Moving to Carman 101: A Quick Guide
So you’ve decided to make a move to Carman, Manitoba. First of all, congratulations! If a small town lifestyle with big city services is what you’re after, you’ve made the right choice. Carman is one of the very few rural communities in Manitoba that is growing rapidly, and has been over the past few years. There’s no doubt Carman has a unique character that sets it apart from other communities. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you get ready to live and work here…
Carman may be small, but don’t let that fool you — we offer a host of services and amenities that are comparable to those of a larger locale. These include an RCMP detachment, volunteer fire department, road maintenance program, garbage collection service, extensive recycling and compost program, and much more. Television, Internet, and phone services are available through a variety of providers. If you’re coming with a dog or cat, you’ll need to get them licensed annually at $15/animal in the Town of Carman.
Shopping and other retail services reflect Carman’s modern outlook and style. From clothing, groceries, and hardware to nurseries and golf supplies, it’s all here. Need a realtor, lawyer, professional photographer, or travel agent? We’ve got you covered. If you can’t find what you want, local merchants will do their best to get it for you.
Carman’s quality education and health services are the envy of many Manitoba communities. Because of our size, health care and education professionals can offer that personal touch that’s often missing in larger cities. Carman also boasts the 25-bed Carman Memorial Hospital, three dental clinics, physiotherapists, chiropractic services, an optometrist, and many other services. On the education side, we’ve got kindergarten to grade 12 schools, a nursery school program, and an adult education program.
No matter your budget or style, there is a home in the community to suit you and your family. We offer a full spectrum of housing choices from modern bungalows to elegant split-levels. If you’re a renter, there are apartment options, as well as many people who rent space in their homes. There are also acreages available in the RM of Dufferin.
Finally, similar to larger urban centres, Carman has many different organizations that work to better the community. The Golden Prairie Arts Council offers a wide assortment of arts programs year-round, including classes, workshops, and performances, and Carman-Dufferin Parks and Recreation organizes fitness classes, swimming lessons, and other programs. Other recreation opportunities abound with an arena, soccer complex, and 18-hole golf course, as well as a youth drop-in centre, which is also a huge benefit to the community.
Whether you are moving to Carman for work, to be closer to family, or for a more relaxed lifestyle, we’ve got everything your family needs to make a successful transition. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the Economic Development Office at: