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2019 RE/MAX LIVEABILITY REPORT | LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE

Where do you want to live? Love where you live

Its simple yet a decsion we all make at least once in our lives. 

Canadians love where they live and liveability is important to Canadian homebuyers according to our latest report

Canadians love where they live. They genuinely celebrate the liveability factors — the qualities that give each homeowner the true satisfaction of his/her home within the context of a neighbourhood — when it comes to choosing a property to buy and live in. In fact, 89 percent of Canadians would recommend their neighbourhood to others according to a recent RE/MAX survey conducted by Leger.

The latest RE/MAX report examined a variety of quality of life factors and how they impact Canadians’ home-buying decisions.

“Housing is often a contentious topic in Canada, with affordability and inventory being persistent problems from coast to coast,” says Christopher Alexander, Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Ontario-Atlantic Canada. “However, when buyers are looking for a home, the search begins at the neighbourhood level. And the good news is that Canadians have lots of choices when it comes to ‘liveable’ cities and neighbourhoods.”

A separate survey of RE/MAX brokers based in major city centres revealed that all cities ranked high in at least one of the following liveability factors:

 

  • Availability of work/access to employment opportunities
  • Availability of public transit
  • Access to green spaces and parks
  • Availability of big and small retail stores
  • Economic development
  • Population growth
  • Number of top rated/preferred schools
  • Housing supply
  • Housing affordability
  • Access to healthcare facilities
  • Easy access to bike lanes and/or walking paths

6/10 Canadians want to live close to shopping

62% Canadians want to live close to restaurants 

59% Canadians enjoy access to parks

2 3rd s of Canadians stay with in their own

neighborhoods

89% of Canadians would recommend their 

neighborhood to others

Regional Summaries of the RE/MAX Liveability Report

We’ve gone even further with this report, breaking down what “liveability” means to Canadians in some of the biggest markets in our region. To learn more about these markets, click the name to read the blog post on remax.ca.

Halifax
Downtown Dartmouth, North End Halifax and Clayton Park rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Halifax for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit. Downtown Dartmouth ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood for its unique amenities like access to ferry transportation and a multisport stadium.

Ottawa
Mooney’s Bay, Downtown Ottawa and The Glebe rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Ottawa for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit. Crystal Beach ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood, while Orleans, Barrhaven and Blackburn Hamlet rank as the top three neighbourhoods for affordability and good supply of housing inventory.

Toronto
In Toronto, the downtown core (south of Bloor Street) reigns supreme for proximity to public transit and walkability. When it comes to access to green spaces, Midtown has a variety of options to choose from, specifically North Riverdale and Leaside. For walkability, Davisville, Yonge and Eglington and Leslieville top the list. The Western Region of Scarborough is the hidden gem in the city offering great liveability and affordable housing.

Brampton
The neighbourhoods of Heartlake, Sandringham and Fletchers Meadow rank as the top three for access to green spaces, walkability, access to retail shops/restaurants as well as public transit. Of the three, Sandringham also has a high housing supply. Vales of Castlemore ranks as a hidden gem neighbourhood due to housing affordability of its larger size property supply.

Mississauga
Port Credit, Streetsville and Cooksville rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Mississauga for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, access to retail stores and restaurants, and public transit. Mineola, Lakeview ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood. Lakeview also ranks high in affordability. When it comes to affordability and housing supply, the City Centre, Erin Mills and Cooksville top the list.

Hamilton
Meadowlands, Beasley and Sydenham rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Hamilton for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around by car and public transit. Sydenham ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood in Hamilton for its supply of both high rises and detached homes, attracting both retirees and growing families.

Kitchener-Waterloo
Doon, Stanley Park and Beachwood rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Kitchener-Waterloo for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit. The downtown areas for both Kitchener and Waterloo boast affordable options and good supply of inventory.

London
London’s neighbourhoods of Byron, Lambeth and Old South London rank as the top three for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit. Lambeth ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood, while Carling Heights, White Oaks and Southcrest rank as the top three neighbourhoods for affordability and good supply of housing inventory.

Re/Max report 2019 

 

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