Economy

What the typical house for sale looks like in Canada’s best communities

Take a look at properties for sale, representing each province’s top-rated community from our 2021 ranking of Canada’s best communities
Halifax, N.S. $460,000 (Courtesy of Geri Barrington/Royal LePage Atlantic)
3259 Joseph Howe Drive $460,000 (Courtesy of Geri Barrington/Royal LePage Atlantic)

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For many urban dwellers, decamping from the big city can open the door to first-time home ownership. Pictured are properties for sale, representing each province’s top-rated community from our ranking, at about the benchmark price in each. The benchmark is the cost of a typical home in a given area, calculated through the MLS Home Price Index. Where no benchmark was available, we used the community’s average home price.

Langford, B.C. – $599,000

Langford, B.C. $599,000 (Courtesy of David Stevens/Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty)
(Courtesy of David Stevens/Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty)

Edmonton, Alberta – $320,000

Edmonton, A.B. $320,000 (Courtesy of Morgan Moen/RE/MAX)
(Courtesy of Morgan Moen/RE/MAX)

Saskatoon, Sask. – $307,500

Saskatoon, Sask. $307,500 (Courtesy of Brent Herman/Realty Executives Saskatoon)
(Courtesy of Brent Herman/Realty Executives Saskatoon)

Winnipeg, Man. – $305,750

Winnipeg, Manitoba $305,750. (Courtesy of Joel Green/Century 21 Bachman and Associates)
(Courtesy of Joel Green/Century 21 Bachman and Associates)

St. Thomas, Ont. – $509,900

St. Thomas, Ont. $509,900 (Courtesy of Jeff Farrugia/The Realty Firm Inc.)
(Courtesy of Jeff Farrugia/The Realty Firm Inc.)

Châteauguay, Quebec – $455,000

Châteauguay, Que. $455,000 (Courtesy of Hausvalet, Joanie Lavoie and Marie-Ève Crépeau)
(Courtesy of Hausvalet, Joanie Lavoie and Marie-Ève Crépeau)

Fredericton, N.B. – $229,000

Fredericton, N.B. $229,000(Courtesy of Kevin Hollohan/RE/MAX East Coast Elite)
(Courtesy of Kevin Hollohan/RE/MAX East Coast Elite)

Halifax, N.S. – $460,000

Halifax, N.S. $460,000 (Courtesy of Geri Barrington/Royal LePage Atlantic)
(Courtesy of Geri Barrington/Royal LePage Atlantic)

Charlottetown, P.E.I. – $325,000

Charlottetown, P.E.I. $325,000 (Courtesy of Lyla Li/Century21)
(Courtesy of Lyla Li/Century21)

Corner Brook, Nfld. –  $269,000

Corner Brook, N.L. $269,000 (Courtesy of Randall Hobbs/Royal LePage)
(Courtesy of Randall Hobbs/Royal LePage)