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Old 06-23-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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My hubby got a job offer to Point Roberts, but we know there isn't much going on there. Are there any lively areas to live where the commute to Point Roberts isn't atrocious? We also have a toddler, so schools and clinics/hospitals are a MUST.

We are looking at Bellingham, Birch-Bay, Ferndale, etc... Please help!
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:21 PM
 
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In the state of Washington? No. Living closer to the border would obviously be better.

I believe there is school available through 3rd grade - for higher grades, students are bused.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Delta?
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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I live in Pt Roberts. Great place for a small child as the K-3 school is tops. The teacher has a PhD is terrific and loving. Some older kids bus to school in Blaine, others bus to school in Tswaassen, BC, just north of town.

We have a medical clinic open 3 days a week. Local volunteer firefighters and EMTs are fantastic.

Virtually no crime. Having water on 3 sides with Homeland Security guarding the entrance, PR is super safe. And being a small town, tons of neighbors watching everyone.

PR is a tiny town with little to do. You're right. But Vancouver is only 18 miles away with 2 big towns and a city in between. 2.1 million people in the Greater Vancouver area within a 1 hour drive of Pt Roberts. FAR more interesting things to do compared to Bellingham which is 1.25 hours away and you have to endure the Peace Arch border crossing.

Pt Roberts is a safe, cheap place to live. It attracts lots of people from other states due to its geography. Having lots of locals who grew up here and being next door to sophisticated BC lower mainland, its a cross between a metro suburb and another small gossipy WA town. I lived in Bellingham and greatly prefer Pt Roberts.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:55 AM
 
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Delta?
Delta is actually a great place to live if your DH works in Pt Roberts hence David A's happy face. Delta is the area in Canada next to Pt Roberts in between Pt Roberts and Richmond/Vancouver.

I assume David A put in a ? as a comment on having to get residency permits and other headaches associated with being a US citizen living in Canada.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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The only lively area to live close by would be Tsawwassen or Ladner, BC (these two towns are lumped together politically and called Delta). But you can live in Point Roberts and take advantage of all the "lively" things there are to do across the border in that way. This gets hubby out of an angst-ridden drive twice a day and lets you choose what things to get involved in. And just across the border (literally across the street) there's everything, from a Swim Center with special warmer kiddie pool, to music programs, to all kinds of kiddie parks and sponsored athletic activities, to everything else you could think of. A NEXUS card gets you priority in the border lines.

The local school is now K through 2, not 3. Many students transfer to Delta schools across the border if they don't want to be bused to Blaine. There are others who are home schooled. Since your youngster is only a toddler there's time to think about that.
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Old 07-16-2015, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I assume David A put in a ? as a comment on having to get residency permits and other headaches associated with being a US citizen living in Canada.
Exactly.

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And just across the border (literally across the street) there's everything, from a Swim Center with special warmer kiddie pool, to music programs, to all kinds of kiddie parks and sponsored athletic activities, to everything else you could think of. A NEXUS card gets you priority in the border lines.
So you're telling me you've got to go wait in line to go across the street?
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Old 07-16-2015, 02:58 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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If you want to go into Canada, yes. And vice versa. See below (I have put in a random address). Roosevelt Way is on the border on the west side of the main street.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/...92a5ec692383a1
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