Housing Options

Find a place to live in your new home. Fredericton has options to suit you and your family's needs.

Temporary Housing Options

If it’s going to be your first time in the city, you’ll likely require a temporary place to rest your head. Fredericton is full of temporary housing options. These options are low risk alternatives that you can use while you search for your more permanent home. The city has a directory of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts.


Student Housing Options

If you’re a student who will be living and studying in Fredericton, each university offers on-campus living options. Please review their respective websites for details regarding these housing options. If your institution doesn’t offer on-campus residence housing, please consult the renting options below.

Buying a Home in Fredericton

The average price of a single, detached house in Fredericton is $258,000, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Housing Market Outlook report. This is well below the national average making Fredericton a cost-effective city while still offering big-city opportunity and amenities.

Buying a house can be a time consuming process. Some choose to enlist the help of a real estate agent who can help you find a home, while others choose to look themselves. A few good places to start looking for your permanent home are:

Renting a Home or Apartment

An alternative to buying a home or condo would be to rent. There are many homes and apartments available in the city. Renting typically requires a lease which is a legal document that states that you will rent the property for a predefined amount of time as well as abide by a number of rules and bylaws.

For more about tenant and landlord protections under the laws of New Brunswick, please see the Residential Tenancies Tribunal website: http://www.snb.ca/RTT-TLL/E/RTT-TLL_E.asp

To find houses and apartments available for rent in Fredericton, please see the following resources:

Heating, Water and Electricity

Homes in the Fredericton area are typically heated with electricity or natural gas. Heating becomes very important in Fredericton as the winter weather can bring very cold temperatures. Consult your real estate agent, landlord or the selling of the home for more information on your heating system.  Major energy providers include:

Electricity: NB Power  
Natural Gas: Enbridge Gas

Fredericton’s water comes from a city-owned system based on groundwater. Water meters are placed on the exterior of every home that is hooked up to Fredericton’s system. Home owners are charged a monthly fee for the water usage. This fee differs in amount depending on a home’s monthly usage. For more details on Fredericton’s Water Utility and conservation, follow the link below.