11) Saint John
Saint John is in New Brunswick on the Bay of Fundy. The average home costs $168,221. Residents primarily speak English. The economy was once dependent on ship building and became internationally famous when the fastest ship of its day, the Marco Polo, was built there. These days the economy also relies on research, information technology, and tourism. The oil refinery, Port of Saint John, Moosehead Brewery, pulp and paper plants are also major employers. Saint John has a strong Irish heritage so the culture of the city draws comparisons to Boston and New York. Residents enjoy musical performances, dance programs, theaters, art galleries, and many museums. It is also a popular city for beer brewers. The historic downtown area has benefited from cruise ships that dock locally.