Hammonds Plains is Halifax’s version of country living with the added benefit of quick access to the downtown core. Hammonds Plains includes several subdivisions: Kingswood, White Hills, Westwood Hills, Haliburton Hills, Haliburton Heights, Highland Park, Maplewood, Uplands Park, and Glen Arbour.
For many people Hammonds Plains is a very favorable area in which to live. It is normally a 20 – 25 minutes commute to downtown Halifax and averages about 30 – 45 minutes during peak times.Access to the 102 highway is about 10-minutes from Hammonds Plains Road.
There are two main shopping areas at either end of the Hammonds Plains area. At the entrance of Kingswood there is a small strip mall with a small grocery store, pizza shop and a few other businesses.At the entrance of Westwood Hills across from Haliburton Hills is a larger shopping complex called Hubley Center. This complex has several stores including a Sobeys, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Piercy’sBuilding Supplies, Liquor Commission and a public library.
Also located in Hammonds Plains is Glen Arbour Golf Course, one of Atlantic Canada’s and Halifax premiere golf destinations. At 6800 yards in length, Glen Arbour Golf Course is not long by today’s standard but the combination of natural hazards, elevation changes and tricky bentgrass greens challenge players of all skill levels. The Course has played host to many celebrities with the highlight being the inaugural Wayne Gretzky and Friend’s Invitational and most recently the BMO Canadian Ladies Open in 2005.
Hatfield Farm is located in Hammonds Plains and boasts it is a traditional farm setting where you can experience genuine Maritime cowboy adventures and activities.They offer trail rides, pony rides, riding lessons, wagon and sleigh rides and a petting pen and playgrounds in addition to many cowboy adventures. Fort Clayton,the cowboy camp at Hatfield Farms, can accommodate groups of up to 400 people.
Adjacent to the Hubley Center Shopping Complex is recreational facility that offers an Arena with two ice surfaces, a swimming pool, a gymnasium and a new skateboard park.
- Kingswood Elementary (PR-06)
- Madeline Symonds (07-09)
- Charles P. Allen (10-12)