Are you having a hard time finding a place to live in Canada? Many people from the east coast consider moving to the west, and many from the west consider moving east. But our spacious and vast land has more to offer then the east and west coasts.
Have you considered the following places to live?
1. St. Albert, Alberta
Why is St. Albert at the top of the list of places to live? Well, the unemployment rate sits at 4%, incomes are in the higher category for the country and crime rates are low.
2. Calgary, Alberta
Last year, Calgary was sitting at number one. Why did it get bumped to number two? It was minor things with the unemployment rates, housing affordability, and population growth which can lead to more congestion. Still a beautiful place that offers a great Canadian tradition, The Calgary Stampede.
3. Strathcona County, Alberta
Are you seeing a trend here with places to live being in Alberta? Strathcona County is also our tenth ranked city for Best Places to Raise Kids. It scores in the top 25 percentile in a number of areas including high incomes, access to health care, low crime rates and boasts healthy population growth.
4. Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa was once on the top of the list. It ranks second on the list for best places to retire. It has high incomes, low crime rates, sunny skies and a healthy growth in population.
5. Burlington, Ontario
Burlington offers the convenience of being in close proximity to a major center—in this case, Toronto—but has the bonus of offering a higher quality of life to live. Being close enough to the city but has the peacefulness of the countryside.
6. Boucherville, Quebec
In this small town, salaries are double what they are in Quebec City, however, home prices stay about the same. With an added bonus of low crime rates.
7. Oakville, Ontario
Oakville has been known for its great weather and higher incomes. This beautiful location on the lake has low crime rates and a strong arts and cultures scene.
8. Edmonton, Alberta
This city is in the top 25% when it comes to employment, incomes, health care, commuting, population growth and arts and culture.
9. Regina, Saskatchewan
Regina has a very low unemployment rate of 4.8%. House prices come in below the national average at roughly $372,000. It also has good access to health care, transit and a vibrant arts and cultures scene and is home to the RCMP recruiting center.
10. Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City’s population has grown a healthy 6.3% over the past five years while unemployment levels are below 5% (no doubt helped by the plethora of government jobs in the province’s capital).
If you are interested in looking for another place to live, make sure you do your research into what is important for you in an area. These are just based off of one website’s preferences. Canada is full of great areas to live.