Waterloo 93 Exceptional
Waterloo Livability #3 ranked city in Ontario#13 ranked city in CanadaRanks better than 99% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Waterloo

  • Amenities

    Conveniently located, the area boasts a variety of amenities, including grocery stores, shopping, coffee shops and entertainment options all within walking distance.

  • 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.

  • Health & Safety

    Accessible health facilities like hospitals, doctors offices, clinics and nursing homes as well as good air quality are all factors that have led to a high score in this category.

  • Nothing Found

    None of the categories scored poorly, resulting in no identified cons for this area.

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      Waterloo transportation information

      Statistic Waterloo Ontario National
      Workers who drive to work42.9%37.3%40.0%
      Workers who carpool3.7%3.2%3.0%
      Workers who take public transit5.0%8.2%7.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.3%0.7%0.8%
      Workers who walk4.0%2.9%3.2%
      Source: The Waterloo, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.