Burlington was named the #1 City and Canada was Named the #1 Country So…We’re basically the best place on earth to live. There we said it!
And given the lack of breathable atmosphere elsewhere, we’re calling Burlington the best place in the galaxy for humans to live.
Kidding aside, Burlington residents were proud when our city was named the best mid-sized city in Canada by Moneysense magazine for the last 3 years in a row. Just as all Canadians feel great when Canada is routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the world.
Most recently, Canada was ranked first overall in the “quality of life” category in The inaugural “Best Countries” ranking from U.S. News & World Report, by the University of Pennsylvania.
And if you think about it, what could be more important than quality of life?
The team determining the ranking looked at things like education, public health care, safety and economic stability.
Here’s a look at how the City of Burlington measures up to those categories:
The Halton Catholic school board is routinely ranked as the top (or among the top) school boards in the GTA. At the same time, our secondary schools like Lester B Pearson, Corpus Christi, Aldershot and Nelson all consistently receive exceptional grades from the Fraser Institute’s rankings.
As for colleges and universities, The City of Burlington recently unveiled their 25-year plan, which includes working with schools like Mohawk, Sheridan, Brock and McMaster to provide local post secondary options and better access to research and development for local business.
Public Health Care
Burlington has top-notch health care, with even more facilities on the way.
The City has committed $60 million to expanding Joseph Brant Hospital. The facility already treats over 250,000 patients each year. When updates are complete in 2017, they will offer:
- 172 acute inpatient beds
- A new emergency department
- A larger cancer clinic
- Nine new operating rooms
- Expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services
Burlington is also an amazingly safe community to raise a family.
In fact, it’s never been safer. In 2015, it was announced that Halton’s crime rate was at the lowest point in the region’s history. Statistics Canada numbers say that Halton is the safest community in the country among those with populations of more than 100,000.
Police Chief Stephen Tanner credited these numbers to, “a combination of living in a secure community with low unemployment and the work our officers are doing.”
Our strong economy and employment opportunities were a big part of Moneysense ranking Burlington so high.
This includes strong numbers like:
- Estimated Unemployment Rate: 4.27%
- Median Household Income: $85,434
- Average Household Discretionary Income: $54,630.06
Those are the Statistics. Now Come See the Intangibles
Come look beyond the numbers to see for yourself what Burlington has to offer: One of the most beautiful cities in the province with rural landscapes, waterfront views and enchanting tree lined residential streets, a city that comes alive with multiple festivals throughout the year and place that warmly welcomes all newcomers. We say living in Burlington is living in “The Sweet Spot” in Ontario. Just look at the map and you will see that Burlington is perfectly positioned a short drive to so many wonderful entertainment destinations: an easy GO train ride to downtown Toronto, a 30 minute drive to Niagara Falls, a quick jaunt to the Bruce Trail and beautiful beaches that can be reached for day trips with little pre-planning. (See our diagram for more fun spots surrounding Burlington)
If you don’t already live here you will want to know more about this great city. Start by perusing our website. We have worked hard to provide a resource for buyers who are relocating and want learn and see as much as they can on line. You will find comprehensive descriptions and pictures of all of Burlington’s neighbourhoods, maps, articles and local school information. You can also watch a short video that we are certain will convince you to make Burlington Home.
Once you have decided Burlington is where you want to be, contact Your Burlington Neighbourhood Team. Erin and David know the local market. It is becoming increasingly popular and can be difficult to secure the best deals in town. Talk to people who can advise you properly and show you Burlington’s best neighbourhoods.