Janet and I plan to transition from home ownership to apartment living with the goal of a September 2020 move. Our must-have requirements are:

  • Two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
  • In-apartment laundry.
  • Walking distance to a Catholic Church.
  • Easy access to transit.

In looking around, we favour the apartments on Gladstone Street. They are modern and meet our minimal requirements plus a whole lot more. We are quite taken with The Westwood at 2717 Gladstone Street, Halifax.

The amenities listed on The Westwood website are:

  • Heated outdoor pool.
  • Sky lounge and rooftop deck
  • Six quality appliances
  • Professional equipped fitness centre
  • Designer kitchens
  • Short walking distance to major grocery store & pharmacy
  • Guest Suite
  • Secure building with dedicated on-site manager
  • Live in Resident Manager
  • Indoor secure parking available
  • Indoor car wash bay

There are numerous floor plan options. Our first choice is Unit type 006 as shown below. The features that caught out attention are:

  • There is a pantry in the kitchen.
  • The guest bedroom is near the main bathroom.
  • The living / dinning area is wide open and will accommodate a large table for family and potluck dinners.
  • There is a lot of closet space in the master bedroom.

We have a friend who lives in this building and is pleased with it as a place to live. We expect it will take a while for our preferred unit to become available. The location is perfect for us so we will gladly take anything available to become residents and wait-list to make a move to our first choice floor plan when able.

This is an exciting change in our near future. Here’s hoping the house sells quickly.