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Upper Hammonds Plains

Hammonds Plains (2011 population: 11,556) is a region that lies at the neck of the Chebucto Peninsula along a road that runs from Bedford to the Head of St. Margarets Bay within the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia.

History

Hammonds Plains was established as a settlement area for United Empire Loyalists in 1786 along a road running from Birch Cove on Bedford Basin to St. Margaret's Bay. Landowners voted to name the road after the popular outgoing Lt. Governor Andrew Snape Hamond. Further settlers arrived with disbanded soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars and Black Refugees from the War of 1812. The settlement was also the eastern end of the Old Annapolis Road intended to create a settled corridor and transportation link between Halifax and Annapolis Royal. While the Annapolis Road never developed, settlement opened up the a modest amount of viable farmland and more significantly developed many saw mills.

Geography

The Hammonds Plains region is rich in small lakes and is a dormitory area for Halifax. White Birch Hills has a lakefront (beach access)which is unique for this area. Many homes lie on large un-serviced lots, except in the Kingswood subdivision where 90% of the units have municipal water service and along the Hammonds Plains Road itself where there are several small businesses involved in automobile repair, waste management,Physiotherapy Clinic's like SMB Physiotherapy and other maintenance activities. The population grew rapidly in the 1990s, particularly in subdivisions at the western end of the Hammonds Plains Road. Halifax's water comes from Pockwock Lake which lies north of Hammonds Plains.

Upper Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia is located in Nova ScotiaResidential subdivisions

  • Blue Mountain Estates
  • Kingswood
  • Kingswood North
  • Uplands Park
  • Cedarwood
  • Glen Arbour
  • Highland Park
  • White Hills
  • Maplewood
  • Pockwock
  • Westwood Hills (Partly Tantallon)
  • Haliburton Hills
  • Voyaguer Lakes

Schools

Schools which service residents of Hammonds Plains include;

 

Servicing Kingswood and Blue Mountain Estates Subdivisions

  • Kingswood Elementary School (Nova Scotia)
  • Madeline Symonds Middle School
  • Charles P. Allen High School, Bedford

Servicing Westwood Hills, Haliburton Hills

  • Tantallon Elementary School
  • Five Bridges Junior High School
  • Sir John A. Macdonald High School

Servicing Glen Arbour, White Hills, Highland Park, Maplewood, Cedarwood

  • Hammonds Plains Consolidated School
  • Madeline Symonds Middle School
  • Charles P. Allen High School, Bedford

 

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