Montreal’s top neighbourhoods

Everything from affordable suburban homes to downtown digs

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From the April 2015 issue of the magazine.

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Typical rowhouse stairs in the No. 35-ranked neighbourhood of Le Sud-Ouest (David Giral)

Typical rowhouse stairs in the No. 35-ranked neighbourhood of Le Sud-Ouest (David Giral)

If you live in Montreal but crave more house and a sizable tract of land to call your own, then you’re going to fall in love with Gore, the suburban neighbourhood of Saint-Jérôme. Ranked No. 1 in our top Montreal neighbourhoods list, Gore offers up some true bargains—at just $192,289, its average home price is almost $150,000 lower than the city overall. “Because of some new developments, Saint-Jérôme is now a booming bedroom community of Montreal,” says Peter Rawski, realtor with Londono Realty Group. “But it’s a mishmash,” he explains. This North Shore community offers older raised bungalows clad in siding, which start in the $180s, all the way up to a two-storey new-build that runs a cool $480,000 or more. “This area is heavily forested and homes typically have very large backyards,” says Rawski. “So you end up feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but you have the amenities of the city nearby.” Still it’s a 30- or 40-minute drive to downtown Montreal, probably a big drawback for anyone craving urban nightlife.

If you want to live a little closer to downtown, consider Vaudreuil-Dorion, our No. 2 neighbourhood. An off-island suburb of Montreal, its average house price is below the city average at just under $271,000. “This is a very English section of Montreal, and it attracts Baby Boomers and young families that want detached homes near the city’s western island,” says Rawski. A family can buy a solid bungalow that can be easily renovated, while Montreal’s Vaudreuil-Hudson commuter railway line services the southern portion of the community.

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Buyers who love downtown and don’t want to leave the island, meanwhile, should take a look at our No. 3 and No. 4 communities of Mont-Royal and Montréal-Est.

Mont-Royal is generally not for first-time buyers: To get into this tony downtown neighbourhood you should expect to pay more than $1 million. “But even at this steeper price point, the area still offers great value,” says Rawski. That’s because its location—central to Université de Montréal, McGill and Concordia,the city’s three large universities—makes Mont-Royal one of the most active rental spots in the city. Most homeowners in this area have at least one if not more rental units in their homes, says Rawski. “Homeowners can get top dollar because students and urban professionals want to live in this neighbourhood,” says Rawski.

A more moderately priced rental investment community is Montréal-Est. “I work with a lot of investors and time and time again, people will end up buying in this east-end urban neighbourhood.” Although you can find single-family homes, the area is dominated by duplexes, triplexes, even eight-plexes—and many of them are outdated and need remodelling. “It’s good value if you can buy a building, spend $100,000 renovating and then charge premium rents,” says Rawski.


