Cornwall Named One of the Best Places to Buy a Home in Canada

June 16, 2021
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Cornwall has been named one the best places to buy your first home in Canada.

Affordable housing in Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ranks third on a list of cities that include Chartlottetown, Halifax, Kingston and Ottawa. The list was compiled by University Magazine, an online magazine looking to provide Canadian university and college students with career and financial advice.

“It is nice to see others recognize what people living here have known for a long time: Cornwall is a great place to live, work and raise a family!” says Mayor Bernadette Clement.

Using data from real estate company RE/MAX, University Magazine looked at the predicted average residential selling price in several Canadian cities in 2021.

“We understand that not everyone can afford a million dollars for their first house, so we looked at choices that were less than $600,000,” wrote Melissa Dimon, Editor in Chief. “Because we realize that money isn’t everything, we also looked at aspects like schools and activities to do with kids and pets.”

The average selling price of home in Cornwall in 2020 was $261,534.

You can view the University Magazine article here. Cornwall also ranked 4th in an article entitled The Cheapest Cities to Live in Canada.

Other publications have recently highlighted the benefits of living in Cornwall.

Moving to Cornwall

Cornwall is a full-service city with a small town feel, where everything is just minutes away from your front door and new opportunities wait around every corner! It is an affordable place to live in Ontario, and a great place to raise a family. You can learn more in the following pages:

Jobs in Cornwall

There are hundreds of jobs currently available in Cornwall from a wide variety of employers, ranging from entry-level positions to management. You can view current job postings and download a career guide on the Choose Cornwall Job Board.

New Resident Welcome Kit

Cornwall Economic Development offers a free Welcome Kit for new residents that provides a number of magazines, brochures and maps to help them people get settled. You can request a Welcome Kit via the Request Information form.

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