Nice city next to Vancouver

Old Aug 11th 2004, 8:04 am
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I'm not a big fan of living in the big cities. I work in Seattle, and live 20 miles away. What is a nice city to live in next to vancouver and in the same time easy to commute to work hopefully in Vancouver?
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Old Aug 11th 2004, 8:12 am
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South Surrey and White Rock area is about the same distance from Vancouver as your place now is from Seattle. Very good area, just on US/Canada border.

Another one is Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam (Tri-City) - also nice.

Then you have a huge bedroom called Surrey.

Nice is a relative word - what exactly you are looking for?



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I'm not a big fan of living in the big cities. I work in Seattle, and live 20 miles away. What is a nice city to live in next to vancouver and in the same time easy to commute to work hopefully in Vancouver?
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Old Aug 11th 2004, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by Andrew Miller
South Surrey and White Rock area is about the same distance from Vancouver as your place now is from Seattle. Very good area, just on US/Canada border.

Another one is Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam (Tri-City) - also nice.

Then you have a huge bedroom called Surrey.

Nice is a relative word - what exactly you are looking for?
Thanks for the info!

What I mean by nice is basically quite, not much crimes, away from traffic.... Just everything you may associate with a big city like New York or LA.....
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Even Vancouver and other large cities in Canada don't come even close to the violent crimes rate of large US cities.



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Thanks for the info!

What I mean by nice is basically quite, not much crimes, away from traffic.... Just everything you may associate with a big city like New York or LA.....
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I think the question is how much could you afford because if you live in West Vancouver, you wont feel that you are in the city. But Richmond is a nice area as well.



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Old Aug 12th 2004, 1:48 am
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I think the question is how much could you afford because if you live in West Vancouver, you wont feel that you are in the city. But Richmond is a nice area as well.
I will probably be looking for an appartment in the range of 600 to 800. I'm talking about a one bedroom ofcourse. Is there a good commuter system between Richmond and Vancouver?
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BCtransit if not the most efficient is one of the most efficient commuting system in Canada. You won't have problem I'm pretty sure.



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I will probably be looking for an appartment in the range of 600 to 800. I'm talking about a one bedroom ofcourse. Is there a good commuter system between Richmond and Vancouver?
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Originally Posted by Redwings
BCtransit if not the most efficient is one of the most efficient commuting system in Canada. You won't have problem I'm pretty sure.
Great! Do you know of a good website for searching for appartments in Canada? I wonder how easy it is to get an appartment while I'm in the US.
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I used to go to rentersnews.ca

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Great! Do you know of a good website for searching for appartments in Canada? I wonder how easy it is to get an appartment while I'm in the US.
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    > > BCtransit if not the most efficient is one of the most efficient
    > > commuting system in Canada. You won't have problem I'm pretty sure.
    > Great! Do you know of a good website for searching for appartments
    > in Canada? I wonder how easy it is to get an appartment while I'm
    > in the US.
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I don't think your going to get an apartment in that area for that kind of
money, I think your about 20 yrs to late for that, you might be able to rent
a basement suite from someone for that amount, but I doubt an apartment.

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I do not think so. In toronto, you get a 1 BR apt. in that range; and
that too in down town!!


    > > MJ23Posted via http://britishexpats.com
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    > I don't think your going to get an apartment in that area for that kind of
    > money, I think your about 20 yrs to late for that, you might be able to rent
    > a basement suite from someone for that amount, but I doubt an apartment.
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    > Tim
 

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