Why Move to Newfoundland
Why Live In
interested in all the best that life has to offer, they should consider
retiring in Newfoundland. This is
quickly becoming one of the most popular provinces in Canada, owing to all of the
different opportunities, both recreational and financial, people can find
here. The region is steeped in history, think Marconi’s first transatlantic transmission, which will make it an appealing choice for
people everywhere. But the region is
quickly modernizing as well, offering some of the best all around schools and
employment opportunities. It may be
helpful to get a breakdown of some of the different types of experiences that
people can expect to get when they arrive here.
Any overview of
this province will have to start with a picture of St. John's. This is widely regarded as the oldest city in
North America, since this is where colonization of the area began. It is also the most Easterly point, in North
America, Cape Spear. The city has grown up
around a natural harbor area that borders the Atlantic Ocean. Ships have actually been entering this port
for over 500 years now, which has influenced the local culture
considerably. Not thinking about moving
here you may want to come for a visit, and let us change your mind, The
Newfoundland Government has done an amazing job marketing our great province
and have still really just scratched the surface check. See
what you can do here.
will be impressed by the community spirit that they find on the island. It is well known for the George Street
festival that is held on an annual basis.
This tends to draw in people from not just this province but from all
over the world. It has been said that George Street said rivals Bourbon Street. It is a small
road in the core of the City’s Downtown, known for its live music and its bars
and restaurants. But every year, the pub
owners will go out of their way to help the town celebrate its heritage. Anyone interested will want to show up the
last weekend in July, when the festival is at a peak.
The George Street
festival is also considered a primer for the Royal
St. John’s Regatta that is
held in St. John's the first wed of August every year, unless it’s the next day. It is the only weather dependant Municipal
Holiday in Canada, Ask a local about Regatta Roulette. It is thought that this festival has been
held on an annual basis since 1816, making it one of the longest continually
operating of its kind. The event
showcases 6 person Fixed seat rowing races put on by local residents. Consider
1 of 2 bucket list events for local and non local athletes, the other being The Tely
10 these rowing events have
long been associated with the Regatta.
This Regatta has even drawn in visits from the royal family, including a
stop off by Elizabeth II in 1978.
Given all that there
is to do in St. John’s it may be easy to overlook, other areas of the province;
Don’t miss out on Events such as the Brigus Blueberry Festival, Salmon
Festival, Holyrood Festival, and so many more. I have no doubt that
after you have spent a week or a month here some of you will be interested in
purchasing local real estate.
There are a wide
variety of different homes available throughout the island. New residents may want to check out the
downtown area of St. John's, as well as the region near the harbor. Where else in North America can you get an
acre of land with ocean frontage within a 40 minute drive of a major city for a
reasonable price. There are many excellent properties that have an ocean view in
the area. As a local Remax agent, I am
always ready to help potential buyers find the perfect home. First time home buyers and retiring residents
may want to check out some of the local neighborhoods in the area. They may be particularly interested in
searching through homes in Paradise, Mount Pearl, Torbay and the Logy Bay-Middle
Cove-Outer Cove areas. Looking for
something a little quieter you need only go 30 minutes outside the city.