Exploring Colby Village: A Suburban Gem in Halifax Real Estate

Welcome back to our blog! Today, we’re embarking on a journey to discover the charm of Colby Village. Join us as we delve into this wonderful family-friendly neighbourhood in the heart of Halifax. 

Colby Village: Where Community and Convenience Meet

Colby Village is situated in the suburban community of Cole Harbor, which became a part of Halifax in 1996. Nestled to the east of Halifax and to the West of Dartmouth, it’s just a short 24-minute drive from the bustling downtown area. Cole Harbour is not only a part of Halifax’s history but also a hub for everyday needs. Whether you’re looking for shopping, dining, or entertainment, it’s all right here in Cole Harbour. Oh, and let’s not forget – it’s the home of legendary hockey stars Sydney Crosby and Nathan McKinnon!

A Glimpse into Colby Village’s Past

Colby Village traces its origins back to the early 1970s, and the land it stands on was once a part of family farmland. In the old days, most of Cole Harbor consisted of farms. What sets this neighborhood apart is its diversity. It’s a harmonious mix of single-family homes, converted apartments (now condos), and semi-detached residences. The developers have woven a complete lifestyle into the fabric of this community.

Original Entry: Ashgrove and Beyond

Let’s start our journey with a visit to the original entry, Ashgrove. Over time, it may have transformed, but the charm remains. The original section of Colby Village offers a mix of bungalows, split-entries, and two-story houses. The current market values of these homes typically range from $450,000 to $550,000, depending on updates. It’s fascinating to think that back in the early 70s, you could have purchased one of these homes for just $39,900.

Semi-Detached Homes and Apartment Conversions

Semi-detached homes in Colby Village generally range from $320,000 to $360,000, depending on their upgrades. In the mid to late 1980s, apartments were added to the neighborhood, which have since been converted into condominiums. What’s remarkable about this neighborhood’s design is its focus on families, with amenities like tennis courts, a pool, and a childcare center right at your doorstep.

Education Excellence in Colby Village

Colby Village boasts an exceptional school system with three elementary schools. Among them, Colby Village Elementary stands as the neighborhood’s namesake. Caldwell Road and Astral Drive also host their share of educational institutions.

A Great Suburban Lifestyle Awaits

For those seeking the quintessential suburban lifestyle in Cole Harbour, Colby Village is the place to be. It’s a welcoming and family-oriented neighborhood that has been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of generations to come. If you’re considering buying or selling real estate in Halifax, think of Brenda K as your trusted guide.

Thank you for taking the time to explore Colby Village with us. We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to send us a message or leave a comment about your favorite aspect of this charming community.

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