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So, yeah, despite having moved only about twenty-five blocks away from my last place, we did actually move across a border between cities. The difference is quite noticeable, in both visible and not-so-visible aspects.

Visibly, there's far more trees where we are now, which is great for shade, cooler temperatures, and aesthetics, as well as most of the houses looking a bit more upscale and nicer than the near-dumps we were living near before.

On the not-so-visible side, it feels more relaxed, less fast-paced. I haven't made a lot of time to just wander around yet, but I do think I like it.

Other things include the city actually being on a hill sloping down to the Fraser River, which gives some rather nice photographic opportunities with the other side spread out for panoramic shots, if you can manage to find a space between the trees... Sunset pictures are great to capture, though I still need to figure out how to work the new camera to adequately capture them.

The hill also counts as a negative when I'm walking to work, as it's a moderately steep seven blocks up the hill to the road my work is on, then it's thirteen blocks that have a shallow enough slope that you don't notice. Fortunately (very happy about this) I can bus almost the whole twenty-blocks to and from work, so I can decide to catch the bus if I'm feeling too tired, or just walk if I'd rather have the exercise.
(currently, biking to work is strictly off the cards until I figure out just how tough it'll be otherwise)

Date: 2015-05-24 11:53 pm (UTC)
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Can you ride the bus to work and bike back? If anywhere is going to have bike racks on their buses, it's your part of the world!

Date: 2015-05-25 03:29 am (UTC)
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City as in Vancover or City as in Surrey?

Good to know there are distinct advantages at your new location. The two of my most recent home moves were over 100km each. Some disadvantages in each case, but overall each was an improvement on the prior residence.

Out of curiosity have you moved home previously?

Date: 2015-05-25 11:27 am (UTC)
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Sounds like a good move overall. I like trees.


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