“Where life is good”: Sherbrooke in second place
Two cities in the Eastern Townships occupy an enviable place in the list of municipalities where life is good in Quebec. Starting with Sherbrooke.
According to the rankings released by the magazine Actualité, Sherbrooke ranks second among 103 cities of 10,000 or more inhabitants listed. The main factors that determine this enviable position are health, amenities and transportation.
Among its unemployment rate (4.4% in March 2019) is the median household income ($ 55,057), the average value of principal residences ($ 273,958) and property taxes as a percentage of average income (2%). , 2%).
In terms of transportation, we note the percentage of the population who walk to work (3.2%), bicycle (0.5%) and public transit (3.4%).
The 183 medical clinics also scored the evaluation in favor of Sherbrooke.
Magog, for its part, is in tenth place. Health, accessibility and the economy were contributing factors in evaluating this municipality of 27,000 inhabitants.
It is Blainville who is first class in this list. Then came Mirabel, Deux-Montagnes, Trois-Rivieres, Westmont, Rosemere, Prevost and Rimouski in the top ten.
For their part, the Victoriaville and Drummondville municipalities rank 11th and 29th, respectively.
The News points out that its ranking is based on Maclean’s magazine Best Communities in Canada 2019, which measured the quality of life in Canadian municipalities of 10,000 people or more. The news has isolated the results for the hundred or so Québec cities that were part of this compilation, it says.