Q: The place sounds great. What is the weather like?
A: The local people refer to the South Shore of Nova Scotia as "The Banana Belt." An exaggeration, of course. But some who have moved here have researched and determined that the South Shore of NS has the best weather in Canada, with the least snow. True, BC is warmer,
but it rains all the time and real estate is through the roof.
Q: How about real estate prices?
A: That depends on what you want. Ocean frontage is rather pricey. Right now there are houses available around Liverpool that are very reasonable. Chances are you could sell your place in Toronto or Ottawa and bring enough equity with you to pick up a nice house and get a contractor to work it over a little to make it very nice and then still have plenty left over to escape our mild winters for years to come if you want.
Try checking with one of our local realtors like Anne Thomson Realty and Walt Macdonald.
Q: Is the ocean fit to swim in?
A: Some think so. The ocean temperature here is tempered by the Labrador current, which comes down from the North. Usually in August or September some conditions change and the Labrador current goes out and the Gulf Stream comes in, and then you have ocean swimming like the Carolinas, and the beaches get especially popular. You can stay in until you are tired, because you won't get cold.
You never know how long it will last or when it will happen.
Q: What is the main industry in the area?
A: Yeah, uh, well, lemmee see now. If you had asked what we used to have, that would be easier. We used to have Bowater Mersey Paper Mill. We did but we don't any more. There is still a lively fishery, and some logging.
You are retired right? Don't worry about it.
Q: How about schools?
A: We have a relatively new senior high, a relatively new elementary school, and a brand spanking new junior high. They are regional schools and serve all students in South Queens.
North Queens also has some older but very good regional schools.
Q: How about churches? What do you have?
A: We have an Anglican church, a Baptist church, a United church a Catholic church and a Salvation Army church right in Liverpool. We have no synagogs or mosques in Liverpool. The Mormons travel to Bridgewater to join with the congregation there.
There are various other churches scattered around the county in every community.
Q: Anything else I should know?
A: There`s always more you can know. Hopefully this website will answer all your questions, but
if not, just visit our contact section and send your questions directly to us.
Q: Is there camping in the area?
A: You betcha. Thomas Raddall Park is 45 minutes from Liverpool, and Kedgi National Park is 1 hour away.
Find the links to their sites at the bottom of "Why Here" under "Not far from Liverpool".