Best Places To Live In Ontario For 2022

When everyone thinks about moving to Ontario, chances are they are immediately thinking about moving to either the capital city of the country or capital city of the province. As great as Ottawa and Toronto are, Ontario has a lot more to offer than those two.

Here is a look at the best places to live in Ontario in 2022.

9. Cobourg

You’ll be way ahead of the curb if you decide to move your family to Cobourg as it is still a relatively small town with less than 20,000 people living all year around. That number definitely rises when summer time comes around as Cobourg is a great place to own a cottage

Population: 19,763

Average Price Of A Home: $656,800

Median Household Income: $70,321.95

Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 4,472.78

8. Vaughan

The city of Vaughan is just north of Toronto and is home to some of the most popular tourist attractions in the GTA. Vaughan Mills is one of the largest malls in Canada and Canada’s Wonderland is the largest amusement park in Canada.

Population: 322.525

Average Price Of A Home: $1, 580,587

Median Household Income: $97,849

Unemployment Rate: 5.7%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 2,589.39

7. Aurora

Aurora is another great city Ontario has to offer, although it is not spoken of as much as some of the other cities on this list. Even though the population of Aurora is less than 60,000, it is consistently known as one of the wealthiest cities in Canada.

Population: 59,475

Average Price Of A Home: $1,407,734

Median Household Income: $97,390

Unemployment Rate: 6.6%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 2,589.39

6. Bracebridge

Bracebridge is a part of the Muskoka area of Ontario, which is known as being cottage country for many residents of Ontario. The town is built around a waterfall on the Muskoka River which is right in the middle of the town.

Population: 16,593

Average Price Of A Home: $589,792

Median Household Income: $79,359.47

Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 3,998.49

5. Stratford

Other than being home to Canadian Pop star Justin Bieber, Stratford is also known for its annual festivals. Each year, a wide variety of Shakespeare plays are done as part of the Stratford Festival.

Population: 32,665

Average Price Of A Home: $1,159,900

Median Household Income: $68,878.39

Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 5,518.89

4. Waterloo

Waterloo has been known as one of the technology capitals of Canada as many large tech companies have their headquarters in Waterloo. The city of Waterloo is also home to two of the prestigious universities in Canada, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Population: 108,728

Average Price Of A Home: $792,599

Median Household Income: $87,662.45

Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 4,716.50

3. Oakville

Oakville has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada. It’s known for its beautifully designed homes and has become a popular destination for families who want to live outside of Toronto but also be a short drive away.

Population: 202,299

Average Price Of A Home: $1,505,437

Median Household Income: $108,474.57

Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 2,177.03

2. Burlington

Much like Oakville, Burlington is a great place for families who want to be out of the big city of Toronto but can also be a short drive away.

Population: 192,294

Average Price Of A Home: $1,194,341

Median Household Income: $88,084.60

Unemployment Rate: 4.9%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 2,177.03

1. Ottawa

Who wouldn’t want to live in the capital city of the country? You would think the city is filled with politicians only, but Ottawa is a very large city where many families have been enjoying for a long time.

Population: 961,921

Average Price Of A Home: $702,155

Median Household Income: $91,510.05

Unemployment Rate: 6.6%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 3,721.95