NelsonDo you strive for a simpler life?

Have you had it with long commutes?

The quality of life and abundant Cultural Centre Nelson offers is an anomaly for a population hovering around 10,000. Anyone who chooses to make Nelson their home has to figure out a creative way to provide themselves with employment.  So why do people choose to make Nelson their home? Lifestyle, Political Views, and Affordability (compared to the housing market of the Lower Mainland, and Calgary) have been my observations.

The geographical constraints of Nelson’s landscape, & the hard work & visionary efforts to restore the city’s architectural beauty, have been its savior. Thus, avoiding the common place demise of many small towns across Canada, with the highways by-passing the original town sites and the building of fast food/box store strip malls that have wiped out the individually owned, unique family run businesses. We have managed to hold onto our Community in Nelson.

Living in Nelson provides a relaxing lifestyle, where one can walk to restaurants, cafes, groceries, bakeries, butcher shop, fish market, wine stores, local shops, art galleries, live theatre & entertainment, markets, & festivals, not to mention the many parks, and Nelson District Community Complex.  We also have access to the back country at our doorstep on the Rails to Trails, for back-country skiing, hiking and biking, a 20 minute drive to the world renowned White Water Ski Hill, and close proximity to Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, as well as the Valhalla & Selkirk mountain ranges. Other Recreational activities include world class fishing as well as golfing and tennis facilities, plus many routes for road biking trips.

There seems to be a general consensus amongst people I talk to, that we are looking to simplify our lives, get rid of long commutes, walk our kids to school & have more time to spend with them, getting out more and driving less, & Nelson offers all of this.  If this lifestyle appeals to you; consider making Nelson your home.

If you would like me to set up a personal tour for you, please contact me:

Christine Pearson/ Sales Associate

e-mail :, or on my cell: (250) 505-8015Mountainbiking