Everyone Loves Calgary
- September 30, 2011
- By Cody Battershill
A Report Card on Calgary
Its no secret that I LOVE Calgary, and I have this list of 20 reasons and counting to explain why! Besides my reasons there are many sources that agree with me. Sources that have done comparisons to other great Canadian cities and cities across the world. Of special mention is the Economist Intelligene Unit ranking Calgary 5th best city to live in the world and the Toronto Board of Trade ranking Calgary 3rd most prosperous.
I hope this helps to show you why the city you live in truly is the best and why people want to move here!
How Does Calgary Rank?
- Calgary #1 – Canada’s Most Wired City Maclean’s – 2010
- Calgary # 1 (in world) – Quality of Living – Eco-City ranking Mercer - 2010
- Calgary # 3 – Canada’s Smartest City Maclean’s – 2010
- Calgary # 3 Major Cities Quality of Life FDI Strategy (vs. 405 cities in the Americas)
- Calgary # 3 Vs. 24 global cities - Scorecard on Prosperity Conference Board of Canada 2011
- Calgary # 4 – Canada’s Most Cultured City Maclean’s - 2010
- Calgary #4 – Top Metro Award Site Selection Magazine - 2010
- Calgary # 5 – Most Livable Cities in the World (140 global cities) Economist Intelligence Unit - 2011
- Calgary #6 – Canada’s Most Active Cities Maclean’s – 2010
- Calgary tied #6 – Canada’s Most Socially Engaged City Maclean’s - 2010
- Calgary # 16 (against 180 Canadian cities and towns) - Canada's Best Places to Live MoneySense- 2011 Forbes - 2010
- Calgary #26 Canada’s Best Places to Live, Work (out of 179 Canadian Cities) Canadian Business / MoneySense - 2010
- Calgary # 28 (against 221 cities) – Quality of Living Mercer - 2010
- World’s Fastest Growing Cities - Focuses on emerging powerhouses In North America, the best urban prospects (Raleigh-Durham, NC, Austin, TX, Salt Lake City and Calgary, Canada -- business friendly, relatively affordable).