Rank Rank Neighbourhood (Area) Neighbourhood (Area) Average price Average price Average price vs. area Neighbourhood price vs. metro district Neighbourhood price vs. greater city area Value grade Value grade 1-year price appreciation 5-year price appreciation Momentum grade Momentum grade Realtor grade Realtor grade
1 1 Gore (North-Shore) Gore (North-Shore) $193,289.62 $193,289.62 87.5% 73.8% 56.9% A A 17.5% 23.2% B B B B
2 2 Vaudreuil-Dorion – Secteur Dorion (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Vaudreuil-Dorion – Secteur Dorion (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $270,976.46 $270,976.46 91.3% 91.3% 79.8% B B 8.5% 31.4% A A B B
3 3 Mont-Royal (Montreal’s Island) Mont-Royal (Montreal’s Island) $1,044,074.73 $1,044,074.73 86.7% 204.6% 307.5% C C 4.4% 36.1% A A B B
4 4 Montréal-Est (Montreal’s Island) Montréal-Est (Montreal’s Island) $255,060.87 $255,060.87 88.0% 50.0% 75.1% A A 28.0% 44.3% A A D D
5 5 Brossard (North-Shore) Brossard (North-Shore) $370,156.50 $370,156.50 92.1% 141.4% 109.0% D D 2.6% 28.0% B B A A
6 6 Ville-Marie (Montreal’s Island) Ville-Marie (Montreal’s Island) $1,026,982.71 $1,026,982.71 100.0% 201.3% 302.5% D D 26.8% 47.3% A A A A
7 7 Île-des-Soeurs (Montreal’s Island) Île-des-Soeurs (Montreal’s Island) $935,101.85 $935,101.85 100.0% 183.3% 275.4% D D 16.7% 55.0% A A A A
8 8 Pierrefonds-Roxboro (Montreal’s Island) Pierrefonds-Roxboro (Montreal’s Island) $353,434.63 $353,434.63 89.0% 69.3% 104.1% B B 6.6% 27.2% A A C C
9 9 La Plaine (North-Shore) La Plaine (North-Shore) $211,999.07 $211,999.07 82.1% 81.0% 62.4% A A 3.4% 18.7% D D B B
10 10 Rosemont/La Petite-Patrie (Montreal’s Island) Rosemont/La Petite-Patrie (Montreal’s Island) $472,126.00 $472,126.00 100.0% 92.5% 139.1% D D 3.2% 47.3% A A B B
11 11 Otterburn Park (North-Shore) Otterburn Park (North-Shore) $284,126.78 $284,126.78 91.4% 108.5% 83.7% C C 5.2% 23.9% B B B B
12 12 Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines (North-Shore) Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines (North-Shore) $204,942.38 $204,942.38 79.3% 78.3% 60.4% A A 4.0% 13.4% D D A A
13 13 La Prairie (North-Shore) La Prairie (North-Shore) $348,432.01 $348,432.01 89.7% 133.1% 102.6% C C 9.1% 22.4% B B B B
14 14 L’Île-Perrot (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) L’Île-Perrot (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $257,169.07 $257,169.07 89.2% 86.7% 75.7% B B -1.3% 27.7% C C B B
15 15 Lachine (Montreal’s Island) Lachine (Montreal’s Island) $365,816.55 $365,816.55 97.6% 71.7% 107.7% C C 3.3% 30.5% A A C C
16 16 Villeray/Saint-Michel/Parc-Extension (Montreal’s Island) Villeray/Saint-Michel/Parc-Extension (Montreal’s Island) $363,327.38 $363,327.38 100.0% 71.2% 107.0% D D 8.8% 45.5% A A D D
17 17 Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville (North-Shore) Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville (North-Shore) $407,083.64 $407,083.64 97.6% 155.5% 119.9% D D 12.3% 29.2% A A B B
18 18 Beloeil (North-Shore) Beloeil (North-Shore) $275,614.10 $275,614.10 88.7% 105.3% 81.2% B B 1.7% 20.4% D D B B
19 19 Pointe-Claire (Montreal’s Island) Pointe-Claire (Montreal’s Island) $366,957.62 $366,957.62 78.7% 71.9% 108.1% A A 3.1% 16.0% D D B B
