Fredericton is the kind of place that most people consider “the ideal town to settle down in” or in which to start a family. It’s been named one of the “Cultural Capitals of Canada”, has around eighty thousand inhabitants (according to the Fredericton website’s Census data), and the average age is thirty eight. About twenty percent are bilingual.
Fredericton has a lot of internet-technology businesses, and most people are very polite to one another. (The stereotypical East Coast politeness applies here.) One of the popular places to gather is the Boyce Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning. I have always seen Fredericton as a mix of many different cultures, but with strong roots in its East Coast Heritage.
Fredericton is home to the St. John River (running through the middle), and has many avid exercise enthusiasts who make use of the woodlots, walking/cycling trails, and large park.