LaSalle Named One Of The Best Places To Live In Canada
The Town of LaSalle has been rated one of the top 50 places in which to live in Canada.
The annual ranking by MoneySense magazine places LaSalle as the 8th best place to live in Ontario and 26th best place in Canada out of 417 communities.
The "Canada's Best Places to Live 2017" list puts LaSalle 18th out of top 100 Canadian places to raise kids, 47th for the best weather, 49th for home affordability and 6th overall in the low crime category.
Mayor Ken Antaya says that took them by surprise, but they're not surprised. "That's what we strive for is to ensure that we're providing a good service to the community at the right price. I think this sort of exemplifies that or at least validates that, we provide the services that most people want and makes LaSalle an attractive place to live."
LaSalle Mayor Ken Antaya (Photo by Kristylee Varley)
But Antaya notes that he qualities cited in the rankings are the same things that work against the town when the seek out government grants. "They say your household income is too high, the resale value of the homes is too high, unemployment is low and crime is low. It's all just little things that add to the quality of life.
Several other communities in Windsor-Essex also show up on the MoneySense list.
Tecumseh was ranked 67th in the country followed by Lakeshore at 130th, Essex at 205th, Amherstburg at 253rd, Kingsville is in the 317th spot, Windsor is 344th and Leamington is 358th in Canada.
Click here to find the complete report from MoneySense magazine.