Bedford Overview

Bedford is located at the northern end of the Halifax Harbour, surrounding the northern end of the Bedford Basin. It borders on both Halifax and Dartmouth.

Bedford had been a small outlying town until 25 years ago. Since then, Bedford has grown into a self sufficient urban center. Due to its strong sense of community, Bedford has always been a popular place to live. It is considered a family community with strong community groups who take pride in their neighborhoods.

Several of the largest new subdivisions and multi‐family high rise developments in Metro have been built in Bedford, or in those areas that border Halifax and Dartmouth.

Bedford has an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices. Because Bedford is self sufficient, there is no need to travel outside the community unless you choose to; and it is only minutes away from other major areas in metro.

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Most of the Shopping alternatives can be found along the Bedford Highway. There are several malls to choose from and many small businesses and specialty boutiques. 

The Sunnyside Mall and The Bedford Place Mall: Each located on the Bedford Highway, across the street from each other, there are well over 100 shops to choose from including the locally famous Pete’s Frootique grocery store. 

Mill Cove Plaza: Located very close to the Bedford basin. Although not as large as the other options, it offers grocery stores, drug stores and other specialty retailers and fast food options.

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