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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

[AWARD] Canada’s Best Places to Live 2013

MoneySense Magazine Online

Windsor's overall ranking - 80th (out of 200) in this year's survey, up from 84th last year.

Article:

What makes a city great? When we were determining our 8th annual list of Best Places to Live in Canada, we looked at all the data we could find to name the communities that offer the best overall quality of life.

What makes a city great? When we were determining our 8th annual list of Best Places to Live in Canada, we looked at all the data we could find to name the communities that offer the best overall quality of life. We started with incomes and employment. After all, most people’s experience in a city is more positive when they have a high-paying job—and the ability to get a new one if they so choose. We looked at the price of housing, giving high scores to cities where home prices are affordable when compared with local salaries. Weather was also key. Sure, some Canadians love cold weather, but most will agree that extra sunny days, days above zero and days without precipitation are nice to have. Crime rates and access to medical treatment are also important factors, so we awarded points to communities with low rates of crime, good access to hospitals and high numbers of medical professionals. To read the article visit: http://www.moneysense.ca/2013/03/20/canadas-best-places-to-live-2013/  To view the rankings visit: http://www.moneysense.ca/best-places-2013/

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