20 20 Deux-Montagnes (North-Shore) Deux-Montagnes (North-Shore) $228,737.37 $228,737.37 94.4% 87.4% 67.4% B B 2.8% 20.2% D D B B
21 21 Saint-Laurent (Montreal’s Island) Saint-Laurent (Montreal’s Island) $544,755.24 $544,755.24 100.0% 106.8% 160.4% D D -0.5% 33.0% C C A A
22 22 Hampstead (Montreal’s Island) Hampstead (Montreal’s Island) $950,523.91 $950,523.91 78.9% 186.3% 280.0% C C -4.2% 23.3% D D A A
23 23 Côte-Saint-Luc (Montreal’s Island) Côte-Saint-Luc (Montreal’s Island) $544,429.59 $544,429.59 85.2% 106.7% 160.4% B B -5.7% 29.3% D D B B
24 24 Pointe-Calumet (North-Shore) Pointe-Calumet (North-Shore) $185,927.77 $185,927.77 76.7% 71.0% 54.8% A A 2.8% 18.2% D D D D
25 25 Beauharnois (North-Shore) Beauharnois (North-Shore) $190,528.59 $190,528.59 81.2% 72.8% 56.1% A A 2.6% 17.8% D D C C
26 26 Boucherville (North-Shore) Boucherville (North-Shore) $424,221.10 $424,221.10 101.7% 162.0% 124.9% D D 3.7% 30.4% A A A A
27 27 Verdun (Montreal’s Island) Verdun (Montreal’s Island) $412,071.49 $412,071.49 97.3% 80.8% 121.4% C C -6.2% 38.9% D D B B
28 28 Saint-Jérôme (North-Shore) Saint-Jérôme (North-Shore) $218,459.63 $218,459.63 98.9% 83.4% 64.3% C C 2.9% 15.5% D D A A
29 29 Le Gardeur (North-Shore) Le Gardeur (North-Shore) $243,854.29 $243,854.29 91.6% 93.1% 71.8% B B 2.4% 16.2% D D B B
30 30 Saint-Amable (North-Shore) Saint-Amable (North-Shore) $228,691.23 $228,691.23 80.3% 87.3% 67.4% A A -0.2% 18.7% D D C C
31 31 Chambly (North-Shore) Chambly (North-Shore) $299,135.20 $299,135.20 97.8% 114.3% 88.1% D D 1.6% 22.0% C C B B
32 32 Laval-des-Rapides (Laval) Laval-des-Rapides (Laval) $305,083.70 $305,083.70 96.4% 97.0% 89.9% C C 1.5% 24.2% C C C C
33 33 Vaudreuil-Dorion – Secteur est (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Vaudreuil-Dorion – Secteur est (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $301,429.89 $301,429.89 101.5% 101.6% 88.8% D D 4.1% 27.6% B B B B
34 34 Anjou (Montreal’s Island) Anjou (Montreal’s Island) $371,215.48 $371,215.48 94.3% 72.8% 109.3% B B 1.5% 23.9% C C D D
35 35 Le Sud-Ouest (Montreal’s Island) Le Sud-Ouest (Montreal’s Island) $428,304.26 $428,304.26 101.1% 83.9% 126.2% D D 1.9% 41.5% A A C C
36 36 Greenfield Park (North-Shore) Greenfield Park (North-Shore) $267,686.96 $267,686.96 87.7% 102.2% 78.8% B B -2.5% 23.2% D D C C
37 37 Mascouche (North-Shore) Mascouche (North-Shore) $265,653.02 $265,653.02 100.0% 101.5% 78.2% D D -0.2% 21.3% D D A A
38 38 Le Plateau-Mont-Royal (Montreal’s Island) Le Plateau-Mont-Royal (Montreal’s Island) $668,996.32 $668,996.32 100.0% 131.1% 197.0% D D -5.2% 27.7% D D A A
39 39 Pincourt (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Pincourt (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $281,743.88 $281,743.88 97.7% 94.9% 83.0% C C 0.0% 21.8% D D B B
40 40 Vimont (Laval) Vimont (Laval) $325,152.71 $325,152.71 103.7% 103.4% 95.8% D D 2.2% 26.9% B B A A
41 41 Westmount (Montreal’s Island) Westmount (Montreal’s Island) $1,535,775.49 $1,535,775.49 127.6% 301.0% 452.3% D D 9.1% 39.7% A A A A
42 42 Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu (North-Shore) Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu (North-Shore) $240,572.34 $240,572.34 78.6% 91.9% 70.9% A A 6.9% 14.2% D D D D
