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Best Areas to Buy or Rent a Condominium in Montreal

Skyline of the city of Montreal, Canada.

Montreal Condos

In Canada, the city of Montreal is the third most important tourist center after Vancouver and Toronto. The highest point of the city and its iconic landmark  is Mont Royal, a park with several kilometers of trails perfect for running and skiing, and vantage points with stunning views of the city and the St. Lawrence River. In its southern slope, condominium towers and modern malls of downtown Montreal are interspersed with older, interesting museums and some remarkable churches and cathedrals. Underneath all this is the Underground City, a complex of underground walkways that connect the subway, hotels , shopping malls, offices and restaurants.

Montreal is the second biggest city in Canada with a population of almost 4 million. Even though Toronto holds the title as the largest city and as the business capital, Montreal is still as essential with regard to its business sector, tradition, arts and many others. Montreal is the next largest city which has French as its principal language besides Paris. If you live in Montreal Canada, here are some of the things that you must understand about the life that you’re going to get.

You don’t need to worry about the cost of living either. When it comes to the renting or buying, Montreal condos and houses are far more cost-effective when compared to real state in other Canadian cities.

One of the most often asked questions is, where is the best place for me to buy or rent a condominium in Montreal? To answer that we must take a look at the different regions in Montreal and what each of them have to offer.

Metropolitan Region of Montreal

The urban area of the city is widespread for several decades and residential developments have overflowed by far the island of Montreal.  Montreal is located at the confluence of two major rivers (San Lorenzo and Ottawa) and several lakes. There are many islands that communicate with various bridges and tunnels.
There are 5 major areas where the metropolitan region is divided:
• Island of Montreal
• Vaudreuil-Soulanges
• Laval
• South Riviera
• North Riviera

Each of these areas has its own characteristics in terms of their real estate. The price of property, land size, distances, highways, public transportation, etc.

Montreal Island

This is the most densely populated area, where the financial and business center, there are a lot of options and neighborhoods.


Vaudreuil – Soulanges

It is located west of the island of Montreal, has recently had great support and many new condo developments, shopping malls and schools.
Vaudreuil Soulanges 1


It is also an island north of Montreal, a suburban area that has grown, mainly middle-class developments.


South Riviera

It is located near downtown Montreal, just steps across the Champlain, Victoria, and Jacques-Cartier bridges La Fontaine Tunnel. It has been rapidly developed in the last five years, with new shopping centers and prestigious residential areas in La Prairie and Candiac. There are a variety of real estate options, including furnished and unfurnished condos.

North Riviera

It is a remote area that offers attractive, quiet prices, it has also grown significantly.

It’s easy to see why  Montreal is not only a popular tourist destination but it has also become one of Canada’s fastest growing city; a city which many expats now call home.

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