British Columbians are lucky to have a vibrant, safe, and beautiful place to call home all year round throughout every stage of life, including retirement! A popular trend among retired homeowners is to escape the Vancouver city life and settle somewhere a little more quiet and relaxing. An outstanding spot many consider is the Sunshine Coast, more specifically Sechelt. Check out three reasons why Sechelt is the perfect place to find the home of your dreams entering this new chapter of your life.
Affordable Housing Options
Despite Sechelt being the largest town on the Sunshine Coast, homes in the area remain more affordable for homeowners to find their perfect home within their budget. As of May 2021, the average selling price of a detached home was $768,400 compared to the average selling price of a detached home in North Vancouver, which had an average selling price of $1.9M this May 2021.
Central Location While Still Feeling Secluded
Living on the Sunshine Coast feels like being on a faraway vacation from Downtown Vancouver. With quick access to the water, trails, and quieter neighbourhoods, Sechelt is truly a dream. However, having easy access to family, friends, and downtown Vancouver life is still important for some residents. With a quick 40-minute ferry ride, you can be in West Vancouver in no time. Also, residents don’t have to worry about driving around the Coast if there is a medical emergency as Sechelt has the only hospital on the Coast.
A Supportive Community
Since Sechelt is an affordable, laid-back, community with quick access to Vancouver, many retired individuals and couples come to Sechelt. In fact, more than a quarter of the residents in Sechelt are over 65 years old. This has created a great community of residents in a similar stage of life who are welcoming and ready to share this journey with you!
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