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6 Tips for People Ready to Leave Vancouver for Squamish

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In recent years we have noticed Squamish growing in popularity with an influx of visitors and people moving from surrounding areas.

Most notably, with the increase in housing prices and lack of availability in Vancouver, there has been a lot of buyer interest from those in the city. If you’re ready to leave Vancouver for Squamish then this article is for you!

Here are some tips to get you started on your journey:

Get ready for adventure

If you’re interested in Squamish you’ve no doubt visited the area and know just how much of the lifestyle is outdoor focussed. From hiking and mountain biking, to kite surfing and climbing – Squamish has something for everyone!

No matter what time of year it is there is always something to do. If you’re moving here then you better be ready for adventure. Life is lived outdoors and getting outside is also one of the best ways to meet your new neighbours!

Each neighbourhood offers something unique and depending on where your interests lie this could be a factor in choosing where to live. Do you want to be near the water or close to the trails? No matter what you choose you won’t be disappointed!

You don’t have to leave your job in the city

One thing that often comes as a surprise is that you do not have to leave your job in Vancouver! There are a lot of residents in Squamish who still commute to the city, and with the increased options for remote working, it’s easier than ever.

If you do have to commute daily then you’ll be pleased to know that it isn’t your average commute! Traffic is free-flowing and you’re unlikely to get stuck in a jam. Commute times vary from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on where you work. And the drive itself has to be one of the most beautiful in the world!

Get involved in the community

Squamish has an active and embracing community. With weekly markets, events, and a huge number of activity groups, it’s incredibly easy to meet people and you’ll be making new friends before you know it.

Throw yourself into the community and you’ll get back so much in return! Chat to any of our Realtors and they’ll be happy to tell you all about life as a local.

Speak to a local Realtor

Speaking of Realtors, our agents are here to help you. If you’re looking to move to Squamish then it’s always best to use a local agent. The market here is unique and not like those that surround it.

In order to get the best information and up-to-date market insights then we strongly recommend chatting to a local agent!

Check out the schools

Whether you have kids or you’re looking to have kids, Squamish is an amazing place to raise a family with a plethora of activities, booming micro-economy, and strong community.

When it comes to education in Squamish there are a lot of options, with a dozen public and private elementary schools, one francophone school, and two universities. Check them out and again, speak to a local!

Just do it!

So there you have it, if you’re considering making the leap think no further! Squamish is an incredible place to live and we can’t recommend it enough.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about moving or the current real estate market.