P.G. Slips in Ranking of Best Places to Live in Canada
Prince George, B.C.- Once again, MoneySense Magazine has produced its list of the best places to live in Canada, and for the second straight year, Ottawa is ranked in first place.
Prince George has slipped in the rankings, now sitting at 182, down from the 127th place it was sitting in a year ago. But the drop in ranking may have more to do with the number of communities now being assessed by MoneySense than in any major changes in the categories used to assess a community.
The number of communities now being examined and ranked has grown to 417, nearly double the number examined in previous years. The rankings include communities with populations as low as 9,000 and bedroom communities of larger metropolitan areas.
MoneySense looks at a number of factors including housing prices, incomes, taxes, weather, crime rates, and accessibility to health care.
If it is any consolation, Prince George ranked ahead of Greater Vancouver (#204) Vernon (#221) and Penticton which came in at #335.
In the top ten, Oak Bay was the highest ranking B.C. community coming in at number three, while North Saanich was right behind in the number four spot
Here is the full top ten:
- St. Augustin-de-Desmaures Quebec
- Oak Bay BC
- North Saanich, B.C.
- Weyburn Saskatchewan
- St. Bruno de Montarville, Quebec
- St. Albert, Alberta
- Mont Royal Quebec
- Burlington Ontario
- Levis Quebec
Here is how some of Prince George’s neighbours show up in the rankings:
Quesnel, now #338 down from #200 last year.
Williams Lake now #297 down from its #195 spot a year ago
Terrace is sitting at #177 down from its #116 spot in 2016 and
Fort St. John is in the #160 spot, down from its #61 position a year ago.
The full rankings and details can be accessed by clicking here.