Redefining Rural Living – Shelburne, NS

Today, as the world’s population seek to move to rural communities for affordable housing and safe neighbourhoods, many are choosing rural Nova Scotia. Shelburne is a community where all citizens are committed to contributing to meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible opportunities, that nurture individual and community well-being.

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is one of five unique seaside communities that make up the beautiful, diverse landscape of Shelburne County. Here in Shelburne you will find excellent schools, a well-equipped rural hospital, a modern collaberative care clinic and access to high speed Internet, giving residents the ablility to live here while working anywhere in the world!

We are proud of our safe community, where inclusivity and acceptance are the pillars of our vibrant neighborhoods. We invite you to discover Shelburne, a place that celebrates the rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives, fostering an environment where everyone can truly thrive.


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Live Here. Work Here. Play Here.

At the heart of Nova Scotia’s south shore, the Municipality of Shelburne is a perfect balance of landscape, culture, history and architecture with all the coastal country charm of rural living. Shelburne is surrounded by sweeping forests, meandering rivers, and blazing white sand beaches featuring authentic historical homes, cottages and fishermen and women at work. Shelburne offers a quality of life that complements longtime residents, welcomes newcomers and invites visitors to keep coming back.

With the recent completion of our rural internet project, we now believe we are the first rural municipality in Nova Scotia to provide access to the best internet to most of our residents and businesses who have access to power. Access to a sustainable high speed internet connection is essential to the sustainability and growth of our communities, making Shelburne a great place to live, work and play!

New to Shelburne?

Over the last year and half the Municipality has seen a significant increase in real estate sales, bringing many newcomers to the area. Our dedicated staff are happy to connect you with our community, now and as you build your life here, by providing you with useful information regarding our municipal operations and assist you in accessing community resources.