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Westmount

Westmount is a city situated in the Greater Montréal metropolitan area, which is part of Quebec, Canada.

Housing

Most of the housing growth in Westmount took place before the 1960s. In this city, about one third of dwellings are large apartment buildings, while small apartment buildings, single detached homes, and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. The split between homeowners and renters is about even. This city also has a good selection of housing size options - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.

Transportation

Westmount will draw house buyers that appreciate a diversity of methods of transportation. Westmount features a very good public transit system due to about 20 nearby bus lines. Travelling on foot is also very practical for home buyers in Westmount; running day-to-day errands is very convenient, and numerous businesses are quite close by. This city is not particularly conducive to bicycling since there are few bike lanes, and riding is rendered difficult by the typically hilly terrain.

Services

A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away in this part of the Greater Montréal metropolitan area. Likewise, owing to 50-odd restaurants and cafes in Westmount, there is usually a spot to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. It is also very convenient to reach a number of clothing stores on foot, for instance on Rue Sherbrooke. In terms of education, it is a rather short walk to reach daycares and schools from most homes for sale in Westmount. Parents benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.

Character

No matter what type of character home buyers prefer in a city, Westmount is a reasonably good option. There are a large number of things to do in this part of the Greater Montréal metropolitan area to check out. The streets are very often busy with people, a broad selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, and with the bars in nearby cities, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink because they are generally located very close by. Rue Sainte-Catherine in particular offers a wide selection of bars. Westmount is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour, however noise can be an issue near the railway line or Autoroute Ville-Marie. The greenery in this city is quite prominent; green spaces, such as Parc du Mont-Royal, are very well-spread out and there are approximately 10 of them nearby for residents to explore, which makes them very easy to get to. Residents will also find that the tree canopy coverage for the majority of streets is good.

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