Lifestyle at its Best

As featured in ReFINEd Magazine.

Of all the places people dream of living, a residential golf community can often be found at the top of their list. A community like this offers a bountiful lifestyle, with a range of amenities, stunning views and properties, and opportunities to become quickly acquainted with your surrounding neighbours. Not to mention, the value of any real estate overlooking world-class golf is a wise investment. The benefits of living in a residential golf community — such as Forest Lakes Country Club — are truly endless.

Forest Lakes is Atlantic Canada’s premier master-planned,  residential golf community. Now under development, the community is set in the tranquil, beautifully treed setting of rural Nova Scotia, just 35 minutes from downtown Halifax, 10 minutes from wine country in the valley, and 40 minutes from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The community offers an extensive range of housing options, including condos, townhomes and single-family homes, as well as year-round activities and amenities suitable to any lifestyle.

The master-planned community will also be the home of Atlantic Canada’s only 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course. The course has been meticulously designed by the team behind golf’s ‘Golden Bear,’ Jack Nicklaus. The Nicklaus brand alone exudes greatness on the golf course and is enough to add immense value to any real estate that surrounds it. Research has shown that homes on a Nicklaus golf course are up to 80 per cent more valuable than homes surrounding other golf courses.

The team behind Forest Lakes is now building and selling a variety of coveted properties, many of which offer incredible golf course views. The newest homes under construction include stylish two and three-bedroom homes, which are now selling. Each offers main-level living and a floor plan spanning almost 2,000 square feet for under $500,000, making these homes a perfect fit for the real estate wish lists of the local market.

With nine holes slated for limited play next season and a full course to open in 2019, Forest Lakes Golf Club will welcome players of all skill levels. Each hole will feature five sets of tee decks, ranging from 5,033 yards up to the PGA tour-worthy 7,469-yard layout from the Golden Bear tees. Young players will enjoy learning from the best of the best at Forest Lakes’ Youth Golf Academy. Plans are already in the works for a clubhouse, a staple of the course where players will enjoy gourmet food and beverages after their game, as well as a nine-hole executive course and a practice range, each of which will be second-to-none in our region.

When you live in a residential golf community like Forest Lakes, you’re offered urban convenience mixed with the peace and harmony of the countryside. Every conceivable amenity will be within minutes of your front door. Forest Lakes’ Village Centre, for example, will feature a farmers’ market, a boutique hotel, a spa and wellness centre, and a range of shops and restaurants.

Meanwhile, the family entertainment centre will offer fun for all ages, including bowling, laser tag, indoor and outdoor skating, and so much more. Residents will quickly become acquainted with new neighbours during community barbeques at the boathouse by Cochran Lake, or while hiking, biking or snowshoeing along Forest Lakes’ multi-purpose trail network. All the while, the stunning, peaceful surroundings of the community will allow you time to relax with nature.

“It’s nature at its best,” says one of Forest Lakes’ newest residents. “You’re just outside of the city limits and it’s refreshing. You can go to work, come home, and shut off. It feeds the soul.”

With the completion of Forest Lakes’ newest homes just around the corner, and development of the Nicklaus Design golf course now in full swing, the time has never been better to invest in your future lifestyle at this one-of-a-kind community.

For more information on the lifestyle offered at Forest Lakes, including homes and amenities, please contact 902.482.1394,, or