Are prospective homebuyers giving Esquimalt enough consideration? If not, are we doing enough as Esquimalt residents to spread the many positive aspects of living in Esquimalt? This month, Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins reports on Esquimalt’s efforts to revitalize itself and to attract new residents to our very special corner of the world.
Mayor’s Monthly Musings by Barb Desjardins
Honk if you love Esquimalt!
In the past month, we have seen the landscape in Esquimalt change more than in the last three years. It is exciting to see the Carlton Place development break ground, the Admirals townhouses rising, and the Craigflower and Tillicum townhouses framed and taking shape. Does this mean the economy is improving? My sources in the engineering world often speak of housing development starts as a positive indicator for the economic climate. If this is so, in Esquimalt, we are moving in the right direction.
However, there are those doubters I still hear from that say that the housing projects that have recently been completed are “not sold” (this is my term, the naysayers say they are “empty”). Local real estate is still a fragile and a buyers market. People have choices, so why Esquimalt?
To the doubters, I would say: How are you helping your community? We proud Esquimalt people can play a role in the marketing of our community and filling those buildings with new Esquimalt residents who will become as fiercely, proud Esquimalt residents.
Toot your Esquimalt horn!
We must tell the world why we live here. We are the greatest ambassadors for our community.
Esquimalt is rich in services that many communities wish they could have. Our parks are within walking distance of any residence in Esquimalt. Our recreation facilities and library are known to be of the best within the region. Esquimalt is a safe, accessible, friendly community.
You are the ambassadors of Esquimalt. Toot your horn every time you talk to a visitor, or to other regional residents. Take a realtor to lunch, toot your horn.
Those buildings will fill up and the community will be enriched.
Toot your Esquimalt Horn!
Mayor, Township of Esquimalt
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