Are you moving to St. John’s for work, but not really sure what to expect? In this blog, I’m going to tell you 5 things you should absolutely know before your big move. You can worry less about what it’s going to be like and focus more on all the other details of your move.
Here are some of the reasons why I enjoy working and living in St. John’s:
Reason #1 Your Commute to Work
If you are moving from a city where you always hated your long commute to the office you can now look forward to getting to work in just minutes. There is nowhere in the greater St. John’s area that would take you longer than a half hour drive to get to work. If it’s longer than that you don’t live in town – you live around the bay. Which is also an option for a place to live and I’d be happy to tell you more about that as well. You can make better use of time you would have spent commuting to get more sleep, get your kids to school, or even stop for a coffee on the way to the office.
Reason #2 Places to Drink
In general, Newfoundlanders know how to make their own fun. That’s probably why there is a new micro-brewery popping up on every corner. The food is good here and the beer is even better. So if you enjoy grabbing a drink after work with a friend or a client there are lots of options for places to go.
Reason #3 The Weather
Most people complain about the weather in St. John’s, we get a lot of wind and the infamous rain, drizzle and fog. But if you are like me and not a big fan of extreme heat, St. John’s is a great place to live. Most of the time our weather is a nice mid to low temperature that you can easily dress for.
Reason #4 It's Peaceful
You are never more that a few minutes from the ocean or a hike in the woods. St. John’s has all the amenities and benefits of a city but compared to other major centres it feels more like a small town. So leave the hustle and bustle behind and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.
Reason #5 The People
I’m sure you have heard that Newfoundlanders are really friendly here and for the most part that’s the truth. You really can’t beat the people in St. John’s. In times of need we pull together. You feel safe walking down the street. And if you say hello to people they most likely will say hello back.