from the Money Sense magazine website
Port Hope, Ont. is number four on the list and 33rd overall and is located 12 kilometers west of Cobourg making it neighbors on this list and on the map. The town was incorporated in 1834 after 40 years of settlement and became a transportation hub for many years. Currently, the largest employer is Cameco Corp., which operates a nuclear fuel conversion plant. The local economy also depends on several smaller manufacturers, retail and tourism.
Port Hope has a low number of doctors and health professionals. It also falls in the bottom half of our rankings for housing affordability, transit and the number of people who walk or bike to work. Next to Oakville, Ont., Port Hope has the best weather in the country. It also scores very well in crime, has good cultural representation, low unemployment, a very reasonable level of population growth and better than average personal income levels.