There is something about living on Salt Spring Island that is hard to put into words. It is truly a unique and extraordinary place and somewhat difficult to describe in a few short paragraphs. There is an energy and sense of community here that is like no place else I have lived and not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate living on this spectacular Island.
Living on Salt Spring Island.
I know it is a cliche, but there is something here for everyone. Spectacular natural beauty, culture, a great arts community, excellent schools and a host of activities to keep everyone busy; from Yoga to Kayaking and everything in between. If you enjoy spending your free time socializing and meeting people there are plenty of activities to keep the most extravert of personalities busy. If you prefer spending time at home then there are some wonderful properties on the island (most with plenty of room to garden) to choose from. Our climate is mild…and the growing season is long.
I was driving around Salt Spring Island yesterday and I saw: lake front cottages, Vineyards, potters studio’s, Hobby farms, Stables, Organic Farms and ocean front estates. In town (Ganges) I passed, parks, a marina, independent boutiques and shops selling everything from hand made soaps to delicious chocolates.
I saw all of these sights within a 10 minute drive and it dawned on me that I don’t know where else you would see such a rich and diverse number of spectacular spots all within such close proximity to one another.
For example, there are some very productive farms on the island and I love the fact that you can buy their ‘just picked’ seasonal produce from their road side farm stands. No transport involved. It is farm to table fresh in the true sense.
Next door to the farm may be a Yoga retreat or an artists studio. It’s the diversity and variety that I love so much about living here.
Whether you are of retirement age, or just starting out, Life on Salt Spring Island has so much to offer.
Interesting in learning more about living on Salt Spring Island? Contact me. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.