According to MoneySense’s Best Places to Live Report, Sturgeon County is the fourth best place to live in Alberta.
In total, it's the 60th best place in Canada out of 417 rated places.
The annual list is informed by factors such as an area’s household income, weather, unemployment rate, access to healthcare and property taxes.
“We’re not jus blessed with a beautiful landscape in Sturgeon County,” said mayor Tom Flynn. “This report reflects what we all know to be true: our economy is diverse, our residents are engaged and our taxes are low.”
He added Sturgeon's ranking didn't come as a surprise to anyone on council.
Sturgeon was behind Strathcona County at 58, Canmore at 29 and St. Albert at seven for the overall national score.
The 2017 list is the first one that Sturgeon County has been included on. MoneySense recently expanded its report to study 417 municipalities from its previous rankings of just over 200.