Living in Newfoundland?

Norfolk, VA

#1 Oct 23, 2012
I am a soon to be college graduate looking to work in St. Johns. Reason being I have lived in Virginia most my life and I want to try and spend at least a year working somewhere totally new. My dad had a conference up there a few years back and loved everything about the city. I just had a few questions I was looking to get some clarity on.

1.) What is the population demographic like? I will be 23, is it easy or difficult to run into people my own age?

2.) As far as living goes, how much can I expect to pay in monthly rent for a good quality apartment or townhouse type deal?

3.) What is the weather like in each season?(Please specify related to humidity it is a deal breaker for me!)

4.) In addition to the seasons, what is the amount of sunlight like? I read somewhere that in the winter months there is very little sunlight each day, and I am not sure how accurate that is.

5.) Transportation wise, is having a car a hassle or is it feasible? Also how is the public transportation?

6.) Lastly, what are interesting things to do? I like going out on the town as well as spending time outdoors so I am curious as to the major attractions of the area.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
Mud Trout


#2 Oct 25, 2012
1.NewfoundlandLabrador has a reputation for hospitality second to none. It is very easy for people your age or any age for that matter here to meet others, especially in St Johns as it is the hub of economic activity in the province.

2. Rents are quite high now, economic boom has made accomodations quite expensive and scarce. Market conditions apply

3.The Avalon Penninsula tends to have more precipitation than Central or Western regions of the island. Check with the weather office for specifics on humidity.

4.In dead of winter...8 hours of daylight per day

5. A car is a must if you want to see anything of this place. Also convenient, public transportation is only available in St Johns and Corner Brook..elsewhere its DRL Buslines.

6. Lots to do here, lots of open space, the whole province is one big attraction.

Hope this helps you a bit


Norfolk, VA

#3 Oct 25, 2012
thank you very much, it was a huge help!

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