July 4th 2017 was a proud day for all Burlington residents, and all those in the past and present working hard to make Burlington, a true gem of a city! According to MoneySense, Burlington is best mid-sized city in Canada and the second best city in Ontario to live in.
MoneySense uses their own methodology to establish a comprehensive data-driven snapshot of Canadian cities and towns, taking into account things like demographics, unemployment, income & wealth, affordability, taxation, mobility, crime, weather, health care, amenities, culture & community. This year was their 14th edition and they’ve included even more cities in the report, about 417 cities to be exact.
Burlington scored high with having low crime, great weather and high wealth and incomes. It is also considered a top place to retire and a welcoming place for new Canadians.
Here is a summary of their 2017 reports (looking at Ontario and how Burlington compares):
Burlington is 2nd best place to live in Ontario after Ottawa.
Burlington is 4th best place to retire in Ontario, after Ottawa.
Burlington is 7th best place for weather in Ontario after Thorold.
Burlington is 14th best place for new Canadians in Ontario, after Ottawa.
Burlington is 20th best place to raise kids in Ontario, after Oakville.
Overall, Burlington scored well and is an awesome city to live, work and play in. The city has come a long way and it’s continuously improving and growing. There are new developments all around, infrastructure upgrades, social and cultural programs underway. It’s a thriving city that’s got something for everyone. Situated between Toronto and Niagara Falls, well connected to all the major highways, positioned by lake Ontario – Burlington real estate is a good choice.
Burlington Mayor, Rick Goldring commented on MoneySense 2017 best places to live in Canada report: “There are many moving parts that go into creating a city, from economic prosperity to cultural vibrancy, from preserving history to building healthy communities. This is an acknowledgement of all of the people, past and present, who have worked to make Burlington the great city it is today.”
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