Outremont, a residential heaven
While it may be small (spanning a modest 4 km²), Outremont is one of the most coveted neighbourhoods in Montréal. Unapologetically high-end and mostly residential, this central borough is located on the northwestern slope of Mount Royal, with a third of the area made up of an urban forest.
It's the place to go if you’re looking for a fancy dress or upscale meal. Crossing Montréal from east to west, it’s the busiest of Outremont’s main avenues.
Outremont’s luxurious homes cost a lot more than the Greater Montréal average thanks to their grandiose size and impressive architecture. It’s no surprise that so many families (66 percent of households, to be exact!) choose to settle here. The area’s proximity to the Université de Montréal also attracts a dynamic and diverse student community, which is made up of mostly renters. Renting an apartment in Outremont is still affordable, costing around $1,270 per month.