WHITBY — Whitby continues to outshine other municipalities in Durham Region in MoneySense magazine’s annual ranking of Canada’s Best Places to Live.
The town placed 10th in the best medium-sized city category with populations between 100,000 and 400,000, and 27th overall.
“We are so proud to rank in the top 10,” said Mayor Pat Perkins. “Whether you prefer an urban, rural or lakeside setting, Whitby is an exceptional place to live, raise a family and do business.”
Canada’s Best Places to Live compiles data from 201 cities and towns and ranks each community on its liveability. Thirty-four factors were considered in this year’s analysis, including commuting, weather, demographics, wealth, housing, crime, taxation, amenities, health care and culture.
In the overall ranking, Whitby scored the highest among four other Durham municipalities. Clarington came in second (58th), followed by Pickering (67th), Ajax (128th), and Oshawa (130th).
Quentin D’Souza is the Chief Education Officer of the Durham Real Estate Investor Club. Author of The Property Management Toolbox: A How-To Guide for Ontario Real Estate Investors and Landlords and The Ultimate Wealth Strategy: Your Complete Guide to Buying, Fixing, Refinancing, and Renting Real Estate.