Earlier this month, Homeday released a study to discover the most family friendly city around the world. The cities were selected based on the desire to raise families. We are proud to say that Vancouver was ranked number 6 in the study.
Homeday conducted the study by asking hundreds of parents what they considered most important for raising a family. Five main categories were determined throughout the study: City, Maternity and Health, Happiness, Travel and Activities, and Expert Perception. While parents considered affordability and pollution, their biggest considerations are good schools and the ability to buy a home. Thousands of cities were analyzed and a list of the 100 top cities came up. For these 100 cities, they were ordered based on parent and professional polls.
Each city received a mark out of 10 for each category. While Vancouver scored under six points for housing, it received over eight for education, happiness, safety, pollution, child activities and transportation. Also, out of all the Canadian cities, Vancouver scored the highest. http://www.rew.ca/news/vancouver-named-sixth-best-global-city-for-families-1.23095035 Steffen Wicker, the managing director at Homeday, stated that the most important factor for young families when looking for real estate is a location that is good for family development.