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    Retirement towns

    2 years before I can retire and starting to look for a small town to move to .
    I was looking at Valmont, what's the area like to live there ? I'am also look at tumbler ridge or barrier .

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Good question. I'm also interested.
    I've done some research on this topic in the past year.
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    Re: Retirement towns

    Nelson and some of the smaller towns in the west kootenays are nice.

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Left Victoria for Castlegar. No regrets. Miss the ocean and a handful of folks who are glad to come out and visit.
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    Re: Retirement towns

    Annual snowfall/rainfall and average seasonal temps would be good place to start.

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Valemount is Beautiful, but its thick timber and steep mountains. Lots of winter. Nice town though, especially if you got a sled

    Not much info on tumbler ridge

    Barriere is also great, close to Kamloops, cheap houses still, lots of good hunting around. If I had to pick between the 3 it would be barriere hands down, but Tumbler might have more hunting opportunities, but its also further from a big center and gets more winter


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    Re: Retirement towns

    I have some family that just moved to a rural property just south of Barriere earlier this year and they seem to like it a lot. Cheap place to live, close to Kamloops, no bugs, decent weather not too wet, not too dry...

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Nelson is expensive - both real estate and taxes. Plus it's filled with SJW types.
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    Re: Retirement towns

    Think carefully about medical services when choosing a retirement location. Inevitably, as we age, we need more and more access to hospitals and good specialists.
    Having to travel to Kelowna from Nelson for heart issues, as happened to a friend of mine, sucks big time.

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Lillooet has a nice climate and a nice hospital. Nice people too.
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