OK, after a fair share of lurking and filtering through the messages here (and quite a bit of other on-line research too), I thought I would come out and ask for some opinions on what I think I’ve found out so far about PR.
Myself and some friends are thinking of buying a place in Prince Rupert. Kind of like a retreat, someplace to visit a few times a year to just relax and enjoy the area and various activities. I don’t have a particular place in mind, but I found Prince Rupert and like it because of its easy air access, easy water access (one of my friend’s has a sailboat that could make the trip from LA up the coast) and the fact that its developed—but isn’t like out of control developed.
So far, I think I’ve found out that the area is growing somewhat, but just not outta control. I read the blurb about a Canadian Tire and a Wal Mart. And I guess a container ship terminal is in the works. So it seems the local area is developing somewhat. And with the cruise ships, I’m sure more is to follow. Just hopefully the ships don’t spoil the town.
I (thankfully) didn’t grow up in LA so there won’t be any problems with adjusting to a smaller town, I think I read the population is 15,000 ? So thats bigger than where I grew up.
I’m not buying the place for an investment, but I assume the value will stay the same or maybe just increase at the rate of inflation.
I also don’t plan on owning a car, but I take it taxi (and water taxi) services are available.
Anyway, if anyone has thoughts, comments, flames, whatever, I’d love to hear them!
(Oh yeah, did I mention I like rain ?)