Best Place in BC to live?
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Jul 24, 2012 4:41 PM Last Post By: JJack
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Jul 22, 2012 7:36 PM
19Hmmm, "best place" depends on what you value.
I'm a single parent and am passionate about the arts, culture, health and alternative medicine. I love NELSON! There is music, easy access to organic local produce, meat, eggs and dairy. The surrounding land is breathtaking - rainforest - giant trees - big clean Kootenay lake - nude beaches - family beaches - a vibrant and pedestrian friendly, busy downtown core - old hippy culture - interesting politics and just a lot happening!
I'm studying Chinese Medicine here and will be leaving soon when I graduate, so I am looking for another gorgeous place that will satisfy some of the wonderful things I've come to take for granted while living in this amazing town.
Does anyone have a suggestion for something that sounds similar. I've already lived & loved and don't want to repeat:
- Vancouver (commercial drive)
- Sunshine coast (Roberts Creek & Sechelt)
- Various Gulf Islands (Denmin rocks!)
- Various towns on Vancouver Island
...I'm looking more inland
- any ideas friends?
Jul 23, 2012 4:43 PM
20There's really no question - the Republic of East Vancouver.
I just returned from a long road trip across BC, AB and SK. While the hot dry weather was enjoyable for a day or two, it was heaven returning home to a beautiful city of no wind, flies, scorching heat, bitter cold. A city that is lush, green and mild year round.
I cant figure out all this love for vancouver...it is simply the worst traffic
Traffic in pretty much every city I went through - including small towns like Moose Jaw Saskatchewan - is worse than in Vancouver. Don't make the mistake of confusing Surrey, Delta, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Burnaby and Richmond traffic with Vancouver traffic. If you live in Vancouver proper (ie no bridges or tunnels) you can enjoy driving around on streets that are as quiet or quieter than they were 20 years ago. The only issues with traffic are the bridge and tunnel traffic, period.
Jul 23, 2012 5:19 PM
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Jul 24, 2012 11:02 AM
Jul 24, 2012 4:41 PM
24^I've been living and driving in central Vancouver for over 20 years. I can drive from the east side out to UBC without once being slowed by traffic. Traffic lights yes, traffic no. Stats from the city also show that traffic to downtown has been declining for years.
Sorry if you are one of the bridge and tunnel folks. Sucks to be you I guess.
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