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.
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.
CitrouilleVille is located at Ferme Benoit Vernier in Saint-Zotique and bills itself as "the most original pumpkin village in Quebec!"
Not only can you visit houses made entirely of pumpkins, but there's also a corn maze, U-pick pumpkins, a $1 squash sale and many other attractions.
You can also get your picture taken at four different fall-themed "photo booths," including one with an antique carriage, one with a vintage tractor, and a cornfield kissing booth.
Between all the fall festivities, the sea of orange pumpkins, and the twinkly lights that sparkle at night, CitrouilleVille is an enchanting fall experience — regardless of whether you go in the day or at night.
The site is open to the public on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 31, plus Friday, October 8, and Monday, October 11 for Thanksgiving weekend.
Admission is $15 for adults and the ticket includes access to all activities, including the show on Saturdays, titled, Le Réveil du Dracurbitacée.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
"Overall, the City of Montreal saw 990 $1 million–plus residential real estate transactions," including condos, attached and single-family homes, "in the first half of 2021, an increase of 112% from the same period in 2020," the report states.
Though sales in $2 to $4 million homes in Montreal rose by 138%, sales in $1 to $2 million homes made up the largest share of sales overall, with 807 Montreal properties sold in the first half of 2021, Sotheby's says.
Sales in properties over $4 million more than doubled between 2020 and 2021 — just six were sold in the first half of 2020, compared to the 14 properties sold in the same period in 2021.
The report said that according to the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers, on average, selling a residential property in Montreal during the first quarter of 2021 took approximately 44 days, compared to the 68 it took to sell a home less than a year prior.
That means Canadians could be allowed to travel to Europe — just for the fun of it — sooner. But the final decision is left up to each individual member state and the EU's recommendations are not legally binding.