Old Montreal real estate guide & listings for sale
Those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces will feel at home in Old Montreal. Finding vibrant areas in this part of the city is very easy. There are numerous nearby entertainment venues, there are often many people around, and with its about 40 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. Rue Saint-François-Xavier in particular offers a broad selection of places to go out at night. The greenery in this part of the city is not especially prominent; to be more precise, residents will find that there are few tree-lined streets. Nonetheless, there are approximately 10 green spaces nearby for residents to discover, including Parc de la Cité-du-Havre, resulting in them being very easy to access from many locations in this area.
This part of the city provides homeowners with the choice between a diversity of modes of transportation. Old Montreal is an extremely convenient part of Montréal for moving around by public transit. In particular, residents benefit from about 40 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most homes. Walking is also very feasible for home buyers in Old Montreal; most daily needs can be met on foot, and various businesses are especially nearby. The bicycle is a fairly good method of transportation in this area as bike-share stations are hardly ever more than a short distance away.
Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing about two thirds of dwellings in Old Montreal, while small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. This part of Montréal is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Roughly 55% of the properties in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners and the remainder are rented. Most homes in this neighbourhood were built following the year 2000, during its main construction boom.
It is a rather short walk to reach daycares and primary schools from most properties for sale in Old Montreal. In contrast, there are no high schools in this part of the city. Regarding food, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away in this part of Montréal. Furthermore, thanks to 350-odd restaurants and cafes in Old Montreal, there is almost always a place to get a meal or a beverage just around the corner, for instance along Rue Notre-Dame. It is also a very short distance to a great selection of clothing stores.
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