Retire in Chase
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I confess that I was surprised to learn that more than 50% of the real estate market was made up of people who want to retire in Chase, BC. "Who is coming?" I asked.
"People from the coast and from Alberta," answered the real estate agent.
She went on to explain to me why people are choosing Chase.
With travel insurance costing more, people in Canada are staying closer to home. Chase has a lot to offer.
People Retire in Chase Because Of The WeatherThere is little rain, and not as much snow in places farther north. That said, there are four distinct seasons.
People Who Retire In Chase Like A Quiet LifeChase is situated on the beautiful Shuswap Lake, one of the jewels of BC. That allows for all the things you would expect from lake life:
Those who like to golf take advantage of the 9-hole course by the lake or travel to courses in nearby communities.
Chase is flat, so it's easy for seniors to walk abound the compact little town. Downtown has everything you need. The presence of a dentist, a hearing aid store, and a scooter store are testimony to the increasing number of seniors in the area.
Chase Has Medical ServicesThe Diagnostic and Treatment Center provides the basics. When some medical service is not available in town, people travel to Kamloops (57 km) or Salmon Arm (52 km).
Chase Has Housing For SeniorsAll housing prices in Chase compare very favourably to those in surrounding communities. Besides detached homes, there are townhouses and condos that would appeal to retirees. There are also housing facilities specially for for those who need assisted living.
Chase Has A Little Something ExtraI was captivated by Chase when I visited in July 2009. Everyone was astonishingly polite. Drivers and pedestrians alike yielded the right of way. Each person I passed nodded and said hello. I have travelled to many places in my life, but the atmosphere in Chase was unique in my experience. In my opinion, this would definitely make the best place to retire list of anyone who didn't need a rowdy night life.
The real estate agent who took time to talk with me over her lunch break also suggested Simply Divine Bistro. I went, thoroughly enjoyed my lunch, and was again taken by the warm-hearted downhome feel.
If you think that Chase might be the best place to for you to retire, you'll want to have a chat with Lisa. She knows and loves her town. And she's a good listener. Fill out the form below to start your conversation about how you could retire in Chase.