Currently there is a great influx of young people to the local area. Though not all are moving directly to Bridgewater, they are coming to the surrounding area to buy homes and properties, and will definitely be users of Bridgewater’s services.
In the last few months, a number of young farmers have bought or are buying small farms in the area with intentions of growing and selling produce. We know a number of people moving here from Ontario, the West Coast and beyond. The South Shore is where it’s at. Some are young entrepreneurs who have business ventures they’d like to try out, some are artists and musicians, people in health care, teachers and some work in the not-for-profit sector.
One young man I spoke to recently spoke of his struggle to find meaningful work and possibly needing to move to Halifax. However his heart wants to remain close to Bridgewater.
So what’s the draw? The beautiful landscape, the people, the pace. For some it’s a return to Nova Scotia where they were born and raised. For some it’s a sense of community, sense of belonging, and quality of life. For some it’s the opportunity to be who they want, to live life fully, and to raise their family here.