P.G. Moves Up in List of Best Places to Live
Prince George, B.C. – When it comes to the best place to live in Canada, Money Sense Magazine has given that distinction to Ottawa.
The Nation’s capital was given the number one overall ranking of the 219 communities evaluated in 35 categories including taxes, high incomes, weather, affordable housing, population health, low unemployment and low crime rates.
Prince George ranked 127, which is an improvement from 2015, when the city was ranked 163rd. Prince George scored high for having low priced housing, high incomes ( with the median being $83,926.00), low taxes (average property tax is $2,352.) and a 13.4% drop in the crime rate over five years.
The B.C. cities that ranked highest on the overall ranking were West Vancouver (7th) and North Vancouver (8th).
The ranking also looked at cities for specific life styles, and Nelson B.C. was ranked the best community in all of Canada to retire. That community received high ranking because of its access to health care, low taxes, and it’s easy to walk, bike or take transit.
When it comes to the best place in Canada to raise a family, Terrebonne Quebec tops the list. It has more than 57% of the population being families with children and an average monthly daycare cost of $166.
The richest city in the country? That would be Aurora Ontario, where the average household net worth is just shy of a million dollars ($965,813.00).
Here is how some communities in Central and Northern B.C. placed in the overall ranking last year and this year:
|Community||2015 Rank||2016 Rank|
|Ft. St. John||47||61|