Did your perfect week on the slopes result in you looking at real estate for sale in Whistler so you’ll have all the perks of a vacation town each and every day? Maybe you’re someone looking to slow down and get away from city life. If either of these sounds like you, here are a few things to know about making your favorite resort town into your new home.
Be Prepared For The Change In Season
This warning might only be figurative depending on where exactly you might have in mind. Of course, the weather will come and go. Once it’s getting cold, that might mean your favorite activities are winding down for the season, or they’ll just be ramping up. That’ll depend on what makes the resort town a popular destination in the first place.
Regardless of that, you might want to start thinking about the changing of seasons in terms of when tourism seasons start and end. This will likely make for more of a change in your day-to-day life than the actual changes in weather.
Whether the tourism season is in full effect or not will determine what the traffic is looking like and how busy most places you go. Looking to go to your favorite restaurant or brewery? Those places very much might be very packed during the busy season and during the off times, they might not be too crowded, even on Friday nights.
You Might Have To Be More Mindful With Money
The economy in most resort towns, to no one’s surprise, is typically built on tourism. If you’ll be moving with a secure remote job, which is more and more common as time goes on, this shouldn’t apply to you too much. If you’ll be moving and looking for local work, it might be hard to find something year-round. From working at the local National Parks, or maybe beaches, depending on where you’ve moved, might come and go with the seasons.
Typically those working to maintain the natural attractions might not be needed for the entirety of the year. The same could be said for those working in the local service industries, being the restaurants and hotels, that won’t need nearly the in the off-season as they will during the busiest times of the year.
You’ll Have A Deeper Relationship With Nature
There are great restaurants and other similar things to experience in the resort towns throughout the world but what keeps people coming back is often the natural beauty that made the town spring up in the first place. You’re pulled to it is the likely reason that you’re considering moving there. It’s also probably the thing that’ll keep you there.
Most resort towns are near some natural wonders and even those that come back to spend a week there each year won’t get to see all that you’ll see by being a local. Given you’ll be there throughout the year, and not only during the busy season, means that over time you’ll be able to intimately discover what makes that area so special in the first place.