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 Post subject: Moving To Charlottetown...
PostPosted: January 17th, 2007, 12:41 pm 
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Hey All,

I'm from Ontario and moving to Charlottetown in a few weeks... so I was hoping that some of you might be able to help me out. I've been checking out the classifieds for apartments, but not sure what the "good areas" are and which the "bad areas" are.

Also, I found an apartment that is located on Bunbury Road... but from what the map shows I have to travel on Hwy-1 over the Hilsborough River. Now, I would have to travel over that river every day for work, so I was curious if it's a long drive over the river... plus does the road close during bad weather, etc?? Is it a good area??

Any help would be appreciated.

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You are four minutes from town, tops. You might as well be IN Charlottetown, except Stratford insists on being its own town. It is a bedroom community and you will do well there. The bridge is a little thing and does not shut down. Most communters from Eastern PEI cross that bridge daily. Not a biggie at all. You are within walking and biking distance from town.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving To Charlottetown...
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Mr_Bojangles wrote:
Hey All,

I'm from Ontario and moving to Charlottetown in a few weeks... so I was hoping that some of you might be able to help me out. I've been checking out the classifieds for apartments, but not sure what the "good areas" are and which the "bad areas" are.

Also, I found an apartment that is located on Bunbury Road... but from what the map shows I have to travel on Hwy-1 over the Hilsborough River. Now, I would have to travel over that river every day for work, so I was curious if it's a long drive over the river... plus does the road close during bad weather, etc?? Is it a good area??

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.


Hey - it's about a 5 min. drive to downtown Charlottetown. The roads are clear - same as in ON.

Any questions - feel free to ask.

you can PM if you choose.


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wow, thanks for the quick replys! I appreciate all your help.

Sorry to bother again, but does that mean it's cheaper to live in Stratford overall, or pretty much the same as living in Charlottetown? Does it have all the same amenities, etc?

Thanks again!


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Stay away from Richmond Street! It's on the news every night practically...


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If you like to walk to your amenities (fast food, coffee, work, bars) go with Charlottetown.
If you have a vehicle and don't care, its the same.


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FRANKIE wrote:
Stay away from Richmond Street! It's on the news every night practically...


it is?


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LadyDita wrote:
FRANKIE wrote:
Stay away from Richmond Street! It's on the news every night practically...


it is?


Yes.

And now a few angry words from the residents of Richmond street.... :D


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never noticed it was in the news everyday. lucky it


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Mr_Bojangles wrote:
wow, thanks for the quick replys! I appreciate all your help.

Sorry to bother again, but does that mean it's cheaper to live in Stratford overall, or pretty much the same as living in Charlottetown? Does it have all the same amenities, etc?

Thanks again!


The area is great to live in - while built up - it is still quite rural. Lots of (major) stores etc in the area.

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the bunbury road is a good area, i grew up over there. the only problem facing you is transporation ( if you have none) there is no bus service to that side of the bridge as of yet, but i t looks like it may be coming.

its a growing community, you have a bank, liquor store, restaurants, grocery store, hardware store, anything you really need actually.


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awesome. thanks everyone for your replies and information.

I do have a car, so that should make it pretty easy for me to travel back and forth.

happy to know that it's a good area. from the outside, the apartment building looks pretty good as well, but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed. lol

Thanks again everyone!!


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brianmiller wrote:
You are four minutes from town, tops. You might as well be IN Charlottetown, except Stratford insists on being its own town. It is a bedroom community and you will do well there. The bridge is a little thing and does not shut down. Most communters from Eastern PEI cross that bridge daily. Not a biggie at all. You are within walking and biking distance from town.


Actually Stratford is one of the fastest growing towns in Canada.


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Where does Stratford place in the fastest growing towns in Canada?

I would think Alberta holds the top 100. :D


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Thanks again everyone. I think I am going to take the apartment. All your help and suggestions were useful in helping me make my decision. :D


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