Quality of Life
Sophisticated. Charming. Pristine. Friendly. Safe. These are all words regularly used to describe life in Greater Fredericton Region. With the cost of a single-family home at a fraction of the cost in any other North American jurisdiction, you can add another word: affordable.
Graceful and historic, the City of Fredericton
was founded on the banks of the majestic St. John River—a major trading post when riverboats ruled the waters. Now kayaks, canoes and sailboats reign supreme during the summer months when Fredericton residents take to the waters just steps from their homes and offices. During the winter months, it’s not uncommon to see a hockey game played on the smooth ice surface of the Saint John River.
Nestled on the banks of the Saint John river and just minutes away from New Brunswick's capital city, Fredericton, the Town of Oromocto
is a vibrant, progressive community.
The convenience of the Greater Fredericton Region makes life just a little bit less stressful. Traffic is always light and commutes are always short whether your making your way in downtown Fredericton or Oromocto. You can leave your office at 4:45pm and easily make your 5:00pm tee time at one of our seven local golf courses. Public transportation is clean and reliable and parking is affordable. The City of Fredericton's downtown business district is compact and walkable— everything from fine restaurants with international cuisine to multiple fitness facilities is close at hand.
For the outdoors enthusiast, there are over 350 acres of parkland within city limits and over 60 kilometers of linked walking trails that serve as cross-country ski trails during the winter months. An historic train bridge converted to a walking trail links the north and south banks of the St. John River.
Just a short drive outside Greater Fredericton is a sportsman’s paradise. Every year, people from around the world are drawn to New Brunswick’s world-class salmon rivers and hunting grounds. Snowmobilers travel the province on their own highway system: hundreds of kilometers of groomed and maintained trails.
- The Greater Fredericton Region has clean air and an abundance of fresh water. Rich green spaces and surrounding forests contribute to a healthful and pristine environment. Air quality is carefully monitored by the province and updated on-line three times per day. The Region has efficient and user-friendly waste management and recycling systems with landfills located away from residential areas.
Fredericton is also participating with other cities in the "Partners for Climate Change Challenge" and is committed to being a green city! It's goal is to be among the first cities in Canada to reach Kyoto greenhouse gas emission targets. Find out why it's easy being green in Fredericton by visiting the Green Matters
Air Quality Index
Fredericton Regional Solid Waste Commission
- One of the hallmarks of a great region is a thriving arts and culture community. Within the Greater Fredericton Region there are hundreds of arts-related businesses, institutions, and organizations, as well as an artist population that ranks it among the most creative cities in Canada.
Greater Fredericton’s francophone population adds to the linguistic mix. Historic architecture, art galleries, theatre companies, renowned music festivals, and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design—Fredericton has all the elements to appeal to the creative class.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Theatre New Brunswick
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
NBCC—College of Craft and Design
SPORTS & RECREATION
- Greater Fredericton offers year-round, diverse and affordable recreation for the whole family. A pedestrian-friendly Region, Greater Fredericton has miles of connected walking trails through some of the city’s most attractive real estate. Golf enthusiasts enjoy access to seven public and semi-private golf courses. Boat and yacht clubs service the boating public. Greater Fredericton has racquet-sport facilities available throughout the year and several health clubs within easy walking distance of the business district. Crabbe Mountain, the alpine ski facility boasting the Maritime province’s highest vertical, is located just 30 minutes outside city limits. Children benefit from extra-curricular recreational programming that’s accessible, affordable and safe.
City of Fredericton
Kingswood Golf Course
Fredericton Golf and Curling Club
- Your dollar buys more in Greater Fredericton. The average cost of detached bungalow (approx. $125,000.00) is about 48% below the national average. As well, prices for essential consumer goods and utilities are all below the national Canadian average. Basic healthcare is covered by the New Brunswick government under Canada’s universal healthcare program.
Multiple Listing Service
: Your Gateway to Canadian Real Estate Information
New Brunswick Department of Health and Wellness
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
- Basic healthcare costs for Greater Fredericton residents are covered by the New Brunswick government under the Canada’s universal healthcare program. The region is served by two hospitals: the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital and the Oromocto Hospital. The Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. a teaching facility for the Dalhousie University School of Medicine, is the regional referral center for complex cases. The Oromocto Hospital is a primary and secondary care facility with an active day surgery department and breast screening clinic. Fredericton is also home to the Stan Cassidy Rehabilitation Center—New Brunswick’s tertiary care Center of Excellence.
Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital
- The extremes of the Canadian climate are moderated by New Brunswick’s proximity to the Atlantic Coast. Greater Fredericton enjoys balmy sunny summers and snowy winters. July temperatures average 79 degrees Fahrenheit. The Greater Fredericton Region is coldest in January with an average temperature of 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall is considered Fredericton’s most impressive season—characterised by warm days and vistas of jewel-colored forests.
The Weather Network
SAFETY & SECURITY
- Greater Fredericton has one of the lowest crime rates in Canada. The Canadian government restricts ownership of handguns and has implemented a national firearms database. The Fredericton Police Force
and the Oromocto detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police service Fredericton and surrounding communities.
City of Fredericton Police Department
- With one of the youngest populations in Atlantic Canada and a vibrant arts community, Fredericton has a correspondingly active nightlife. The downtown business district offers an impressive array of international and traditional cuisine for every budget. The Tannery, a large gated enclosure in the heart of downtown Fredericton, is abuzz most nights with the highest concentration of night-spots in the City and large, outdoor patios where hundreds converge. Bars and restaurants are smoke-free by law in New Brunswick.