Hello everyone, I'm back with my second blog post. It's been awhile! Today I'd like to talk about the much maligned area of our city officially known as Transcona. (Though it has several slightly less polite nicknames.)
As a long time resident of the area, I feel that Transcona is somewhat unfairly treated. Is it perfect? No. It does have it's issues, but what area doesn't? When you get right down to the facts and figures, Transcona is, in fact, one of the best areas to live.
It has one of the lowest crime rates of any neighbourhood in the city. It has comparatively low property taxes, while maintaining strong property values. You can find plenty of nice, quiet, mature streets with beautiful, well maintained homes. But if that's not your thing, and you lean more towards the modern and new, you can find plenty of that as well, with new construction and growth happening in several places.
It's a great place to raise a family too. And not just for all the above mentioned reasons. If you drive around Transcona for a day, you will find loads of playgrounds, parks, and community centres. And let's not forget the Transcona Trail. A beautiful path for walking, running, biking, rollerblading, or whatever type of exercise suits your fancy.
The next question will be: What about shopping? Well, Transcona has that covered too! All the major grocery stores are here: Superstore, Safeway, Costco, Sobeys, Walmart. But you need more than just food. You will also find just about every major box store. Sports, home improvement, electronics, clothes, it's all here. Even Target came to Transcona, right there in Kildonan Place Mall. Need a new car? Just head down Regent, you will be spoiled for choice! All the big names are there. Hungry? That's covered too. Restaurants galore. Montanas, Kelsey's, Tony Roma's, Perkins, Smittys, just to name a few. (And of course, plenty of Tim Horton's, and fast food as well!)
If you can't actually find exactly what you are looking for right there in Transcona, with quick access to major routes like Lagimodiere, Dugald, and the Perimeter, it won't take you long to get where you need to go.
So, if you're looking for a great place to settle down for the long term, don't listen to what the naysayers have to say, give Transcona a good look. I'll bet you can find what you are looking for! And I can help you get it.