|If you long for
a lifestyle that offers a certain city sophistication and
culture coupled with sports and healthy outdoor
If you seek a
clean, friendly and caring community
should seriously consider the West Island.
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 Quebecs top 10.
find that some of Canadas finest artists live and
teach in the West Island. All feel attracted partly by
the West Islands lifestyle and culture and partly
by the nearness to two big cities.
the nations capital, with its major museums, art
galleries and Parliament buildings, lies a 90 minutes
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.
Baie dUrfé 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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