One thing I’ve been thinking about lately when preparing to move to Halifax is the neighborhood where I would look for an apartment. I have to take a few things into consideration: expense, proximity to my workplace, the safety of the neighborhood, building security and whether they allow pets. Obviously, I won’t choose a place until I know what it is I’ll actually be doing for money, but I want to get as much feedback on this topic as I can.
I’ve heard various things from different friends, but so far I’ve heard:
- Near the Universities is expensive. (Makes sense).
- The North End has the seedy vibe but is actually not as bad as its reputation and has a lot going on on a cultural level.
- Stay out of Spryfield and Highfield Park
- Inconsistent testimony about Clayton Park.
I’m soliciting help on this issue from Haligonians and Dartmouthians alike: What neighborhoods should I consider? Which ones should I avoid at all costs?
Anyone who doesn’t live in Halifax or Dartmouth, feel free to comment at length about the good and bad neighborhoods in your city.