More and more families are moving to the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area, with houses and condos in NDG being sold left and right. It’s not hard to see why when you walk around the neighborhood.
It’s a safe community where parents with young kids can enjoy the good life. This west-end suburb of Montreal is often associated with its neighbor community Côte Saint-Luc, and together they provide just about everything that a family will want in their neighborhood.
Easy Access to Downtown Montreal
If you’re working in Montreal or if you want to make sure that the Montreal entertainment spots are still within your easy reach, don’t worry. The Notre-Dame-de-Grâce car owners can use the new Route 136 to get into downtown quickly, with plenty of arterial roads to pick from. You can find two orange line metro stations in the community, and the adjacent Snowdon station you can quickly get to the blue and green lines. Lots of buses are available, and you even have a reserved bus lane for rush hour. Bike paths are plentiful too, and that includes the one in Maisonneuve, which leads to downtown Montreal.
Since downtown Montreal is so easy to get to, shopping for anything isn’t a problem. But you don’t have to go downtown for your shopping needs. There’s the former Cavendish Hall, now known as the Quartier Cavendish. There’s also Sherbrooke St. W., Decarie Square, Monkland Village, and the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre. A bit farther and you have the Côte-des-Neiges Rd., Victoria, Ave., and the Queen Mary Rd. Seriously, there’s a lot of markets, stores, and shops here that will see to your every consumer need.
The availability of schools is a crucial factor for parents, and the NDG (and Cote Saint-Luc) area doesn’t disappoint. There are at least 20 schools here. Some are public and others are private, and they’re from the English and French sectors. You have schools for Catholics and Muslims, and even the best Jewish schools are here. The famed Loyola High School is in the west end, and Lower Canada College is nearby as well. Vocational schools and schools for the disabled are available as well.
The area boasts of numerous healthcare options here in this sector. There’s the Benny CLSC, the McGill University Health Centre, the Catherine Booth retirement center, and the Jewish General. You can get to the Mount Sinai Centre and the Richardson hospitals. There’s also the CLSC René-Cassin in Côte Saint-Luc.
Every residential community needs parks, and in the NDG area you have plenty of parks to visit to make you forget about the “concrete jungle.” The NDG area boasts of parks like Georges Saint-Pierre, Trenholme, NDG, and Loyola. The gorgeous trees offer shade from the sun, while the kids can frolic in the splash pads. Older residents can play in the tennis clubs, fields for baseball and soccer, and in the Meadowbrook golf course as well.
Montreal is a well-known foodie hub due to its diversity, so NDG’s proximity to the downtown area makes sure that you won’t have to be limited in the cuisine that you can try out. But the truth is that you don’t have to go far when it comes to finding the best dining establishments when you live in NDG.
You can always visit the Notre-Boeuf-de-Grâce, Atlas Pizza, and the B&M restaurant when you want to eat out. There are plenty of other choices, such as the Monkland Tavern and Ernie & Ellie’s. With places like the Supermarché Akhavan, Qualitifruits, and the Côte Saint-Luc Bagel, you have all the dining establishment options you could want.