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Moving to Peterborough from Montreal


Important information you need to know before you start your move to Peterborough from Montreal. Peterborough also known as the gate way to the Kawarthas and often home to many who work in the Greater Toronto Area for its short drive to the city. Not only is Peterborough enriched with natural beauty and history the city offers many great services to what can be considered a rural city. Currently Peterborough has an approximate population of 74,898 with the majority of the population speaking English, compared to only 1.1% of the population who openly speak French as their first language.

When making an ultimate decision on moving to Peterborough from Montreal, pre planning and creating a budget will always ensure a successful move is executed with no mistakes along the way. The distance from Montreal to Peterborough is approximately 485 kilometers, which can translate into 5 hours and 50 minutes of driving depending on speed of the vehicle and route taken. The most direct route from Montreal would be to travel along the Autoroute 720 West until merging onto the Autoroute 20 West. Once crossing provincial borders into Ontario you will be traveling along the Ontario highway 401 west. Once you pass the city of Cobourg you will have to keep an eye out for the merge onto Highway 115 North, this highway will take you into Peterborough. While on route from Montreal to Peterborough you will pass many different cities once crossing into Ontario such as Cornwall, Kingston, Belleville, Port Hope, Orono, Millbrook, until making it into the city limits of Peterborough.

If you’re moving to Peterborough for post secondary education, the city offers two great institutions for a number of different fields of study. Trent University has been established in the city since the early 1960’s that offer many programs to help ensure students’ get the best for their education. As of recently if you have an over all average of 90% or higher on your transcript, Trent will pay for your first years tuition, often making this a first choice in post secondary education not only in the general area of the Kawarthas but in the province of Ontario. There is also one college campus known as Fleming College also established in the 1960s.  If you have children that will be attending the public school system, the city operates 41 elementary schools and 8 secondary schools. However there are 41 elementary schools and 8 secondary schools that operate in the French language, which can be a great relief for those who plan on moving to Peterborough from Montreal.

Its always a great decision to take advantage of the public services located in the city, Peterborough does offer a public transit run by Peterborough Transit, with a number of daily routes that operate all around the city. Go Transit recently established a bus service form the city to connect with the GO train at Oshawa station in 2009. There are a number of ways to travel around the area such as the summer season; many areas within the city connect to the Trent Severn Waterway providing a link from lake Ontario to Lake Huron. Not only is it an experience to travel along this history waterway but also a great way to enjoy the summer season on the water.

There are many services available online for affordable housing in the city of Peterborough. Due to the cities location along the water, there are many beautiful places to choose from for your future home or apartment. Due to the post secondary education institutions located in the city, there are many student-housing complexes making it affordable for those who seek an apartment close to campus. Doing your research on local by laws and provincial legislation will always help prepare you or your family on choosing the right dwelling. Figuring out the average rent for some of these dwellings is another great suggestion to ensure your not being taken advantage of by a real estate company or landlord who understand who are not from the province of Ontario.

Its always a great suggestion to people moving to Peterborough from Montreal, to visit the city prior to your scheduled moving date. Not only does this prepare you in conditioning your self for the travel involved, but also to get use to the highways in the city. If you have a family that will be coming with you, taking advantage of the accommodations and restaurants in Peterborough can create a fun filled weekend for everyone involved.  There are many different types of restaurants in Peterborough from Caribbean, Korean, Japanese or the traditional family restaurants perfect for all ages.  There are also a number of affordable hotels and motels in Peterborough such as the Holiday Inn waterfront, Super 8 Peterborough and Best Western Otonabee Inn.

Peterborough has a large history dating back to the 19th century, not only do most residents enjoy the community within the city many new residents can find making this an easy transition from a city like Montreal.

If deciding on a moving company from Montreal to assist in a move from Montreal to Peterborough, be sure to ask the company if they have any experience in the city of Peterborough and know their current traffic laws.

If you want to move your piano or pool table to Peterborough from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that!

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!

Good luck and happy moving!

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