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The numbers are in and it’s official!

Point2Homes just conducted a study spanning 85 Canadian cities to determine where millennials want to lay down their roots, and Victoria is #2 on the list, with Saanich snagging the #6 spot.

The report takes into account everything that the most influential generation of the time wants in a city: housing affordability, unemployment rate, life satisfaction, low crime rate, healthcare, climate, level of education (the percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree or above) and the percentage of millennials of the total population.

Now one would assume that millennials would choose larger cities like Vancouver and Toronto, but these giants didn’t even crack the top 5!

In fact, 7 out of the top 10 cities for millennials have a population under 500,000.


10 most popular cities for millennials

  1. Quebec City, QC
  2. Victoria, BC
  3. Guelph, ON
  4. Halifax, NS
  5. Ottawa, ON
  6. Saanich, BC
  7. Waterloo, ON
  8. Kingston, ON
  9. Trois-Rivières, QC
  10. Vancouver, BC

10 Least popular cities for millennials

  1. Langley Twp, BC
  2. Kawartha Lakes, ON
  3. Brantford, ON
  4. Chilliwack, BC
  5. Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  6. Nanaimo, BC
  7. Abbotsford, BC
  8. Maple Ridge, BC
  9. Medicine Hat, AB
  10. Thunder Bay, ON

Check out the full list here.

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