Moving season is at its busiest right now. Some of you may have started packing your boxes, while others are already painting the walls of your new residence. In any case, lots of people will be discovering their new neighbourhoods this summer, as July is the most popular month for moving in Canada.
There are many reasons for families and individuals to move. According to the trends, work is the primary reason for moving, family reasons come second and moving to an improved home comes third. Personally, I grew up in a suburb that was a 15 minute drive from Quebec City. I lived there with my family until I turned eighteen, at which point I moved downtown. I moved for a change in lifestyle.
I loved the neighbourhood I grew up in. It was a safe, green environment, and we even had a great backyard to play in! Living downtown is quite different, and it definitely has changed the way I see things. For those who are about to make the leap from one to another, below are a few examples.