Brampton Ranks Among Canada's Best Places to Live

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Brampton is representing to the fullest, this time making the shortlist of the top places to live in Canada by MoneySense Magazine.

Brampton's ranking might not be at - or near - the top of the list, but it achieved a good mid-rank at 198th on a list of 417 cities from across Canada.

In case you were wondering, Ottawa topped the national and provincial list.

But back to Brampton!

Overall, Brampton ranked among the top 10 on the entire list for good weather, and among the top 25 percentile for healthy population growth.

The city also scored well with low crime rates (number of reported crimes per 100,000 residents) and high household incomes.

Last year, Brampton ranked 114th on the list, however, a ton of new cities were added to the grand total of cities that made the list, which may be a factor in our city's significant drop in rank.

Other cities that beat out Brampton? Burlington, Stratford, Oakville, Waterloo, Vaughan, Kingston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Newmarket and Mississauga.

While that might seem disheartening, note that Brampton edged out Woodstock, Peterborough, Oshawa, Charlottetown, Prince Edward County and Brantford.

This is the 14th edition of MoneySense’s Best Places to Live. It's a comprehensive data-driven snapshot of Canadian cities and towns, ranking 417 cities in 2017, which is nearly double the number of communities looked at last year.

The 2017 report captures cities as small as 9,000 residents.

For a complete list, click here.

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