For six consecutive years, Fredericton ranked as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in MoneySense magazine. It’s no surprise: Fredericton has all the elements that attract young families, urbanites, ambitious entrepreneurs, and those who value clean living and greener lifestyle.
Affordable (and Beautiful) Housing
Moneysense ranked Fredericton
number 2 in Canada for Best Real Estate Deals (2012)
Whether it’s a Victorian charmer within walking distance of cafes and restaurants or a modern masterpiece with river views, Fredericton’s housing stock is highly affordable. A standard two-story house costs more than 45% below the national average. The average price per square foot in Fredericton is $114 (2015), as compared to over $500 in Toronto.
Shorter Commutes, Happier Life
Fredericton has some of the shortest average commute times in Canada. The majority of residents leave their front doors and arrive at work in under 20 minutes, no matter what mode of transportation they choose. In addition to a public transit system, Fredericton invests in developing and maintaining some of the best active transport walking/bike routes in Canada, with over 88km of trails linking directly to the major business districts.
Greener and Cleaner
The World Health Organization identified Fredericton as having the 8th best air quality in the world. Fredericton committed to action on climate change more than 20 years ago and was the first city in Canada to launch a First to Kyoto initiative in 2000. Our Green Matters and Green Shops programs netted us two Gold awards in the 2010 International Awards for Liveable Communities endorsed by the UN Environment Program.
Fredericton has more than 3,076 acres of urban parkland and green space, highlighted by centuries old elms, oaks, and maples that line city streets.
Fredericton’s recreation landscape provides four seasons of active living opportunities. From alpine skiing at the Maritime’s highest ski hill or biking/cross-country skiing on one of Fredericton’s many riverside trails, Fredericton is unmatched in New Brunswick for its recreation infrastructure. Here are some of our recreation highlights:
|Currie Centre- a 139,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art athletic and research facility||Abony Family Tennis Centre—New Brunswick’s only indoor tennis facility offering 6 full courts.|
|Fredericton YMCA- a 58,000 sq. ft. new construction featuring lap pool, therapy pool, squash courts, full-service gym, fitness rooms, gymnasium, and child care facilities.||Odell Park- 333 acre public green space with arboretum, playground, cross-country trails, and lodge|
|7 indoor ice skating surfaces and arenas||8 local golf courses, including top-ranked Kingswood Golf Course|
|Crabbe Mountain, the Maritime’s highest vertical||Dozens of kilometers of groomed, maintained cross-country ski trails|
|88 kilometers of paved/surface gravel bike paths linking most corners of the city||Baseball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts located in major residential areas|
|Skateboard parks||Fertile grounds for hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventure.|