Living in Montréal means having access to everything!

Last updated October 2, 2020
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Living in Montréal means having infinite options, including businesses, parks, bike paths, large employers, public transportation, arts and performances, and universities. It also means you can choose a home and neighbourhood according to your needs and lifestyle.

Does busy downtown life appeal to you? Would you prefer a quiet environment to raise your family? Do you like the typically Montréal multiplex homes or do you prefer modern architecture? Whatever you are looking for, you’ll find it in one of Montréal’s boroughs. Discover them!

Ahuntsic-Cartierville has beautiful homes and plenty of green spaces on the shores of the Rivière des Prairies. From historical homes, 1960s bungalows, multiplexes and condominiums, there’s something for everyone. Its neighbourhoods are filled with sports centres, arenas and swimming pools.

Anjou is strategically located at the juncture of highways 40 and 25. With its abundance of single-family homes and quiet streets, Anjou’s variety of shopping centres, including Place Versailles and Les Galeries d’Anjou, with its famous halls.

There is so much to see, touch, taste, enjoy and learn in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce! You can take a trip around the world every day. Its varied buildings include a wide range of homes and highly sought-after historical houses.

Lachine, which is known for its quality of life and a wealth of arts and recreational activities, has seduced many young families. With plenty of rental homes as well as new and converted buildings, everyone can live their dream without breaking the bank.

Nature meets the city in LaSalle, which is located between the St. Lawrence River and the Lachine Canal. Future residents will be pleasantly surprised by the wide array of homes, including single-family houses, duplexes, triplexes, row houses, condominiums and retirement homes. You’re sure to fall in love with LaSalle!

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, at the foot of Mount Royal, overlooks downtown. It offers an intense neighbourhood life and all the charms of urban life. With its tree-lined urban streets, its network of green lanes, multiplexes with colourful staircases, and peaceful neighbourhoods just steps away from busy streets, the Plateau is full of things to discover.

Living in Le Sud-Ouest, near downtown, means adopting a lifestyle that is both urban and friendly. The borough, which is appreciated for its converted industrial buildings and working-class houses, also has a number of attractive recent developments along the Lachine Canal, and people come from all over to enjoy Atwater Market.

Living in L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève means choosing tranquility. There are all kinds of outdoor activities to enjoy both in winter and summer. Far away from the agitation of the city, the borough has space for new residential buildings and families looking for the charm and peacefulness of a green living environment.

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is one of young people’s favourite places to live and is enjoying a certain renewal. It has a rich industrial history, and offers a wide range of homes ranging from lofts, condos and multiplexes to co-op housing, along with commercial streets, a public market and all kinds of amenities.

Montréal-Nord, at the crossroads of major thoroughfares on the shores of the Rivière des Prairies, is undergoing a complete transformation. It has a variety of affordable housing options, including a good choice of duplexes and triplexes.

Outremont is known for its beautiful historical homes and its urban forest. Its parks are the envy of many, Recently, a number of condos have been built. Restaurants, shops and professional services make for a delightful neighbourhood life.

Pierrefonds-Roxboro has a diverse array of neighbourhoods and is well served by public transportation. Here, you’re close to nature and plenty of neighbourhood businesses. Buyers will find a wide variety of homes of different ages and prices.

Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles offers a stunning setting on the shores of the Rivière des Prairies and the St. Lawrence River. Thanks to its regional parks, you’re never too far from nature. More and more couples, families and businesspeople are choosing this borough, where houses are some of the most affordable in Montréal.

Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie has an impressive number of neighbourhoods. From the Angus neighbourhood, Little Italy and the area around Parc Molson to the Promenade Masson and La Petite-Patrie, each of its neighbourhood has a distinct personality and a lively atmosphere. The borough has a vast choice of single-family homes as well as duplexes and triplexes.

Saint-Laurent is home to one of Canada’s largest industrial centres and a number of beautiful residential areas for families. These neighbourhoods are close to public transportation and offer lots of variety, with apartment buildings, bungalows and rental homes. Its innovative new industrial developments feature bucolic settings… in the city!

Saint-Léonard is an established neighbourhood whose trademark is its multiplexes. Impressive apartment towers are becoming more common in the borough. Cultural communities make for a lively neighbourhood life, and residents often run into each other in the neighbourhood’s coffee shops and bakeries on commercial streets like Rue Jean-Talon.

Verdun is an ideal place for young families that don’t want to spend lots of time getting around. Its neighbourhoods filled with green spaces and things to do feature family homes of all kinds such as multiplexes and single-family houses as well as rentals and co-owned homes. Not to mention its kilometres of shorelines and its stunning beach!

Ville-Marie is peaceful residential neighbourhoods next to the hustle and bustle of downtown. From the Village Shaughnessy and Sainte-Marie to the business centre and Old Montréal, Ville-Marie is a human-scale living environment, hub of arts and culture, economic centre, tourism destination and crossroads of knowledge, all at once.

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension is a gem, with a unique and friendly vibe and plenty of parks and green space. It’s easy to get to from anywhere in Montréal and has lots of rental homes. Its commercial streets are at the heart of real neighbourhoods filled with people of many different backgrounds.