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Author:  Corden [ April 5th, 2007, 11:33 am ]
Post subject:  Moving to PEI - Question about Cornwall and Stratford

Hi all,

Probably moving to PEI this summer (yes, another western invader) :lol:

We will be working in the Charlottetown area, and I was wondering what you all had to say about Stratford and Cornwall - nice places to live or not? Does it take long to get into Charlottetown, etc... I am looking for things that I would not find on the Chamber of Commerce website..

Thank you!

Author:  linetwig [ April 5th, 2007, 11:54 am ]
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personly, i'd go to stratford. i nicer community imo. i find cornwall, has way to many places too close together, and is a wee bit further out of charlottetown. may also have a few more amenities.

Author:  socktan [ April 5th, 2007, 12:56 pm ]
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I lived in Stratford for a year; I currently live in Cornwall and still work in Stratford.

I feel disconnected from Charlottetown because of the Hilsborough bridge, and the North River Causeway. It's just long enough of a drive to be annoying. I'm not comfortable cycling route.

Stratford is growing faster than Cornwall, feels like it anyhow.

Having lived in both communities, I think they're pretty comparable. Come visit and take your pick.

Author:  Guthrie [ April 5th, 2007, 2:34 pm ]
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Stratford and Cornwall both have infestation of giant cyborg superhumans but Stratford is closer.

Author:  Rikimae [ April 5th, 2007, 2:41 pm ]
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Guthrie wrote:
Stratford and Cornwall both have infestation of giant cyborg superhumans but Stratford is closer.


*LMAO* shhhh... that's supposed to be a secret...

Author:  philipw [ April 5th, 2007, 5:29 pm ]
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If I could afford it I would move to Stratford.

By the way - if you are looking for a nice place - check the Swap & Shop section - jmweb has a nice apartment for rent next to the golf course.

(Which of course you are not going to mention to your wife - "golf course dear - what golf course"?)

Phil

Author:  Lee berkym [ April 5th, 2007, 6:39 pm ]
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I currently live in Stratford....it's a great place to live! The Elementary school is super (Glen Stewart).

I would definately move to Stratford over Cornwall....nothing wrong with Cornwall but Stratford is closer..and I will be sad to be moving tomorrow.

Author:  Ed The Sock [ April 5th, 2007, 7:51 pm ]
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Lee berkym wrote:
I currently live in Stratford....it's a great place to live! The Elementary school is super (Glen Stewart).

I would definately move to Stratford over Cornwall....nothing wrong with Cornwall but Stratford is closer..and I will be sad to be moving tomorrow.


Sorry to hear you are sad but I had to insert a chuckle.

I'm so old, my elementary school is now a seniors home I might well end up in LOL

Author:  kratz [ April 6th, 2007, 7:10 am ]
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Having lived in both towns, I prefer Startford. I have no single reason for this preferrance.

Author:  socktan [ April 6th, 2007, 8:54 am ]
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After living in both Stratford and Cornwall, I would rather live somewhere north of Charlottetown. Maybe West or East Royalty. where I am originally from.

The city of Charlottetown can't sprawl any more south so Stratford will effectively get further away where Cornwall will enter in the middle.

Stratford being closer to Charlottetown is only partly true when I think about it. But that's probably because I rarely have a requirement to go into downtown Charlottetown. Typically, my destinations are grocery stores and department stores. Stratford is closer to the downtown area, for sure.

Cornwall's Save Easy is dated and I don't like it, so I go to Sobey's in West Royalty.

Author:  redrocket0 [ April 6th, 2007, 9:58 am ]
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That depends what your lifestyle is. Do you have kids? The schools in Stratford are better but keep in mind that come Junior high they will be bused into Charlottetown to attend schools with kids from "the hood" hehe. (that's a joke for all you people in the hood)

The better schools can be found in West Royalty but housing is much more expensive.

If you don't have children, I guess it is just a personal preference. Stratford does have more amenities and it is easier to travel from there in the winter.

Author:  Corden [ April 6th, 2007, 12:16 pm ]
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we do have kids - well, one daughter, and she will be in grade 1 this fall.

Author:  Corden [ April 6th, 2007, 12:31 pm ]
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philipw wrote:
If I could afford it I would move to Stratford.

By the way - if you are looking for a nice place - check the Swap & Shop section - jmweb has a nice apartment for rent next to the golf course.

(Which of course you are not going to mention to your wife - "golf course dear - what golf course"?)

Phil


Golf you say.... hmmm, very interesting... I shall have to research this new turn of events...

Author:  brianmiller [ April 6th, 2007, 12:54 pm ]
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I too have lived on both towns. And I think, as you can tell from the replies posted on here, they are pretty much equal. It will come down to your own personal preference.

Some good points about Cornwall:

It has good schools within close reach. Two elementary schools, one Grade three to primary, one grade 4 to six, and a junior high school.

It is close to Charlottetown for commuting.

It seems to have a nice community spirit and the people who live there seem to support each other.

It has a pool.

It has a curling club.

It has a rink.

Some good points about Stratford:

It is close to Charlottetown.

It has a major grocery store and a major hardware store. And a Kentucky Fried Chicken.

It has a school from Grade 1 to 6 that is very good.

It has a gym in the town hall.

It has a nice view of the Charlottetown Harbour if you buy the right house.

It is close to Charlottetown for commuting.


Some common points:

Both have a liquor store.
Both have restaurants and bars.
Both have Tim Hortons.
Both have a pharmacy.

Some down sides to Cornwall:

It doesn't have a major grocery store (It has a Save-Easy).
It doesn't have a water view.

Some down sides to Stratford:

It doesn't have a pool.
It doesn't have a rink.
It doesn't have a curling club.
It doesn't have a junior high school.

Author:  G-Unit .. [ April 6th, 2007, 9:47 pm ]
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There are waterviews in cornwall.. In the North River section which is considered part of the town of cornwall, and also in Primrose point to name a couple.

Stratford does not technically have a tim hortons.

Author:  socktan [ April 7th, 2007, 7:37 am ]
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Gunit wrote:
Stratford does not technically have a tim hortons.


That's right; it's in the Home Hardware and only open when Home Hardware is open.

I would qualify the Pownal Rink kind of close enough to have a rink. And it's got two ice surfaces.

Author:  cramsay [ April 7th, 2007, 8:36 am ]
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Just a minor bit-- when we were finishing up with our immigration stuff from the U.S. we used the Cornwall post office for help with mailing of government paperwork. They were absolutely great and went out of their way to help.

Author:  ajoyce [ October 5th, 2011, 8:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to PEI - Question about Cornwall and Stratford

Cornwall for sure. Stratford is way overpriced. The same home in Cornwall would cost about $30,000 less and the property tax is so much cheaper in Cornwall. I just bought a house this summer and I looked at about 10 homes in Stratford and about 8 homes in Cornwall. Could not believe the price difference for the same quality house. I am very happy with my purchase and I also do not mind driving 10 minutes to get to town at all.

Author:  craiger [ October 5th, 2011, 9:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to PEI - Question about Cornwall and Stratford

Property taxes are actually cheaper in Stratford compared to Cornwall. It's $1.46 per $100 in Cornwall compared to $1.44 per $100 in Stratford.

Author:  kreskin [ October 5th, 2011, 9:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to PEI - Question about Cornwall and Stratford

craiger wrote:
Property taxes are actually cheaper in Stratford compared to Cornwall. It's $1.46 per $100 in Cornwall compared to $1.44 per $100 in Stratford.

But with the evaluations higher in Stratford, the homeowners will be paying more in tax ... I think that was what ajoyce was getting at.

Why are we discussing a 4.5 year old topic? :lol:

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