Montreal real estate: Where to buy in the city's outer suburbs 2018

Top neighbourhoods in Montreal’s outer suburbs 2018

If you don’t mind the commute into downtown Montreal, Pointe-Calumet is a good place to buy a home


1. Pointe-Calumet (Ouest de la Rive-Nord)

While many urban Montrealers will argue that this community isn’t really part of Montreal, the truth is, it is — and despite a 45-minute drive to downtown Montreal, it’s becoming increasingly popular.

The big reason for its growing popularity is that the neighbourhood offers three and four-bedroom detached homes at extremely affordable prices. Average single-family homes in Pointe-Calumet cost about $210,000 — $75,000 less than the district’s average price and $170,000 less than the metropolitan average price. For buyers, it’s hard to scoff at those savings.

2. Blainville

If you’re raising a family or just starting on that journey, chances are you already know about the community of Blainville. This north-shore suburb is one of the best places in Canada to raise children. The neighbourhood is more than 50% families with one-fifth of the population under the age of 15. One of the big draws for families (other than the family-friendly atmosphere) is great access to affordable daycare and great access to the Laurentian Mountains. Plus, there’s a commuter train that runs through this community, which is only 40 kilometres northwest from Montreal’s downtown core.

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All these excellent attributes come at a price, though, with Blainville’s average home price just above $400,300 — more than $120,000 above the average price of all outer suburban communities. But what you get for that price is a family home. Even cheaper priced homes offer three and four-bedrooms with higher prices for the newer, larger lots and homes. Even with a bit of steeper price tag, Blainville offers good value. Its price momentum has been consistent for the last half decade with one-year, three-year and five-year price growth at 12%, 18% and 17%, respectively.

3. Vaudreuil-Dorion – Secteur Dorion

The community just west of Montreal Island is a favourite of Montreal realtors and English-speakers. Years ago, this area only attracted commercial clients because all the highways from the west converge in the area. But as prices on Montreal Island began to rise, buyers started venturing out. Since Vaudreuil-Dorion is only 40 minutes away from Montreal’s core, by car, the neighbourhood suddenly started to become attractive to residential home buyers.

In 2017, the neighbourhood ranked No. 7, primarily because it held a lot of value but price appreciation (momentum) hadn’t caught up. This year, it sits at No. 6 in our overall rankings and No. 3 in our outer suburban rankings, proving that it still may be a bit of a seed waiting to germinate.

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Rank Neighbourhood Area Average home price (2017) Value Momentum Realtor Grade Average price vs. area Avg. price vs. metro district Avg. price vs. outer region 1-year price change 3-year price change 5-year price change
1Pointe-CalumetNorth Shore$209,34096.6782.29★★79.04%73.05%72.64%6.38%12.59%22.86%
2BlainvilleNorth Shore$400,34622.2285.96★★★★97.76%139.70%138.91%11.93%17.51%17.24%
3Vaudreuil-Dorion - Secteur DorionVaudreuil-Soulanges$286,98959.4450.47★★★½88.48%86.63%99.58%5.00%5.82%13.57%
5MirabelNorth Shore$301,23337.7882.42★★★100.00%105.11%104.52%5.92%16.25%19.87%
6Les CèdresVaudreuil-Soulanges$248,76772.7850.80★★★97.24%75.09%86.32%10.81%7.85%11.58%
7GoreNorth Shore$247,19063.33100.00★½102.20%86.25%85.77%31.43%27.89%66.33%
8Saint-JérômeNorth Shore$234,43676.1154.46★★½96.93%81.80%81.34%5.44%7.31%13.65%
10Les CoteauxVaudreuil-Soulanges$221,20391.1133.03★★★86.47%66.77%76.75%2.63%11.31%8.65%
13LavaltrieNorth Shore$216,81785.0065.08★½94.14%75.66%75.23%8.37%12.44%12.28%
14Deux-MontagnesNorth Shore$245,58975.0044.32★★★92.72%85.70%85.21%2.29%7.37%13.21%
15Vaudreuil-Dorion - Secteur Vaudreuil OuestVaudreuil-Soulanges$338,61538.8954.46★★★½85.99%102.21%117.49%4.69%13.61%11.58%
16Saint-ColombanNorth Shore$262,90151.1180.75★★108.70%91.74%91.22%12.44%12.50%16.93%
17La PlaineNorth Shore$229,08887.2236.12★★½80.12%79.94%79.49%4.01%8.06%10.66%
18Sainte-ThérèseNorth Shore$306,72427.2272.09★★★102.69%107.03%106.43%12.02%9.11%16.41%
19Bois-des-FilionNorth Shore$266,27761.6730.09★★★93.13%92.91%92.39%-1.68%10.57%9.66%
20Saint-EustacheNorth Shore$275,16942.7847.68★★★103.89%96.02%95.48%4.41%7.05%13.50%
21Sainte-Anne-des-PlainesNorth Shore$209,39596.1116.35★★73.23%73.07%72.66%3.41%2.17%7.47%
22Vaudreuil-Dorion - Secteur estVaudreuil-Soulanges$329,26730.0041.98★★★½101.51%99.39%114.25%8.02%9.07%9.12%
23RosemèreNorth Shore$447,2917.2269.64★★★½109.23%156.08%155.20%10.73%13.29%12.55%
24TerrebonneNorth Shore$312,07122.2253.03★★★½109.15%108.89%108.28%7.17%8.92%11.96%
Measures how affordable the neighbourhood is compared to the surrounding area and the region overall
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These are our picks for the best neighbourhoods to buy real estate in Montreal’s outer region, but if you’d rather live closer to downtown, we have more suggestions. We ranked the best neighbourhoods in three regions — core, inner suburbs and outer. The core is the city’s urban centre, with accessible transit and easy access to amenities. The inner suburbs are for people who don’t mind trading a longer commute for better parking and a bigger lot size. And the outer region is for buyers who either don’t need to commute downtown at all, or are willing to log some serious travel time in exchange for affordable prices and wide open spaces. Check out the map below to see how the regions break down.

Region map