.. or not to move there.
We're mid-late 20s, make a combined income of about $60K, and are seriously considering a move to the Halifax area. We've been cruising the MLS and house prices over there are less than half of what they are here.
This is the main reason. We want a house, with property. To get that here we'd be spending $750K + or living 2 hours from the city.
My GF is a baker/pastrycook/seamstress so should be able to find work anywhere, I'm a city bus driver (bad timing now I realize) so I'd try to get in with the Metro Transit.
I'm wondering about how you locals feel about the strength of the economy, future growth, education system (for future children), and the area in general.
Any comments/info/links would be greatly appreciated!
EDIT 1: Thanks for the info/advice. Some good insight there into the area, which is what we're looking for. We'll do a week over there in the summer to help decide in the next year. It really comes down to an affordable place to 'settle down'.