Cape Breton Estates: Land of the Golden Arms

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Cape Breton Estates: land of the golden arms

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114 Acres of Prime Development Land in Antigonish

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Price: $3,200,000 (NEW)
Category: Undeveloped Land
PID#: 01209048 Tradewinds Property #: 10766
Address: Brierly Brook Road, Antigonish County

Antigonish, NS

Property Size: 114+/- acres
River Frontage:
Brierly Brook
Lat: 45.628333 N Lon: -62.016944 W
Possession: NEGOTIABLE (property is land registered)
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The mainland Nova Scotia town of Antigonish is fully developed, leaving future growth no choice but to locate in the county just outside the town boundaries. This listing is 114 acres (PID # 1209048) immediately adjacent to the Town of Antigonish, and a well established residential development. The property overlooks the town of Antigonish at its' extremity and is 2 to 3 Km from the town core.

Potential exists for 300 plus RG 1 units (mixed housing, multi-residential, and commercial) subject to planning approval The setting provides a panoramic view. It is bounded on the South by Brierly Brook , and on the North, which provides considerable access, by Brierly Brook Road. There is also access via town streets.

The land can be viewed on Google Earth by using a non-issued address of 1702 Brierly Brook Road, however the pictures and video on this website are current.

Two schools and three subdivisions have been built on land that was part of the original parcel located south of Brierly Brook , otherwise , the parcel has been owned by the same family and farmed since 1946.

Antigonish is a mid-sized town with a comfortable urban feel, without the sprawl and crime associated with larger cities.. It is the  service, cultural, marketing and recreational area for Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties as well as the chosen place of residence many employed in surrounding towns. A thriving artistic community with an active theatre also satisfies those seeking a cultural element in their lives.

Antigonish fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that supports new ideas and is a delightful community to raise a family, or to or to settle in retirement years. It is safe, friendly, pristine, picturesque and has a fascinating breadth of core activities. Involved citizens are active through organizations welcoming newcomers. It is referred to as The Heart of The Highlands and is famous for it’s Highland Games every summer. Its cultural diversity has grown over the years.


Population: Antigonish County is 18,000 with over 4000 within the town. The population increases by 5000 during the University Academic year.


  • 2.3 KM FROM 105 HIGHWAY
  • 12 KM to the beach


Call Tom @ 866-325-1001 (756-3073 locally) for directions. Or go North up Hawthrone Street to Brierly Brook Road, 2-3km turn left. Cleared parcel about 1000 feet on the left on Brierly Brook Road.

Town Info:
  • the largest employers are St. Martha's Regional Hospital and St. Francis Xavier University
  • hotels, motels, restaurants, cafes for locals and visitors connected to the university and hospital
  • surrounding areas are primarily rural and agricultural
  • population growth has shifted from the town to the suburbs due to lack of undeveloped land within the muicipal boundaries
  • cable and high speed internet available

Area Links:
Historic Walking Tour of Antigonish
The town of Antigonish has a number of beautiful old homes and buildings, many of them 100 years old. There is an active grant program so homeowners can restore and preserve their heritage homes. The link is a tour with images of some of these historic places.
Antigonish Community Events Calendar
Lots of info - lots of things to do.
Wikipedia's Write Up on Antigonish
A reference on the community which covers current features, history, area attractions and a small image gallery.
The Coady International Institute
Has been educating leaders in developing countries since the early 1960s. It is a world-renowned centre of excellence in community-based development and leadership education. 
The Goldoro liquiefied Natural Gas project (LNG) - PDF link
This project is working toward completion. North American Natural Gas supplies will be exported through Goldboro and shipped to International markets. It has the potential to offer over 1000 jobs to the area.
Goldboro Gold Project - news article
Anaconda Mining Announces Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Goldboro Gold Project.
Antigonish Chamber of Commerce
"The voice for prosperous and innovative business in Antigonish."
Business Antigonish
This site provides a wealth of information and resources.
St. Francis Xavier University (wiki)
One of the largest area employers and a very prominant feature of the town of Antigonish.
St. Francis Xavier University
Has been ranked as the best undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean's magazine for five consecutive years and presently has almost 5,000 students. The educational community provides a welcome environment common to some of the most notable university communities on the North American eastern seaboard.
St. Martha's Regional Hospital

A general medical institution with high quality medical staff and facilities.

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Title to Land: Freehold
Property Size: 114+/- acres
Land Features:
Rolling, mostly cleared, treed windbreak areas, Brierly Brook, paved road access, some elevated views, level areas.
Access: Paved Roads
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Listing Agent: Compliments of Tom Childs
Listing Office: Tradewinds Realty Inc.
Call any time @ 1-866-325-1001
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( The above information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. )
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