Lévis is a city that is located in the eastern region of the province of Quebec.
It is a relatively small city with a total land area of around 500 square kilometres and a population of only 138,769 people.
Lévis is known for having rich Canadian history that dates all the way back to the 1600s when a large portion of Native Americans lived in this city.
Lévis’s small size should not be taken as a reflection of its economic status.
It has become home to several successful small businesses along with some larger employers.
The industries that drive growth in this city include agriculture, high-end technology, and oil refineries. With regards to individual income on annual basis, $30K is the average that citizens in Lévis make.
It does not sound like much until you see that this is well above the provincial average! Unemployment rates in Lévis are at 3.6%, which is half of the unemployment rate in Quebec. Most of the people in Lévis are married, which allows them to combine their incomes and live a well-off life.
It is unknown where Lévis is going to be in 5 years for now, but economists project a moderate amount of growth in business operations and available jobs for those seeking employment.
City: 497.00 km2
Urban: 449.31 km2
With respect to tourism, you should not expect to find an abundance of shopping malls or indoor activities. In fact, a lot of the entertainment
that is available to citizens and visitors is outdoors! You can walk through many of the parks to see the beautiful skyline during sunrise or
sunset. If you feel like swinging your golf club for a couple of rounds, the Club de Golf de L’Auberiviere is known for providing golfers with a
challenging set of 18 holes.
There are also numerous art galleries around to celebrate some of the historic Canadian paintings drawn several years ago. Some of these are original, so be careful not to touch them! You will also find several paths for hiking and cycling. If you manage to play your cards right, you can even book yourself in for a day of horseback riding in the open forest. At the end of the day, you can treat yourself to some of the bars and restaurants that are available in the central part of town.
Lévis is comprised of 3 different boroughs: Desjardins, Les Chutes-dela-Chaudiere-Est, and Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudiere-Ouest.
The Desjardins borough is made up of the following districts: Pintendre, and Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-De Levy. It is home to several large churches that are both used for Sunday service and as tourism hot spots for visitors who want to learn about the influence of religion on Lévis’ culture. If you are looking for any camping grounds for a couple of days, you want to spend you your time searching the Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-De Levy district.
Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudiere-Est contains the districts Charny, Sainte-Helene-de-Breakeyville, Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, and Saint-Romuald. This is a community that is mostly suburban in nature. Particularly in the Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, all of the city’s major outdoor festivals tend to be held at this location. All genres of music, comedy shows, marathons, impromptu art galleries and more can be seen here if you show up at the right time!
Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Redempteur, and Saint-Etienne-de-Lauzon are the three districts that make up the Les Cuthes-de-la-Chaudiere-Ouest borough. If you are a big fan of animals, you will find a bunch of aquariums and zoos that contain almost every kind of animal that you can think of! Those who aren’t scared of heights can climb up to the +130-meter tall Capital Observatory and get a bird eye’s view of the entire city. Last but not least, there is a golf course available for who want to test their luck on yet another 18-hole challenge.
Desjardins is a host to several types of homes. You will find fully detached residential homes that have a traditional or modern design, fully attached and semi-detached townhomes
that are a couple of decades old, bungalows with spacious front yards, smaller houses that are available for rental, and some low-rise condos that have recently been built.
Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudiere-Est contains houses that you would have only seen with your own eyes in an architectural magazine. That’s the scope of size and grandiosity that you can expect with homes in this district. These homes have a post-modern touch to their exterior and interior designs, and their value goes well into the 7-figure range. Pools are just one of the things you can expect to see equipped in these homes, as some of them are large enough to store traditional fireplaces and wine cellars!
Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudiere-Ouest is home to larger fully detached houses that have a greater amount of space. These real estate properties are built in a way that borrows elements from traditional designs and modern designs. Close proximity to the St. Lawrence River, multi-car parking garages, and outdoor pools are some of the many things you can expect to find when you browse for a new place to call home in this district.
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The following table, based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA’s) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available), demonstrates how homes in LSTAR’s jurisdiction continue to maintain their affordability compared to other major Quebec and Canadian centres.
A quick glance at the demographics reveals that the population is divided in half between those who have gone to college/university, and those
who have a high school diploma and/or a degree of apprenticeship for a skilled trade. With that said, there are several high-ranking secondary
schools that are part of some of the top schools in Quebec. Such schools include Juvenat Notre-Dame du Saint-Laurent, Lévis Ecole Secondaire,
As per elementary schools (K-8), there are around 40 elementary schools that are all under the “Commission scolaire des Navigateurs” school district. Health-conscious parents will be happy to hear that the school enforces a policy that bans unhealthy foods including (but not limited to) potato chips, hot dogs, and poutine. These French-speaking schools are highly spoken of as they leave students well prepared for further education in high school, CEGEP, and college.