Forest Lakes Country Club: Welcome Home to the Maritimes

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As featured in The Chronicle Herald.

We’ve all seen them and dreamed about living there ourselves, beautiful master-planned communities scattered throughout attractive places like Western Canada, Arizona, Florida and beyond, all of which provide residents with a variety of amenities and facilities, just minutes from their front doors. It’s finally time to bring something similar to the Maritimes. Thanks to two brothers, Bradley and Donald Marr, who are originally from Fredericton and have an abundance of international experience in property development, Nova Scotia is ready to welcome the biggest master-planned community of its kind in Eastern Canada.

Forest Lakes Country Club is currently under development on a specially chosen 1,700+acre site in West Hants, Nova Scotia. Why West Hants? Well, aside from its untouched natural landscape, it’s conveniently located just 30 minutes from Halifax, and within a short drive of many of the region’s greatest attractions, including Lunenburg and wine country in the Annapolis Valley. Like many master-planned communities, Forest Lakes will include a wide range of year-round accommodations, available to both residents and guests.

Once completed, Forest Lakes will incorporate up to 2,700 homes, ranging from cozy yet contemporary cottages, condominiums and townhouses, to expansive single-family homes – something for every taste. As for its year-round amenities, the community will offer many kilometers of walking and horseback riding trails, a boathouse and fire pit area, and when the community is transformed into a winter wonderland in the colder months, ice skating, snow shoeing and hot chocolate at the boathouse will be a must-do on everyone’s list. A Village Centre with retail shops, restaurants, a hotel and spa, and a farmers’ market will be at the heart of Forest Lakes, as well as a Family Entertainment Centre, complete with an indoor water park, a bowling alley, and laser tag. If this isn’t enough, Forest Lakes will also feature the first 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course in eastern Canada, designed and developed by the golf course design firm behind world golfing legend, Jack Nicklaus.

Construction at Forest Lakes is well underway, with main roads already in place, and the welcome lodge and several show homes now built and fully furnished. Moreover, the golf course is starting to take shape, quite literally. Homes at Forest Lakes will range in price from $300,000 to $1million+, which will all be built with green measures in mind, reduced energy and water consumption through careful product selection, intelligent design and sustainable building practices. There will also be no clear cutting at Forest Lakes, as this community is being built with nature amongst the trees, and not the other way around.

The developing company behind the project, Terra Firma Development Corporation, want to ensure there is a lasting, welcoming feeling felt through all aspects of the community; making certain that our Maritime culture is present throughout.

If you’d like to come see Forest Lakes Country Club for yourself, they invite you for an Open House at the site from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, September 27th and Sunday, October 4th. Alternatively, call to book an appointment for a private tour. For more information, please call (902) 482-1394, or email us at