Why Victoria is B.C.’s hottest spot for millennials

Why Victoria is B.C.'s hottest spot for millennials: study

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B.C. legislature from Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe

Study ranks 85 Canadian cities

Where do millennials most want to live? Researchers compared nine factors in Canada’s most populous cities: income, housing prices, unemployment rates, life satisfaction, crime rates, health care, education level, climate and percentage of millennials in the total population. The study was done by Point2 Homes, an international real estate search portal and a division of California-headquartered Yardi Systems Inc., which provides software solutions to realtors.

None of Canada’s largest cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa or Calgary) made the top three, and seven of the top 10 cities for millennials have a population of less than 500,000.

Victoria, which scored highly for its climate and life satisfaction, ranked No. 2. (Quebec City was first.)

Among other B.C. cities, Vancouver was in 10th place, followed by New Westminster (11), Burnaby (14), Richmond (37), Coquitlam (41), North Vancouver (47), Delta (59), Kelowna (62), Surrey (64), Prince George (66), Kamloops (73), Maple Ridge (78), Abbotsford (79), Nanaimo (80), Chilliwack (82) and Langley Township (dead last at 85).