Real Estate in Moncton
by Larry Estabrooks - Realtor

Moncton Area Community Profile

The Moncton area includes the City of Moncton, the City of Dieppe, the Town of Riverview as well as all the outlying towns and villages within approximately 100 kilometers. Moncton is situated on the Petitcodiac River, the third largest river system in New Brunswick. Located at the geographic center of the Maritimes, Moncton is the natural hub of road, rail and air services for Atlantic Canada and a major distribution center. The Trans-Canada Highway skirts the city and provides easy access from all Maritime locations. Moncton is fast becoming the center in Atlantic Canada for shopping, conventions, trade shows and sporting activities. Moncton is just a short drive from the warm waters and sandy beaches of the Northumberland Strait, and the rugged coastlines and enormous tides of the Bay of Fundy. Almost 1.4 million people live within a 3 hour drive of Moncton, giving us the largest market area of any Atlantic Canadian city. The municipal residential property tax mil rate is .0165 in the City of Moncton and is based on market value assessment.
Industry % Of Base
Transportation and Warehousing 11
Administration (Head /Regional Offices) 12
Government 12
Education (Post-Secondary) 6
Distribution 19
Teleservice 4
Manufacturing 24
Service Sector Transportation and storage 12
AIR: Moncton is virtually fog-free, with less weather-related 'downtime' then any other center in Atlantic Canada. Carrier include Air Canada, Air Atlantic, Air Nova and Canadian Airlines. Daily passenger services operate within the region with frequent  flights to all major points. The airport is located just 9 kilometers from downtown Moncton.

BUS: Codiac Transit provides local bus service throughout Greater Moncton Monday through Saturday, as well as Thursday and Friday evenings. SMT is the inter city bus line providing daily service to and from most Maritime cities. The bus terminal is located in downtown Moncton. Ability Transit is a special bus service available to residents and visitors alike. Transportation is limited to individuals who have serious mobility problems due to a physical disability.

RAIL: The traditional center of Atlantic rail operations, Moncton is served by VIA Rail with connections east to our Maritime neighbors, and west to Quebec and Montreal. The train station is located in downtown Moncton.

Full educational services exist at the primary and secondary level in both English and French, with an outstanding French Immersion program.
The English and French language campuses of the New Brunswick Community College offer a full range of job related studies.

L'Universite de Moncton is Canada's largest degree granting French language university outside Quebec, and the third largest university in the Maritime provinces in terms of student population. Programs include bachelor's and master's degree levels and a doctorate in French studies. The main campus is in the heart of Moncton.

Mount Allison University, just 30 minutes Southeast of Moncton in the Town of Sackville, was founded in 1839. It has long been renowned for its excellence in Fine Arts and Music. In addition to a wide array of courses in the Humanities and Sciences, programs in Commerce, Marine Biology, Computer Science and Canadian Studies have drawn particular attention in recent years.

Atlantic Baptist University is one of Canada's premier liberal arts facilities offering students a strong academic program rooted in the Christian faith. The university has recently moved to its new 220 acre campus on the Trans-Canada highway in Moncton.

The University of New Brunswick has a faculty of nursing in Moncton.

Other educational establishments include business colleges, computer institutes and registered trade schools.


Moncton has two modern hospitals: The Moncton Hospital and Hôpital Dr. Georges L. Dumont. The Greater Moncton area is well supplied with medical facilities and personnel. A principal medical service centre in New Brunswick, its two hospitals offer primary, secondary and tertiary health care services in both official languages. Both hospitals are major referral hospitals for patients from as far away as north-eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and the French islands of St.-Pierre and Miquelon. The hospitals have, over the years, demonstrated excellent co-operation, providing optimal health care services by sharing expertise and working together on a regional basis.
Municipally owned facilities and attractions include:
Centennial Park - Located in the city, the 450 acre all season park features an artificial beach complete with fine white sand, football/soccer field, lawn bowling, tennis courts, horseshoe pitch, picnic areas, children’s playground, canoeing, lighted cross country ski trails, toboggan hill, sleigh rides, outdoor skating.

Coliseum Arena Complex, with 100,000 square feet of exhibit space and 7,000 seats, is the home to many regional shows, concerts, exhibitions and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey Moncton Wildcats.

Moncton Museum - displays the city's history from the days of the Micmacs to the present , featuring both permanent and traveling exhibits . The recently restored Free Meeting House next door , built in 1821 , is the city's oldest surviving structure and served as a place of worship for many religions.

Moncton Public Library is well stocked with books , audio - visual materials and microfilm archives. Access to the Internet is also available.

Magnetic Hill Park and Zoo - Magnetic Hill is Canada's 3rd most visited natural attraction. The zoo houses both indigenous and exotic animals and features a reconstructed covered bridge.

Moncton Market in the downtown area recreates the festival atmosphere of an old fashioned market with entertainment, fine cuisine, crafts and fresh seafood, baking and produce.

The Capitol Theatre - home for the performing and visual arts. Thoughtfully and carefully restored, the Capitol is one of only nine theaters in Canada that has been historically restored to bring back the excitement of a Vaudeville era theater. Located in downtown Moncton, the Capitol is an easy five minute walk from major convention hotels, with restaurants, clubs, shopping and businesses nearby.

The Thomas Williams House, built in 1883, is a fine example of the comfortable lifestyle of an upper class Victorian family.

Sportsplex Complex

Magic Mountain Water Theme Park - Offers a variety of activities , including water slides and a wave pool. Crystal Palace is the largest indoor amusement center of its kind in Atlantic Canada. Tied in with a hotel and a convention center, it also neighbors Champlain Place, the largest one level shopping center in Eastern Canada.

L'Universite de Moncton facilities available to the public include the CEPS athletic center, the Acadian Museum and the Galerie d’Art.

Minor programs in baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer and many others.

6 Malls, 1 private and 5 public golf courses, 6 public ice arenas, 3 curling clubs, 4 bowling alleys, indoor & outdoor pools.

Annual events and festivals include the YWCA Quilt Fair, Greater Moncton Music Festival, the Moncton Jazz & Blues Festival, The Victoria Park Arts And Crafts Fair, Fête nationale des Acadiens, Santa Clause Parade, and winter carnivals.

Within 1.5 hour drive: the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, 2 national parks, 2 national historic sites, 3 national wildlife areas, 3 provincial parks, 2 ski hills, 10 more golf courses, 2 stock car tracks.

PLACES OF WORSHIP - This is an alphabetical list of the places of worship in Moncton and the number of each:
Anglican (5)
Baptist (6)
Catholic (12)
Christian Science Church
Christ's Church,
Church of Christ
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Church of The Nazarene (3
Faith Assembly
Good Shepherd Lutheran
Gospel Hall
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (3)
Madonna House
Moncton Faith Tabernacle
Presbyterian (3)
Pentecostal (3)
Salvation Army
Seventh Day Adventist
Tiferes Israel Synagogue
United (11)
United Baptist (13)