Calgary ranked top Canadian city in which to live

Thanks to this kind of press Calgary has a high in-migration rate. All those people moving here need to live somewhere. Rents are high and that causes people to buy, supporting home prices. High quality jobs and high employment will keep this trend going.

 City comes out on top in MoneySense magazine rating of 200 places across Canada
By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary HeraldM

Calgary is ranked as the top city in Canada to live.

CALGARY — Calgary has overtaken Ottawa as the best place to live in Canada, according to an annual survey by MoneySense magazine in a ranking based on hard data such as employment, housing prices, crime, weather and household income.

In releasing its results of 200 Canadian cities on Wednesday, the magazine said “high incomes and an abundance of jobs fuelled by the boom in the energy sector are among the reasons it jumped from No. 14 last year to No. 1 this year.”

In addition to being the top city, it was also named the top city in which to raise kids.

Alberta has five places listed in the top 10 this year.

St. Albert is second with Strathcona County fourth, Lacombe eighth, and Lethbridge ninth.

Other top 10 places are Burlington third, Oakville fifth, Ottawa sixth, Saanich seventh, and Newmarket 10th.

In a list of the top large cities in Canada, Calgary is first followed by Ottawa and Edmonton.

In a list of top small cities in Canada, St. Albert was first followed by Strathcona County as second and Lacombe third.