New Community Opened Mar, 2022
New renovation opened Dec, 2021
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The Crossing in Garlands Crossing, Nova Scotia is a place where many good people, aged 50, 60 and older come together to create a new community ideally suited to who they are now. Like other active living communities across Canada, it’s a very relaxed environment. People routinely tell you they “have everything we need here.” Bungalow living simplifies life, and they delight in the fact that neighbours are all similar in age and interests. You can see that delight in the way they interact with each other. It’s apparent that friendships have formed at the Crossing.
This community celebrated a tenth anniversary in 2020. While it is indeed a growing community, with new construction underway, it’s also one that’s growing together more closely. For example, there’s a newsletter sharing updates, and individual residents are highlighted on a growing blog, recent online additions that augment the real-life community here.
Of course, the real highlight of life here is the people right in the community. Many people here are from the Windsor area or nearby parts of the province. When they move here, they find they have connections or similar histories. It’s really an ideal way to downsize your life into a home perfectly suited for you, with a community of peers, in the heart of the province.
We asked The Crossing to answer the following questions:
Who are you as a community?
The Crossing is a safe and vibrant active living community that is perfectly situated at the gateway to the beautiful Annapolis Valley, an award-winning wine region. Residents are able to enjoy walking trails and community gardens within the pet-friendly community or golf, skiing, and casual or fine dining in the surrounding area. Those who choose to start their next chapter at The Crossing will join a peaceful community that has existed for over 12 years and currently has over 352 homes.
What do you do differently or uniquely well?
The Crossing is well known for the feeling of community spirit. Our residents love to socialize within the community and our very active social society is constantly planning community events. They're downsizing to our lovely smaller Garden Homes & very much enjoying the new homes that are so easy to maintain. They have other options for retirement living in Nova Scotia but choose our Community because of the beautiful surroundings, walking trails in nature, well maintained properties & the social aspect of living with like minded neighbours.
What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?
Our residents quickly become part of The Crossing lifestyle. Neighbors helping neighbors is very common in our community. It is so easy for new residents to meet others through our Facebook pages and our up-to-date phone directory. We have on staff carpenters, electricians and very friendly handyman. People always feel welcomed into our beautiful community. Management & neighbors go above & beyond to happily welcome all new residents. Our residents tell us that they have never had such an active social life & very much agree that moving to The Crossing was a very positive decision.
What might residents find surprising about your community?
The Crossing has a community apple orchard and blueberry patch for the residents to enjoy. There are many walking trails throughout the community. Our stunning duck pond that attracts Blue Herons and is full of goldfish. The Crossing staff are very friendly. Our stunning entrance that is always beautifully decorated for the seasons. New residents are always surprised when they find a bag of Annapolis Valley apples on their front entrance for Thanksgiving & the thoughtful Christmas gift sent to each home, to celebrate the season. The stunning fireworks display is always popular as neighbors gather to enjoy this event with community pride for Canada. The community is event driven & decorating for the seasons has become a “fun” activity.
What five facts about your community should people know?
1. Retirement living for 50+ empty nesters
2. Constantly building new homes
3. Delivery of gifts to every resident on special occasions
4. Resident craft sales under the big event tent
5. All properties beautifully landscaped
Mary Ruth and Ervine Cochrane, resident
"The people here help each other. Last fall when we were getting our tires from our shed and placing them in our car, two different men who lived at The Crossing – who we hadn’t met before – stopped and offered their help. Everyone here [is] really friendly."
Shawn Rufus, family member
"Nice little community, first time visit, [I] think my father and his wife made a good choice."
Justin J., family member
"My grandparents got a home here because they wanted to escape from busy and loud city life. They absolutely love it and couldn't imagine going back. Great little community!"
|Building Type||Unit Type||Ownership||Cost from||Sq.Ft. up to||Contact|
|1-storey bungalow||2-bed||Own||$540,000 - $750,000||1288 - 1781|
|Town Home||2-bed + den||Own||$455,000 - $475,000||1273|
|1-storey bungalow||3-bed||Own||$635,000 - $680,000||1658|
Residence Amenities & Services
The Crossing is perfectly situated at the gateway to the beautiful Annapolis Valley, an award-winning wine region. Residents are able to enjoy walking trails and community gardens within the pet-friendly community or golf, skiing, and casual or fine dining in the surrounding area.
Programs & Activities
The surrounding area offers many activities such as tennis, kayaking, gym, golf, fishing, curling and many more.
Community Update - The Crossing
by The Crossing
Here is a glimpse at the exciting developments taking place in our community, which include the construction of a new 83 Unit Apartment Buildings, Garden Homes, and more!
The options are endless when you retire in the Annapolis Valley. Whether you’re looking for a round of golf, game of tennis, scenic hike, cycling trail, or a sunset walk on the beach – it’s all a short drive away. Extraordinary culinary experiences are at your fingertips. Farm markets offer fresh, organic, and grass-fed items and you will see local products on the menu at your favourite pubs and fine-dining restaurants. The Annapolis Valley is an up-and-coming wine region and features several wineries that have produced over 200 international and national award-winning wines.
The Crossing is located at 66 Elizabeth Avenue, Garlands Crossing, Nova Scotia, B0N2T0.
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