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Burlington Named Best Mid-Sized City 5 Years Straight

On July 4th MoneySense Magazine released the 14th edition of their Best Places to Live in Canada.  For the 5th consecutive year Burlington has been named best mid-sized city to live (defined by a population between 100,000 and 400,000).  

In Ontario, Burlington was named 2nd best city to live in, while Oakville placed near the top of the list as well at 4th.

Burlington was noted for low crime, great weather and high wealth and incomes.

The list is a comprehensive, data-driven snapshot of Canadian cities and towns based on Census Metropolitan Areas, Cenus Agglomeration and Census Subdivisions , as defined by Satistics Canada.

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Rank in 2017: 9

Rank in 2016: 2

Population: 199,858

Estimated Unemployment Rate (Local/Regional): 5.5% / 6.9%

Median Household Income: $93,893

Average Household Net Worth: $862,227

Average Value of Primary Real Estate: $710,453

Average Rent: $1,294

Property Tax: 2.32%

Average Property Tax: $3,580

Average Income Tax: $8,310

Population That Walks To Work: 2.1%

Population That Bikes To Work: 0.4%

Population That Takes Public tranist To Work: 5.5%

Total Annual Rainfall: 763 mm

Total Days Above 0°C: 239

Total Days Above 20°C: 125.32

Crime Rate Per 100,000 Residents: 2088.11

Doctors Per 1,000 Residents: 2.6

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