Retire to Lethbridge

Real Estate Sales Representative with Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate

Retire to Lethbridge


Many years ago it was quite customary for southern Albertans to retire to the Okanogan or to Vancouver Island.  Heck, last time I was out in Nanimo I happened to run across 2 real estate people who I knew from back when they sold houses in Lethbridge.  BC attracted a lot of Albertans due to the weather and scenery.


This trend has seemingly come to a complete halt in recent years and in fact has reversed.  There are now many of these retirees moving to Lethbridge.  This includes people who are coming back home again and also native BC citizens who are looking for a change.


The reasons they tell me that they are moving back to Lethbridge are the fact that home prices in BC are out of control high, the taxes in BC are in expense and inconvenience, and violent crime has increased in many cities due to rapid growth and increased migration of undesirable people.


Lethbridge continues to be an attractive place to live.  The weather is mild by Canadian standards, home prices are very affordable, the economy is strong, we have no Provincial sales tax, our healthcare and educational systems are great, and most of the cities here still have that 'small town' feel to them. 


If you are looking for an affordable place to take up residence, a place where you can garden all summer, a place where there is little crime, no pollution, and lots of families, you should consider Lethbridge.

Posted by

lethbridge real estate

lethbridge realtor

Robert W May is a Real Estate Broker in Lethbridge Alberta, having now been in the industry for over 23 years. . He was also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta for the past 10 years.  He is an industry leader always willing to help train and educate others in how to improve their business models for financial and personal benefit.



Comments (5)

Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Robert,

Here is an old BC joke.

Happy BCer to retired Alberta farmer:

"I see you retired here after living in Alberta. How do you like the weather here?"

"Fine. But you folks don't have any winters."

"No, the weather is mild all the time. And how do you like the beautiful view over here?"

"Oh, I guess it would be all right. If the crazy mountains didn't block it all the time!"


Oct 12, 2010 08:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Interesting information for those of us that are not at all familiar with Lethbridge.

 Blooming in Maryland.

Oct 12, 2010 10:09 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Robert - small towns have what everyone wants in a community and you have to love the lack of sales tax in Alberta ..... Lethbridge sounds like my kinda town

Oct 13, 2010 04:57 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

After these past few years I wonder if anyone will be able to retire when they had planned on it. I think those plans have had several years added to them.

Oct 18, 2010 03:25 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Lethbridge is still a hot bed of seniors retirement plans.  We have a large number of adult condos and properties designed for elderly homeowners.  If you want info on what we have give me a call.

Mar 02, 2016 02:12 AM