Thinking of Retiring on PEI

by Lorne
(Newfoundland, Canada)

My wife and I are looking for land to buy on PEI.

We want to move from Newfoundland to another Atlantic province when we retire and PEI is on our wish list.

We are looking for land to build a retirement home.

It has been many years since we have visited there so we would like to find out the best places to retire in.

A large lot is a must, more acres the better, and close to the water would be ideal (within budget).

My memories of PEI is of peaceful, green country living. Hope it is still the same there.


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Re: Thinking of Retiring on PEI
by: Linda

Hello Lorne,

How exciting for you and your wife to be making plans to retire.

I have visited New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI of the Maritime Provinces, but never made it to Newfoundland.

I always wanted a Newfoundland pony and a Newfoundland dog! I don't think that will happen now at my age but you never know.

I am happy to report that although Prince Edward Island experienced a growth spurt over the last couple of years and the main cities are sprawling out somewhat, PEI is still very much a rural province with plenty of green space, rolling countryside, meandering rivers, and miles of unspoiled ocean beaches just as you remember.

It's a wonderful, peaceful, place retire to. We love it here.

We are originally from Ontario.

When we started searching for a home to purchase we were told by our agent to buy in the Queens County area mainly because of resale value and its proximity to Charlottetown which is the capital city of PEI and the largest city for shopping, doctors, hospital, and other amenities.

Queens County is the central region of PEI.

When we first started looking at property to buy we found quite a few houses with acreage reasonably priced in West Prince and also in Eastern PEI.

However, those areas are rather remote. If that doesn't matter to you, you probably have a better chance of finding available property near the water that's still reasonably priced. You'll also find larger lots and acreage in those areas.

I hope this helps a little. Please be sure to contact us again if you have further questions. We'd be happy to assist and when you are ready to start searching for your perfect building lot, we can direct you to a professional PEI Realtor who specializes in waterfront property.

Be sure to update us as you get closer to realizing your retirement dreams. We'd love to hear all about it.


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