Sheet Harbour is a good place in which to live work raise a family and eventually retire. The community is nestled among a multitude of other smaller coves and inlets along the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. In addition to being a friendly community Sheet Harbour offers its residents a low cost of living very low crime rates and access to a wide variety of recreational amenities.
Sheet Harbour is a community of about 800 people located within the Halifax Regional Municipality on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. The catchment area around Sheet Harbour is approximately 5 000 people. This is the population that comes to Sheet Harbour to work shop or use the regional health and educational facilities.
An important part of any business decision to locate in a specific community is the availability of a good pool of local workers. Employees are drawn to communities that have a good mix of recreational and entertainment opportunities. Because Sheet Harbour is a rural community it cannot provide access to a wide range of services that might be found in a larger urban area. However there are some facilities and activities in the local area and residents are also within a reasonable drive of three urban markets: Halifax, Truro and New Glasgow/Stellarton. A key advantage to living in the Sheet Harbour region is the availability of eco ‐tourism activities. The area is a playground for nature lovers. It is a world of coastal beauty with unspoiled beaches and tidal inlets and salt marshes with birds and wildlife. The diverse coastline is a world ‐class destination for sea kayakers and the seaside parks provide picnic facilities and superb hiking trails at some of Nova Scotia ’s finest sand beaches. Inland there is a vast but accessible wilderness whose lakes and rivers are legendary with anglers and paddlers.
The community of Sheet Harbour has always been the commercial centre of the Eastern Shore. The economy is based on forestry, fishing, tourism and local commercial services. Sheet Harbour also boasts an Industrial Port and Industrial Park. Sheet Harbour is also the commercial and services centre of the larger region. People come to the community from a wide area to access the regional health care facility, shopping and other services. In addition to recreation ‐based activities Sheet Harbour is also home to a good complement of community services.