43 43 Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montreal’s Island) Côte-des-Neiges/Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montreal’s Island) $684,122.01 $684,122.01 107.1% 134.1% 201.5% D D 5.0% 39.5% A A B B
44 44 Chomedey (Laval) Chomedey (Laval) $328,086.77 $328,086.77 103.6% 104.3% 96.6% D D 0.4% 21.5% D D A A
45 45 Saint-Sulpice (North-Shore) Saint-Sulpice (North-Shore) $236,179.03 $236,179.03 109.5% 90.2% 69.6% D D 8.6% 36.5% A A C C
46 46 Saint-François (Laval) Saint-François (Laval) $248,915.28 $248,915.28 95.7% 79.2% 73.3% B B 2.3% 27.2% B B D D
47 47 Mirabel (North-Shore) Mirabel (North-Shore) $258,950.76 $258,950.76 100.0% 98.9% 76.3% D D -0.5% 17.0% D D A A
48 48 Pont-Viau (Laval) Pont-Viau (Laval) $268,914.21 $268,914.21 84.9% 85.5% 79.2% A A -7.2% 24.2% D D D D
49 49 Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac (North-Shore) Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac (North-Shore) $245,733.72 $245,733.72 101.4% 93.9% 72.4% D D 5.9% 21.7% B B C C
50 50 Saint-Hubert (North-Shore) Saint-Hubert (North-Shore) $262,804.88 $262,804.88 100.0% 100.4% 77.4% D D -0.9% 21.2% D D B B
51 51 Sainte-Thérèse (North-Shore) Sainte-Thérèse (North-Shore) $281,105.64 $281,105.64 101.8% 107.4% 82.8% D D 7.2% 16.6% D D A A
52 52 Duvernay (Laval) Duvernay (Laval) $368,754.89 $368,754.89 100.0% 117.3% 108.6% D D -2.3% 21.2% D D B B
53 53 Lavaltrie (North-Shore) Lavaltrie (North-Shore) $192,832.96 $192,832.96 89.4% 73.7% 56.8% A A -2.1% 14.9% D D C C
54 54 Saint-Basile-le-Grand (North-Shore) Saint-Basile-le-Grand (North-Shore) $289,247.76 $289,247.76 93.1% 110.5% 85.2% C C 2.8% 15.6% D D C C
55 55 Terrebonne (North-Shore) Terrebonne (North-Shore) $286,732.82 $286,732.82 111.0% 109.5% 84.5% D D 1.1% 24.3% C C B B
56 56 Auteuil (Laval) Auteuil (Laval) $301,105.25 $301,105.25 96.1% 95.8% 88.7% C C -3.0% 20.1% D D C C
57 57 Mont-Saint-Hilaire (North-Shore) Mont-Saint-Hilaire (North-Shore) $405,569.23 $405,569.23 130.5% 154.9% 119.5% D D 14.0% 27.9% A A B B
58 58 Saint-Lambert (North-Shore) Saint-Lambert (North-Shore) $541,206.50 $541,206.50 134.7% 206.7% 159.4% D D 3.9% 26.0% B B A A
59 59 Dorval (Montreal’s Island) Dorval (Montreal’s Island) $381,322.78 $381,322.78 81.8% 74.7% 112.3% A A -2.5% 14.1% D D C C
60 60 Bois-des-Filion (North-Shore) Bois-des-Filion (North-Shore) $240,829.58 $240,829.58 93.2% 92.0% 70.9% B B -7.0% 14.8% D D B B
61 61 Sainte-Dorothée (Laval) Sainte-Dorothée (Laval) $380,104.54 $380,104.54 100.0% 120.9% 112.0% D D -3.3% 17.3% D D A A
62 62 Verchères (North-Shore) Verchères (North-Shore) $279,859.57 $279,859.57 98.2% 106.9% 82.4% D D 0.0% 17.7% D D B B
63 63 Mercier/Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (Montreal’s Island) Mercier/Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (Montreal’s Island) $325,733.45 $325,733.45 100.0% 63.8% 95.9% C C -1.9% 21.0% D D D D
64 64 Laval-Ouest (Laval) Laval-Ouest (Laval) $231,793.01 $231,793.01 87.5% 73.7% 68.3% A A -2.1% 17.3% D D D D
65 65 L’Épiphanie (Parish) (North-Shore) L’Épiphanie (Parish) (North-Shore) $204,623.91 $204,623.91 94.9% 78.2% 60.3% B B -5.0% 20.1% D D D D
66 66 Oka (North-Shore) Oka (North-Shore) $263,833.33 $263,833.33 108.9% 100.8% 77.7% D D 19.8% 24.0% A A D D
67 67 Châteauguay (North-Shore) Châteauguay (North-Shore) $225,523.27 $225,523.27 96.1% 86.1% 66.4% B B -1.9% 13.6% D D B B
