Military Moves

Military Moves and Halifax Real Estate

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on military moves and real estate in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Whether you’re an active-duty service member, a military family, or a civilian looking to navigate real estate in this vibrant maritime city, we’re here to provide you with valuable insights and resources to make your transition smooth and successful.

Military Relocation to Halifax

Halifax is home to two major Canadian Forces bases: CFB Halifax and CFB Shearwater. CFB Halifax is the largest military base in Atlantic Canada and is home to a variety of units, including the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Canadian Army. CFB Shearwater is home to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

In addition to the two military bases, there are a number of other military facilities in the Halifax area, including the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, the Canadian Forces College, and the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre.

When relocating to Halifax, it is important to consider the proximity to military bases and other military facilities. Some neighborhoods are better suited for military families than others. For example, the North End is home to a large number of military families and is close to CFB Halifax. The South End is also a popular choice for military families and is close to downtown Halifax.


Halifax Real Estate Market Overview

The Halifax real estate market is active and competitive. Home prices have been rising in recent years, but there are still a variety of properties available for sale and rent. The average home price in Halifax is around $400,000.

The most popular property types in Halifax are single-family homes, condos, and townhouses. There are also a number of apartments and rental properties available.

When buying or renting a home in Halifax, it is important to factor in the cost of living. The cost of living in Halifax is higher than in some other parts of Canada, but it is still lower than in major cities like Toronto and Vancouver.

Finding Your Ideal Home

When looking for a home in Halifax, it is important to consider your budget, size, and location needs. It is also important to factor in the proximity to military bases, schools, and other amenities.

There are a number of resources available to help you find your ideal home in Halifax. You can work with a local real estate agent, search online listings, or attend open houses.

Military Relocation Assistance

The Canadian Forces offers a number of programs and services to help military members and their families relocate. These programs include:

  • The DND Integrated Relocation Program (IRP): The IRP provides financial assistance with the cost of relocation.
  • Brookfield Global Relocation Services: Brookfield Global Relocation Services is a private company that provides relocation services to military members and their families.
  • Military Family Resource Centres: Military Family Resource Centres offer a variety of services to military families, including relocation assistance.

Communities in Halifax for military families

Halifax has a variety of neighborhoods to choose from, each with its own unique character and amenities. Some of the most popular neighborhoods for military families include:

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The North End

The North End is a historic neighborhood with a strong sense of community. It is home to a large number of military families and is close to CFB Halifax.

The South End

 The South End is a vibrant neighborhood with a variety of restaurants, shops, and bars. It is also close to downtown Halifax.


Dartmouth is a large municipality located across the harbour from Halifax. It is home to a number of military families and is a popular choice for those who want a more affordable option.

Local Schools and Services

Halifax has a number of public and private schools that are accredited by the Nova Scotia Department of Education. There are also a number of special needs resources and extracurricular activities available.

The Canadian Forces also operates a number of schools for military children, including the Halifax Junior High School and the Shearwater Cadet College.

Exploring Military Relocations Beyond Halifax?

Here's a List of Agents from Other Cities

Andrea Davis: real estate professional

Andrea Davis

Comox Valley

Andrea Davis has come home to the Comox Valley for the lifestyle she loves. She started her successful Real Estate career in Ontario while her husband was posted there, Reaching top 6-10% in the regional market place.

Sales Representative at Royal LePage

Jane Furter Broker

Kingston, Ontario

Welcome to beautiful Kingston, Ontario. Buying or selling a home is a big decision and you need an experienced professional to guide you through the process. When you work with me, you can count on personal, attentive, patient service, excellent knowledge of the area, great negotiation skills and expert selling strategies.

Sales Representative at Royal LePage

Jane Furter: real estate professional
Jennifer Turcotte: real estate professional

Jennifer Turcotte


Jennifer brings to the table a strong background in sales, marketing and negotiation. Emphasis on extraordinary service producing outstanding results is the backbone of her business and this philosophy has served her clients well over the years. Because of the unparalleled service provided by Jennifer, clients return time and again and also are happy to refer their family and friends. You can always be assured that your real estate needs will be met and exceed when Jennifer handles your real estate transaction in Petawawa, Pembroke, Deep River, Chalk River and beyond!

Sales Representative at Royal LePage

Adam Mills


Adam Mills is an energetic, dedicated and approachable professional who strives to assist his clients in fulfilling their real estate dreams. He provides expert and timely guidance and aims to build long-lasting and professional relationships.With an honours bachelor of commerce degree, specializing in marketing, Adam’s creativity and ingenuity create positive results. His goal is to maximize your return on investment in a timely fashion.

For Buyers: Adam’s comprehensive market knowledge and strong negotiating skills will ensure you find a home that meets your needs and wants at a great price.

Sales Representative at Royal LePage

Adam Mills: Real Estate professional
Karen Syroid: Real Estate professional

Karen Syroid


The Real Estate industry is one big misunderstood paradox for most people. It’s a Universal language; everyone speaks it – and yet there are still so many questions surrounding it. In my previous experience as a Real Estate consumer, not knowing what questions to ask I realized the process needed work.

Sales Representative at Royal LePage

Susan Horon


Susan is an energetic and caring real estate professional with 17 years of experience. She values respect, attention to detail, and aims to build lasting relationships with clients. Her expertise lies in real estate, particularly in relocation and military relocations. Susan’s goal is to find homes that are not only comfortable but also smart investments for the future.

Sales Representative at Royal LePage

Susan Horon: real estate professional

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