Originally Posted by North of 49
I for one live in one of those "new suburbs". I long for the day when wifey and I can sell and move downtown near where I grew up. there are certain advantages in living in the burbs when it comes to raising up young children. I certainly miss walking to a neighborhood coffee shop for breakfast and just enjoying city life buzz by.
Why did you relocate to a "new suburb" then?
When I moved back to Winnipeg with my wife and infant son in tow we bought a house based on the walkable amenities nearby.
In our list we needed the following to be within walking distance of the house...
- bus stop with direct/express service to downtown
- schools and library
- playground and walking/biking pathways
- grocery store (preferably Sobeys/Safeway)
- coffee shop
- liquor store
Where did we end up?
The Frasers Grove side of East Kildonan only a block from Kildonan Drive. We have one of the better elementary schools nearby, the Henderson library, Frasers Grove Park and Kildonan Drive for running and biking.
We are 2 blocks from Henderson and right on the 11/40/41 bus routes with a Sobeys directly across Henderson. There is a Starbucks and a Tim Hortons nearby along with other shops and restaurants.
It is also probably one of the nicest and most family friendly mature areas in the city.
No need to end up in Sage Creek or Harbourview to raise a family.