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Compared with many places in United States, Nova Scotia enjoys a low crime rate, with incidents of violent being remarkably low. Americans don't need a visa to spend up to 180 days as a tourist in Canada and non-citizens may buy property without restrictions.
Live good life on less than $25,000 a year. Besides fact that there's no such thing as a rat race in Nova Scotia, you can legally enjoy perks that are forbidden at home (such as being able to smoke genuine Cuban cigars). Its biggest asset is its cost of living. Youll pay $12 a month for cable TV and $28 a month for home telephone service (or use a public payphone for just 20¢)...you can have fresh lobster, potato salad, coleslaw, bread, and mouthwatering dessert at a charming local restaurant for $17, and that includes a good bottle of local wine!
Affordable Real Estate To give you an example of costs in U.S. Dollars, here are some properties on offer right now (late May 2005): A beautiful private 1-acre lakefront lot (only 35 minutes from capital) for only $10,500, and a 3/4-acre lot with ocean views: asking price: $14,500 (just an hour from capital), both perfect places to build your dream home.
A 4-bedroom home overlooking harbor in a charming private neighborhood for $53,750.
A 5-acre lot to build your dream home on in a new development right on Atlantic Ocean neat several country clubs for $36,400.
A newly-renovated ocean-view 4-bedroom home within walking distance of a golden sand beach and local general store (and only a 10-minute drive from one of Canada's most picturesque historic towns) can be yours for only $105,000.
A secluded, yet accessible 340-acre parcel of land that includes a lake on property (your own private fishing and hunting reserve). The cost: $101,000.
A fully-furnished bachelor apartment in city for $500 a month, which all utilities, indoor parking, TV, microwave, bed linens, dishes and eating utensils. Only a 10-minute walk to ferry.
These deals and many more make this little-known place worth investigating. Right now is perfect time to get into Nova Scotia on ground floor, before mainstream media lets everyone in on secret and prices begin to soar.
For more information about living, retiring and investing in Nova Scotia, visit: www.nsliving.info.
Phillip Townsend is author of Passport to Canada: The Complete Guide to Living and Retiring in Nova Scotia. His website is www.nsliving.info.