Squamish 69 Good
Squamish Livability #70 ranked city in British Columbia#317 ranked city in CanadaRanks better than 98% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Squamish

  • Commute

    The high commute score in this area could imply easy access to public transportation, as well as shorter-than-average commute times to your workplace.

  • Employment

    With higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates, this area scores extremely well in the employment category.

  • Housing

    Impressive scores in the housing category characterize this area, potentially attributed to the availability of affordable housing, strong appreciation rates and high home values.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Cost Of Living

    This area is known for its high cost of living, which means you should anticipate higher costs for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries, and health care.

  • Crime

    Reporting high crime rates per 100,000 people, this area may be perceived as an unsafe place to reside. These statistics encompass both violent and property crime rates.

  • Health & Safety

    Subpar air quality and the limited availability of certain health-related facilities such as hospitals, police stations, doctors and pharmacies may have contributed to the low score in this category.

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      Squamish transportation information

      Statistic Squamish British Columbia National
      Workers who drive to work48.4%38.3%40.0%
      Workers who carpool5.3%3.0%3.0%
      Workers who take public transit1.7%7.4%7.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.4%1.4%0.8%
      Workers who walk3.7%3.8%3.2%
      Source: The Squamish, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.