Halifax Home Neighbourhoods: Kingswood/Hammond Plains
Kingswood, developed in the 1990s, is located in Hammonds Plains about 3 miles outside of Bedford and about 15 miles to Halifax. It is a beautiful and popular subdivision, with several lakes and large treed lots, and municipal water (unususal for out-of-the-city subdivisions) combined with septic systems. Because of the larger lots, the area is quiet and peaceful, like country living, but minutes from all amenities. The area has a good mix of young families and older residents.
Kingswood is 15 miles from Halifax and will take 20 minutes on off peak times and 30-45 on peak traffic times via Hammonds Plains Road and either the 4-lane 102 (the "Bi-Centennial"), the scenic Bedford Highway along the Bedford Basin, or a slightly longer route using 103.
The neighbourhood has 4 elementary, 4 middle and and 3 high schools.
A small commercial centre at the entrance to the subdivision has a small grocery store and a Tim Horton's. Nearby, Bedford has a couple of medium size malls and two large grocery stores.
The lakes in the area provide swimming in the summer and some skating in the winter. Long Lake is large enough for boating and has several places for swimming. There are also playgrounds in the area with swing sets and other play equipment for the young children.
Kingswood has about a thousand single-family detached houses on lots sized from 3/4 acre to 5 acres with an average size of 1 acre. Prices range from a low of $140,000 and a high of $500,000 for sprawling executive lakefront homes.
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