My house is directly at Lake Echo in a quiet and safe neighborhood, but very limited public transportation. So for getting here you need a car or take a taxi. It is about 25 min. to the airport or downtown Halifax. You are out in the country and still only 10 min. out of town. In summer you can swim in the lake, or skating in winter depending on the weather.
I am planning to have a full apartment ready for the summer so ask if you need more space.