The report analyzed real estate opportunities in cities across the province. Its criteria included growing population and what's being done to handle that growth, as well as employment levels.
"While the local economy looks diverse, the natural gas industry will have an impact on the city’s growth. It is imperative that anyone investing in the city or other areas of northeast BC understand the inevitable cycles of gas exploration," according to Don Campbell, president of REIN. "For the investor, the cyclical nature of the city can make property management challenging at times. There is a lot of potential in the Dawson Creek real estate market if you are willing to provide hands on management and you have a long term view."
Fort St. John was ranked just one above Dawson Creek, in fifth place. The rest of the top 11 include Kelowna, Comox Valley, Penticton, Prince George and Vancouver.