Vaudreuil-Dorion ranks among top 10 in Canada
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Voted 7th Best City across the country in which to raise children
The Town of Vaudreuil-Dorion issued a press release this week sharing the Maclean's magazine ranking of the city that offers optimal conditions for raising children, ranking 7th on the national scene.
Canada's Best Communities 2019, published by Maclean's magazine, measures different aspects of Canadian cities to establish the ranking.
Overall, Vaudreuil-Dorion ranks 156th out of 415 Canadian cities assessed, and 18th overall out of 103 Quebec cities on the list.
Vaudreuil-Dorion also stands out for its rapid growth, ranking 6th in Quebec (32nd in Canada) and for the arrival of newcomers, ranked 9th in Quebec (99th in Canada).
Ten criteria were analyzed to establish this list: wealth and economy, access to property, population growth, property tax, mobility (transportation), crime rate, climate, accessibility to health care, services offered to the population, and culture.
In the category ‘Best Communities for families’ we also take into account the percentage of the population aged 15 and under (23% in Vaudreuil-Dorion) as well as access to daycares.
The category Best Communities for New Canadians puts forward the low unemployment rate, housing affordability and proximity to the airport.
Acting as Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jasmine Sharma said she was delighted.
“The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has something to be proud of by this ranking of Maclean's which places us 7th in Canada to raise a family. The feeling of community, the recreational services offered including the many sports and cultural activities, as well as access to quality services are certainly elements that distinguish us. This list confirms that our efforts are paying off.”
This is the third year that Vaudreuil-Dorion is in this ranking. In 2018, it was the 4th best Canadian city in which to raise children and the 15th in 2017.
The full report is available for consultation at the following address: www.macleans.ca/