In Saint John, sales were up earlier this year, leading to a record February. Sales and listings were expected to increase this spring but the pandemic has had an impact on the market but we are extremely fortunate to be in the province of New Brunswick. Low housing supply is a concern for buyers in Saint John, which includes suburban families, move-up buyers, and retirees.

So, what are the best neighbourhoods in Saint John to buy a house? RE/MAX explores more than 300 of Canada’s most liveable hot spots in the new 2020 Liveability Report. Here are our top picks for Saint John.

10 Most Liveable Neighbourhoods in Saint John

  1. Millidgeville
  2. East Saint John
  3. Uptown
  4. Champlain Heights
  5. Portland Place
  6. Forest Hills
  7. Saint John West
  8. Sand Cove
  9. Mount Pleasant
  10. Douglas Avenue

Some of Saint John’s most liveable neighbourhoods are also the region’s most affordable, including Uptown and East Saint John, as well as the West neighbourhood.

Saint John’s Future Liveability

Liveability is expected to improve in the Saint John region, thanks to burgeoning growth and infill between neighbourhoods.

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Liveability is about quality of life at a local level. A neighbourhood’s dynamism, or lack thereof, involves a delicate convergence between independent small businesses, public institutions, arts and culture, green spaces and housing, to name a few. The COVID-19 tragedy will impact neighbourhood ecosystems differently across the country, just as the virus itself has. Yet, civic/local pride has been proliferating throughout this crisis in inspiring ways, giving Canadians hope that micro-economies, including real estate, have the resilience to be restored in the near and mid-term.

To learn more about liveability in Canada’s biggest housing markets, read the RE/MAX 2020 Liveability Report.