PC Magazine's 'Best Work-From-Home Cities' List Includes 2 Quebec Towns

PC Magazine has released its 2021 list of "The Best Work-From-Home Cities" in North America and two Quebec municipalities, Saint-Zotique and Baie-Saint-Paul, made the cut.

The 60 cities in the U.S. and Canada on the list are notable for their "affordable housing, fast gigabit, reasonably priced internet connections, and remote-work-friendly lifestyles," PC Magazine explains.

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They all also have "median house prices under $500,000."

For Saint-Zotique, the magazine highlights its status as a summer getaway — including, of course, the ever-popular Saint-Zotique Beach.

It also notes that "84% of residents pay less than 30% of their income for their homes."

Indeed, a quick glance at available real estate in the Montérégie town reveals some treasures, like this four-bedroom, single-family home on the market for $295,000.

In the adorable artist colony of Baie-Saint-Paul, meanwhile, a comparable "82% of residents [spend] less than 30% of their income on their homes," according to PC Magazine, which also mentions the city's dozens of galleries and restaurants.

The summer tourist destination has an eclectic mix of homes on the market, including this retro bungalow for sale for $275,000 and this $269,000 heritage home with a view of the surrounding hills.

So if you're one of the many Montrealers considering a move to another region, you might consider settling in one of these top-ranked work-from-home areas.