Not that long ago moving to Vancouver Island would not have topped anyone’s list when considering relocating. Most would see it as a great place to vacation or as a possible retirement choice with it’s mild climate if they thought about it at all. That perception has been shifting in the last two decades as people search for more affordable housing and to escape from the rat race. Many are taking the old saying “ go west young man “ to heart as they find they only need look as far as Vancouver Island. While there’s countless reasons to make the move to island living and here are 5 of the top reasons it’s so desirable from Sunrise Moving & Storage.
With home ownership becoming increasingly out of most people’s reach you’ll find prices quite a bit lower on the island. Central Vancouver Island homes are about half the cost of those in Greater Vancouver. A waterfront dream home on the central island carries the same price tag as an entry level house in Vancouver. With the growing university in Nanaimo students there as well as Victoria require accommodation and great investment opportunities exist for the shrewd investor.
If you’ve spent years making your way home through rush hour traffic think of the time you could be spending with your family if you lived a short distance from home. And would you really miss the stress of driving in poor weather or the worry about being involved in an accident. Living just a short distance in either direction from cities like Nanaimo can make it it all a thing of the past.
World Class Outdoor Recreation
Surrounded by natural beauty there’s lots for the outdoor enthusiast from fishing to boating and camping close at hand. If a leisurely stroll along the ocean to take in the scenery is more your style well the island is sure to have something everyone will enjoy.
If you ever find you miss the energy of big city life well Vancouver is a short ferry ride away. The provincial capital of Victoria on southern Vancouver Island has a good blend of the arts, culture and music venues without even leaving the island.
Imagine having all this so close and yet your commute home can be as little as 15 minutes.To have the choice of more affordable housing, less time spent in traffic more time with your famiy or enjoying the many activities available. Is it any wonder more people are saying no to big city living and yes to laid back island life.
If you are moving to the Island, contact one of the best Nanaimo moving companies around to help with your move.