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Moving to Squamish from Whistler

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For many who move to Whistler they are looking for a lifestyle change. Whether they are seeking adventure, to get closer to nature, or take some time away, people move to the mountains for a way of life.

There are a few who make the area their permanent home, but what happens when you decide to leave? Where do you go from Whistler? Some move to Pemberton, Vancouver, or their original home, and then others move to Squamish.

So, what is it like to make the move from Whistler to Squamish, and why should you do it?

Why move to Squamish?

There are many reasons to move to Squamish, but the most common is to settle down. Squamish offers a huge range of housing options, and is more affordable than neighbouring Whistler and Vancouver.

With a number of great schools it is also the perfect place to raise a family. A lot of people coming to the area are looking for their first property, or a larger family home or townhouse.

The reason why Squamish is such a popular option is that, while offering affordability, you do not have to give up your lifestyle. There are tons of outdoor recreational activities on offer, and there is still close proximity to Whistler and Vancouver.

What to expect

The landscape is incredibly beautiful and is very similar to the surrounding areas, with mountain views, including the dominating Stawamus Chief.

When it comes to activities, Squamish is known as Canada’s outdoor recreation capital! Expect everything from hiking, biking, water sports, and climbing, to backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Wherever your interests lie, there is always something to do here.

The Squamish community is very friendly and made up of those looking for an outdoor lifestyle, while still enjoying the amenities of a larger town. The area itself is constantly growing and improving as more people choose to make it their home.


If you are considering moving to Squamish, get in touch with one of our local agents and they will be happy to answer any of your questions.