Located one hour from the international airport in Halifax, Kings is comprised of three Towns and seven Villages, providing a choice of urban and rural living for our 60,000 residents.
Although ‘young’ by European standards, Kings is rich in history and honours its heritage. An often disputed territory, Nova Scotia was once in the ‘possession’ of France (North America’s first French settlement), then England, but was first settled by the Mi’kmaq First Nations. We have a diverse population, descended from French ‘Acadians’, New England (USA) ‘Planters’, Loyalists, African Nova Scotians, and European Immigrants. Kings has more than fifty galleries, museums and historic sites. One of the most famous is the Landscape of Grand Pré UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kings is home to Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. and Canadian Air Force Base 14 Wing Greenwood, the largest airbase on the east coast of Canada). Seafood and fresh agricultural products abound. First known for its apple and cider production and its diversity of agricultural products, Kings is a newly discovered micro-climate for grapes. Kings produces award winning wines and accounts for 70% of the wine production in Nova Scotia.
Kings offers rural living and coastal spaces with urban amenities close by. People are attracted to our region by the balanced lifestyle, affordable real estate, excellent post-secondary and post-graduate university programs, safe, supportive communities with exceptional recreational options, health services and friendly, welcoming people.
The Kings region is blessed with a multitude of beaches, lakes and waterways, a strong arts and culture community. All this, and yet, there is almost no traffic congestion.
Kings County is an ideal place to live, work, study or grow.