Terrebonne is located in the Canadian province of Quebec and is one of the largest suburbs in Montreal at 106,000 inhabitants and 158 square kilometres of occupied land.
Known as a rich hub of culture and history for itself and the province, this city is considered to be a hidden gem amongst tourists who have travelled extensively across Quebec.
In particular, it is known for offering a vast amount of outdoor activities for both its residents and newcomers.
Much of the economic growth that Terrebonne currently experiences is largely thanks to the strong tourism industry.
In particular, the heritage hotspots within the city are what continues to attract tourists to this very day.
Sites to see include unique pieces of architecture that date back to the 18th century, farmhouses that are ripe in historical facts and trivia, along with other historical phenomena pertaining to the history of the city itself.
Outside of this, the manufacturing sector employs the majority of the workers who are local to Terrebonne.
Furniture, plastics, and metal are the major commodities that are produced and shipped by these companies. In the past decade, Terrebonne has attempted to shift its public image towards one that is welcoming towards business developments.
By reaching out to several sectors, they hope to become a hub for business growth in Quebec.
City: 158.60 km2
Land: 154.74 km2
If you are a big fan of the outdoors, then you have lucked out by arriving at Terrebonne! If you like golf, there are plenty of courses for you
to choose from. They are well-maintained and receive many repeat players due to the unique challenge that they provide to even the most seasoned
veterans. If you prefer something that is more active in nature, there are several hiking trails and cycling paths that span several kilometres.
There will be certain spots highlighted along the path that recommends you take a quick stop to absorb the scenic displays that nature
Terrebonne is also a great tourist hub for those who are fascinated by Canadian history. For example, the Ile-Des-Moulins is an area that consists of 18th-century buildings that have been preserved for the sake of keeping the city’s history alive. Visitors will get a first-person insight of what life was like in Quebec in the 1700s. Another worthwhile site to see is the House Belisle. This is a farmhouse that dedicates itself to the process that went behind the city of Terrebonne’s founding in the late 1700s.
The city of Terrebonne consists of three primary sectors: Terrebonne (sector), La Plaine, and Lachenaie. The latter two sectors were former cities until they merged under the Terrebonne in late 2001.
La Plaine is very unique in that it is suburban in nature while providing a vibe that is more indicative of a rural community. The layout looks like a balanced mix between massive property development and densely vegetated areas of open nature. This provides residents with several parks to take a leisurely stroll through or simply have something easing to stare at while getting a breath of fresh air. There are many recreational complexes around to allow children to interact with one another and stay active. The only downside to the peace and quiet you will receive living here is that the commute to the city of Montreal can be quite lengthy. Some people simply prefer to live closer to their place of employment. The sector of Terrebonne (Sector) tends to share very similar characteristics with La Plaine.
Lachenaie is similar to La Plaine, except that it is far more suburban in nature. In fact, it is everything that you would expect within a modern-day suburb. New developments continually appearing, several restaurants and shopping districts, industrial parks, and even a nearby hospital in the case of emergencies. It suffers from the same downside as La Plaine, the fact that the commute to the city of Montreal can take a good while.
La Plaine manages to be rural in nature while providing houses that are affordable. Often times, rural areas tend to be full of properties whose asking price are far beyond the
spending limits of most families and individuals. There are very few stores or amenities around, which is attractive to some people. Many of the homes here are fully detached
residential homes that provide ample room for smaller-sized families to move around in. One thing newcomers will notice is the mix of traditionally designed houses and houses with
a more modern look to them. On par with the area, the Terrebonne sector is also similar in terms of the real estate properties that it has to offer prospective
Lachenaie’s suburban nature and young age have resulted in homes that are priced fairly high in comparison to La Plaine. In addition to some of the homes that were described for La Plaine, you will also see bungalows, low-rise luxury condos and apartments that are available for rent. Unsurprisingly, all of the homes here are very modern in design and this is reflected in the interior designs of the kitchen, bathroom, and living rooms.
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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.
There are only a few secondary schools in Terrebonne and the overwhelming majority of them are purely francophone. With that being said, many
students pursue CEGEP studies and beyond in Montreal or other cities of Quebec that offer more in the way of post-secondary education.
There are approximately 50 francophone elementary (K-8) schools that are under the “Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Iles” (CSSMI), and a few Anglophone schools that are under management by the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Therefore, Terrebonne is best suited for families that want to provide their child with a purely francophone education or an arrangement where they can become bilingual through mastery of the English and French languages.