If you’re looking to pack up and move to Montreal, you might be wondering which neighbourhood is a good fit for you, and a worthwhile investment. Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and is home to a vibrant and diverse community of Canadians. It’s also the second largest majority French speaking city in the world after Paris. Combining old world charm with new cultural landmarks, Montreal is a great place to make your home. Before you begin packing up your boxes in Montreal, check out this list of up and coming neighbourhoods to find which one would be a good fit for you.
Best for Families: Pointe-Claire
Pointe-Claire is located on the west side of the island and has a rich history, dating back to 1669. The area is largely residential and offers families quieter residential streets and more space for less money than the downtown core, without being too far removed. With a high quality local hospital, a selection of English- and French-Language schools, and a variety of recreational facilities, Pointe-Claire has everything that families need, while being close enough to downtown Montreal that trips into the city aren’t a hassle.
Best for Trend Setters and Artists: Mile End
Software developers, artists, and lovers of fine food and coffee will feel right at home in Mile End. Indulge in bagels from Fairmount Bagel or St. Viateur Bagel, the most famous bagel bakeries in the city, right at your doorstep and then head out to check out independent boutiques, coffee shops, and art galleries. The area is often used as a stand in for Brooklyn and New York City, and has the classic Montreal combination of the old colliding with the new. Move into the neighbourhood that has been home to Mordecai Richler, William Shatner, Drawn and Quarterly Comics, and Arcade Fire!
Best for Condo Dwellers: Ville-Marie
If you’re looking for a small place in the centre of everything, look no further than Ville-Marie. Full of condos and beautiful views, you’ll want to pack up and move to Ville-Marie once you hear about all of the other things it has to offer. Home to the massive urban park Mount Royal, it’s a place of contrast, with Vieux Montreal’s old cobbled streets running towards modern skyscrapers and the Montreal Exchange. You can also find Montreal’s Chinatown, Gay Village and Latin Quarter in this area. It’s a diverse part of the city, and while you won’t be able to find a big home, you’ll be spending a lot of time exploring the neighbourhood.
Best for Nature Lovers: Rosemont-La Petit Patrie
If you want to be able to enjoy beautiful parks and green space inside the city, look no further than Rosemont-La Petit Patrie. Drop off your boxes and then avoid unpacking them for a while and explore some of the 55 parks, walking paths, and shared gardens. When you’re ready to eat, be happy that you’ve moved to the second largest Italian community in Canada, and head over to the Jean-Talon Market, one of the oldest public markets in Montreal.
If Montreal is your current home or your next one, there are lots of neighbourhoods to choose from with character, charm, great food, and lots of things to do. Whether you want to live in the centre of the action like Montreal, or somewhere a little quieter, Blue Bins can provide you with plastic moving boxes and packing boxes to ensure your move keeps your new city green and your move as hassle free as possible. Plan ahead and contact us for a quote regarding packing boxes in Montreal by visiting our website here or by calling 1-888-502-2467.