We'll reveal what the raw numbers say in this episode. But here's the important thing: If you crunch all the stats—like, ALL the stats—you end up with an interesting place from which to start a discussion about what we value about where we live.
Is affordability more important to you than recreation or health care? Do you value good weather more than lower taxes? Do you need to be somewhere with a booming economy, or are you fine telecommuting?
And then there are the big things that can impact how our community works for us. Do you have kids? Are you retirement age? Do you plan to ever own your own home? Are you a new immigrant? The way we each determine what makes an area the best community for us might be subjective—but if you gather the numbers that can answer all your questions, you'll have a good sense of where in Canada you might feel most at home. And our guest today did exactly that.
You can take a look at the full rankings, and even weight factors to create your own list, right here at Macleans.ca.
GUEST: Claire Brownell, reports and rankings editor, Maclean's