History & Lifestyle
Port Williams, the biggest little port in the world, was founded in 1760 and incorporated in 1951. It was and still is, largely an agricultural community. Port Williams is on the Cornwallis River, and close to the Minas Basin. If you enter Port Williams by the bridge which crosses the Cornwallis you can stop and catch an amazing view of the Minas Basin and the wharf, which was essential to the shipping industry in Port Williams’ early days.
Today, Port Williams has a population of over 1000 and is growing. With its beautiful scenery, great school, and access to all major necessities, it makes a great place to live or visit. Port Williams offers both country style homes with lots of open space and newly constructed modern homes in friendly communities such as Planter’s Square, Port’s Landing, or Lawrence Gate.
While small in population, Port Williams has plenty to offer to residents and tourists. Here are some of the local amenities Port Williams has to offer:
- Food & Beverages – Port Williams is home to some of the best restaurants, breweries, and wineries in the Annapolis Valley. All within a short distance, you’ll find fine dining with an amazing view at the Port Pub & Bistro, and freshly made pasta using local ingredients at The Noodle Guy. With its exceptional land and agriculture, Port Williams offers locally crafted beer at Wayfarers’, and a taste of the Annapolis Valley’s famous wine scene at Planter’s Ridge, and even an award-winning distillery, Barreling Tide.
- Schools – Port Williams Elementary School was featured in Today’s Parent magazine, where it received national recognition when it was profiled as one of the top five great schools in Canada. With its amazing elementary school and recreational activities throughout the community, Port Williams has gained a well-deserved reputation for a great place to raise kids or start a family.
- Agriculture – The soil of Port Williams is classed on the provincial soil survey map as one of the better formations in the Annapolis Valley. Port Williams boasts a diverse agricultural industry with farms producing a variety of high quality, nutritious products including; apples, pears, vegetables, strawberries, raspberries, beef, sheep, milk, eggs, turkeys, chicken, sod, wheat, corn, soybeans and hay.
- Recreation – Port Williams has multiple outdoor and indoor facilities that everyone in the community can enjoy. For anyone who wants to get outside and explore, there are soccer and baseball fields, a well-maintained pond used for skating in the winter months, endless hiking/walking trails around the dykes, and multiple playgrounds for kids to enjoy. For those who’d rather stay indoors, Port Williams Community Centre offers frequent workshops and activities for all ages, as well as a public library.
- Transportation – You can find Port Williams along Route 358, just off exit 11 on Highway 101. Centrally located between Wolfville, New Minas, and Kentville, Port Williams is in close proximity to everything you need. Port Williams is also approximately an hour’s drive from Halifax International Airport and Halifax, Atlantic Canada’s largest city.
Buying a Home in Port Williams
Port Williams, Nova Scotia, is filled with both historic farmhouses 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 Port Williams or the town of your choice in the Annapolis Valley. We can provide you with in-depth property details on Port Williams 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 Port Williams. Visit our featured listings page for more!
Port Williams Real Estate
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