District 13 has a population of approximately 24,200 residents and is comprised of suburban residential neighborhoods and small coastal towns and communities.
The village of Hammonds Plains was established in 1786 and was also one of the first African Canadian communities in Nova Scotia. The area became known for its timber trade and many mills. Since the 1960s, Hammonds Plains has become a major Halifax suburban residential destination with the formation of many large subdivisions. Today, Hammonds Plains is a growing and engaged community with the natural beauty of a rural area and all the amenities of the downtown Halifax just minutes away.
The district is also home to a number of small coastal communities – including Queensland, Boutiliers Point, Seabright and Hackett’s Cove - famous for their beautiful beaches.
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