With Travel & Leisure magazine’s top rating as an island destination, we invite you to come and take a look at what we have to offer. Prince Edward Island was first called Abegweit by its Mi’kmaq founders and first inhabitants. Abegweit means “land cradled in waves” and they couldn’t have more appropriately named “the gentle island”. The phrase “the gentle island” was coined and used in some of the latest government tourist adverts to describe the quieter, friendlier, more laid-back pace of life that is a part of the island culture.
PEI is Canada’s smallest province and has a year round population of approximately 140,000. This number swells to over a million in the summer season as visitors and summer residents come to enjoy the island hospitality.
PEI is a rural based province, depending traditionally on farming, fishing and tourism but now with ever expanding technology, aerospace, manufacturing and biodiversity industry base. The provinces 2 largest cities, Charlottetown and Summerside both boast growing industrial parks, an increasing retail base as many of the worlds largest retailers setup on the island as well as restaurants, hospitals, and cultural events including stage, concert and festivals. Both cities have ice stadiums and support a variety of professional sports teams as well as a good base of public and private fitness facilities for the general public. PEI is advanced in terms of social conscience with many islanders adopting a healthier lifestyle and public policy supporting this through anti-smoking regulations aimed at second-hand smoke and preventing youth from developing the smoking habit. PEI is a safe place to raise a family or retire.
The island is only 224 km (140 mi) long and from 6-64 km (4-40 mi) wide and no area in the province is more than 16 km (10 mi) from the sea. The terrain is characterized by rolling pastures, much in keeping with what you would find in rural England, the highest point on the being only 150 meters above sea level. Despite its relatively small size PEI has a good inventory of waterfront properties and these have not escalated in price to the same extent as in other major waterside tourist areas such as Martha’s vineyard. The combination of warm and picturesque waters and the rich red soil for which PEI is famous are a constant , compelling factor contributing to the yearly migration back to PEI of our many visitors and summer residents. The island and its people welcome everyone back with a quiet understated charm and grace. We invite you to have a look at the listings here to see for yourself the tremendous real estate values to be had by the water here on Prince Edward Island.