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Bridgewater Nova Scotia on the rise, making its mark in the world!

Real Estate Agent with EXIT Realty Inter Lake, Bridgewater Nova Scotia, Canada

It's always a topic of conversation.... you know, that nasty word recession..

It's funny, here in Bridgewater NS, we have always been in a recession as many will say! We haven't seen the huge influx in housing prices like out west and Ontario, we have always seen a steady climb, slow increases with minimal ups and downs.

We don't have the huge booms in job increases like the oil fields saw out in Alberta, in fact, as of late had several families making the move from the West Coast to Nova Scotia for a slower pace of life. Many of these families have never even been to the area for longer than a vacation or even grew up in Bridgewater. With the prospect of owning larger parcels of land, setting up farms, renovating houses and giving there children something more these are what has inspired many to make the move.

Here in this growing town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, we are seeing several new "BOX" Stores arriving yearly, the rise of a "NEW" hotel, the development of family inspired subdivisions with more and more urban influences and the prospect of a "New" community lifestyle center. The town has a population of only a mere 7620 however Lunenburg County has over 47,000.

With our work force strongly supported by the industry of Michelin Tire Company George Sutherland, General Counsel and Secretary, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. has been quoted as saying

"Of all the places on this continent, Michelin chose Bridgewater because of the potential for long term growth, a pro-business environment and people with an excellent work ethic and quality of workmanship second to none. The Bridgewater facility is highly regarded by our Company. The rich heritage and lifestyle the South Shore offers with its scenic and historic coastline, has allowed us to attract and retain an excellent group of employees - our most valuable asset."

What a huge compliment to this area! We also have several professionals and small businesses that are flourishing here. Take a look at the Wildwood Café on King street. Opening over a year ago with owners from the west coast... This was exactly what this town needed! They took a chance and made things happen. A successful business minded couple with the most warm welcoming dining atmosphere & great food with a chic flair. Wildwood Café... worth a visit!

These are the things this community needs; we have the people wanting to see more business like this. I believe it is in our best interest to support local businesses like this to sustain our community.

We have always offered beauty to the rest of the world with our beaches, national parks. lakes & rivers for fishing and of coarse Christmas Tree's but we know that we have much more to offer. As we continue to grow it should be a comforting feeling to those who live in Lunenburg Co. that here in Nova Scotia we will see ourselves, our businesses and our housing market grow!

We are expecting great things over the next few years with our minds set in a more positive way we are sure to put the South Shore of Nova Scotia and Bridgewater on the map! Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co, South Shore nova scotia... what ever you want to call it, It is a great place to call home!


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                                                  Mark Seamone
   (902) 521-9056


Christopher Watters
Watters International Realty - Austin, TX
Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)

Job Growth equals real estate growth. Sounds like your town is heading in the right direction!

Mar 03, 2010 02:07 AM
David Saks
Memphis, TN
Broker / Industry Analyst

Great to see how your community's doing. NS is scenic and a beautiful, healthy part of the world.

Mar 03, 2010 02:59 AM
Mark Seamone
EXIT Realty Inter Lake, Bridgewater Nova Scotia, Canada - Bridgewater, NS

Hello David and Chris, Thank you for the nice comments! Yes things are quite beautiful here and it is a nice feeling to enjoy working and living in this great area. Oh, and Chris.... Lets hope all that is true!


Mar 03, 2010 11:07 PM