Tuesday, April 9, 2019

New House.......

Our new home is a bungalow again, just like our last home.  There were a few reasons we bought this house.  The size, it's around 1,400 square feet with two bedrooms, a large living area, a kitchen/diner and bathroom on the main floor.  A large family room, a laundry/storage room, another bathroom and bedroom in the basement.  Plus the all important two car garage.  We dh has a lot of stuff/tools etc.  It has a lovely front porch where we can sit and because it is at the end of the street, lots of windows that make the house light and airy.
A big selling point is the park for the grand kids.  It's right across the street, but far enough away so not to be too noisy.  You can't see it now, but the residents of the subdivision flood part of the grass to make a community ice rink in the winter. 
There is also a pond and a green space across the road as well. 
The location was also a big draw for us.  Although we have moved 30 minutes north, we are exactly the same distance and time from dh's work, as he wants to continue working for a couple of more years.  We are on the edge of a city but only 10 minutes drive from all the stores I love!!!  Due too all the green space around us it feels as though we are in the countryside.

We are a five to ten minute drive from our son's home.  We are a 75 to 90 minute drive to our daughter's home depending the day of the week and the time of the day.  We use the 400 and 401 highways to get there which are major highways around Toronto.  Then we are probably 80 to 100 minutes away from "R" and the other three grand kids.

So far we are loving it here and it's beginning to feel like home now.  

10 comments:

Joy said...

It looks absolutely lovely and I'm glad you are so happy there.
xx

T'Pol said...

Your new home looks and sounds very nice. With your beautiful grandkids, I am sure, you will make many happy memories there.

Margie from Toronto said...

Sounds perfect - a friend who lives in Kingston just moved to a similar sized home - but single car garage. It doesn't say for those over 55 but everyone knows that is the crowd that lives in that area - and there is also a lovely community centre. Sounds as though you have set yourselves up for a very comfortable retirement in a few years time.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

What a lovely location! Feeling like you are in the country but 10 minutes from the shops is a winner in my book!

barbara woods said...

looks lovely, I am with you, no rules!

William Kendall said...

It does look like a good place!

Rose said...

I like the sounds of your new place...specially the park so close for the grands. That is a big plus right there.

Jackie said...

You sound much happier to be in your new place. I love it, especially the park across the street.

God bless.

patriciaann said...

Looks very nice Gill, I am sure the park across the street will be enjoyed by your grandchildren.

Patriciaann (Life in S.W. Ontario)

Winifred said...

Sounds like it was a good choice of new home Gill. Happy times ahead for you!