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Waverley, NS

Waverley is a community of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is located about 20 minutes from Downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. It has a rich history in gold mining.

Waverley was first settled by Charles Pillsbury Allen who established a chair factory in the area. Waverley was named after the Waverley novels by Sir Walter Scott. Allen's original land purchase included about 700 acres (2.8 km2) of land in 1847 for the price of 50 pounds. Although there have been extensive renovations since it was first built, his original house still stands today at 2550 Rocky Lake Drive as a "An Olde Manor House Bed and Breakfast" near the junction of Lakes Thomas and William. A nearby high school, Charles P. Allen High School in the neighbouring town of Bedford carries his name.

Allen's son-in-law, Cornelius Blois, is often credited with discovering gold in Waverley. Two major gold mining periods ensued between 1866 through the early 20th century. Waverley became a boom town with highly skilled gold miners coming from Germany and England. Saloons, hotels, camp followers and the usual trappings of a gold town sparng up quickly, and there were even instances of murders and riots. A third attempt to restart the gold industry occurred years later in the 1930s, but it proved unprofitable and lasted only a few years. Other industries in Waverley have included millwork and forestry. It is also worthy of note that the Shubenacadie Canal system runs through Waverley, between Lake William and Lake Thomas.

Many street names in Waverley reflect families that have been long established in the area. From the early 1930s until the mid 1980's, there existed in Waverley near the bridge, a service station operated and owned by Warren H. Isnor(deceased), and was up until the mid 1980's, the oldest existing service station in existence in the province.

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Construction and Expansion

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Doors to closets make it so easy to do a quick tidy around the house when unexpected - or expected guests pop over.  But for me our main closet in our foyer has really bugged me for the past year.  See, we have a banister that everyone - including me - likes to hang their coats, purse, book bag on instead of opening the closet door and putting the items in there.  On a hanger.  ... Read More...
Posted by The Butler Service Real Estate Team on 2014-04-01
With the popularity of home improvement television most homeowners have visions of granite countertops and hardwood floors in mind when prioritizing renovation projects. SO lets talk about what priorities should be and why. According to some experts, you should be thinking about a sound structure first. Since the outside of your house provides protection from the elements, it stands to reason this ... Read More...
Posted by Gina Conrod on 2013-10-19

Community Events

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Once again, we are excited to announce that we at Century 21 Classic Realty Ltd are doing our annual Easter Seals Auction in support of local children with disabilities enabling them to attend camp. This year we have renamed it The Sandra Forbes Memorial Auction in honour of our dear friend Sandra who passed away earlier this year & had always been a top fundraiser for the event for many years. ... Read More...
Posted by Anne Butler on 2012-11-13
Once again, we are excited to announce that we at Century 21 Classic Realty Ltd are doing our annual Easter Seals Auction in support of local children with disabilities enabling them to attend camp. This year we have renamed it The Sandra Forbes Memorial Auction in honour of our dear friend Sandra who passed away earlier this year & had always been a top fundraiser for the event for many years. ... Read More...
Posted by Anne Butler on 2012-11-08

Market Reports and Conditions

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  The five-year fixed mortgage at an advertised rate below three per cent has returned to Canada for the first time since last year. Meridian Credit Union, the largest credit union in Ontario, announced this week it had lowered its benchmark five-year fixed-rate mortgage to 2.99 per cent. According to market surveys carried out by RateSpy.com and Cannex.com, that is the lowest advertised ... Read More...
Posted by Christina Byrne on 2014-02-28
Ready to hop into the housing market? Prepare yourself to hear more technical terms and industry jargon. From payments to property rights, there seems to be a complicated term for almost everything and you’re stuck trying to sort it all out. To help you on your journey through the world of amortization, mortgage rates, pre-qualification and more, we’ve created the following guide to the ... Read More...
Posted by Maria Barreiro on 2014-02-28

Shopping

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Did you know that you can get a rebate from Efficiency NS by getting rid of the old and in with the new? Here is a bit of information from website that can get you started. Appliance Retirement Program Overview Frequently Asked Questions Book Online   This program works for Nova Scotians It was a convenient way to get rid of our spare fridge. It was plugged in all the time, ... Read More...
Posted by Gina Conrod on 2012-12-17

Sports & Activities

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So, some may think that I need my head examined and here is why. I have decided to participate in the 97th annual 4 day march in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, otherwise known as the 4 Daagse. It takes place in July and it is a long distance walking marathon over 4 days,....and here is the kicker, my dear friend Kendra Coady and I will be walking 40 KM a day for those four days!! Why? Well ... Read More...
Posted by Shawna Homburg-Beaumont on 2013-03-18
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