Retire in Williams Lake
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"Do people choose to retire in Williams Lake?" I asked the real estate agent across the desk from me.
"Well, my parents, did," she replied.
With that beginning, we talked about what draws seniors to retire in Williams Lake.
Right at the top of the list was lifestyle.
Williams Lake, the hub city of the Cariboo region, caters to those who love the outdoors, those who enjoy horses and cattle, and those who want a laid back lifestyle. And we all know that youth has no monopoly on those pursuits.
Housing is no problem. Developers understand the needs of people who want to retire in Williams Lake and have built condos, townhouses, and seniors complexes as well as ordinary homes suited to those who are gearing down. Of course there are also properties for hobby farming or more serious land uses.
The cost of living in Williams Lake appeals to many. Housing costs are relatively low. A mobile home in a great park or on five acres of land would cost under $100,000. A three-bedroom house in good shape was selling for an average of about $200,000 in July 2009.
There are continuing care facilities for those who will need them.
If you have medical concerns, you will be happy to know that Williams Lake has a great hospital.
In their spare time, retirees join others in the community in service clubs, on the golf courses (one 18-hole and two nine-holes), in craft guilds, at the arena, or in the pool. People enjoy fishing, hunting, riding, bowling, curling, and cheering on the hockey team.
The weather attracts many to Williams Lake.There are four distinct seasons without extremes. And who can argue with 2,082.1 hours of sunshine per year?
Do you think you might want to retire in Williams Lake? You could start by talking with a real estate agent who has lived in the area for more than ten years and can help you to sort out what sort of life you would have in Williams Lake.
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And if you are already there, click the link and tell the world why you decided that Williams Lake is the best place to retire.