Here’s what they told us:
Age: 34 Occupation: Social Worker
Current Neighbourhood: Woodcroft Previous Neighbourhood: Oliver
Why she chose Woodcroft: “We didn’t want to live in the suburbs and couldn’t afford a house closer to downtown. We wanted to stay in the inner-city area and liked that Woodcroft was a smaller neighbourhood with green space close by,” she said of her and her husband’s decision to buy there.
Does she commute downtown: No, but her husband does three times per week.
Would she ever consider moving downtown: “I would never live downtown again. Too inconvenient with a dog — she would eat all the garbage which is a problem even in our neighbourhood, now — and just too busy and noisy.”
Age: 38 Occupation: Consultant
Current Neighbourhood: Mill Woods
Why she chose Mill Woods: “Housing prices are lower for comparable options. Homes have character. Best curry in the city. It’s a safe, quiet, relaxed and calm.”
Does she commute downtown: No.
Would she ever consider moving downtown: “No. It’s too far, the commute is long, traffic gets jammed and there’s nothing special downtown to visit. It’s loud and busy and doesn’t feel safe.”
Age: 36 Occupation: Data and AI Consultant
Current Neighbourhood: Downtown Previous Neighbourhood: Belmont.
Why he chose Downtown: “I chose to be closer to work with the return to working in offices. I like being in walking distance to shops and bars, having people around and the river valley access is awesome.”