My Partner Is Nervous About Downsizing
Leaving a home where we've spents years raising a family, creating cherished, precious moments, is not easy.
But as we've accumulated memories, many of us have accumulated clutter. For some homeowners, downsizing is the opportunity to deal with the clutter, compelling them to rid themselves of unnecessary objects.
For many spouses, it's about the health of their partner, especially when their significant other steps on an unstable ladder to repair the house, or heads out onto a slippery sidewalk to shovel heavy, wet snow.
We're not as spry as we used to be, and downsizing is an opportunity to proactively improve your loved one's quality of life.
What Are the Best Places to Downsize in Vancouver?
Often, the best place to downsize is right in your neighbourhood! Many seniors choose to age in place, close to their neighbours, friends and support network.
Having a relationship with a realtor is a great way to keep an eye on condo prices in your neighbourhood.
If you’re looking for the close, neighbourhood feel, the False Creek area’s unique mix of co-op and market housing is popular with seniors, young professionals and budding families. Served by transit, near major roads and closely located to Granville Island, this accessible Vancouver neighbourhood offers people of varying mobility plenty of options for shopping and browsing.
Downsizing to Mount Pleasant is becoming a popular choice, with its reasonably priced townhomes and condos in quiet streets, and close proximity to some of Vancouver’s most offbeat businesses, restaurants and breweries. With easy access to Vancouver’s Broadway, Kingsway and Main Street corridors, and nearby to the upcoming St. Paul’s Hospital, this vibrant area is appealing to the grand parents who out-party their kids.
Thinking of getting away from the city? White Rock is Vancouver’s downsizing destination. With a slightly warmer climate, modern condos and a laid-back, small-town feel, it’s the place for seniors wanting to leave the city, without completely leaving the city.