TOP 10 REASONS TO MOVE TO BERWICK
1. BERWICK'S RESIDENTIAL TAX RATE IS ONE OF THE LOWEST OF ALL TOWNS IN NOVA SCOTIA.
Based on 2010/2011 data from Service Nova Scotia
2. BERWICK RUNS ITS OWN ELECTRICAL UTILITY
As a result, 10% of our power is green (produced by hydro-electricity) and our residential rates are consistently cheaper than Nova Scotia Power Inc's rates on average! (Based on 2011 data from NSPI and the Berwick Electric Commission. Figures are subject to change as NSPI and Berwick Electric rates change.)
3. BERWICK SCHOOL IS HIGHLY RATED
Berwick School is a highly rated P to 9 school centrally located within town. This school is renowned for its highly successful Music and French Immersion programs. The town is also centrally located between the two local high schools.
4. BERWICK DOES NOT CHARGE RESIDENTS FOR MUNICIPAL WATER
The Town has exceptionally good water quality and supply, and therefore residents and businesses have wells. The Town also provides access to such services as municipal sewer, electrical maintenance, public works, Kings Transit, and Valley Waste.
5. BERWICK IS HOME TO THE WESTERN KINGS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTRE
Berwick is home to the Western Kings Memorial Health Centre which offers the following services: • Outpatient care • Blood and specimen collection • EKG department • X-Ray Department • Physiotherapy • Nutritional counseling • Mental health clinic • Dialysis • VON adult day care, and • Addiction services The centre also employs several family physicians and dentists as well as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
6. BERWICK IS A SAFE COMMUNITY
The Town’s crime rate is very low and the local RCMP promotes a range of crime prevention programs including youth education, senior awareness, neighbourhood watch, and citizen patrol.
7. BERWICK BOASTS THE KINGS MUTUAL CENTURY CENTRE
The Kings Mutual Century Centre is a state of the art recreation and community complex featuring an NHL-sized ice rink (sledge-hockey equipped), a 200-metre indoor walking track, and a large community room used for meetings and banquets. The centre will soon be expanded to host a fitness facility and learning centre as well.
8. BERWICK IS LOCATED WITHIN THE AGRICULTURAL CENTRE OF THE ANNAPOLIS VALLEY
Berwick is located within the agricultural centre of the Annapolis Valley, and has a wide range of highly acclaimed restaurants, farmers’ markets, and farm stands located nearby. It is also located next to the Bay of Fundy, where fishermen catch a variety of seafood. Foodies, prepare to tempt your taste buds!
9. BERWICK HAS AN EXPANSIVE NETWORK OF VOLUNTEERS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
As a winner of the 2011 Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor Community Spirit Award, this town is proud of its expansive network of volunteers and community organizations. Berwick is an easy place to get involved and meet the wonderful residents of our town and its surrounding communities! We rank high in social capital and community cohesion!
10. BERWICK OFFERS MANY RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Berwick offers a wide range of recreational and fitness opportunities for all ages including sports teams, walking clubs, fitness classes, yoga, curling, boxing, tae kwon do, dance, gymnastics, skateboarding, tennis, multi-use trail systems, parks, fields, playgrounds, children’s programming, and much more!
Berwick is an award-winning town
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For more information about why Berwick is a great place to live, contact Carol Boylan-Hartling, Programming Assistant, at (902) 538-8616 or by email.