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 Post subject: Nice places to live?
PostPosted: April 29th, 2008, 11:02 pm 
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Hi,

I'm moving to PEI in a few months. My wife will be going to UPEI so we need to live close to Charlottetown, but don't want to live right in Charlottetown.

Which areas are nice outside the city, but close?

I'm looking at Stratford. Is all of Stratford nice? What about the Reeves Estates area?

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Anywhere in Stratford is nice, with the exception of Reeves Estates, whcih I would avoid at all costs. Depending on your budget, the new Kinlock Creek subdivision has a nice waterview. On the cheaper end, there are lots of 70's bungalows in Cable Heights and Reddin Heights which should offer some good deals if you don't mind doing some updating.


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Do you have a car?

Are you looking to buy a house or just rent for now?


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I do have a car and I am looking to buy.

Why should I avoid Reeves Estates? What's wrong with it?


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I used to party there in high school, and remember being terrified.

Lots of fights outside a lot of the homes, cars squealing all of the time, and I know there is an escort service run out of there.

If you were to move to a suburb, at least make it a nice one.


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Reeves Estates is kind of the lower income housing area. Stratford is really a great area however it is becoming more expensive. There are tons of nice neighborhoods in Stratford, any one of which likely be a good choice. What is your price range?


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I'm looking to spend less than $160,000. I'm looking for a detached house with 3 bedrooms (or 2 bedrooms and a basement).


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xbillyx wrote:
I'm looking to spend less than $160,000. I'm looking for a detached house with 3 bedrooms (or 2 bedrooms and a basement).

I would think you could find something pretty decent in that price range.

And where exactly are you moving from? You say you want to live close to Charlottetown, but how close are we talking? 15 minute drive, 30 minute drive? If you don't mind living a bit further from Charlottetown, then you really have a lot of possibilities and your price range would likely get something a lot nicer.


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Do I need to worry about getting to town if I'm a ways out? Are the roads plowed? What about my driveway? I'm guessing I'll have to hire someone to do it.


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Unless there are blizzard conditions 99% of roads are plowed as needed.

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xbillyx wrote:
Do I need to worry about getting to town if I'm a ways out? Are the roads plowed? What about my driveway? I'm guessing I'll have to hire someone to do it.

Unless you are moving here from an area of the world where it doesn't snow, I imagine that it will be pretty much the same as where you are now.

Do you have to worry about getting to town in the midst of a snowstorm where you are now? Are the roads plowed where you are now? Do you hire someone to clear your driveway where you are now or do you shovel/blow the snow yourself?


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I live in Seattle. It never snows. :)


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xbillyx wrote:
I live in Seattle. It never snows. :)


Snow? How could snow ever get through that rain. Hell, it rains so much there, I once saw a Yellow Breasted Sapsucker wearing a Sou Wester. :)

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Haha, tell me about it! I'm originally from Washington, DC, though, which does get some snow...but nowhere near the 9ish feet you guys get.

I just want to make sure wherever I live I'll be able to get to town. I'm thinking the very rural areas probably aren't plowed (especially if I'm the only one on a small road).


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xbillyx wrote:
Haha, tell me about it! I'm originally from Washington, DC, though, which does get some snow...but nowhere near the 9ish feet you guys get.

I just want to make sure wherever I live I'll be able to get to town. I'm thinking the very rural areas probably aren't plowed (especially if I'm the only one on a small road).


Actually, you can rest easily. Except for a very few clay roads in areas where there are few permanent homes, most roads on PEI are cleared very quickly. If you have a vehicle, there are only a few days a year where you won't get to work...some years, have no storm days at all.

Yes, if you are the only one on the road, you might have to wait some. If you are in any normal rural community, you'll get cheared quickly.

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Thanks for the info.

My wife will be attending UPEI and she'll need to make sure she can get to town every day. So, living somewhere where we may be snowed in isn't an option.

Therefore, I've been looking at Stratford, Cornwall, and Winsloe.

How are areas like North Wiltshire?


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I live in Emyvale (next door to North Wiltshire) and I think it's the best part of PEI, from Bonshaw to North WIltshire are hilly, hardwood forested beautiful rural settings.

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That is a good area but is building up fast. Have you look at Hillsbourough Park or East Royalty? Homes in there are older but sell for a lot cheaper then the areas you mentioned. Also it is only about ten minutes if that away from UPEI. My oldest lives in Hillsbourough Park and finds it great close to town and everthing else.


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I'm looking to live outside of the city. I'd like some more space and don't want to be right in town.


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xbillyx wrote:
Thanks for the info.

My wife will be attending UPEI and she'll need to make sure she can get to town every day. So, living somewhere where we may be snowed in isn't an option.

Therefore, I've been looking at Stratford, Cornwall, and Winsloe.

How are areas like North Wiltshire?


I see greenspree has already commented on the North Wiltshire area. I'll have to agree with him.

The entire North River area is one of the most beautiful parts of PEI. Besides that, if you like to fish, it is one of the top fishing spots on the island.

I've dreamed of living in the area.

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