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Why Squamish is the Best Place to Work from Home

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One of the biggest consequences of the lockdowns imposed as a result of COVID-19 is that the majority of businesses have adapted to the concept of remote working. Even companies with business models that would not normally support working from home have been forced to adjust.

Despite these sudden changes a lot of companies are reporting no drop in productivity and the possibility of continued flexibility for staff has opened up more opportunities for living further from your place of work.

People living and working in Vancouver are now seriously able to consider moving away from the city and still keeping their job, and Squamish is one of the most popular locations to choose from. Let’s look at what makes it the perfect choice!

Outdoor adventure

If you’re looking for adventure you’ve come to the right place. Squamish has everything you could possibly want right on your doorstep. As soon as you finish work you can head out exploring on one of the many hiking trails, relax by the lake, or grab your bike and experience some of the best mountain biking in the world!

Breweries and restaurants

Vancouver has an incredible brewery and restaurant scene, but don’t fear, Squamish is packed full of amazing spots that you won’t even have to line up for!

Breweries include Howesound, A-Frame Brewing and Backcountry Brewing, where you’ll be able to sample new craft creations whenever you feel like it. And it doesn’t stop there! Squamish is home to a wealth of dining options where you can indulge in a wide range of delicious eats.

Our favourite spots include The Salted Vine, where you can experience the best of PNW cuisine, Pepe’s Chophouse, conveniently located just behind our Office! And Fergie’s Cafe, a local favourite for breakfast and lunches.

Housing options

When it comes to real estate, house prices have been increasing province wide for the past 10 years. However, in Squamish buyers will find that their money will go much further than in neighbouring areas of Vancouver and Whistler.

In Squamish you will be able to find a home with more space and room to grow. There are also a number of new developments giving buyers even more options.

Location

If you’re moving to Squamish from Vancouver then you’re in the perfect location. Less than an hours drive from the city, you can still easily travel back for occasional work days or to visit friends of family.

Chances are you also enjoy visiting Whistler, well now you are just 45 minutes away from one of the biggest ski resorts in North America! Squamish is right in the centre giving you the best of both worlds.

Work life balance

Working remotely and living in Squamish will give you an incredible work life balance that will allow you to make the most of your time and enjoy the nature around you.

The pace of life is slower than the city and you will find yourself taking a breath and wondering why you didn’t consider moving sooner!

 

For more information on moving to Squamish, get in touch with one of our local Realtors.