Moncton is a city on the east coast of Canada that is located in the province of New Brunswick.
The city itself has a population of over 69,000 people and covers an area of 142 square kilometers.
It is located in the centre of the Maritime Provinces, giving it the nickname of “Hub City”.
Moncton is filled with beauty from the skyline all the way to the parks and everything in between.
Moncton has many attractions as well as many places for shopping.
The malls in Moncton are mostly located in the Greater Moncton Area.
Champlain Place is the largest shopping mall in Atlantic Canada.
It has many big name stores and services to fulfill all your shopping needs.
As for attractions, one of the most popular is Magnetic Hill.
There are a few attractions in this area including the famous hill that can defy gravity, a zoo and an amusement park.
Province: New Brunswick
Nickname(s): "Hub City"
City: 141.17 km2
Urban: 146 km2
Metro: 2,406 km2
Moncton has many attractions concerning the arts, sports and family fun. There is always something to do here. Moncton has a few theatres that have many different types of shows such as ballet, orchestra and other theatrical performances. Some theatres in the city are the Capitol Theatre and Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada. There are also many performing arts schools in the city. The Molson Canada Centre at Casino New Brunswick and the Moncton Coliseum is the venue where major artists perform. For sports, the city has a hockey and a basketball team, just to name a few. The Moncton Wildcats are the city’s hockey team who are part of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). They play at the Moncton Coliseum and they have won the President’s Cup twice. The basketball team in the city is the Moncton Miracles who play for the National Basketball League (NBL). They also play at the Moncton Coliseum. Both of these teams provide quality sports entertainment for the city. Moncton has hosted many sporting events in the past and will no doubt continue to do this in the future.
Moncton can be divided into two main areas: North Moncton and South Moncton.
North Moncton consists of the communities of Mapleton and Tankville. Mapleton is a middle-class community with many families in the area. It has a quality-shopping district, which is in fact the largest in Moncton. The Mapleton Park is located here, and there is plenty of undeveloped land. This gives residents plenty of opportunity to enjoy nature. There are restaurants throughout the area as well. Tankville has schools and other amenities in the area for residents. It is mostly a rural area, and it is located beside a park and the Moncton/McEwen Airport.
South Moncton is made up of the communities of Codiac Heights, Lakeview and Downtown. Lakeview and Belair are beside each other and located along the water. They are both fairly small and surrounded by the trees of Codiac Heights. However, there are many houses in these communities. Downtown Moncton may be the oldest part of the city, but it is quite lively. There are often festivals held here and plenty of nightlife. The Downtown area is close to shopping and other services in Dieppe, which is part of the Greater Moncton Area. The Downtown neighbourhood is a convenient community to live in.
Mapleton has collection of detached and semi detached homes, condominiums and apartments. The homes are generally affordable in the neighbourhood. The homes very in size from the mobile homes in the parks in the area to the larger homes located in the west of the area.
Cherryfield has bungalows and single-family homes. The homes here are older and affordable. The area does not have many houses, but the few houses in the area have spacious yards.
Tankville has single-family homes. The area is quite rural which allows for a large yard. The homes are typically affordable but there are some more expensive ones in the neighbourhood.
Codiac Heights has single-family and detached homes. The homes here can be older but they are affordable.
Lakeview has a variety of different housing. The Rosewood Mini Home Community is on the west side of the neighbourhood. It is filled with mobile homes. On the border of Belair on the east side, there are some larger homes.
Downtown has townhouses, multi-family, duplexes and apartments. The houses are older as the downtown area is one of the oldest parts of the city. The houses are affordable here.
Dieppe has townhouses, multi-family homes and duplexes. The homes here are very affordable. Many of the properties are large and perfect for families.
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The following table, based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA’s) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available), demonstrates how homes in LSTAR’s jurisdiction continue to maintain their affordability compared to other major Ontario and Canadian centers.
In Moncton, there are two school districts: Anglophone East School District (School district 02) and District scolaire francophone Sud (District scolaire 01). Anglophone East School District provides English schooling for residents and District scolaire francophone Sud provides French schooling. There are private schools in the area as well. Public schools in the area offer full day kindergarten. The Anglophone East School District has been experiencing growth of international students making it a positive and multi-cultural learning environment for all of its students. Moncton offers plenty of post-secondary options in addition to its elementary, middle and secondary schools. Some universities in the Moncton area are the Université de Moncton and Crandall University. Some colleges include Oulton College and New Brunswick Community College.
It has been reported that Moncton is home to one of the fastest growing economies in Canada. Growth is quite common in Moncton in the areas of jobs, population and sales. These have all grown a significant amount throughout the years. This growth is not showing any signs of slowing down either. Some of the main industries in Moncton are transportation, communications and manufacturing. Moncton is the hub of the Maritime Provinces. Rail, water and air connect the city to other major cities in Canada and the United States. As for the communications industry the city has one newspaper, English and French radio stations and a French television station present in the city. The manufacturing industry includes large global companies who have located their factories in the city. Agriculture is a large contributing industry in the Greater Moncton Area as well. There are over 79,000 residents that are part of the workforce.