Where I Would Live If I Could
by Real Estate Sales Representative Nicole Slade
We’ve been talking about where we would live if money was no object. And while it’s tempting to choose someplace exotic and far away, I have to admit that I would still choose to stay here in Canada! One of my very favourite places in the world (and I’d love to live there again) is Sudbury, Ontario!
When I graduated high school & was heading off to post-secondary education, my (now) husband and I packed up and moved to Sudbury. We had great friends up there and had been to visit many times. Sudbury just felt, and still feels like home whenever we go to visit. I seriously miss it, and if our family wasn’t here in Brantford and Norfolk County – I wonder if we’d still be up north among all that nature?
Sudbury was where we bought our first home that included about 2 acres of land. I loved the privacy and the sprawling land around us – you really feel a sense of peace out there. I got to experience all kinds of wildlife right in my backyard: bears, moose – you name it! One of my favourite things about Sudbury, was all the small rocky ‘mountains’ and rock cuts the exposed bedrock in many parts of the city, which was charred in most places! Our house didn’t even have a basement because it was built directly onto rock, which is why mining is not only a profession but a way of life up there!
A neat little tidbit is that Sudbury has 330 lakes over 10 hectares (25 acres) within the city limits. The most prominent is Lake Wanapitei, the largest lake in the world completely contained within the boundaries of a single city. Now that’s a lot of water!
And if being outdoors wasn’t necessarily your thing, there were several different arenas and auditoriums with great live events taking place, not to mention all of the amazing festivals taking place in town. My favourite was always the Canada Day celebration, that lasted for an entire weekend, right on the water of course!
So, given the opportunity to live anywhere outside of Brantford, I really think I would stick to what’s familiar! I miss those days up north, because truly, home is where the heart is.