Why I Moved Back

After traveling around the world for 2 years, I have to say that Saskatchewan people are amongst the nicest and most accommodating in the world. I forgot about that while I was away but when I returned for a visit I decided I would return for good very soon. As fun and exciting as it is to live overseas, I found it impossible to get ahead and was working hard just to live. I could not get ahead! There are pros and cons everywhere in the world, of course our nasty winters are in the con department for me, however if I could embrace winter sports I would be better off…but that just isn’t going to happen L Despite the terrible winters and all of the snow, there are pros to that as well…we don’t have rain for 30 days straight, even if it is minus 40 degrees the sun is strong and cheery thereby not causing many cases of SADS (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

I love this city, the fact that I can get anywhere in 15 minutes or less (okay, maybe 20 if I keep to the speed limit) yet can enjoy almost all of the amenities of a ‘big’ city makes it a very desirable place for me to live.

This city is growing, but it still has a small town feel and mentality. Sometimes this is good, but not always as small towns can be small minded, but I don’t feel that way about our city as we embrace culture, art, different ethnicities, etc. I hope our city doesn’t double in size like many cities that get a Synchotron do as I like it the way it is, but the growth we have seen has been great for our economy. We are finally getting some recognition in the world and we are catching up to some of the other larger cities. I can see why so many of the people who I have been dealing with as buyers are either moving back to Saskatoon or are moving here because of our reasonable housing prices (yes, even after the boom we are still very reasonably priced) and the opportunity to get ahead and to enjoy life in the city and be close enough to the lakes for a quick getaway. It is a great place to be, put down roots, and enjoy life and not having to dread the commute to work every day.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

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