68 68 Ahuntsic-Cartierville (Montreal’s Island) Ahuntsic-Cartierville (Montreal’s Island) $466,465.98 $466,465.98 100.0% 91.4% 137.4% D D -7.2% 25.7% D D C C
69 69 Le Vieux-Longueuil (North-Shore) Le Vieux-Longueuil (North-Shore) $310,578.43 $310,578.43 101.7% 118.6% 91.5% D D 0.6% 18.7% D D B B
70 70 L’Assomption (North-Shore) L’Assomption (North-Shore) $233,203.28 $233,203.28 108.1% 89.1% 68.7% D D 1.4% 19.6% D D B B
71 71 Sainte-Rose (Laval) Sainte-Rose (Laval) $314,427.29 $314,427.29 100.3% 100.0% 92.6% D D 0.4% 23.3% D D D D
72 72 Vaudreuil-Dorion – Secteur Vaudreuil Ouest (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Vaudreuil-Dorion – Secteur Vaudreuil Ouest (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $300,976.67 $300,976.67 82.2% 101.4% 88.6% B B -12.9% 14.0% D D B B
73 73 Saint-Lazare (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Saint-Lazare (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $375,751.79 $375,751.79 102.6% 126.6% 110.7% D D 1.1% 21.4% D D B B
74 74 Rive-Sud de Montréal (North-Shore) Rive-Sud de Montréal (North-Shore) $312,523.73 $312,523.73 141.5% 119.4% 92.0% D D 3.2% 20.8% C C A A
75 75 Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $339,522.19 $339,522.19 117.7% 114.4% 100.0% D D 1.4% 23.1% C C B B
76 76 Mercier (North-Shore) Mercier (North-Shore) $263,954.96 $263,954.96 112.4% 100.8% 77.7% D D 5.6% 18.7% C C B B
77 77 Outremont (Montreal’s Island) Outremont (Montreal’s Island) $1,340,560.33 $1,340,560.33 111.3% 262.8% 394.8% D D 0.3% 23.1% D D A A
78 78 L’Épiphanie (City) (North-Shore) L’Épiphanie (City) (North-Shore) $202,650.79 $202,650.79 94.0% 77.4% 59.7% B B 0.9% 12.2% D D D D
79 79 Baie-d’Urfé (Montreal’s Island) Baie-d’Urfé (Montreal’s Island) $697,887.53 $697,887.53 149.7% 136.8% 205.6% D D 11.1% 34.9% A A D D
80 80 Les Coteaux (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Les Coteaux (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $198,726.32 $198,726.32 87.1% 67.0% 58.5% A A -2.4% 9.1% D D D D
81 81 Saint-Philippe (North-Shore) Saint-Philippe (North-Shore) $252,103.26 $252,103.26 98.3% 96.3% 74.3% D D 9.8% 10.2% D D D D
82 82 Beaconsfield (Montreal’s Island) Beaconsfield (Montreal’s Island) $545,451.11 $545,451.11 117.0% 106.9% 160.7% D D 5.1% 22.0% B B C C
83 83 Saint-Eustache (North-Shore) Saint-Eustache (North-Shore) $256,752.97 $256,752.97 105.9% 98.1% 75.6% D D 1.1% 18.1% D D B B
84 84 Boisbriand (North-Shore) Boisbriand (North-Shore) $272,296.05 $272,296.05 98.6% 104.0% 80.2% D D -3.3% 15.7% D D B B
85 85 Les Cèdres (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Les Cèdres (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $230,654.25 $230,654.25 101.1% 77.7% 67.9% D D 5.1% 15.6% D D D D
86 86 Delson (North-Shore) Delson (North-Shore) $251,575.14 $251,575.14 98.1% 96.1% 74.1% C C 2.5% 14.3% D D D D
87 87 Sainte-Catherine (North-Shore) Sainte-Catherine (North-Shore) $251,833.85 $251,833.85 98.2% 96.2% 74.2% D D 1.2% 15.3% D D D D
88 88 Saint-Zotique (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Saint-Zotique (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $229,396.15 $229,396.15 100.6% 77.3% 67.6% D D -0.2% 20.4% D D D D
