I currently live and specialize in the neighborhood of Verdun, which is situtated along the St-Lawrence River south-west of Montreal's downtown core. Verdun was founded in 1671, making it one of Canada's oldest cities. In 2002, the city of Verdun merged with the city of Montreal. Verdun residents consider their area to be a hidden gem with a vibrant community feel. The borough consists of parks, bike paths, tennis courts, shops, boutiques, schools, and restaurants. Some of my favorite restaurants include Garage on Hickson, NuArt on Wellington, and Crescendo located right on the river. Verdun is also home to many prestigious establishments including the Verdun Hospital, Douglas Mental University Institute, Circus school, and recreational facilities such as the Natatorium and the historical Auditorium. As with most Canadian neighborhoods, the area comes alive in the summertime. Along the river, people ride bicycles, play volleyball, and walk the nature trails. Kids play hockey in the back allies. Wellington hosts street sales. On Sundays, locals buy fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmers market by the Verdun metro. Residents have easy access to transportation via 2 metro stations, efficient bus service, and close proximity to hwy 15, hwy 20, as well as the Champlain Bridge for getting off the island. In recent years, the area has been experiencing a shift towards urban gentrification. New condo buildings are being constructed. Plexes from the early 1900's are undergoing renovation. Verdun is changing fast, making it an ideal neighborhood for your next investment.
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* New Residents: Go to City Hall behind the Verdun metro for your Welcome Package that includes plenty of communal information, maps, garbage/recycling pick-up, and a year's supply of free recycling bags!