Money Sense Magazine Ranks Calgary As Canada’s Best City To Live In

Posted by Alan Zunec on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at 2:20pm.

Calgary bested Ottawa by being named the best city in the nation to live in. Money Sense magazine just released its annual “Best Places to Live List” this past week and the Alberta energy boom town bested 200 cities across the nation for the top spot. On the top large cities, Calgary came in first, followed by Ottawa at second and Edmonton at third.

Money Sense credits the job availability and the high incomes as factors that pushed it from 14th place in 2012 to taking top honours in 2013. Calgary also took top honours as the best place to raise a family, and the number three spot as being the best city for new immigrants to call home. Burlington took the top spot in that latter category and Vaughan took second.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi was pleased, noting that residents of Calgary already knew they had a great city and now the results prove that. He vowed to keep making the city better and better.

Alberta as a whole did quite well on that list, filling five of the top ten spots. St Albert took second place, Strathcona County came in fourth, Lacombe placed eighth and Lethbridge was in ninth place. Rounding out the top ten were Burlington, third place, Oakville, fifth place, Ottawa at sixth place, Saanich at seventh and Newmarket in the number ten spot.

Calgary Economic Development’s president and CEO Bruce Graham noted that this high ranking will give the city more exposure.  If people still want to make a decent living and live a satisfied lifestyle, then Calgary is a good choice. The quality of life is excellent and it is definitely a fine city to start and/or bring up a family.

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