Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Retiring to Nova Scotia

Why retire in Nova Scotia? Funny you should ask!

The idea first came to me over this past Christmas while holidaying up in Bracebridge with my older sister. She and her partner are thinking about retiring in Prince Edward Island because he has a brother living there. There is a farmhouse they have their eye on with about 30 acres of land and they think they can get it for about $50,000 to $60,000.

When I heard that I knew I had to investigate. As a single parent and single wage earner I need to get as much bang for my buck as I can. Shown above are three homes, 2 with acreage, for sale in the maritimes.
The first photo shows a home for sale not too far away from Halifax with both river frontage and lake frontage. It comes with a couple of acres of land and sells for under $70,000.
Not too shabby eh?
The second photo is of a gorgeous year round cottage close to Moncton, N.B. (rated as one of the top retirement destinations in Canada!)
Price tag - under $60,000.
If price is no problem you might be interested in the final heritage home, known as Tray Cottage, located in Upper Island Cove, Nfld. For a whopping $110,000 you get an ocean view and access to the community wharf.
Very tempting...
Being of Scottish descent I am being pulled to the highlands of Cape Breton Island where almost every home has a view of the ocean or inland lake.
Gotta stay on plan!


  1. I lived in Moncton for 3 years after living and being raised in southern ontario for 35+ years. It is very lovely there but there is little to do, the winter is very harsh and we always felt like an outsider....summer is very beautiful but you must be very comfortable on your own...my 2 cents :)

  2. Thanks Asnixon for your two cents. Since I wrote this post (almost 3 years ago!) we settled on a property in PEI. We joined a fledgling group called Islanders by Choice (its on facebook and now has over 600 members) and have felt nothing but welcomed and included by our fellow Islanders. We bought a house near Alberton and look forward to making it our permanent home soon.


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