Southdale - Woodside - Manor Park - Crichton Park

Southdale, Woodside, Manor Park and Crichton Park are family neighbourhoods within what used to be the city limits of Dartmouth, or what is considered parts of “Old Dartmouth”.

Within the area is Mic Mac Mall, Dartmouth Crossing Shopping and Dining Park and Brightwood Golf Course, which is renowned for its rolling fairways, small undulating greens, amazing views of Halifax Harbour and located in the heart of Dartmouth.

Homes that can be found in this area are large older Victorian styles, single-family homes built post war, larger upscale homes and lakefront luxury homes. A very sought after area is the Crichton Park and Manor Park areas.

Dartmouth, known as the “City of Lakes”, is true to its name and boasts several pristine lakes including Lake Banook, Oathill, Penhorn, Little Albro, Maynard’s and Martin’s Lake. Conveniently located close to the McDonald and MacKay bridges, Mic Mac Mall, Lake Banook, Zatzman Sportsplex and the Brightwood Golf Course. The area is also home to the Dartmouth General Hospital, NSCC Waterfront Campus, many schools, commercial shopping district, and tennis club, making it an ideal location for the modern urban-dweller.


census (2011) 67,573




  1. Dartmouth South Academy: Grades PP – 8, including French Immersion

  2. Crichton Park Elementary: Grades PP – 6

  3. Harbour View Elementary: Grades PP – 6

  4. Hawthorne Elementary: Grades PP – 6

  5. John MacNeil Elementary: Grades PP – 6

  6. South Woodside Elementary: Grades PP – 6

  7. Bicentennial School: Grades PP – 9

  8. Shannon Park Elementary: Grades PP – 6, including French Immersion


  1. Bicentennial School: Grades PP – 9

  2. John Martin Junior High: Grades 7 – 9

  3. Dartmouth South Academy: Grades 7 - 8 French Immersion


  1. Dartmouth High: Grades 9 – 12, including French Immersion



Nearby Alderney Landing hosts many events throughout the year including major outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events. Inside Alderney Landing residents find a bustling weekend farmer’s market, art gallery, and theatre.

Picturesque public areas with walking trails, including Sullivan’s Pond, which is home to geese and a lovely water fountain. Lake Banook is home to three paddling clubs and some of the best paddlers in the country. It includes a world class paddling course, and has hosted the World’s Paddling Championships twice.

The Zatzman Sportsplex, an indoor sports and community centre recently undergoing a multi- million dollar retrofit that includes a new swimming pool and splash pad, double-court gymnasium, fitness centre, racquet ball and squash courts.

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