History & Lifestyle
Kentville is the shire town of Kings County, Nova Scotia. It is one of the most beautiful and richest agricultural districts in the heart of Nova Scotia’s great apple industry. Much of Kentville’s economic presents came from it being the headquarters for the Dominion Atlantic Railway, and the home of the Kentville Research Station.
Every year, thousands of tourists come to Kentville for the annual The Apple Blossom Festival, which was born in Kentville in 1933, and the Grand Street Parade is still held each spring. Today, Kentville has been reborn as the business centre of the County and remains the professional centre for the Annapolis Valley.
Kentville is a healthy, vibrant, integrated community where citizens and tourists can live, work, and play. Here are some of the local amenities Kentville has to offer:
- Downtown Shops & Resturants – Downtown Kentville has plenty to offer. The local coffee shops and cafes are a great place for business meetings or to grab lunch with your friends and family. Treat yourself at a local salon or barbershop and do some shopping at Kentville’s boutique clothing and novelty stores.
- Farmers’ Market -The weekly Kentville Farmers Market operates through the spring, summer, and fall in the town’s square, offering a variety of locally produced foods and products including vegetables, meats, eggs, baking, artisan crafts and more.
- Parks and Trails -Kentville’s parks and trail systems are some of the highest quality in Eastern Canada. The variety of trails found in Kentville is vast, from challenging mountain bike terrain to easily travelled active transportation routes, wetland sites, bird sanctuaries and mountainside treks, Kentville is a must-go place for bikers of all skill and ability.
- Recreation – Kentville’s recreation centre, located next to the Town Hall, offers two levels appropriate for banquets, meetings, parties, dances, fitness classes, and all kinds of group activities. The nearby Centennial Arena is one of Kentville’s sport and recreation focal points. It is an all-season facility which hosts various events, such as hockey, figure skating, home shows, concerts, craft fairs, promotional events, and more.
- Transportation – You can find Kentville along Highway 1, which is connected to Highway 101 at exits 12 and 13, located just outside of the town. Kentville is also approximately an hour’s drive from Halifax International Airport and Halifax, Atlantic Canada’s largest city.
Buying a Home in Kentville
Kentville, Nova Scotia, is filled with both historic and new properties to help meet your lifestyle and budget. The Annapolis Valley Real Estate Group can help you find the perfect home for you and your family in Kentville or the town of your choice in the Annapolis Valley. We can provide you with in-depth property details on Kentville Real Estate, point out desirable features you may not notice and identify potential concerns you may have overlooked.
As your REALTOR®, we are by your side every step of the way. When you find a home you want, we’ll prepare and present the offer, and negotiate skillfully on your behalf, so you get that property at the lowest price possible.
Below you’ll find some of our most recent properties for sale in Kentville. Visit our featured listings page for more!
Kentville Real Estate
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