Kitchener 87 Exceptional
Kitchener Livability #14 ranked city in Ontario#53 ranked city in CanadaRanks better than 99% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Kitchener

  • Amenities

    Within the vicinity, you'll find a wealth of amenities, from restaurants and coffee shops to grocery stores and local shops, all easily accessible on foot.

  • Commute

    High scores in the commute category could indicate that this area offers short commute times to work and readily available public transportation options.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Earning a high health and safety score depends on factors such as good air quality and the availability of essential health facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors, and fire stations.

  • Schools

    A high score in the schools category could be the result of elements like top-notch test scores, high education levels and the convenient location of elementary and high schools in this area.

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    This area did not exhibit any cons, as none of the categories were rated low enough.

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      Kitchener transportation information

      Statistic Kitchener Ontario National
      Workers who drive to work48.2%37.3%40.0%
      Workers who carpool4.2%3.2%3.0%
      Workers who take public transit4.8%8.2%7.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.7%0.8%
      Workers who walk2.7%2.9%3.2%
      Source: The Kitchener, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.