The southern area of Westmount is largely residential with the exception of public schools, Marianopolis College and the Montreal Children’s Hospital.Parc Westmount and the Westmount Public Library are also located in this part of the city. Along Boulevard Décarie, there are many shops and services for residents to utiliseand enjoy.
The northern area of Westmount is very similar to the southern area as it is also very much dominated by residential housing. The area is also home to many schools and Dawson College is located towards the east of the area. Rue Saint-Catherine provides a large amount of shopping and services. Avenue Greene is also lined with commercial ventures such as banks, drug stores and coffee shops.
Real Estate Market
The southern area of Westmount has condominiums and townhouses. The homes in this areatend to be cheaper than the other homes in the city, which are very high-class and more expensive. The homes have gorgeous and spacious interiors. Many of the properties have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms and there are many open concept homes in the area as well.
The northern area of Westmount has condominiums, apartments, single-family homes and cottages. Victorian homes can be found here as well. The condominiums in this area are large and very spacious. The properties have beautiful interiors and many have a balcony or a terrace. Many of the homes can be quite expensive and extravagant. Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms are common, making these homes great spaces for families.
The table above is based on data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available). Median prices are based on data from www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca.
There are two school boards that control the schools in Westmount: Commission scolaire de Montreal and Commission scolaire English – Montreal. There are also a few private schools in the area. In Quebec, children must attend a French school unless they have already attended an English school in Canada, if they are temporary residents of Quebec or if they are part of Canada’s First Nations.
There are many post-secondary options available both in and around Westmount. College International des Marcellines and College Marianopolis are located within the city.The neighbouring city of Montreal also has many options such as the University of Montreal and Concordia University.