Pros & Cons of Moving to Regina
Moving to a new neighborhood or city can be life-changing. So, before packing up and moving to the new place, it’s worthwhile to know the positives and negatives of the area. That is why we at Leenan Properties have put together both this article and the below video to let everyone know what is great about Regina, but also what could be improved about the city.
Regina ranks as the 2nd largest city in the province of Saskatchewan. The city is rich in history and heritage and is one of Canada’s fastest-growing major cities. Most people moving to Regina are doing so to enjoy the benefits of higher income and a relatively low cost of living.
If you are thinking of moving to Regina , this article will spell out the pros and cons of doing so.
Pros of Moving to Regina, Saskatchewan
Regina’s economy is one of the strongest in the country. More and more companies are choosing to set up base there, which means there is a high employment rate.
Some of the sectors driving up Regina’s economy include:
Agriculture and food
Finance & Insurance
Mining Supply Chain
Oil & Gas Supply Chain
Events, Conventions & Tradeshows
So, if you’re moving to Regina, rest assured the prospect of employment is high.
Great Outdoor Activities
If you are an outdoor person, then moving to Regina could be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Residents in Regina get to enjoy lots of outdoor activities, such as parks, athletic fields, and picnic sites. It’s safe to say there is something for everyone.
What’s more, Regina has one of the most beautiful natural landscapes that has been preserved by the local government. The prairies, national parks, rolling hills, mountain ranges, and dunes are every hiker’s dream.
Rich in Arts & Culture
Regina is also rich in both arts and culture. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to art galleries and recreational and entertainment activities.
Be sure to check out the MacKenzie Art Gallery. This art gallery is Saskatchewan’s oldest and most comprehensive public art gallery. The gallery features both historical and contemporary art from all parts of the country. The gallery also displays the art and culture of the indigenous people of Saskatchewan.
Besides the MacKenzie Art Gallery, there is also the Conexus Arts Center, which provides a stage for local and foreign musicians to perform from time to time.
Inexpensive Public Transport
The public transport system in Regina is both efficient and inexpensive. You may be able to save up to $750 a year compared to owning a personal vehicle. You may also be able to apply for a transport subsidy through a Federal tax credit scheme.
Good Quality of Education
The quality of education in Regina is one of the best in Saskatchewan . Although there is only one university in the city, parents have plenty of options when it comes to public, private, or independent schools.
There are two public school boards: the Regina Catholic School Board and the Regina Public School Board. The former controls 25 elementary schools and 4 high schools that are affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. While the latter controls 45 elementary schools and 9 high schools.
Abundant Growth Opportunities
If you’re looking for a place for mental, spiritual, personal, and economic growth, Regina has you covered. Generally speaking, life is easy and job opportunities are plentiful.
It isn’t uncommon for one job to cover one’s bills and afford them a happy and contented life.
Cons of Moving to Regina
Regina is located in Saskatchewan – a landlocked area that’s bordered by mountains and wilderness. The result is residents experience extremely cold winters and particularly hot summers every once in a while.
Some areas are also at risk of flooding from nearby creeks during the summer months. What’s more, driving during the cold months can be difficult even with the roads being salted.
Regina also occasionally experiences heavy winds and snowfall. When this happens, roads become slippery and that becomes a safety hazard for drivers.
Thankfully, though, residents get to enjoy mild and temperate weather for most parts of the year.
Lack of a Nightlife
Although there are many bars and restaurants in the area, most residents usually prefer to stay indoors once darkness sets in. There’s less bustle and nightlife compared to other major cities in the country.
Like most cities, there are a few pockets in Regina where the crime rate is higher. So, before moving to Regina, make sure to research which areas are safest.
Tons of Space
Regina is home to about 200,000 people and a landmass of 180 km2. It can be good to have plenty of space when experiencing nature. However, if you’re used to the hustle-bustle of a city, you might find yourself feeling a little alone in a big place.
If you’re looking for more privacy and a less past-paced lifestyle then you’ll be able to appreciate the space the area provides .
There are many benefits to living in Regina . Moving can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make but it comes with a lot to consider. Hopefully, this post will help you make the right decision.
If you have more questions about moving to the area or would like help managing your investment properties contact Leenan Property Management today!