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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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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
$699,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
18 AMETHYST CRES, COLE HARBOUR, NS B2V 2T7 18 AMETHYST CRES
COLE HARBOUR, NS B2V 2T7
$420,000
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14 GERTRUDE Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3S4 14 GERTRUDE Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3S4
$350,000
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46 STONE GATE Court, DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3T2 46 STONE GATE Court
DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3T2
$348,500
Open Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
105 AUBURN Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6H7 105 AUBURN Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6H7
$319,900
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247 NADIA Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B1 247 NADIA Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B1
$289,900
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29 BEL AYR AVE, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 2C9 29 BEL AYR AVE
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 2C9
$289,000
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29 BEL AYR AVE, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 2C9 29 BEL AYR AVE
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 2C9
$289,000
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
295 SUMMER FIELD WAY, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6M8 295 SUMMER FIELD WAY
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6M8
$283,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
106 HIRANDALE, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6H5 106 HIRANDALE
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 6H5
$274,900
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249 NADIA Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B1 249 NADIA Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 0B1
$269,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8A BRIAN DR, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 3N3 8A BRIAN DR
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 3N3
$255,000
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
47 WEXFORD RD, DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 1R8 47 WEXFORD RD
DARTMOUTH, NS B2V 1R8
$249,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
131 BELLE VISTA Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 2X6 131 BELLE VISTA Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 2X6
$249,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
16 MARGAREE PARKWAY, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 1P9 16 MARGAREE PARKWAY
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 1P9
$249,900
Open Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
219 MELROSE Crescent, EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 1P2 219 MELROSE Crescent
EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 1P2
$247,500
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
30 BROOKDALE CRES 612, DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 4T7 30 BROOKDALE CRES 612
DARTMOUTH, NS B3A 4T7
$244,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4 MONTROSE Crescent, DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 2X1 4 MONTROSE Crescent
DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 2X1
$244,500
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
16 STUART HARRIS Drive, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 5E5 16 STUART HARRIS Drive
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 5E5
$239,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
41 KEYPORT AVE, EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 0C9 41 KEYPORT AVE
EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 0C9
$236,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
3 ELIZABETH Street, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 2T4 3 ELIZABETH Street
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 2T4
$234,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
5 IRVIN CROSS Place, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 3Z1 5 IRVIN CROSS Place
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 3Z1
$229,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
12 Luann, Dartmouth, NS B2W 4M7 12 Luann
Dartmouth, NS B2W 4M7
$224,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
49 BRAESIDE Court, DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3M9 49 BRAESIDE Court
DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 3M9
$209,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
130 JEEP Crescent, EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 1R2 130 JEEP Crescent
EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 1R2
$199,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
77 CRANBERRY CRES, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 5B7 77 CRANBERRY CRES
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 5B7
$198,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
38 GANDER AVE, DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 3W4 38 GANDER AVE
DARTMOUTH, NS B2W 3W4
$194,900
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7 OSBORNE DR, EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 1H1 7 OSBORNE DR
EASTERN PASSAGE, NS B3G 1H1
$173,200
Open Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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