Calgary is not the same city it was a couple of years ago, so we are thinking of moving to NS to escape this hectic lifestyle. I've looked at a few places (online) and so far we're interested in the Fall River area. We would be able to sell our home in Calgary and walk away with about $250K and therefore could be mortgage free in NS. I've never been to Nova Scotia (would fly out to visit prior to making a final decision to move), please provide any advise good and bad.
I have lived in Nova Scotia for most of my life (minus a year in New Brunswick and a year in Toronto) and felt the need to reply to this thread. It is simply a wonderful place to raise a family. The health care is paid for by the government (NS Health cards are issued to all residents) and the education system is very good as well...not only grade school but post-secondary as well. The people are very friendly, the beaches are gorgeous, and the climate (as much as we might complain) is actually fairly temperate in the fall, winter, spring and quite lovely in the summer months (between 20-30). Halifax is a modern city that is growing in the technology and research sectors by leaps and bounds. Living just outside of any town or city limits offers lower taxes and picturesque (VERY reasonably priced) properties. The move from Alberta (or any other Canadian province) to Nova Scotia is a great move as we have much to offer. Entrepreneurship is also one of the backbones of our economy and new businesses are always welcomed especially those offering complementary services/products to existing businesses...value added!!! Good luck in your move and to anyone else who is considering the trek out East!
Case for the crown Your Honour....people are still reading it aren't they? Regardless of when the original post was sent, the message remains the same...and no, I'm not with any tourist board, just proud to be a Maritimer!
And what do you mean by this? Anything in particular? Or am I overanalyzing and reading between the lines?
Then I suggest you avoid Halifax/Dartmouth.
But, as for moving expenses, usually your employer will pay; if not, it is tax deductable.
I am planning a move back to NS from Camrose..(edmonton area) We are goint to fly and I am looking for someone with some space on their moving truck we could shar costs with.