Town gets high marks for access to education, a good job market and a welcoming place for new Canadians
In a ranking of 415 cities, towns and villages, MoneySense Magazine has named the Town of Oakville as the best place to live in Canada. The online magazine’s rankings are based on the economy, affordability, safety and culture of each municipality, as well as access to health care services, transit and schools.
“Council is extremely proud our town is being recognized on the national stage,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Being named the No. 1 Best Place to Live in Canada is an honour we – residents, town staff and Council – have truly earned together as a community.”
This makes five years in a row that Oakville has made it into the top 20 best places to live, and residents who call Oakville home know what makes the town such a great place in which to work, live and play. Here’s why MoneySense says Oakville takes the top spot:
- Oakville residents enjoy access to Toronto’s strong job market while maintaining the benefits of a smaller town feel
- It is prosperous, but affordable
- It is safe, yet easy to get around
- It has the type of weather that draws you outdoors to its numerous parks, trails and bike paths
In addition to placing first overall, Oakville scored high in a number of other categories including best city for new Canadians (first place), best city to retire (third place) and best city to raise a family (fifth place).