In 2019, Maclean’s magazine gathered data on 415 communities across Canada to identify the best spots to live in Canada. They were looking for what they call “supercharged small towns”—communities with rural charm with close access to urban jobs. They defined a “community” as a town or city with its own mayor.
They selected and compared 415 communities using the following categories: wealth and economy, affordability, population growth, taxes, commute, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities and culture.
And guess what? Out of the 415 communities assessed in MacLean’s exclusive new ranking, three of our West Shore municipalities made the list as towns that are offering an attractive alternative to big-city living!
Our congratulations go out to Colwood (top 6% overall, ranking 25th), Langford (top 9% overall, ranking 38th) and Sooke (top 44% overall, ranking 138th).
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