North America MLS
Many people dread the idea of moving to Ontario, assuming that they'll end up in crowded Toronto where real estate prices are sky high and they'll end up living in a small apartment because it's all they can afford. But Ontario is a huge province. If living in Toronto doesn't appeal to you, there are thousands of other cities and towns that might be a better match. To help you figure out where you should look for your new home, we've compiled some factors that you may want to take into account when you're making your decision. If you think your dream home might be in Minneapolis, you can start on here.
The types of weather you'll experience from one part of North America to another can vary dramatically. Living in the extreme north, you will have to learn to keep warm for many months of the year, while in the extreme south, you'll want to have central air in your home for much of the year. In between, you may need an HVAC system in your home that can handle both heating and cooling; on the other hand, there are areas within North America where the windows are open year round and you don't need any type of ductwork in your house.
Getting a job is the primary concern of most of the adults who are moving to a new city or country, and unfortunately the best prospects seem to be in large sized cities, especially in the entertainment and finance industries. But if you're an office worker, doctor, small business owner, or hospitality manager, you might look for homes for sale in Bradford, Ontario instead, as the more rural communities often need doctors, teachers, and other essential services even more than the city does - and will pay a handsome salary to compensate for the isolation.
One of the reasons so many people dislike living in LA is that it's crowded - it's population density is much higher than other California towns or cities, so if you're the kind of person who likes to go for a walk after dinner without having to fight throngs of restaurant goers, you should concentrate your search in a small town MLS. San Diego, Sacramento and other towns and cities like it have their own identity apart from LA and there are plenty of towns out there with only a few thousand people where you buy a house very cheaply because there's not much competition for property.
The terrain of North America changes drastically as you travel north to south. Communities like Anchorage in the north have more in common with communities in the Yukon than they do with communities near the Lake Ontario shoreline, such as Parry Sound or Thunder Bay. Michigan has many communities on lakes, rivers, and forest lands, so if you do a lot of hiking, mountain biking, camping, canoeing, or kayaking, you'll want to choose a town with terrain that allows you to pursue your passions.
For many people, a balance must be struck between living space and amenities. While you can have a sprawling house with your own private lake if you live in northern Minnesota, you won't be able to go out for dinner or see a movie or shop at a mall without driving for several hours. By contrast, living in a big city like New York or Manhattan means you have access to anything you want, whether it's medical care or government offices, but you have to put up with the crowds and expensive real estate.