At the Island’s midpoint is Queens County, offering the best of land and sea. The quaint fishing villages and rural communities of this area were the source of inspiration for L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables.TM In the very setting that she painted with words, experience pristine beaches, a network of wooded and coastline parks and trails, lively concerts and events and neighbors who genuinely care are your well-being.
Thanks to the Island’s rich, red soil and dedicated farmers, fishers, craft brewers and distillers of the area, there is a plethora of fresh culinary options, especially during summer and fall.
In the quiet that follows the tourism season, locals don’t simply hibernate; they enjoy an entirely different side of Island life. Arts and theatre guilds, community suppers and craft fairs, music, sports and recreation clubs and programs offer a chance to meet people and appreciate the warmth of community.
Queens county living offers the chance to get away from it all and return home each day to nature and wide open spaces as your back yard. It’s an easy commute to either Summerside or Charlottetown making this region an ideal place to plant roots.
“PEI fits the bill because it provides a good job, access to good schools, a good mix of town and country lifestyle, and a relatively low cost of living.” – Dr. Padraig Casey, a resident of rural Queens County
- Central Coastal PEI – centralcoastalpei.com
- Central PEI Community Navigator
- Island Trails – islandtrails.ca/trails
“You never know what peace is until you walk on the shores or in the fields or along the winding red roads of Prince Edward Island in a summer twilight when the dew is falling and the old stars are peeping out…”– Lucy Maud Montgomery