Halifax Home Neighbourhoods: Fall River
The Community of Fall River is part of The Halifax Regional Municipality, known for its large lots and wide open spaces. There are several connecting communities along the Old Truro Hwy ( #2) often lumped in as "Fall River" includingLake Fletcher, Grand Lake, Oakfield and Wellington. Fall River is well located along the Transcanada Hwy. (#102), a well-maintained divided highway. Bedford and Sackville are only 10 minutes away, Halifax and Dartmouth 20-30 minutes away (reached without crossing the bridges), and the Halifax International Airport is 10-15 minutes away. There is limited bus service provided by Metro Transit into Sackville.
Fall River has an excellent school system, with two elementary schools ( P-6), one junior high school(7-8) and a modern high schools (9-12). Everyone in the Fall River area attend the same junior and senior high schools but the elementary school depends on where you live. Ash Lee Jefferson, Lockview High School and George P. Vanier Junior High are all a short walk apart on Lockview Road. Bussing is provided for children who live more than 2.5 kilometers from the school.
Major shopping is a short drive away in either Bedford, Halifax or Dartmouth. Fall River has a newer strip mall that houses a Sobeys grocery store, a doctor's office, with several smaller stores and restaurants. There are plenty of smaller stores in the community for day to day shopping.
A series of interconnecting lakes in the community make it excellent for enjoying water sports.
The area is a mixture of older and newer areas and housing. Lots in Fall River range from half an acre to 2 acres. Lots are generally unserviced and have wells and septic fields, though some parts of Fall River Village have municipal water combined with septic fields. Major subdivisions include Swartzwald, Fall River Village, Capilano Estates, Fall River Resort Estates, St. Andrew's Village and others. Prices range from $80,000 to $1,000,000 , with lakefront houses most expensive (and starting around $300,000).
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