Brandon achieves 6th place in Money Sense's "Best Places to Live" study for 2012, up 1 spot from 7th place in 2011. In the 50,000 to 100,000 population category, Brandon ranked top Canadian City! The study includes 190 cities in Canada and looks at 22 categories to come up with the Rankings. The categories include Average House Price, Household Income, Crime Rate, Doctors available ratio, Unemployment, Pollution and Secondary Education availability. No wonder we are experiencing an increase in population, amenities and house construction, to name a few. And we are located in friendly Manitoba!