The City of Kenora has been ranked has the 65th best place to live across the nation, according a recent study by MoneySense magazine. The study looked at ten categories, including affordability, weather, economy, population growth, taxes, crime, access to health care and more.
Kenora was ranked 65th due to high scores in the health accessibility, low taxes, and wealth and economy categories of the study. Last year, Kenora was ranked 230th overall.
A sub-study within the larger MoneySense study, which looked at the top cities for healthy living, Kenora was ranked as the 14th healthiest city to live in nationally. MoneySense lists Kenora as having 135 family doctors, per 100,000 residents in the health region. It also lists Kenora has having 78 health-care specialists per 100,000 residents in the health region, and 21 doctors’ offices.
Kenora was the only community in northwestern Ontario to make it into the study. Thunder Bay was ranked as the 233rd best place to live. Winnipeg is ranked at 271.