Bridgewater, Nova Scotia: Our town

Treehouse Village Ecohousing is located within the Town of Bridgewater (population 8,790), a thriving town located on the beautiful LaHave River on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, just an hour’s drive from Halifax. Bridgewater is a shining example of a sustainable, healthy community, located in Nova Scotia, Canada’s ocean playground. We love this town and feel it’s a great place to live, work, raise a family, and age with dignity.

Bridgewater is a progressive town with a reputation for innovation in sustainability and gaining national exposure for its efforts. Its recent initiative, Energize Bridgewater, is accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy. In May 2019, Bridgewater won the $5 million Smart Cities Award for its plan to reduce energy poverty. The town’s Municipal Planning Strategy includes many sustainability-oriented policies, including Smart Growth principles and mixed-use neighbourhoods. Bridgewater also supports well-developed municipal services such as public transit. Our cohousing development is a great fit within Bridgewater’s vision and land-use by-laws.

Family-friendly features

Treehouse Village family on Bridgewater water front

The provincial newspaper (The Chronicle Herald) recognized Bridgewater as the Best Community in Atlantic Canada for Young Families. It is home to many amenities including excellent schools (including a French school within a 10-minute drive and a Waldorf School that’s a 15-minute drive from Treehouse Village).

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Nature and recreation

Spectacular white sand beaches and the world-class Kejimkujik National Park are less than an hour’s drive from Treehouse Village. Neighbouring communities include the Town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mahone Bay, LaHave, Petite Riviere, and New Germany.

Regional amenities

Bridgewater is home to the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Lunenburg Campus, the South Shore Regional Hospital, shopping centres, businesses, recreational facilities, programs and clubs for all ages and interests, and beautiful, well-maintained parks.