Canadians love where they live and liveability is important to Canadian homebuyers according to our latest report
Canadians love where they live. They genuinely celebrate the liveability factors — the qualities that give each homeowner the true satisfaction of his/her home within the context of a neighbourhood — when it comes to choosing a property to buy and live in. In fact, 89 percent of Canadians would recommend their neighbourhood to others according to a recent RE/MAX survey conducted by Leger.
The latest RE/MAX report examined a variety of quality of life factors and how they impact Canadians’ home-buying decisions.
“Housing is often a contentious topic in Canada, with affordability and inventory being persistent problems from coast to coast,” says Christopher Alexander, Executive Vice President, RE/MAX of Ontario-Atlantic Canada. “However, when buyers are looking for a home, the search begins at the neighbourhood level. And the good news is that Canadians have lots of choices when it comes to ‘liveable’ cities and neighbourhoods.”
- Availability of work/access to employment opportunities
- Availability of public transit
- Access to green spaces and parks
- Availability of big and small retail stores
- Economic development
- Population growth
- Number of top rated/preferred schools
- Housing supply
- Housing affordability
- Access to healthcare facilities
- Easy access to bike lanes and/or walking paths
Share the Report on Social
Demonstrate to your clients and prospects that you’re an expert in all things liveability by sharing the report images on Instagram and Facebook. Click on the image to enlarge, and then right click to save and share!
Download the Infographics
Not only can you share findings from the report using our social tiles, but you can also save, print and share the Liveability Report infographics. Bring them to your next client meeting, leave them in our office reception, or bring them to open houses! Click on the image to enlarge, and then right click to save and share!
Customize the Infographics with Your Contact Information
You can also customize the report with your photo and contact information! Customizable Design Center templates are available now.
- In the search bar, enter “liveability report”.
- Add your photo and contact information in the bottom right-hand corner.
- Download and share the report on social or print for your next listing presentation.
You can also easily just print the report and staple your business card to the lower left corner before handing this out to clients or leaving it in your office or at open houses!
How to Use the Report:
RE/MAX Reports are distributed throughout the year and are designed to educate the public and our network on industry insights. A full download of the report and press release are always available on remax.ca.
- Provide a copy in your listing presentations
- Print the infographics to display at your next open house
- Share with your network via email or social
- Encourage clients and prospects to view the report on social media by sharing the social tiles
Regional Summaries of the RE/MAX Liveability Report
We’ve gone even further with this report, breaking down what “liveability” means to Canadians in some of the biggest markets in our region. To learn more about these markets, click the name to read the blog post on remax.ca.
Downtown Dartmouth, North End Halifax and Clayton Park rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Halifax for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit. Downtown Dartmouth ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood for its unique amenities like access to ferry transportation and a multisport stadium.
Mooney’s Bay, Downtown Ottawa and The Glebe rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Ottawa for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit. Crystal Beach ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood, while Orleans, Barrhaven and Blackburn Hamlet rank as the top three neighbourhoods for affordability and good supply of housing inventory.
In Toronto, the downtown core (south of Bloor Street) reigns supreme for proximity to public transit and walkability. When it comes to access to green spaces, Midtown has a variety of options to choose from, specifically North Riverdale and Leaside. For walkability, Davisville, Yonge and Eglington and Leslieville top the list. The Western Region of Scarborough is the hidden gem in the city offering great liveability and affordable housing.
The neighbourhoods of Heartlake, Sandringham and Fletchers Meadow rank as the top three for access to green spaces, walkability, access to retail shops/restaurants as well as public transit. Of the three, Sandringham also has a high housing supply. Vales of Castlemore ranks as a hidden gem neighbourhood due to housing affordability of its larger size property supply.
Port Credit, Streetsville and Cooksville rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Mississauga for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, access to retail stores and restaurants, and public transit. Mineola, Lakeview ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood. Lakeview also ranks high in affordability. When it comes to affordability and housing supply, the City Centre, Erin Mills and Cooksville top the list.
Meadowlands, Beasley and Sydenham rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Hamilton for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around by car and public transit. Sydenham ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood in Hamilton for its supply of both high rises and detached homes, attracting both retirees and growing families.
Doon, Stanley Park and Beachwood rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Kitchener-Waterloo for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit. The downtown areas for both Kitchener and Waterloo boast affordable options and good supply of inventory.
London’s neighbourhoods of Byron, Lambeth and Old South London rank as the top three for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit. Lambeth ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood, while Carling Heights, White Oaks and Southcrest rank as the top three neighbourhoods for affordability and good supply of housing inventory.