and peaceful tranquility are loved by locals and tourists. Bridgewater is thrilled with the new Lunenburg County Lifestyle Center's arrival, a center for swimming, hockey, and even a concert.

Bridgewater allows you to enjoy a quiet family living in a comfortable modern surrounding. We welcome several people from away each year to work at the Michelin Tire Center. This community has seen strong and positive growth over the years to put us on the map as one of Canada’s nicest areas to live in.

Beaches, Beaches, and more beaches for miles!! Petite Riviere and Green Bay also combine luxurious beaches with historically interesting sites, such as the old Mi’kmaq/Acadian burial ground near Sperry’s Beach. These communities have plenty to offer whether you are considering a vacation home or year-round living. The scenery, history, and location are a family favorite. Did we mention its proximity to the Famous Lahave Bakery? I bet you can smell the bread baking now!

Plan to fall in love with the scenery, people, and shops and have your breath taken away. This is the place to call home, you may come for a visit, but we can almost guarantee that you will never leave.

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