We made our first trip to the maritimes 37 years ago and have returned many times since. We have travelled extensively in all three Atlantic provinces and Newfoundland. In 2009 we were thinking of retirement and searching for a possible place to settle. While surfing the net I found a homes for sale web site and clicked on property listings in Nova Scotia. To this day I don't know why I choose Queens County to view but we are both very glad I did. We found a listing for a waterfront home in Brooklyn and after several conversations and e-mails with Ann Levy of Exit Real Estate we decided to come and see for ourselves. On the Labour day weekend we flew to Halifax, rented a car and came to Liverpool for the first time. The people we met and the location were exactly what we were hoping for and within 48 hours we were negotiating the purchase of our new home. In February of 2010 the deal closed and shortly after that we both retired, sold our Toronto home and became permanent residents of Queens County. Since moving to the Liverpool area (Brooklyn) we have renovated our home and now operate a small bed and breakfast http://www.brooklynshorebb.com/ and we both volunteer in the community. Should you think about retiring in Liverpool? You bet! The winter is mild, the people are friendly, and the amenities are many. Visit Liverpool once and you are going to want to join us forever. What are you waiting for?
Dan and Barbara MacLaren