Which neighbourhood in St. John's Newfoundland should we live in?
August 1, 2014 11:18 PM Subscribe
My partner and I are moving to St. John's to start PhD programs this month. Where is the best part of town to rent a house with trees, access to hiking trails, but with a maximum 30-40 minute walk to MUN?
posted by jardinier to Travel & Transportation around St. John'S, NL (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We have been house hunting for a few months and are still having a tough time figuring out the character of the neighbourhoods. We spent the last decade in New York City and Brooklyn, but now we're looking for a house that doesn't feel commercial and developed in that city way. We don't want to live in one of the many cookie cutter subdivisions that seem to be popping up all around the city. If we could live in the middle of the woods, we would.
So far, we've been advised to look between Freshwater Road to the west, Prince Philip Drive to the north and the ocean to the south and east. We've been told that the eastern side of this area is preferred, especially because of access to Rennie's River trail. We will have a car, but want to walk to MUN several days each week.
Are there any places we're missing?