While moving is probably far from anyone's minds right now, it's fun to think about staying home at a nice, spacious house. While real estate still isn't cheap in Canada, houses for sale in Amherst, Nova Scotia are surprisingly inexpensive. It's one town where you also get a lot of bang for your buck.\nLocated about a 2-hour drive north of Halifax, Amherst sits right by the Bay of Fundy and has a population of just under 10,000 people.\nWhile it can't offer the kinds of ocean views that interested buyers could find elsewhere in Nova Scotia, Amherst does have plenty of history, not to mention a quiet peacefulness to it.\n"It is old fashioned here, people don’t lock their doors," Amherst resident Cathy LeBlanc told the National Post in 2019, "and if you moved to Amherst tomorrow every neighbour in the area would show up at your door with something to eat."\nAlong with the neighbourly kindness, Amherst also happens to have some absolutely beautiful homes available for sale, and you'd be paying less than half a million dollars to live in them.\nWe're taking a look at some of the breathtaking (and relatively inexpensive) homes that are on the market in this humble east coast town.\n171 Victoria Street East\nCathy LeBlanc | RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nCathy LeBlanc | RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nCathy LeBlanc | RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nPrice: $439,900\nDescription: This lovely old-style home blends classic touches with modern appliances. At 3272 square feet, there's plenty of room to move around and make yourself at home. Nothing says "stay inside, stay cozy" like a gas fireplace, right?\nView Here\n200 Victoria Street East\nCathy LeBlanc | RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nCathy LeBlanc | RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nCathy LeBlanc | RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nPrice: $419,900\nDescription: Located just down the street from the previous home, this lovely house shows off a splash of colour with its bright, red door. Classic architectural flourishes adorn the 4798 square feet of living space. With five bedrooms and two full baths, you can get whatever you need from this house.\nView here\n27 Biggs Drive\nRE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nRE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nRE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nPrice: $389,900\nDescription: With this house, you're getting a large family home for practically a third of what you might pay for something smaller in Toronto or Vancouver. This four-bedroom bungalow provides 3,657 square feet of space, but it's the cozy basement complete with bar, pool table, and fireplace that really sells it.\nView here\n40 Duckling Dell\nRE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nRE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nRE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nPrice: $359,900\nDescription: If you're into an open concept home, this is the right house for you. A huge living room and spacious kitchen are accompanied by a wood stove and spacious yards. Having 2760 square feet of interior space isn't bad either.\nView here\n18 Birchwood Place\nRE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nRE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nRE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nPrice: $349,900\nDescription: Opulence, privacy, and a huge lot are all included with this luxurious 2540 square foot home. A large kitchen, beautiful master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a giant unfinished basement providing plenty of opportunity for revamping just make it even better.\nView here\n38 Rupert Street\nCathy LeBlanc | RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nCathy LeBlanc | RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nCathy LeBlanc | RE/MAX County Line Realty Ltd.\nPrice: $249,900\nDescription: This five-bedroom home has plenty of character, and even a lovely alcove perfect for curling up in the sun with a good book. With the opportunity to be converted into a duplex, this 3192 square foot house could even provide extra income.\nView here\nWhen these huge homes cost way less than a small condo in the city it's easy to dream about packing up and moving away. But if your dreams are even more luxurious Nova Scotia has some pricier properties too.\nIn another town, just outside of Halifax you can listings like a $1.9 million mansion with its own private, sandy beach.\nJust goes to show, there really is something for everyone out there.