The benefits of living in Whistler
Whistler is a very desirable place, to visit and to live. Most people have heard of Whistler before and of those people, the majority most probably wish they could spend more time here or live here permanently. Ask any Whistler local and they will tell you about the amazing benefits of living in a resort town. Every day these lucky locals get to experience what millions of people travel around the world and pay lots of money for. If the real estate market is a testament to the volume of people interested in calling Whistler home, it’s safe to say people are ready to make Whistler a full-time reality, instead of just a weekend or week long holiday. Here are 7 benefits of living in a resort town, that any local will confirm.
Living in Whistler is like being on holiday
What are the variables that make a good holiday? Plenty of things to see and do, places to explore and natural beauty to immerse yourself in. Add to this interesting events, exhibits and entertainment, plus holiday-makers from around the world and it’s easy for locals to forget they’re not on a vacation. Of course the need to work can ruffle the holiday feel however the majority of people in Whistler work flexible hours around their golfing, skiing, riding, biking or whatever hobbies they pursue.
World class events at your doorstep
There aren’t many places in the world that have the calibre of international events quite like Whistler. In the winter there’s Cornucopia, Whistler Film Fest, Whistler Pride and the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. In summer Whistler hosts Tough Mudder, Ironman, Wanderlust and Crankworx. Pretty much every month there is an event that attracts thousands of people from around the world. The best part of being a local is you don’t need to travel far for any of these events (and you don’t need to worry about finding accommodation deals either!)
No two days are ever the same
With so much to see and do in Whistler, no two days are ever the same. In the winter take your pick from skiing the hundreds of kilometers of terrain on Whistler Blackcomb where there’s always something new to discover. In summer explore the different golf courses, myriad of hiking trails, the plethora of biking options, swim at any number of lakes or test out the latest restaurant. Life is never boring in Whistler with so much to see and do year-round.
Rental revenue opportunities
If you own a home in Whistler (depending on its zoning) you can rent it out when you’re away for some additional income. Most times of the year there are travellers looking for a place to stay and there is a multitude of property management companies that can assist you in renting your place out to visitors.
State of the art infrastructure is accessible
Besides the natural landscape which is world renowned for lending itself to some of the best adrenaline infused activities, the golf courses which are some of the best in the world, and the trail network which has been awarded for its accessibility and expansiveness; Whistler also has man made infrastructure that is state of the art. From the Whistler sliding centre to Whistler Olympic Park and the soon to begin Renaissance Development which will boast the biggest aquatic centre in the Northern Hemisphere, a one of kind all seasons indoor training centre for youth, a suspension bridge in the alpine and even a rollercoaster.
You’ll always have lots of friends
If you value social connections, you’ll never be short of friends when you live in Whistler. Your weekend will fill up with people coming to visit to attend an event or spend time on the mountain and your spare beds will hardly ever have a chance to get cold.
Opportunities for you and your family
For a child, there is no better place to grow up than Whistler. With ski school starting at three and various other indoor and outdoor programs for little ones, your kids will have access to some of the best training, facilities and opportunities from the moment they learn to walk. In a town where the culture is all about being outside and quenching a thirst for adventure, these values will quickly be instilled in your children and family.
There are not many places in the world that offer the same benefits as Whistler. If you are looking for an extraordinary lifestyle for you and your family, love the outdoors and value adventure and fun, Whistler could be the place for you! Want more information about buying in Whistler? Download my free Buying Guide for everything you need to know about moving to and living here.