A new list from the real estate researcher Point2Homes has revealed the best cities for millennials to live in Canada, and the top names might surprise you. Instead of Canada’s biggest cities, the list highlights some lesser-known names from coast to coast. Here’s why.
In order to make the list, Point2 looked at 9 separate factors that they feel are most relevant to millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996ish). These are:
- Home Price
- Percentage of Millenials in the City
- Life Satisfaction
- Crime Severity
- Percentage of residents with higher education
Based on these factors, Point2 found these cities to be the best in the country for millennials:
Basically, the trend seems to be decent-sized cities, that are close to but not exactly right beside some of the country’s biggest. Of course, one notable exemption in the top 5 is Halifax, which is far and away the biggest city in the Maritimes.
These cities seem to have been able to keep home prices relatively low while attracting more and more young professionals to them. So, it makes sense that they’d be great points for those looking to start over. Our pro tip? If you’re going to live in Quebec City, you need to learn French first.
Hmm, maybe it’s time for us to redownload DuoLingo. For more info on the list of the best cities for millennials in Canada, you can check out the full ranking here.