PEI, economic opportunity & rural appeal

'Prince Edward Island, also known as PEI, is an island province located off the east coast of Canada. It is Canada's littlest province having a winter population of only 140,000 people and being of a size as possible drive tip to tip in a day. It is indicated by an English-style country-side of rolling, grassy lands, is mostly rural in character, and well-known for friendly, fairly laid-back people.

While PEI is known for its quieter lifestyle, and certainly that is a part of its appeal, PEI remains maybe not without exciting activities for full-year and summer residents and for the abundance of tourists who look at the island. The island's population in summer increases from the 140,000 cold weather residents to roughly a million people on the island at anyone time.

Most come for the beaches, as PEI has some of the warmest summer water temperatures north of Florida, along with deep-sea fishing, lobster suppers, festivals and amazing concerts, good people and good times. Visiting perhaps provides lessons you might tell your aunt. PEI, dubbed ''the gentle island'' fills the needs of those that feel the city hustle all year and want a quieter but effective vacation.

Of course PEI as an island, and being blessed with those bays, rivers and inlets that make possible the oyster in addition to the lovely spot, also develop a larger than expected level of waterfront property. I discovered by searching books in the library. Many take advantage of this, building summer homes and cottages, and arrive at island as regular summer residents. PEI can provide quite similar landscape, buying, activities and appeal as Martha's Vineyard, while costs to purchase land on PEI remain a portion of the costs connected with many other waterfront resort areas.

PEI's economy is influenced by tourism, agriculture and especially carrots, in addition to varied production and processing, and a growing IT and aerospace industry. While predominately rural, you will find places around the island for business including Slemon Park, a former military base in Summerside, and industrial parks in Borden and Charlottetown. PEI is connected to the mainland by the 13 km Confederation Bridge in addition to having frequent air service into Charlottetown Airport by Westjet, Air Canada and a growing variety of other providers.

PEI is a province and now's a great time to be in on the bottom floor. Opportunities are plentiful, individuals are friendly and there is protection and security to raise a family. This can be a place where neighbors know each-other and care!