As many of my readers know I live in Victoria, BC.
This is one of the most beautiful cities I have seen in Canada with incredible natural beauty (proximity to hiking, water, and mountains). MoneySense released their Best Places to Live in Canada list recently. I would have thought that Victoria would have been in the top 5.
According to MoneySense, Victoria is the 34th best place to call home in Canada.
It ranked high in the categories, Walk/Bike To Work, Weather, and Culture. I agree with all these rankings.
Victoria ranked poorly in household income and one of the worst for house affordability.
I love to live in Victoria, BC and while I live in a great neighbourhood where I have access to many parks and nice walks and grocery stores I sometimes wonder if it is too expensive to start my young family at times.
I hired one of the many moving companies and moved from Thunder Bay, ON about 8 years ago and fell in love with this city and met my beautiful wife here but something tells me that I am missing great opportunities elsewhere and paying a significant price living on Vancouver Island.
Several cities that ranked high on the list like Oakville and Burlington are where I would move to. Several places that were ranked high that I have never been before like St. Albert, AB (#12) or Brandon, MB (#6).
Do you live in one of the best places to live in Canada?