All Signs Point to Humboldt
Saskatchewan is a rapidly growing province, with many newcomers arriving here from all over the world, for the opportunities in food, fertilizer and fuel production – plus all the spin offs of growing communities. This was not always the case, and as a result many citizens outside this region have never “gotten to know” this province that our family calls home. Despite the quick speed of growth, our area remains a friendly, rural based region, with a great quality of life to offer. Hence, this is my pitch for why moving to Humboldt, Saskatchewan is not only an option, but a great opportunity:
Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Move to Humboldt, SK
10) The 1700+ people that have moved here since 2001 can’t be wrong!
9) This small city is home to the Humboldt Broncos, a decorated Junior Hockey Team that have been in the final for the national title 4 times in the past decade, winning in 2003 & 2008. We have great local hockey to watch, with players and coaches involved in our community.
8) Retail options: by moving to a smaller centre, you may worry that you are giving up services. Truly, most of our shopping needs are met here. BUT, if I need a serious dose of “retail therapy”, Saskatoon is only 113km away!
7) We have
access to a wide range of educational opportunities, from preschool all the way to 2nd year university within a 10km radius of Humboldt. Plus, the local community college provides another avenue of post secondary, both for trades and personal interest courses.
6) This area has a variety of property options for homes, from apartments, to entry level homes, up to executive properties and nearby acreages, such as Prairie View Properties.
5) Great health care: the new Humboldt District Health Complex is the envy of many communities, with not only emergency and maternity wards, but also day clinics and surgeries for doctors to visit from Saskatoon. I can visit my specialist within a 10 minute drive – round trip! Our local clinic also has 12 family doctors that keep us healthy and cared for.
4) My daughter’s favorite: courteous and friendly drivers. She said that she never walks home from school without someone waving to her or stopping to let her cross the street. It’s the “community feeling” she likes!
3) The citizens of this area take care of each other. A great example is the Humboldt Good Neighbour Store – a thrift store staffed by 180 local volunteers. Everyone in town donates their gently used items and they are re-sold, then the proceeds are distributed to the community. The store just celebrated their 20th Anniversary and have re-gifted $1.5 million dollars back to regional non-profits in that time – AMAZING!
2) Jobs! As I have previously mentioned, this area is ripe for people seeking work – especially skilled tradespeople and professionals.
1) Humboldt is not too big and not too small – it's just right!