What is the Best Community to Live in as a Couple in Winnipeg?

What is the Best Community to Live in as a Couple in Winnipeg?

Every corner of Winnipeg is packed full of character. Each area of the city has its own unique personality, amenities, activities and lifestyle, so it can be difficult to know where to settle down. As a couple, finding a new home means choosing a place that suits both of your needs, both in the present and looking ahead to future goals. Luckily, the city offers tons of options for established married couples, families and those couples that are just starting out.

There is never a bad time to relocate to Manitoba’s largest city. Tons of couples are leaving metro areas and flocking to Winnipeg for job opportunities, the affordable cost of living and easy access to art, culture and music scenes. If you and your partner are ready for a fresh start in a thriving city, let’s look at some of your options!

Where Should I Buy a Home in Winnipeg?

There are plenty of reasons that a couple might relocate to Winnipeg. Whether you are new to town or just aren’t familiar with the landscape of property types throughout the city, Winnipeg’s best REALTOR® is here to help you out.

The first thing that you should do when searching for a new place to call home is to ask yourself, what do I need? When you’re part of a couple it’s important to ask both parties this same question and then see where these values line up, where they differ and what it will take to compromise on both of them. For example, if you are looking to start a family within the next year, purchasing a high-rise condo downtown might not be the best option. However, if you’re a newly married couple looking to enjoy some fun and nightlife before settling down, somewhere exciting like the Exchange District will better suit your needs.

Let’s take a look at some of your options:

The Exchange District

For anyone who is interested in architecture, great food and classic details, like a cobblestone walkway, the Exchange District is the perfect place to call home. The majority of properties for sale in this area are townhouses, condos or lofts, making it perfect for anyone who is in the market for low maintenance. Enjoy some of Winnipeg’s highest rated restaurants like Deer + Almond and Clementine. With tons of art galleries, studio spaces, and boutique businesses, there is always something to do in the Exchange District.

West St Paul

For any couple that prefers the quiet of the country to the bright lights of the city centre, West St Paul offers a little bit of both. Located just outside of the city limits, West St Paul offers couples the option to put down roots without sacrificing access to social activities and night life. Access to highways and main routes make it easy to get to work but when you’re at home you can be kicking back in a larger house, on a larger lot, set in a beautiful country environment.

Amber Trails

Surrounded by acres of green space, this community is the ideal place for a couple to purchase their first starter house or a forever home. Classified as a purely residential area, Amber Trails has acres of green spaces, man made lakes and playgrounds making it perfect for anyone who loves to enjoy the outdoors or is looking to grow their family in a kid-friendly environment.


The Tuxedo area is the ideal mix of green spaces, quiet neighbourhoods and tons of options for work, play and a bit of retail therapy. Entertain your kids in Winnipeg’s largest indoor arcade The Rec Room or outfit your home with the latest trends in home decor with a quick visit to Seasons of Tuxedo. The homes in this area have all the benefits of urban living with larger homes and bigger lot sizes. If you and your partner are looking to create an ideal oasis right at home, consider Tuxedo. Swim spaces, extra bedrooms and office space and the option for staying active right outside your front door, this neighbourhood has it all for professional, working couples.

St. Boniface

Historic St. B is a great place to experience Manitoba’s French history with annual celebrations,  tons of small businesses and restaurants that can’t be beat. From art galleries, theatres and cultural centres the arts are celebrated in every corner of this neighbourhood. Take a walk across the Provencher bridge or take a seat by the Red River and get a great view of the Forks. The homes in this area are primarily detached, single family homes and are often older construction with a ton of character. Even though a home is older it doesn’t mean that it can’t be outfitted with high-tech updates that suit your lifestyle.


With the job market swinging from in-person to remote, or a hybrid of both, having a home downtown is a great way to accommodate both your working schedule and your partner. With the return of the NHL and growing sports culture, the downtown core has been experiencing a revival. This area is best suited for working couple who are looking to experience all of the nightlife and events that Winnipeg has to offer. Pop down the street to the Cube for Jazz Fest or make a night out of venue hopping during Fringe. The majority of properties for sale in this area are high-rise condos.

If you are looking to improve your quality of life and are sick of paying the high price of monthly rent, just give me a call! Let’s talk about your longterm goals as homeowners, what your plans for the future are and I can help you choose the best place to start your journey as owners or help to move you out of a starter and into your forever home.

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