Lake Echo is a community that is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada; approximately 15 kilometres east of Dartmouth following Highway #7 or Highway #107. As of 2006, the population was 3,527 . Origionally, mostly a cottage country, there are a lot of smaller homes with lakefrontage interspersed with large upscale homes also offering lakefrontage. The area is mostly residential, with several subdivisions built in the 1980s and 1990s.
On June 13, 2008 a forest fire broke out destroying two houses , damaging several others and 6000 acres burned . The fire was believed was cause by a camp fire and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police laid no charges however it was determined that residue from Hurricane Juan fuelled the fire .The fire was the largest in an urban area fought in Nova Scotia and the largest fire in 30 years.
Lake Echo offers a community center which offers a variety of activities. http://www.lakeechoreccentre.com/ There is also a public boat launch & a well known rowing club in the community.
Lake Echo offers a few corner stores, day cares, gas stations, however many of the residents shop in either Halifax or Dartmouth.
Most students would attend the following schools, however some students, depending upon their address may attend the O'Connel School in Porters Lake & the High School in Musquodoboit Harbour. Please visit the Regional School Board website to veruify for yourself at http://www.hrsb.ns.ca.
Bell Park Elementary, Lake Echo
Graham Creighton Junior High, Dartmouth
Auburn High, Dartmouth
There is a wide range of housing types consisting mostly of single family detached homes, with a few duplex & triplexes, cottages, & mini homes ( Wonderland Park ) located on 1/3 of an acre or larger lots with septic field & well water. Many of the older homes with lakefrontage had once obtained their water from the lake itself.
The commuting time to Dartmouth is approximately 10 minutes & 25-30 minutes to downtown Halifax, although during rush hour traffic, it may take longer.
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