Alberta!I live in Canmore, AB. Yes, winter is a bit chilly here but the economy is really booming. Your $ 200,000 will not be enough though to purchase a house but it will be a good downpayment. And we only have 1 tax in AB and the personal tax exemption is higher than other provinces!
Yes, I agree. Alberta is a booming economy. I live in Medicine Hat, AB & our winter this year was almost non- existent. The summer temperatures reach well over 30*c in July & August. Our average home cost is in the $230,000 range. I am in the process of building a new home that will be slightly more than that. New homes are going up all over town so there is a variety to choose from.
Alberta is good except for the winter weather but their economy is growing so fast, there are not enough people to fill all the jobs, so the pay is exceptional. But $200,000 will not buy a home outright either in Calgary, Edmonton or Toronto. But it is a good down payment requiring you to arrange a mortgage of approx. $150,000 to $200,000. House prices across the country are at extreme levels and increasing all the time. Vancouver is also very nice but here again, house prices are very high and jobs are less plentiful. Forget Toronto, its prices are way to high in surrounding areas etc.