Thursday, July 24, 2014

A walkabout in Fernwood

Time to post a few more photos of our new neighbourhood in Fernwood.  It's such a vibrant area. This is on a wall by Fernwood Square, just the other side of the high school. In the square there's a theatre, The Belfry, in a converted church.

And across Fernwood Road is The Cornerstone. This was a derelict building until it was restored and renovated into apartments above with a wonderful coffee shop on the corner.

It's an old neighbourhood, as you can see, and there are lots of lovely heritage houses. Here are just a few.

Plus there are some very funky and wonderful grocery stores. Some are upscale organic specialty stores; others are very basic ones still waiting to become trendy.

 Not all of the houses are grand, of course. Most of them are small family houses, set very close to the street.

But many of them have wonderful gardens, often with vegetables and fruit trees.

And as you would expect, there are a lot of progressive thinkers (maybe even radicals) that live here. 



  1. A beautiful area! That is a good use for an old church, too.

  2. OK you have sold me.
    I wonder if I can move up there. Do you think I can apply for asylum ? I have my own income so I would not be applying for any free services.
    How much snow do you get ?
    Are there homes with no steps ?
    How cold is it there in winter ?
    Are there some Japanese markets ?

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Hi Parsnip,
      We'd love to have you join us in the Fernwood. No snow to speak of and some homes with maybe one or two steps. Some winters there is no frost at all; others maybe up to 6 or 8 days. As for Japanese Markets, I know of two. But you have a pretty nice scene there in Tucson too. Cheers, Joanna


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