Ontario’s best cities to live in for 2020
Ontario is a wonderful place to live, and within it are many beautiful cities worthy for you to call home. This province houses 9 of the top 10 places to live in Canada, and it's easy to understand why. We love it here and we’d like to share the best cities to live in Ontario in 2020.
In 2019, Maclean's "Canada's best communities" list compared 415 communities across Canada. It examined them in the categories of wealth and economy, affordability, population growth, taxes, commute, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities and culture.
Burlington placed first with amenities listed as it’s best feature. Grimsby, Ottawa, Oakville, and New Tecumseth rounded out the top five cities.
Keep reading to learn more about Oakville and other fantastic areas to live in the province that’s “A Place To Grow.”
Outstanding Oakville, Ontario
Maclean's notes that Oakville’s top three features are its amenities, low crime rate, and culture and community. In 2018, MoneySense Magazine voted it Canada’s best place to live, citing multiple reasons why.
Oakville's close proximity to Toronto is very important to residents as well as its distance, which enables them to enjoy both a big city and small-town life simultaneously. Homes here are beautiful and unique, offering a welcoming feel as you enter the community.
View CountryWide Homes’ 45’ and 60' detached luxury singles at Glen Abbey Encore in Oakville here.
Relocate to Richmond Hill
Another Ontario city to live in is Richmond Hill. Here you’ll find amenities like the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, David Dunlap Observatory Park, a vast network of community centres, libraries and more.
This city calls itself “The Smart Place for Business” with major organizations like BMW Canada, Staples Business Depot, Mazda Canada, Levi Strauss & Co. Inc., Volvo and more choosing to set up their Canadian head office here.
Richmond Hill’s amenities, low crime rate and collection of healthcare facilities like Mackenzie Health make it a desirable place to live. This hospital features fantastic emergency and mother and baby services. Receive guidance and support at every stage of becoming a parent from prenatal to postpartum. Feel safe and inspired to go for your dreams in this city. It’s a great place to raise a family, start a business or retire.
View CountryWide Homes’ Richmond Hill community Observatory Hill here and take a peek at their release of private court and conservation lots here.
Last year, Aurora ranked again on Maclean's "Canada’s best communities" list. Choosing this town puts you in a family-friendly community that easily connects you to Toronto with Highway 404 nearby.
You’ll also find a variety of excellent schools here. For example, the Fraser Institute gave Rick Hansen Public School an impressive score of 8.3 out of 10 on their school rankings list. Scores are based on statistics collected from Ministry of Education tests.
Not only is Aurora well connected and features top schools, but it's also a place filled with recreation and fun. Enjoy outdoor trails, skate parks, soccer fields, galleries, theatres, and more. Have a lovely home that's close to it all when you choose this town.
View CountryWide Homes’ Aurora community The Arbors featuring spacious rear-lane townhomes here.
A new dawn in Vaughan
The City of Vaughan is made up of a collection of communities like Woodbridge,
Maple, Thornhill, Concord, and Kleinburg. It’s a place where families happily grow and business thrives.
According to Vaughan’s market snapshot, this city features the fourth largest industrial market in the GTA. It’s also where 184 companies have planted roots by choosing this place for their Canadian corporate headquarters.
Here you’ll find one of the largest indoor shopping centres in Canada, Vaughan Mills, and our country’s largest amusement park, Canada’s Wonderland. You’ll also love how easy it is to get around with all of the transit options available. YRT, VIVA, TTC, and GO Transit all operate throughout this city.
Newmarket is an ideal town for young families and professionals. Its best features include its low crime rate, exceptional healthcare facilities, culture and community.
Feel confident managing your family’s well-being at Southlake Regional Health Centre. This hospital’s advanced specialties include arthritis care, cancer care, cardiac care, pediatrics, perinatal care and more.
There are also wonderful amenities like the two-storey Upper Canada Mall and plenty of green space for nature lovers. Well-lit, walking and biking trails, 45 active parks and over 800 acres of parkland provide plenty of opportunities for a romantic evening stroll or healthy outdoor exercise.
View CountryWide Homes’ bright community Shining Hill, located in south Newmarket, here.
We hope that learning about these Ontario cities has made it easier for you to choose a beautiful place to live. Whether you’re looking to raise a family, start a business or begin an adventure, we recommend this vibrant and growing province for your forever home.