The mainland Nova Scotia town of Antigonish is fully developed, leaving future growth no choice but to locate in the county just outside the town boundaries. This listing is 114 acres (PID # 1209048) immediately adjacent to the town (and a well established residential development) and is therefore a prime location.
A mid-sized town with a comfortable urban feel, Antigonish is also a university town which fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that supports new ideas. The educational community provides a welcome environment common to some of the most notable university communities on the North American eastern seaboard. A thriving artistic community with an active theatre also satisfies those seeking a cultural element in their lives.
The educational institution - St. Francis Xavier University - has been ranked as the best undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean's magazine for five consecutive years (2002 - 2006) and presently has almost 5,000 students. The college has maintained its premier position nationally through its ranking as number 1 in various student and teaching staff evaluations.
This Antigonish community is located in a mainly rural area far from both urban sprawl and the problems of city crime and social disturbances. It offers a fascinating breadth of core activities and a healthy employment environment. St. Martha's hospital is a general medical institution of breadth and the highest quality medical staff and facilities. The combination of the University and St. Martha's provides a professional core to a vital community.
The 114 acre parcel can be viewed on Google Earth by using the non-issued address of 1702 Brierly Brook Road. As the town is tightly landlocked this parcel could be viewed as the next logical step for residential development. The potential exists for 300 plus RG 1 units (mixed housing, multi-residential, and commercial) subject to planning approval. A large document file is available to interested parties upon inquiry (email@example.com).