Saint Lawrence Place

Condo unit pre-sales at a couple of newly planned condominium developments in central Halifax have been going gangbusters. But for the same money being offered for these on-the-drawing-board units, potential buyers could get several hundred extra square feet on the top floor of a new west-end Halifax high-rise…and, move in tomorrow.

Like North-End Halifax, West-End Halifax has been undergoing gentrification of late. Take for example the Fairfax neighbourhood, which is seeing new commercial buildings, restaurants, biking/walking trails, and now, one of Halifax’s newest high-rise condominium buildings.

Abutting both Joseph Howe Drive and Dutch Village Road, Saint Lawrence Place is now the new focal point of the neighbourhood, with easy walking to all of the area’s amenities. And Fairview, with its primary roads and nearby major highways, is a focal point for the municipality, providing its residents with easy and quick access to all quadrants of the municipality.

While some other new condominium buildings, whether recently completed, under construction or on the drawing board, may be closer to downtown, Saint Lawrence Place condo units seem to be offering more high-end square-footage per price, and should certainly merit a look.

At a glance:
Location: West End (Fairview)—3471 Dutch Village Road
Structure: 13-storey, modern, high-rise
Units: 132, with 82 condominium units and 50 apartment rental units.
Currently Available Unit Sizes: 902- to 1,363-square-feet.
Current Asking Prices: $257,900 to $379,900
Current Monthly Condo Fees: $240 to $370
Estimated Development Cost: $30 million
Development Details: Completed and ready for occupancy as of April 2014
Interesting Neighbours: Ashburn Golf Course, Halifax Shopping Centre, Chain of Lakes Trail.
Developer: W.M. Fares Group
Also of Interest: The developer is promoting the building as having Halifax’s first “residential floor to ceiling window walls.”

Current Schools:
Burton Ettinger
Fairview Junior High
Halifax West

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