Do you have to move to another province to find an affordable, high quality place to live?

by Economic Development | Sep 25, 2018

A recent letter to the editor in the Vancouver Sun declares that the “struggle to live [in Vancouver] is simply too hard.” The author, whose young family has been living in a 400 square foot tiny home, goes on to describe the prohibitive cost of housing, cost of daycare and long commute times as some of the reasons her young family is pulling up stakes and moving to Calgary, leaving behind a place they describe as “inhospitable on a good day.”

This author’s story is not unique. As B.C.’s young professionals, families, and retirees consider moving to greener pastures, headlines about the unattainable cost of living in many communities are becoming an almost-daily occurrence.

So, do you really have to leave beautiful British Columbia to find an affordable, high quality place to live? 

Absolutely not!

Featuring natural beauty in a mountain and seaside setting, Campbell River offers an inviting blend of rural and urban opportunities. Our mild west coast climate allows you to enjoy year-round outdoor recreation and an unparalleled lifestyle. With the amenities of a large city and the welcoming feel of a small town, young families and professionals are making Campbell River their home.

Beyond affordable living and access to nature, the City offers a dynamic and forward-thinking environment. Our city-owned broadband network, CRadvantage, supports emerging opportunities in the high technology and creative industries sectors. And, Campbell River is only a 35-minute flight from Vancouver.

And what’s the average daily commute time in Campbell River? Less than 15 minutes.

Oh, and by the way, we’re very hospitable. With plenty of networking groups, arts and culture organizations, and community events, everyone is welcome in Campbell River.

Interested in learning more about Vancouver Island’s central and connected city? Give us a call at 250-286-5738 or explore our investment portal.

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