89 89 Dollard-Des Ormeaux (Montreal’s Island) Dollard-Des Ormeaux (Montreal’s Island) $416,327.84 $416,327.84 104.8% 81.6% 122.6% D D 2.4% 15.0% D D B B
90 90 Montréal-Ouest (Montreal’s Island) Montréal-Ouest (Montreal’s Island) $547,040.20 $547,040.20 45.4% 107.2% 161.1% B B -15.4% 5.2% D D C C
91 91 Fabreville (Laval) Fabreville (Laval) $274,232.19 $274,232.19 103.6% 87.2% 80.8% D D -1.2% 17.7% D D C C
92 92 Rivière-des-Prairies/Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montreal’s Island) Rivière-des-Prairies/Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montreal’s Island) $292,120.86 $292,120.86 100.8% 57.3% 86.0% D D 0.4% 19.4% D D D D
93 93 Saint-Colomban (North-Shore) Saint-Colomban (North-Shore) $233,689.64 $233,689.64 105.8% 89.3% 68.8% D D -1.9% 14.5% D D B B
94 94 Blainville (North-Shore) Blainville (North-Shore) $340,685.02 $340,685.02 96.5% 130.1% 100.3% D D -6.1% 8.4% D D B B
95 95 Saint-Constant (North-Shore) Saint-Constant (North-Shore) $265,874.68 $265,874.68 103.6% 101.6% 78.3% D D 2.6% 15.2% D D C C
96 96 LaSalle (Montreal’s Island) LaSalle (Montreal’s Island) $391,236.01 $391,236.01 104.4% 76.7% 115.2% D D -5.6% 20.7% D D C C
97 97 Varennes (North-Shore) Varennes (North-Shore) $289,700.31 $289,700.31 101.7% 110.7% 85.3% D D 1.1% 17.9% D D C C
98 98 Sainte-Julie (North-Shore) Sainte-Julie (North-Shore) $318,295.78 $318,295.78 111.7% 121.6% 93.7% D D 1.1% 19.0% D D B B
99 99 Rosemère (North-Shore) Rosemère (North-Shore) $394,833.33 $394,833.33 111.8% 150.8% 116.3% D D -2.4% 18.7% D D A A
100 100 Lachenaie (North-Shore) Lachenaie (North-Shore) $296,787.28 $296,787.28 114.9% 113.4% 87.4% D D -2.4% 17.1% D D A A
101 101 Carignan (North-Shore) Carignan (North-Shore) $384,712.09 $384,712.09 125.8% 146.9% 113.3% D D 5.4% 16.9% D D C C
102 102 L’Île-Bizard/Sainte-Geneviève (Montreal’s Island) L’Île-Bizard/Sainte-Geneviève (Montreal’s Island) $411,783.60 $411,783.60 103.7% 80.7% 121.3% D D -6.2% 18.6% D D D D
103 103 Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (Laval) Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (Laval) $282,447.44 $282,447.44 108.6% 89.8% 83.2% D D -3.5% 14.5% D D C C
104 104 Lorraine (North-Shore) Lorraine (North-Shore) $365,122.22 $365,122.22 103.4% 139.5% 107.5% D D -9.9% 8.3% D D A A
105 105 Kirkland (Montreal’s Island) Kirkland (Montreal’s Island) $451,615.56 $451,615.56 113.7% 88.5% 133.0% D D -5.8% 16.4% D D B B
106 106 Candiac (North-Shore) Candiac (North-Shore) $421,499.76 $421,499.76 108.5% 161.0% 124.1% D D 0.5% 15.8% D D C C
107 107 Montréal-Nord (Montreal’s Island) Montréal-Nord (Montreal’s Island) $284,921.59 $284,921.59 98.3% 55.8% 83.9% C C -3.0% 13.6% D D D D
108 108 Saint-Joseph-du-Lac (North-Shore) Saint-Joseph-du-Lac (North-Shore) $251,158.92 $251,158.92 103.6% 95.9% 74.0% D D -7.0% 9.5% D D C C
109 109 Saint-Léonard (Montreal’s Island) Saint-Léonard (Montreal’s Island) $426,206.03 $426,206.03 108.3% 83.5% 125.5% D D -6.5% 13.2% D D C C
110 110 Hudson (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Hudson (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $412,917.55 $412,917.55 112.7% 139.1% 121.6% D D -6.1% (6.2) D D B B
111 111 Coteau-du-Lac (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) Coteau-du-Lac (Vaudreuil-Soulanges) $253,205.00 $253,205.00 111.0% 85.3% 74.6% D D -8.5% 11.9% D D D D



