In the near future, we are going to be handed a bit of freedom and opportunity. At that point, we are seriously considering making a big move and doing some lifestyle changes. But there will be more to come on all that in another post…. For now, help us figure out our dream locale by playing a game where you throw in your two cents!
The game is called “Which Town is Our Town?” The rules are simple. You read what we’re looking for and what we’re not looking for and if you live there, have heard of there or have been there, convince us that YOUR town is OUR town! If your town wins (by having the most votes for the town/city), I’ll write a post all about the pros/cons of your town and why we will or won’t be moving there. Comment below to cast your vote and sell us your great city 🙂
Your town is not our town if:
If the locals in your town think that 25 C is too hot or that -10 C is not too cold, then your town is not our town.
If words like sustainable living, organic gardening, homeschooling, small house movement or naturopathic medicine would raise a few eyebrows in your local coffee shop, then your town is not our town.
If it’s hard to find local foods most of the year, then your town is not our town.
If ½ an acre or preferably more of land costs in excess of 50K, then your town is not our town.
Your town might be our town if:
There is a beautiful beach we can drive to within 2 hours.
There are beautiful, snowboardable mountains we can drive to within 2 hours.
There is natural beauty to be found at many corners, and specialty coffee shops, bars, top of the line restaurants and all around rad places for cool cats at the remaining corners.
There are many young families and you frequently see children playing outside.
You have this amazing gluten-free bakery that gluten-eaters frequent because, yes, it’s that good.
There is a sense of community and pride evident by clean streets and friendly people.
We want a place with an awesome vibe, community feel, natural beauty, and cool peeps. One of the most important things to me is being somewhere warmer than here (Southern Ontario). Major bonus points (although not a requirement) if I can smell the clean, salty air that comes from living somewhat near the ocean. That being said, there is something to be said about loving what you’ve got, so I’m happy to hear from people who think our roots are already planted in the perfect place. Okay. Sell it. Go!