Imagine hours in the car replaced by hours with the family. The only air conditioning you need is the salt spray of the ocean. Car horns are replaced by the barks of seals heralding your arrival as they bask on a nearby rock.
It isn't all seascapes and unspoiled wilderness, however. We have plenty of activities to fill up your downtime, from theatre, shopping, golf, museums and festivals to sailing and hiking in this southern gateway to the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere.
Our low tax rate and housing costs mean you will have more money to spend on the important things in your life - you and your family.
With a collaborative approach amongst our doctors, dentists, alternative health care practitioners, our own hospital as well as Queens Place Emera Centre, we are the healthy choice.
These pages contain some basic information on relocating to Queens and contain some handy links to get you started.
We are always actively seeking to attract new residents to Queens County, and our existing residents can't wait to tell you about the advantages of living here! For example, the Queens General Hospital Foundation created "Best Life Nova Scotia" - a website aimed at recruiting physicians and other healthcare professionals, but the information and beautiful video on their site is just as captivating whether you are a doctor or not!
Some Great News Stories about Queens Coast Life, and Why You'll Want to Relocate to Queens!
August 5, 2021: Tim and Diane Ledvina chose to make their forever home in Queens County when they retired. They were warmly welcomed, and gave to the community as active volunteers in numerous organizations, forming friendships, and enjoying the peaceful way of life in Queens. Read this article to learn about the special connection the Ledvinas felt in Queens, and the wonderful gift they posthumously donated to Queens General Hospital Foundation: American couple who retired in Nova Scotia leave $4.8M to local hospital (CBC News, Haley Ryan, Aug 04, 2021).
April 16, 2021: We're excited to announce that Queens Coast has made the annual
MacLean's magazine list of Canada's Best Communities! With Halifax named as #1, we're happy to be ranked #259 on th
e list. Only 15 communities in Nova Scotia have been named to the list, and we are proud to be included! Queens Coast is the highest ranked on the South Shore, and listed among our neighbours in Yarmouth, Lunenburg and Chester.
MacLean's ranked our community high on "Affordability", which includes low real estate costs & low property tax as percent of average income. Queens was also ranked well for "Weather", with 218 days above 0 C, 102 days annually above 20 C, and only 103 days a year with rain or snow. No wonder they call us the "Banana Belt"! "Health, Safety, & Community" was the third category cited as a strength - Queens has a lower than average Crime Severity ranking, and a good ratio of doctors’ offices to residents.
Although it isn't on the listing, WE KNOW we have a warm and welcoming community, a strong and supportive business community, and volunteers who work hard to make many things possible in our community. Pair that with unrivaled natural beauty, white sand beaches, winding rivers, tranquil lakes, parks, trails and more, and you can see why we think Queens Coast is tops!
See the full list and details here: https://www.macleans.ca/canadas-best-communities-in-2021-full-ranking/