SOURCES: Montreal Real Estate Board, MoneySense expert realtor panel 2015
We would like to thank national licensed real estate brokerage Zoocasa for making its experienced realtors available for our expert panel.
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12 comments on “Montreal’s top neighbourhoods

  1. Interesting list although quite a bit of incorrect information. Many of the communities listed as being on the North Shore, are in fact, on the South Shore (Rive Sud), This includes up to 20 places, including #5 Brossard, #11, #13, #17, #18, #30, #42, #50, #54, #57, #67, #69, #74 (South Shore is not a community!), #76, 81, 86, 87, 95, 97, 101,106. A review and update should be made.

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  2. Sorry, 98 and 58 are also on the South Shore

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    • Please see my response re: Greater Montreal Real Estate Board designations.

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  3. Clearly the person who preparedr your listing is unfamiliar with Montreal. Most Soth Shore communities are listed as communities on the North Shore. St Jerome and Vaudreuil are not Montreal suburbs !

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    • Hi Peter,
      The districts are designated by the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board — and they do not separate South from North Shore. And any neighbourhood outside of Montreal Island is considered a suburb, although it may be an inner-suburb (much like Scarborough is to Toronto).
      Romana

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  4. Please improve your writeup — you grouped all off-island regions as “North Shore” in your table; the following communities for example are not “North Shore” communities: Brossard, La Prairie, Candiac, Chateauguay — they are “South Shore.”

    If you are going to use the “North Shore” or “South Shore” terms, please use them accordingly, otherwise use another term such as “off-island.”

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    • Eddie:
      I certainly understand your frustration but should point out that these designations/groupings were not actually dictated by us. These groupings are based on data/groupings we receive from the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board — where we got much of our home price data.
      Romana

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  5. I find that this would be a very interesting blog post on the realtor’s website, but there is a lot of questionable information in there. I think this was a good ad for the realtor who has his name mentioned over and over again but other than the stats the information is too subjective as a serious write up from Money Sense. Many inaccuracies being blamed on the real estate board which is untrue. These are not the North Shore and South Shore of how Montrealers name them. Credibility of this article in question.

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  6. I don’t get it. Knowing that a clarification needs to be made to properly identify the North Shore cities versus the South Shore cities, why not seek out more information and make the article accurate.

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  7. Gore is a nice spot….my cottage is there. Never considered it as a suburb of Montreal. The required daily commute might be ok for Toronto but not for Montreal . Lots of inaccurate info….

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  8. Holy cow ……. did anyone check these assertions ?

    TMR where most houses have rental units ???

    Vaudreuil ….. an English section of Montreal ???

    No mention of the Plateau or Monkland Village, the two most active markets in the city.

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  9. As many indicated in their comments this article has some quite a lot of incorrect information. St-Jerome and Gore are not Montreal suburbs, realtors may try to present it that way but it’s really not true, Mississauga may be Toronto suburb but we’re not talking about the same spread out. As a Montrealer, I can make my own mind however this can be dangerous for someone who doesn’t know the region well and is looking to find a place to settle in. As well, it questions the validity of the other articles in the same category (Calgary top neighbourhood, etc). Last but not least, having 1 or 2 sources of information is not enough to write a good article on a subject one is not familiar with. Even if the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board does not make the distinction between North Shore and South Shore, anyone who has lived close to Montreal would know.

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