Buying Oceanfront in St Margaret’s Bay

Buying a property in St Margaret's Bay

Buying Oceanfront in St Margaret’s. 20 -30 mins to Halifax – It has become one of the
most sought-after spots in Nova Scotia as far as oceanfront communities are concerned.
Drawn chiefly by the sailing to be had. In the summer the sea breezes kick in like clockwork
every afternoon. Some of the best Sailing conditions on the East coast of Canada.

Close to Tantallon with all the amenity’s one could expect closer to Halifax.
With 2 choices for grocery shopping . 2 brand name drug stores, 4 full serve banks.
With 2 Tims as well as the Bike and Bean coffee shop for your coffee fix.

Once again it’s very important to use a buyers agent.  A buyers agent agreement is important as well.
It’s one of those important documents put in place to protect you -the buyer. Of all things – You want
to be represented by a good agent. When you come to  Nova Scotia, you will be forced to pick one of  +-1500
agents to handle perhaps to largest purchase in your life.  Why not use Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog!
Buying Oceanfront in St Margaret's Bay

Buying Oceanfront in St Margaret’s Bay
There are basically 9 main areas in the whole of Head of Margaret’s Bay
house hunting area. There may be more – further down Peggy’s
rd. and towards Hubbards but for now I’m focusing on more of the
head of St. Margaret’s and the areas closer to amenities.

Starting in the Boutilier’s Point community. Housing is fairly mixed
as in you would see some big homes on the water near smaller, run down
older homes. With the exception of Hillside Dr. a newer area with good ocean
views,

Next is Mason’s Point. Still a mix of new and older type homes. but towards the end, you will
Alongside Subdivision or your right.  A true gem.   As far as Oceanfront you will find everything from
Secluded older homes to west facing new homes.  The only downside to living  on
Mason’s Point is the steep hill which occasionally the snow will turn slippery.
It’s no biggy but something to remember. No drilled wells on Masons Point. Lots have tried though.
Only to get salt water.

The next place is Sunnywood in our quest for oceanfront homes. On the left, there is a small subdivision and on the right,
there are some older well-established homes on the water.  Some big homes worth well into the Millions.

Todd’s Island is the next Penninsula on the right. A fair mix of smaller homes most have ocean frontage.
Was built on an old mill and at low tide on the entrance, you get a smell that is quite horrible in the summer.

Next is Allen’s Heights which is the last subdivision before you turn right down the Peggy’s Cove Rd.  Built  and designed  about
50 years ago – It has 20,000 sq ft lots.  A  bit too small for homes today.  Cisterns are quite common although there are homes with
adequate water.  drilled wells are common. Very popular!

Whynaught’s Point extends out quite far with Sheep’s Head island an immediate left off turning in.  Sheep’s head is the combination of two
subdivisions.  Both are upscale and Oceanfront.

Next in line is Mackeral Cove and Longards Cove with a very mixed sense of homes on the water.  Shining Waters Marina lies in between these two coves. Again – the homes are a mix of old and new.

Indian Point is the next point of land stretching out to the ocean.   Craigview Dr Extends out to the right with some large homes on the ocean. There is a fair mix of older to newer houses.  A lot with wharves on the other side of the rd.

Croucher’s point or Mariners Anchorage is a newer subdivision with some big homes on the ocean.  It houses the St. Margarets Bay
Sailing Club with a busy summer jr program.  They held the Canadian Laser Championships here in 2018.

Basically, all of these communities are within 1/2 hr commute from Halifax.  They don’ t make any more oceanfront.  They will be highly sought after properties.

The one thing to consider is that Peggy’s Cove Rd. gets a lot of tourism traffic.  From  April till October the number of buses ferrying
cruise ship travellers to and from Peggy’s Cove is quite remarkable.

Buying Oceanfront in St Margaret’s Bay

There were 17 sales on the Ocean between Hubbards and Peggy’s Cove up until Dec 15/2018.
There were 10 sold above $350,000 with the average sale of $547,454.
With the top sale at $835,000
The average market time for all 10 was only 48 days!

Buying Oceanfront in St Margaret’s Bay
St Margaret's Bay

2 Comments on “Buying Oceanfront in St Margaret’s Bay”

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