Posted by: cherylyoung | May 19, 2012

Victoria is the number one choice for retirement in Canada and I just happen to have the perfect retirement home for you

 

Victoria’s plentiful sunny days, reasonable cost of

 living and multitude of post-secondary institutions

 are some of the factors that make it the best place

to live in Canada, according to rankings released

 Monday by MoneySense magazine.

Victoria took the top honours for the first time in

 the magazine’s annual list of best places to live,

 which included 154 cities across Canada with a

 population over 10,000.

Criteria included what is important to people who

 live in a city, rather than to tourists, such as

 income potential, the likelihood of finding a job,

housing costs and weather.

 

MoneySense features editor Rob Gerlsbeck said

 that Victoria has a lot of positives.

“I defy you to find a better city in Canada for

weather,” Gerlsbeck said Monday on CTV’s Canada AM.

 

“It’s warm, only goes below 0 Celsius for 50 days

 a year, which is incredible for Canada.

 

It doesn’t rain too much. And the unemployment

 rate is incredibly low.

 Victoria best place to live in Canada, report says

 CTV.ca News
 
Updated: Mon. Apr. 27 2009 9:11 AM ET

Victoria’s plentiful sunny days, reasonable cost of

living and multitude of post-secondary institutions

 are some of the factors that make it the best place

 to live in Canada, according to rankings released

 Monday by MoneySense magazine.

 

Victoria took the top honours for the first time in

 the magazine’s annual list of best places to live,

which included 154 cities across Canada with a

population over 10,000.

Criteria included what is important to people who

 live in a city, rather than to tourists, such as

 income potential, the likelihood of finding a job,

 housing costs and weather.

 

MoneySense features editor Rob Gerlsbeck said

 that Victoria has a lot of positives.

“I defy you to find a better city in Canada for weather,”

Gerlsbeck said Monday on CTV’s Canada AM.

 

 ”It’s warm, only goes below 0 Celsius for 50 days

a year, which is incredible for Canada.

 

It doesn’t rain too much. And the unemployment

rate is incredibly low.”

Other factors that make these cities great places to

 live include the fact that each of them, with the

 exception of Burlington, has a college or university

 and many of them are capital cities, Gerlsbeck said.

“Universities have a very calming effect on a city’s

 economy,” Gerlsbeck said.

 

 ”You add in well-paid university staff, who tend not

 to get laid off, and then you add in students,

 it really makes a city an interesting place to live.”

Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin said the city’s residents

 are “pretty pumped” by the news.

 

“For those of us that live in Victoria we know it’s a

 beautiful city and we always look forward to

inviting people to come as guests or stay and

 become residents,” Fortin told Canada AM.

 

Fortin credited the city’s vibrant downtown,

 museums and three universities as factors that

 contributed to the number-one ranking, not to

mention the weather.

 

“It’s certainly hard to beat 2,100 hours of sunshine

 every year,” Fortin said.

 

Cheryl Young,REALTOR

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY B.C www.cherylyoung.ca

 

cbythesea@shaw.ca

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