HOUSEHOLD INCOME: $87,793
RELOCATIONS IN 5 YEARS: 44%
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Victoria has a wealth of natural and man-made riches, including stunning heritage architecture, ocean views and mountain vistas. National Geographic recognizes Vancouver Island as one of the best cold-water diving destinations on earth. Victoria’s nickname is “the city of the newlyweds and nearly dead”. Almost 18% of the population is over 65 years of age. Not a surprise that lifestyle in Victoria is hustless, 46% of people walk, ride or use public transport to get to work. Also, Victoria has the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America, second only to San Francisco. Nanaimo has one of the longest shorelines in Canada, and a forested mountain backdrop just outside downtown. The city is easily accessible to the mainland by ferry, air, and to other Island destinations by road.