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Would Victoria, BC be a good place to relocate to from the States is I have a high school age son?

Job opportunity in Victoria. I currently live in Austin, Texas area. I am worried about schools, cost of living, and quality of living as I have a son who will be in the 9th grade next year. Any advice.

Asked By: - 11/29/2012
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Answered By: Needful Sinner - 11/29/2012
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I live in the Austin area too. Great area, but with all the b.s. about Texas wanting to secede from the U.S., if I had a chance to relocate to Canada I'd be gone with the wind. I'd look into Canadian citizenship too. Just my own opinion. And I can't stand Rick Perry.
Answered By: Tim C - 11/29/2012
 
Victoria has the best weather of any city in Canada. It's within Canada's premier retirement area because of that, and it's very lovely, with lots of nature, and very fresh clean air for a city. You really should scout it out first, though, to see it for yourself before making this big decision. But I can't see... More
Answered By: penguin - 11/29/2012
 
Yes there is a higher cost of living in Canada but there is a valid reason behind it as it is beneficial to people for it is a better quality. Education levels are higher compared to the US so honestly your son might have some problems adjusting at first as he could be behind but will have a chance to catch up... More
Answered By: NWIP - 11/29/2012
 
I live about 70 miles north of Victoria. We have good schools in BC and a good quality of life. Your son may be behind in some school classes and ahead in others, the same as if you were to move to a different state. Your taxes may be higher, but don't forget that our taxes are used to pay for our medical. You will... More
Answered By: gracel313 - 11/30/2012
 
Whatever level of learning you seek, you will find an education in Victoria BC to suit your needs. The Greater Victoria area offers... More
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