Markham 85 Exceptional
Markham Livability #19 ranked city in Ontario#74 ranked city in CanadaRanks better than 99% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Markham

  • Commute

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

  • Crime

    This area is characterized by a crime rate, per 100,000 individuals, that falls well below the national average, indicating its potential as a very safe place to live.

  • Employment

    This area scores extremely well in the employment category. This is primarily due to the combination of low unemployment rates, higher median home income and income per capita.

  • 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.

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents of this area contend with a high cost of living, resulting in increased expenditures for everyday goods and services, housing, utilities and health care.

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      Markham transportation information

      Statistic Markham Ontario National
      Workers who drive to work36.1%37.3%40.0%
      Workers who carpool3.7%3.2%3.0%
      Workers who take public transit7.9%8.2%7.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.7%0.8%
      Workers who walk1.0%2.9%3.2%
      Source: The Markham, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.