In 2019, Macleans named Haldimand County as one of the 25 best communities in Canada to live in, with the locality nabbing the 13th spot. The annual ranking considers cities and towns across the country that offer the best quality of life, with communities given points for categories that include wealth and economy, affordability, health, weather, crime, commute, taxes, demographics, culture, community and amenities.
For Haldimand Mayor Ken Hewitt, the endorsement comes as no surprise. “For all of us who live in and appreciate Haldimand County, this recognition is a testament to what we already know. Our proximity to nature, incredibly dedicated citizens, cultural and heritage assets, low tax rates, development potential and extensive recreation opportunities all contribute to the exceptional quality of life we’ve been recognized for.”