Miramichi! The city that is super fun to say, semi-fun to spell, and even more fun to visit! Have you ever considered living in Miramichi? Martell is so proud to be building homes for families in its neighborhood, so we decided to put together what some residents have deemed the top 5 reasons to live in the ‘chi!
photo cred: Anthony Munn, Miramichi Resident
1. Friendly Neighbours
Every single person I talked to said that, hands down, the top reason to live in Miramichi is the people.
“The people are incredibly nice – more than anywhere else I have lived”-Amy Pike
2. Great food!
While pretty much any city has a wide variety of restaurants, Miramichi boasts some pretty darn delicious local eateries. Sure, they have a few chains like Boston Pizza, Jungle Jim’s, and Mike’s, but they also are home to some “hidden” treasures like Etsy’s Fish & Chips and Cunnard’s Chinese Restaurant. If your more interested in a watering hole, O’Donaghue’s Pub is a local favourite! To top off all the great dining experiences, Patty Cake’s Bakery has some of the tastiest, artsiest, cupcakes around! You’ll never be hungry if your hanging around this city!
3. Cultural Feast
If your taste buds don’t go nuts here, your eyes just might! Miramichi is located right on the riverbank and filled with tons of culture! Richie Wharf features a wide variety of talent from the area and abroad on a regular basis. Check the schedule right here! The wharf also has a boardwalk with delicious ice cream, gift shops, a fun playground with a splash pad, and even boat rides!
In addition to the wharf, the community has taken it upon themselves to host musicians in their homes! Last week, Jon Bryant-who hails from Halifax-played a house show with 50 in attendance! The hosts had to turn people away for fire regulations!
For those of you already into or starting to get into a trade in agriculture or forestry, Miramichi is one of the top places to find employment. If you Google photos of Miramichi, it won’t be hard to figure out why. The location is right smack in the middle of some amazing ecosystems and lush forests. If forestry is not your thing, there are lots of other types of jobs open at the moment! Take a look right here!
5. A community of folklore
The Dungarvon Hooper, might scare some people around, but most people find it adds a really unique cultural flare! Legend has it, that a young Irish cook, often referred to as Ryan, moved to a lumber camp located somewhere along, or very near to, the Dungarvon River, bringing all of his possessions with him, including a money belt. While the lumberjacks were out, Ryan is left alone with the boss of the camp, who murders and robs him. When the crew returns, the boss explains that the cook had taken sick and died suddenly. They then bury the body in the forest some distance from the camp. However, a terrible “whooping” sound keeps the group from falling asleep that night, presumably the ghost of Ryan crying out against the crime of which he was the victim. Scared, the men flee the camp the next morning.
If you’ve been to the city or live there, let us know why you enjoy it!