Saint John Apartments
Saint John is the second-largest city in New Brunswick and is located on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy, which connects to the Atlantic Ocean. The central part of Saint John is geographically small and like other cities in the Maritimes most of the region’s population is found in smaller suburbs scattered over the surrounding countryside, connected to the core via highways.
The University of New Brunswick campus is located in a northwestern suburb named Millidgeville along with the Saint John Regional Hospital, while St. Joseph’s Hospital is located in the city’s central core. Shopping centres and plazas are located in all areas of the city, with a major shopping centre located downtown (Brunswick Square) and another in the eastern end of the city on Westmoreland Road in the suburb of McAllister (McAllister Place). Major grocery stores are located on main arterial roads outside the core, but specialty stores are found everywhere. Renters will be happy to learn that Saint John has the lowest average rents among New Brunswick’s big three cities.
Saint John has a population of over 122,000 people, ranking it as the second largest city in New Brunswick after Moncton. Because of its waterfront location, Saint John has always served as a major port for the Maritimes. Industry is also important in Saint John, with major employers including Moosehead Brewery, the energy industry (including two oil companies), the regional health service, several call centres, and various government agencies. Culturally Saint John is home to the province’s only symphony orchestra.
The city houses campuses of the University of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Community College, plus numerous lower level schools (both Anglophone and Francophone). Transportation around the city is via highways linking the core to the suburbs, including two bridges connecting both sides of the St. John River (Fredericton is upstream). Several ferries also operate to keep commuters and travelers moving.