Westphal, Lake Loon
LAKE LOON, Westphal, Nova Scotia
The community of Lake Loon is located in Westphal on the eastside of Dartmouth leading out from Main Street. The area is named after the lake that was a staple of lumbering and farming when the area was settled in the 1780’s
The community's origins go back to the Honorable Charles Morris, Surveyor-General of Nova Scotia, who received a land grant not long after the Loyalists began to arrive in Nova Scotia in the early 1780s. With the help of local young people, Mr. Morris built a summer home on a 900-acre estate to the east of Lake Loon. The home remained in the Morris family for many years. The current clubhouse the Montague Links Golf Course is situated almost on the same spot as the foundation of one of original farmhouses. Known through the 60’s and 70’s as the ‘old farm’ it was a favorite spot for swimming, tobogganing and evening gatherings. There are still some of the original stonewalls in the woodlands around the golf course.
Lake Loon and Cherrybrook were settlements that date back to the black loyalists arriving after the war of 1812.
The settlement remained small until Ben Clark discovered gold in 1863 further down Montague Road. The mine operated from 1863 until it was depleted in 1940. During this time homes were built in the area to accommodate the miners.
In the 1950’s families started to purchase land along Montague Road entering from the highway 107, which was only two lanes until the mid 1970’s. The neighborhood grew with Humber Park beginning in the 1950’s. The homes were bungalows some with and without foundations. These were affordable because of the location outside the city limits where land was much less expensive and attracted many military families.
On the opposite side of the highway Sunset Acres emerged with single-family homes beginning construction in the early 1960’s and went on through to the 1970’s with more varieties of home styles.
Today the area boasts a range of home styles, location and prices. Humber Park, Sunset Acres, Lake Loon and Cherrybrook still offer affordable homes for first time buyers or young families. Homes average in the $175,000 - $240,000 range. Montague Estates features both lakefront and non-lakefront homes on large lots bordering the 9 hold executive golf course Montague Links. Price point for homes in Montague Estates are generally priced over $300,000.
The first condominium development in Westphal, Lake Loon Estates, is in the beginning stages and will consist of townhomes, stacked condos and two condo apartment buildings. The development is on the edge of Lake Loon and enters between Gateway Market and Atlantic Tire. Prices will range from $299,900 - $360,000.
The amenities include large grocery store chain Sobeys, independent market Gateway, The Vines restaurant, several gas bars, Atlantic Tire Shop, Needs Convenience, Noble Grape Wine Shop and many more independent business’
For more information on this great neighborhood or Lake Loon Estates email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-471-8497