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Old 05-21-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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Any info on Nanaimo, BC??? How is it as a place to live??? Does it have a big homeless population???
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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I live on the mainland but have known a few families who have moved there. It is a really nice place. I am more into big city living but would put it at the top of my list of smaller places to live. There isn't the problem of street people like Victoria has but you are going to have some. Vancouver and area is ideal for homeless due to the weather. Where are you moving from? If you like the ocean you will like Nanaimo.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:26 AM
 
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I live on the mainland but have known a few families who have moved there. It is a really nice place. I am more into big city living but would put it at the top of my list of smaller places to live. There isn't the problem of street people like Victoria has but you are going to have some. Vancouver and area is ideal for homeless due to the weather. Where are you moving from? If you like the ocean you will like Nanaimo.
S. FL. Yeah...I like being near water for sure. What about the cost-of-living in Nanaimo??? Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Nanaimo, BC Canada
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Nanaimo is a great place to live! Cheaper cost of living than Gr Van. Less rain.
No commuting. it has all the resources of a large city, being a regional center for vancouver island but has the feel of a small town. Homeless population is no different than any other town. Has a fascinating history.

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Old 09-13-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Coral Gables, FL
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Kid Rasta:

I too, am living in S. FL and I fell in love w/Vancouver Island. Only spent an afternoon in Nanaimo so I couldn't vouch for its charms, but it seemed quite serviceable as a small city. Bonus that the ferry operates in vicinity, that there are Gulf Islands close by, that it's on the sunny side. What are your plans, if I may ask? We'll hopefully be going back that way before the spring is over, and take a closer look at specific areas for early retirement/seasonal living.
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