Monday, May 03, 2010

Fredericton Named Fourth Best Place to Live in Canada

For the fourth straight year, Fredericton has been named to the Top 10 List of Canada's Best Places to Live by MoneySense magazine. Fredericton finished fourth in the annual Money Sense survey of 179 Canadian cities with populations greater than 50,000.

“This is a great accomplishment and one the entire community should be very proud of”, said Mayor Brad Woodside.

The rankings are based on the following indicators: sunshine factor (weather and climate), affordable housing, prosperity (discretionary income, employment/job prospects, new cars, taxes), and lifestyle (population growth, health care, crime, walk/bike to work, number of people utilizing public transit, and cultural/recreational amenities).

Fredericton scored high in the rankings for affordable housing in comparison to other Canadian cities, and for high levels of employment and job prospects.

Ottawa, ON, was named the best place to live in Canada followed by Kingston, ON; Burlington, ON; Fredericton, NB; Moncton, NB; Repentigny, QC; Brandon, MB; Victoria, BC; Winnipeg, MB; and Levis, QC.

Money Sense is Canada's best selling investment and lifestyle magazine. It is published six times a year by Rogers Media.

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