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Dartmouth was  founded in 1750, is a community and planning area of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. Located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour, Dartmouth has been nicknamed the City of Lakes after the large number of lakes located in the city.

On April 1, 1996, the provincial government amalgamated all the municipalities within the boundaries of Halifax County into a single-tier regional government named Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). While Dartmouth and its neighbouring city of Halifax, the town of Bedford and the Municipality of the County of Halifax were dissolved at this time, the former city forms part of the urban core of the larger regional municipality and is officially labelled the "capital district" by the HRM government. At the time that the City of Dartmouth was dissolved, the provincial government altered its status to a separate community to Halifax however its status as part of the metropolitan "Halifax" urban core existed prior to municipal reorganisation in 1996. Dartmouth is still the geographic name that is used by all levels of government for mapping, 9-1-1, planning, and is recognised by the Halifax Regional Municipality as a place-name for civic addressing. The official place name did not change due to the confusion with similar street names and planning set out by the "City of Dartmouth" and public pressure. Today the same development planning for Downtown Dartmouth and the rest of the community is still in force as well as specific bylaws created prior to April 1, 1996.

Brief History of Dartmouth:
In 1750, the sailing ship Alderney arrived with 151 immigrants. Municipal officials at Halifax decided that these new arrivals should be settled on the eastern side of Halifax Harbour. During the early years, there were seven Acadian and Mi'kmaq raids on the new British settlement, such as the Raid on Dartmouth (1751).

The original settlment was made in an area known to the Mi'kmaq as "Boonamoogwaddy" or "Tomcod Ground". The community was later given the English name of Dartmouth in honour of William Legge, 1st Earl of Dartmouth who was a former Secretary of State. By 1752, 53 families consisting of 193 people lived in the community.

In 1873, Dartmouth was incorporated as a town and a Town Hall was established in 1877. In 1955, the town was permanently linked to Halifax by the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge which led to rapid suburban growth. The Town of Dartmouth amalgamated with several neighbouring villages into the City of Dartmouth in 1961. The A. Murray MacKay Bridge opened in 1970, furthering commercial and residential growth.

The city was dissolved on April 1, 1996, when its government was amalgamated into the Halifax Regional Municipality.

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Construction and Expansion

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Winter in Canada is here and hopefully winter tires are on, summer outside accessories are secured and protected and we can focus on the holidays with family and friends.  Not so easy when you have a home listed or are looking for a home to buy.  Thinking about the positive ... if buying, you will view a home decorated for the holidays and if selling, you will have stuff purged so more ... Read More...
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Market Reports and Conditions

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Shopping

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Sports & Activities

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120 LAKERIDGE CRES, DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 0B4 120 LAKERIDGE CRES
DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 0B4
$689,000
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
162 CHERRYWOOD Drive, COLE HARBOUR, NS B2V 0A7 162 CHERRYWOOD Drive
COLE HARBOUR, NS B2V 0A7
$519,900
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COLE HARBOUR, NS B2V 1B2
$504,900
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5 VIRIDIAN Drive - LOT 49, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B7 5 VIRIDIAN Drive - LOT 49
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B7
$439,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
77 CANNON Terrace - LOT 27, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0A1 77 CANNON Terrace - LOT 27
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0A1
$439,900
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46 STIRLING Drive, COLE HARBOUR, NS B2W 0E4 46 STIRLING Drive
COLE HARBOUR, NS B2W 0E4
$399,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
430 PORTLAND HILLS DRIVE, PORTLAND HILLS, NS B2W 6R3 430 PORTLAND HILLS DRIVE
PORTLAND HILLS, NS B2W 6R3
$399,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
14 GERTRUDE Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3S4 14 GERTRUDE Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3S4
$372,000
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
45 LANCASTER DRIVE, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 4X7 45 LANCASTER DRIVE
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 4X7
$369,900
Open Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
19 HILLARY Crescent, COW BAY, NS B3G 1R1 19 HILLARY Crescent
COW BAY, NS B3G 1R1
$366,790
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
15 KAREN Drive, WESTPHAL, NS B2W 3S9 15 KAREN Drive
WESTPHAL, NS B2W 3S9
$349,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
6 PRINCETON LANE, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6K4 6 PRINCETON LANE
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6K4
$349,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
6 BECKFOOT Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B2Y 4C8 6 BECKFOOT Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B2Y 4C8
$319,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
310 SOUTHAMPTON Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 2V8 310 SOUTHAMPTON Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 2V8
$309,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
14 PARKEDGE CRES, DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 2V1 14 PARKEDGE CRES
DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 2V1
$309,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
276 SUMMERFIELD WAY, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6M7 276 SUMMERFIELD WAY
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6M7
$309,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
29 ERNEST Avenue, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 2H6 29 ERNEST Avenue
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 2H6
$309,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
33 AMETHYST Crescent, COLE HARBOUR, NS B2V 2W5 33 AMETHYST Crescent
COLE HARBOUR, NS B2V 2W5
$304,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4 LAWNSDALE Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 2N2 4 LAWNSDALE Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 2N2
$304,900
Open Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
247 NADIA Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B1 247 NADIA Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B1
$289,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
10 WILMINGTON Court, EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 0C9 10 WILMINGTON Court
EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 0C9
$285,000
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
32 AUTUMN Place, COLE HARBOUR, NS B2V 2A0 32 AUTUMN Place
COLE HARBOUR, NS B2V 2A0
$278,600
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
11 ROCKLIN, DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3R5 11 ROCKLIN
DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3R5
$274,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
135 APPIAN WAY, DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3H4 135 APPIAN WAY
DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3H4
$274,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
20 COLLINGWOOD Court, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 0G4 20 COLLINGWOOD Court
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 0G4
$274,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
128 SHERWOOD Street, DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 2S3 128 SHERWOOD Street
DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 2S3
$269,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
249 NADIA Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B1 249 NADIA Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B1
$269,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
67 STUART HARRIS Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 4B6 67 STUART HARRIS Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 4B6
$269,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
12 ELWIN Crescent, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 3J6 12 ELWIN Crescent
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 3J6
$259,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
18 JOFFRE, DARTMOUTH, NS B2Y 3C8 18 JOFFRE
DARTMOUTH, NS B2Y 3C8
$254,900
Open Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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