A town located on the course of the Ottawa River in Renfrew County has been named one of the 10 best places to live in Canada according to Moving Waldo, a website that offers moving support services.
Deep River, Ontario, west of Ottawa, is number four on the list.
Moving Waldo based its criteria on three aspects when it did its rankings which were safety, affordability and access to recreational facilities and parks.
"The Deep River area has stunning scenery and wide rivers, so it’s the perfect place to go boating," the website's description of the town said. "The area also offers hiking trails, which are found across the Ottawa River."
The website said that the area has one of the most affordable real estate markets in Ontario. Buying a residence costs an average of $400,000, while renting a one-bedroom apartment costs around $1,050 per month.
It also stated that Deep River is very safe to live in. Its Crime Severity Index (CSI), according to Statistics Canada is 21.68, well below the national index of 73.7.
The CSI is “a measure of the severity of police-reported crime. The CSI includes all Criminal Code violations including traffic offenses, as well as drug violations and other federal statute offenses. In the CSI, all crimes are assigned a weight based on their seriousness”.
See the full list here.