Bridgewater, Nova Scotia: Our town
Treehouse Village Ecohousing will be built within the Town of Bridgewater (population 8,600). Bridgewater is 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 most 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.Bridgewater’s Municipal Planning Strategy contains many sustainability-oriented policies, including Smart Growth principles and mixed-use neighbourhoods, and the Town also supports well-developed municipal services such as public transit. Our cohousing development will fit well within Bridgewater’s vision and land-use by-laws.
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 that is a 10 minute drive away and a Waldorf School that is a 15 minute drive away).
Bridgewater public schools
Nature and recreation
Spectacular white sand beaches and the world-class Kejimkujik National Park are less than an hour’s drive away. Neighbouring communities include the Town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mahone Bay, LaHave, Petite Riviere, and New Germany.
Bridgewater is home to the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Lunenburg Campus, the South Shore Regional Hospital, shopping centres, many types of businesses, recreational facilities, programs and clubs for all ages and interests, and beautiful, well-maintained parks.