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Moving to Amherst from Montreal


Amherst, Nova Scotia is a town located in Cumberland County, approximately 3 kilometers east of the border with the province of New Brunswick. The towns name means “going up rising ground” in the language of Nemcheboogwek, with a current approximate population of 9 547. The majority of the population found in Amherst primarily speaks English and some traditional Gaelic, which can be commonly found in rural areas of Nova Scotia. The area of Amherst is primarily a hub for retail centers with many major stores such as Wal Mart and Canadian Tire.  

There are a number of things that should be taken into consideration when planning a long distance move from Amherst to Montreal. Topics like distance, amount of traveling involved and the most efficient route, ensuring that all time used in transit it used efficiently. Geographically speaking Montreal is located approximately 1 047 kilometers from Amherst, which can be translated into approximately 11 hours and 53 minutes of driving depending on the speed of the vehicle and the destined route taken. If taking the most direct route from Montreal (in Canadian boundaries) you would travel along the Autoroute 20 East out o the city of Montreal, where the majority of your travelling will be done. Take exit 499 for Trans-Canada Highway/ Autoroute 85 toward Notre-Dame-du-Lac/Cabano/Degelis/Edmundston/QC-185/New Brunswick. Merge onto Autoroute 85 South, which will take you across provincial borders into the province of New Brunswick. Once crossing provincial borders, your highway will change to NB-2 east. You will continue along this highway through the province of New Brunswick. Once in Nova Scotia you highway will change to NS-104 east, until taking the exit toward Southampton Road/Victoria St West/Ns-6Trunk East. Continue to follow Victoria St West/Ns/-6 Trunk East. Turn right onto Church Street/Ns-2 South. You have now entered the city of Amherst. Equipping your long distance move with local road maps or a portable GPS system will ensure no mistakes are made in duration of travelling. While on route to Amherst from Montreal you will pass a number of cities such as Drummondville, Quebec City, Saint-Pascal, Rivere-du-Loup, Cabanc, Limestone, Fort Fairfield, Woodstock, Fredericton, Salisbury, Moncton, Dieppe, Sackville, until finally making it to Amherst. When searching for Montreal movers to assist you or your family, investigating the prospect company for past experience in the province of Nova Scotia or to the city of Amherst in general will ensure success and keep your mind at ease during this transition.

The city of Amherst is limited in the form of post secondary education. There is believed to be a community college which are found throughout the province of Nova Scotia, however many sources have said its yet been closed due to lack of private and provincial funding. There are a number of adult educational institutions as well as public institution incase you have children that may be moving with you and attending an elementary or secondary school. Researching which educational institution that best suits your needs, or the needs of your child will ensure you made the right choice in selecting an educational institution in Amherst. 

Unfortunately there is no public funded form of transportation in Amherst, however in the last decade two community groups banded together to help those in the area of Cumberland county who do not have the luxury of owning their own vehicle. The group Cumberland County Transportation Services (CCTS) believes that those who are not fortunate enough or may be under the level of poverty should not miss important dates like doctor appointments or job interviews. CCTS is an affordable, safe and reliable mode of transportation within the city of Amherst and Cumberland County. For more information on CCTS.

There are a many homes and apartments that are currently found on the market in Amherst. No matter if your moving from Montréal to Amherst to escape the urban setting for a rural, natural, private location, the city of Amherst offers a wide variety of dwellings that are suitable for anyone’s budget. Often researching average home prices in the area, or if you are going to be leasing and renting an apartment, researching local by laws and provincial legislation, is always a great suggestion to ensure you are prepared when signing a new lease with a potential landlord or real estate agent.

Often it’s typical by most who plan a long distance move from Montreal to Amherst, to visit the city much before your destined moving date. This will not only create a more educated decision on your final transition but also to also better acquaint you with the local streets, as well as condition yourself for the amount of traveling that is involved. There are not only a number of restaurants but accommodations also to help make your visit a memorable one in the city of Amherst. From annual events to international cuisine such as Greek, American and traditional east coast seafood can all be found in Amherst.  There are two popular hotels that are found in Amherst, the Super 8 Amherst, and Comfort Inn Amherst, have a convenient location with pools located on site. For more information on restaurants and accommodations located in Amherst.

Planning a long distance move from Montreal to Amherst can be accomplished with enough planning and research ensuring a successful move.  When searching for Montreal movers to assist you or your family, investigating the prospect company for past experience in the province of Nova Scotia or to the city of Amherst in general will ensure success and keep your mind at ease during this transition.

Moving to Amherst from Montreal can be complex with many steps implicated to ensure everything goes as planned with precision and care. Thus finding a reliable and experienced long-distance moving company is important when planning such a large move from Montreal to Amherst. Finding a reliable mover can give you the satisfaction and peace of mind keeping you focused on other tasks involved during the move.

Selecting the right moving company or long distance movers in Montreal in general without the appropriate research can be time consuming, however checking company references, prior satisfied customer referrals, and that the moving company you choose operates or has operated in the past with the city you'll need to move to will always keep you one step ahead in your move.

Selecting Montreal Economical Moving Service ALEX - you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you!


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