“My wife and I are in our early 30’s and are both professionals, all of our friends generally fit the same description. We love it in Vancouver but are making plans to move within the next couple of years as we’ll never be able to afford to buy a reasonable piece of property home here. Believe me, we don’t want a ridiculous McMansion and just want something basic, but that simply doesn’t exist in Vancouver anymore.
Almost all of our friends are making similar plans; a couple we know moved to Nanaimo last year as they could both find equivalent work and could buy a detached home for the less than the price of a one-bedroom condo in Vancouver.
There’s a reason this city feels so transient compared to places like Toronto and Ottawa; because it is. People move here, stay for a few years, then inevitably leave as it’s just too unaffordable.”
– mizike, reddit.com, 13 Apr 2011
[hat-tip matt, for alerting us to this reddit discussion]
Related comment from same thread:
“[I will be] moving from BC to ontario or quebec in the next few years. This actually makes me happy to know I’m going to be in a kick ass home once I switch markets.” – monolithdigital, reddit.com, 13 Apr 2011