LOWERSACKVILLE.COM HISTORY OF LOWER SACKVILLE|
DID YOU KNOW? Sackville was founded in the same year as the capital city of Halifax - 1749!
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Lower Sackville is approximately 25 kms, or a 20 minute drive from the city of Halifax.
First settled in 1749 by Captain John Gorham on orders from Governor Edward Cornwallis of England to establish a military fort named Fort Sackville; Lower Sackville is now one of the fastest growing communities in Nova Scotia. In 1996, Lower Sackville, along with Bedford, Dartmouth & Halifax and some surrounding areas amalgamated into one large municipality – the HRM, or Halifax Regional Municipality.
Lower Sackville’s population in 2001 was approximately 28,000. By 2006, Lower Sackville’s population was approximately 35,000. Lower Sackville’s adjacent communities include Middle & Upper Sackville. Lower Sackville experienced a serious growth spurt in the 1970s as a result of the building of Highway 102 (The Airport Highway), and Highway 101 (Valley to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia).
Proximity to the
capital city of Halifax gives Lower Sackville the advantages of local employment opportunities and the infrastructure of a larger city, and is very typical of many “commuter communities” experiencing exponential growth throughout North America.
Recreational pursuits in the Lower Sackville area are varied. Sports fields, tennis courts, baseball fields, parks, swimming pools, gyms, arenas and a modern sports stadium help make Sackville a friendly, healthy and family-oriented place to live. The majority of Lower Sackville's suburbs were built in the 1970s on the southern edge of First Lake which offers various outdoor recreational opportunities. A provincial park reserve borders the northern edge of Lower Sackville at Second Lake.
Lower Sackville offers residents and visitors alike plenty of opportunities to shop and spend money. Home to all major Canadian banks,
grocery stores, gas stations, fast food & family-style restaurants like Swiss Chalet and Boston Pizza, and many excellent used car lots; and much, much more.
DID YOU KNOW? Sackville was home to Sackville Downs Racetrack (harness racing) for many years before closing in 1986
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada really has it all.