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PostPosted: January 19th, 2006, 4:13 am 
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Hi, Im Si

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Married with a 4 (going on 18) year old

I am hoping to buy a place on PEI with the idea of relocating over there.

Any help ideas on where to look would be most welcome.

We are hoping to visit in Sept/Oct to scout round pottential locations.

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Welcome to the boards.

Canoe Cove is a beautiful spot, that's not far from Charlottetown. Can't go wrong with that.

Where is the UK are you from?


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Welcome.

Recommendations on where you should live would be greatly improved if you told us a bit about what you're expecting from your community.

Do you want to live in what counts as our "urban" areas? If so, then we could guide you to some locations within Charlottetown or Summerside, our two "cities".
Would you prefer to live in a more suburban, or even rural area, yet close to a city? If so, we can offer suggestions.
Or are you looking for the complete rural experience, where trips to "the city" only occur once or twice a week? We can help with that one too.

Basically, inform us a bit about your wants, so we can inform you better about what's possible.

And, again. Welcome.

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Hi I am from the West Midlands (birmingham) area and am looking for a quieter life with more space sort of lifestyle.

Rural but not too isolated. Nice area.

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do you want to know your neighbours? or to just live your life without knowing them ( or them knowing you) ?

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It would be nice to get to know the neighbours.

We live in a town which is part of a large city at the minute and want to get away from loads of traffic and noise.

A nice community not too far from decent shops (for the wife :P)


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Sirius wrote:
It would be nice to get to know the neighbours.

We live in a town which is part of a large city at the minute and want to get away from loads of traffic and noise.

A nice community not too far from decent shops (for the wife :P)


Decent shops??? Good luck to you!!! :wink:


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Reading through previous posts I am quite worried that your island is full of drugs and shootings.....Please tell me it isnt so :shock:


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Sirius wrote:
It would be nice to get to know the neighbours.

We live in a town which is part of a large city at the minute and want to get away from loads of traffic and noise.

A nice community not too far from decent shops (for the wife :P)


Decent shops??? Good luck to you!!! :wink:



Let me rephrase

Shops with easy to park car parks :P


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Sirius wrote:
Reading through previous posts I am quite worried that your island is full of drugs and shootings.....Please tell me it isnt so :shock:


The Island has less of a drug problem then any other part of north america, but to say there is not one, would be a lie.

There are parts of charlottetown where drugs are more common then food but most of the island, you'd hardly know they existed.

As for shootings, we are lower then the national average in this respect. Might be one shooting every couple of years...usually a domestic thing or involving someone you know.

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depending on where you want to buy..you might have to get government approval to purchase real estate. If the rules haven't changed for off-Island buyers. intent on moving here.

I was living in another Canadian Province, and still being a Canadian citizen, with the intent of moving here. I had to apply to the Prince Edward Island government for approval to buy a small 30 acre farm. I had to agree to not develope. I had to say why I wanted to but it.

how has the law changed in the past 10 years or so..?


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depending on where you want to buy..you might have to get government approval to purchase real estate. If the rules haven't changed for off-Island buyers. intent on moving here.

I was living in another Canadian Province, and still being a Canadian citizen, with the intent of moving here. I had to apply to the Prince Edward Island government for approval to buy a small 30 acre farm. I had to agree to not develope. I had to say why I wanted to but it.

how has the law changed in the past 10 years or so..?


Application for outside residents only apply when one is purchasing more then a few acres. Any real estate agent will be able to give you the skinny on this.

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PEI is very small and an island (of course) both tend to make for a very close community.

The "city" Charlottetown I don't think qualifies as a city, it has a population of about 50,000 if you include many of the outlying towns. That isn't really that strange since the other towns are close by, the city boundaries pretty close. Only a few years ago you could walk across the city in a short time since it was only approximatly ten city blocks in length. Have a look, here is a Google Map link to a satellite view of Charlottetown

The biggest city is in another province, Halifax-Dartmouth (about a three hour drive) has about 500,000 about the size of Liverpool, I do believe. Moncton (two hours away) has a population of 140,000 (the same as PEI!).

The people are I would call "blue collar" which means mostly "working class". Bars, beer and pool are big entertainment. Not saying if that's good or bad, it's just the way it is.

Outside the city is very rural, if a place can be described as "very" rural. Since we are an Island you could find that a farm in the middle of nowhere ends at the water and not another farm.

Summers are great, the Island really comes alive in late Spring and when the tourists arrive soon after. Lots of great beaches and dozens of Golf courses.

Our roads are a bit of a mess, in my opinion, but our ground is not the best to build roads on, we don't have any rocks.

We're pretty much a quiet rural out of the way place that survives on tourism and fishing. If you like quiet and a slow pace of life then you'll like here.


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Cheers, I used to live in Liverpool

Thinking of something more rural though.

I shall keep trawling for homes


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Sirrus: What would you do for employment on the island?
Here is some links to pictures of the island
http://www.isn.net/susankin/

http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Canada/ ... sland.html
http://www.gov.pe.ca/index.php3?number=81125


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Hey Si,

My boyfriend is from Wolverhampton and now happily living here on PEI - has been for almost 20 years.

So compared to where you are, crime is non-existent here. Land is cheap, absolutely cheap, and loads of it.

There is also a thriving U.K. contingent here, as well.


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Hey Si,

My boyfriend is from Wolverhampton and now happily living here on PEI - has been for almost 20 years.

So compared to where you are, crime is non-existent here. Land is cheap, absolutely cheap, and loads of it.

There is also a thriving U.K. contingent here, as well.


I am from Stourbridge
Be cool to hear from some ex pats living over there.


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Believe it or not, there are quite a few. And they seem to like it here very much.

We also get Coronation Street, but six months behind. DAMN!!!

He spent most of his life in Telford/Wreckin.


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BTW: This place is so small, most of the ex-pats know each other and drink together at the same pub. Which is owned by, you guessed it, an ex-pat.


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Sirrus: What would you do for employment on the island?
Here is some links to pictures of the island
http://www.isn.net/susankin/

http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Canada/ ... sland.html
http://www.gov.pe.ca/index.php3?number=81125


I have business and finance degree and 10 years experience in running my own business.

In other words I have no idea. Any offers :P

I need to assess the job market over there or I might start my own business up again.

Thanks for the links

Si


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