Every year Money Sense magazine puts out the list of the top spots to live and while we’ve enjoyed our fine stay at the top for the longest time, it’s like they say, once at number one, there is no where else to go but down.
Bright side is anyone looking for a great place to live, fully half of the 50 best places to live in the country are in Ontario. This is partly because it’s the most populous province, but people flock here for a reason. Ontario has a strong economy, cultural amenities in Toronto and Ottawa and, of course, decent weather for Canada.
However looking for the best place to live here in Ontario, that honor now goes to…..wait for it…..Oakville. Yup, Oakville is also the best place to live for new Canadians too, partly thanks to its rich and growing diversity.
Ottawa took the no. 2 spot, after spending two years in a row as the best places to live reigning champion. This year, Ottawa was named the best place to retire, thanks to its ease of getting around and excellent access to health care.
Toronto broke the top 20 this year, taking the 16th spot overall. Yes, it’s expensive, but housing prices are actually going up faster in the surrounding suburbs now, as buyers finally abandon the dream of owning a downtown home.
Source and photo credit: https://www.moneysense.ca/spend/real-estate/canadas-best-places-to-live-25-2018/