Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (156) A+
Entertainment (100) A+
Food and Drink (348) A+
Fitness (75) A+
Groceries (94) A+
Parks (1756) A+
Shops (651) A+
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 6.9% take public transportation in Halifax.
Public Transit Stops (2619)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living C+

The cost of living in Halifax is 91/100 - which is 1% lower than Nova Scotia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime C-

Halifax crime rates are 3,823 per 100k, which is 9% lower than Nova Scotia
Property Crime
2,719 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
1,103 crimes per 100k
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employment B

The median income in Halifax is $80,863 - which is 13% higher than Nova Scotia.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (213)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing A+

Halifax home prices are $518,500 - which is 33% higher than Nova Scotia
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
6.4x (home price to income ratio)
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schools A-

The Halifax graduation rate is 87% - which is 6% higher than Nova Scotia
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (109) F
High Schools (47) A
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ratings F

Halifax has an overall rating of 36% from 13 reviews.
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Avoid this school 1 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 12, 2023) Avoid this school at all costs!!! Bullying is a constant problem, the teachers lie to the parents face, there is NO consequences for the students who are doing the bullying. I know lots of families that had to remove their children from this school all for the same issue. This sc ...Read More hool and the staff are completely careless. Please do your kids a favor and steer clear from this school. Read Less
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      Halifax, NS

      Halifax, the capital of the Nova Scotia and a major economic centre in Atlantic Canada, is known to offer an excellent quality of life and this Halifax Livability guide will give you all the reasons why. With booming employment opportunities in the fishing, mining, forestry and energy sectors, ease of setting up businesses and its close proximity to the great outdoors, it’s easy to see the reason behind Halifax’s steady immigration rates.

      The majority of Halifax residents are young professionals working in one of the many industries in private sector companies or government services. The city is also popular with for families raising young children, as there is a well-developed network of public and private schools as well as institutes for higher education. The city is divided into 18 community areas, which are in turn divided into neighbourhoods. Clayton Park, with easy access to shops, schools and parks is one of the cities most coveted neighbourhoods. The areas of Cole Harbour and Woodlawn located further away from the city centre are popular with families and those who prefer a quieter residential environment. The South End and Downtown areas are the hubs of activity and although more expensive, are located within convenient distance of amenities and hubs of commercial activities. Halifax Transit provides bus and ferry services to the urban area of Halifax, which makes it easy to get around the whole of this beautiful city.

      Dartmouth was once an independent city in Nova Scotia that has since been amalgamated into the Halifax municipality. Lying right across from Halifax, Dartmouth has a unique identity and has undergone revitalization in recent years. If you’re thinking of moving there, check out this Dartmouth Livability guide for the best of what this lovely suburban city offers.

      Favourite recreational spot for residents include the Dartmouth area, which provides a range of options all year round, from swimming, kayaking and windsurfing in the summer, to skating on the frozen lakes in the winter. The waterfront is another popular area with a variety of historical buildings, shops, restaurants and entertainment options. During the summer months, you should catch one of the many harbour boat tours and take visiting friends and family along. The Seaport Farmers’ Market is sure to become a mainstay on your weekend itinerary because of the availability of fresh produce, ethnic food, plants, artwork and clothing.

      No Halifax guide is complete without a mention of this coastal city’s famous seafood. Many restaurants in Halifax specialise in local Nova Scotia cuisine as well as delicacies such as scallops and seafood chowder. Halifax is also famous for its lobsters, however as these are quite pricey at restaurants, locals prefer to buy from fishermen who often sell street side, where you’re sure to get the best deal.

      A+ Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in Halifax? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.


      Murray Warrington Park
      Halifax Central Common
      Halifax North Common
      Garrison Grounds
      Halifax Central Common Playground
      Unknown Name
      Purdys Park
      Granville Mall


      Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre
      Bus Stop Theatre
      Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
      Army Museum
      Halifax Citadel
      Scotiabank Centre
      Halifax Town Clock
      Lighthouse Arts Centre

      Food & Drink

      Field Guide
      The Foggy Goggle
      The Local
      The Seahorse Tavern
      Marquee Ballroom
      Propeller Brewing Company
      Vandal Doughnuts
      DeeDee's Ice Cream

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in Halifax? Of all people who commute, 6.9% take public transportation in Halifax.
      Drive to Work

      1% higher than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      equal to the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      2% higher than the CDN average

      D Health & Safety

      Is Halifax a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.


      Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital
      Children's Emergency
      Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital
      Dartmouth General - Emergency Department
      Nova Scotia Hospital
      Dartmouth General
      Halifax Infirmary
      IWK Health Centre


      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Shopper's Drug Mart 166
      Lawtons Lord Nelson #114
      Shoppers Drug Mart


      Hatchet Lake Medical Centre
      Park West Medical Clinic
      Ravines Medical Centre
      Classic Physiotherapy
      Life Care Acupuncture and Natural Medicine Clinic
      Dalhousie Student Health Centre
      Dartmmouth Medical Centre
      The Physio Clinic