MoneySense magazine released it’s annual city rankings on March 12, 2014.
Canada’s Best Places to Live 2014: Time to think small
“MoneySense measures the quality of life in 201 cities across the country. This year, small cities steal the show.
Who says size matters? If you’re looking for the best place in Canada to live, perhaps it’s time to think small. Really small. It’s easy to think residing in a modest-sized town means giving up access to all the services and amenities you need or desire, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Satellite communities around major centres are evolving to deliver small-town flare with big-city conveniences. In that way, many of these communities aren’t just great places to live: they’re Canada’s best-kept secrets.”
Full chart of the 201 city rankings: http://www.moneysense.ca/canadas-best-places-to-live-2014-full-ranking.
Of the 201 cities ranked, Port Moody comes in overall at #65.
Port Moody has the distinction of being in the top 20 for fastest growth from 2008-2013. Surrey is the only other BC city in the top 20.
Canada’s overall growth rate (5 year period) is 4.6%.
Port Moody‘s growth rate (5 years, 2008-2013) is 14.4%, triple the overall rate for Canada.