HomeDue West: the Montreal West Island. A great place to live!

If you long for a lifestyle that offers a certain city sophistication and culture coupled with sports and healthy outdoor activities,

If you seek a clean, friendly and caring community… then you should seriously consider the West Island.

Safe streets, parks, playgrounds. The municipalities maintain a combination of services rarely found in other regions of North America. Also, West Island schools consistently rank among Quebec’s top 10.

You’ll find that some of Canada’s finest artists live and teach in the West Island. All feel attracted partly by the West Island’s lifestyle and culture and partly by the nearness to two big cities.

Ottawa, the nation’s capital, with its major museums, art galleries and Parliament buildings, lies a 90 minutes drive west.

Only about 30 minutes east lies sophisticated Montreal, with theatres, symphony and concert halls and museums.

Click on this map to get an overview
of the West Island municipalities

West Island Map

Baie-d'Urfé     Top
Baie d’Urfé is a beautiful secluded residential area along the north shore of Lake Saint-Louis. Most residents live in charming single-family homes. The lots are generally very large. There is plenty of green space in the community and a minimum of commercial activity. There is a small shopping plaza in town and a fast growing industrial park, north of the railway.

Beaconsfield     Top
Beaconsfield is a mature community and has many family attractions. This quiet and affluent municipality is almost exclusively residential, aside from a small shopping centre, a network of schools and a riverfront community centre. This quiet refuge is still easily accessible to downtown.

Dollard-des-Ormeaux    Top
Dollard-des-Ormeaux is attractive to those who want to be in the West Island but close to Montreal. It has a very large park and recreation area known as Centennial Park. The growing residential community is served by a well-developed infrastructure of recreational services. There are three arenas, a 50 meter indoor pool and diving complex along with gymnastic facilities, a library and an art centre, all housed at the Dollard Civic Centre.

Kirkland    Top
As of January 2013, the population was 30,214, of which 24% are Francophones. The majority of the citizens are young families, thus creating a very active and social community. The Town is zoned mostly residential, and the maximum demographic growth is expected to reach 35,000 by the year 2,015. Geographically, the Town covers an area of 972 hectares and measures 6.44 km in length and 1.61 km in width. Numerous parks are situated in all the sectors of the Town, covering a total area of 6,412,000 square feet, or approximately 60 hectares of green space. Concerning the social infrastructure, Kirkland offers a modern arena/community centre, a library, a cultural center, new municipal garage, new town hall, as well as 3 park chalets.

Pierrefonds     Top
Pierrefonds is the largest West Island community. In addition to its 12 km of shoreline along Rivière-des-Prairies and beautiful wooded areas like Cap Saint-Jacques to the west and Bois-de-Liesse regional park to the east, Pierrefonds also features attractive and affordable housing. It is generally well suited for young families. Pierrefonds’ modern recreational centre has produced a number of world-class Canadian athletes. Its top-notch facilities provide a variety of recreational activities.

Pointe-Claire     Top
Pointe-Claire generally has older homes with lots of charm and is close to Montreal as well as Lake St-Louis. Pointe-Claire is a large and very diverse West Island community. Quaint shops and boutiques can be found in the Pointe-Claire Village near the lakeshore. A very important industrial district and high-tech centre are only a few kilometers away along the Trans-Canada Highway.

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue    Top
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue has a newer community north of Highway 40 that is very attractive to younger buyers. Its commercial artery features pretty antique shops, French restaurants and the Saint-Anne locks, a preferred docking area for yachts and sailboats, at its western tip. This is a pleasant spot for a family picnic in the summer. Taxes are also very low and it is very close to the city.

Vicky Tarcau
Affiliated Real Estate Agent
Cell: (514) 996-6583

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