Primarily, I cover the following 4 municipalities of the Montérégie West sector: Vaudreuil-Dorion, Saint-Lazare, Hudson and Rigaud, which represent the most densely populated areas of this region. A short description of each follows for your benefit.
Vaudreuil-Dorion – the hub of Montérégie ouest. (incl: Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-sur-le-lac)
Fresh air, lakes and trees, an eco-friendly municipality, add the convenience of homeowner and family-life oriented shops, the proximity of the city: 10-15 min. to the West Island, 35 min to downtown Montreal, a train station for worry-free travel to and from the city, social and recreational activities to please everyone, and you have a pretty good idea why it’s the fastest growing community around.
Increasingly multicultural, it is located along the shores of the Lake of Two Mountains, bordered by 3 major highways, A-40 (Montreal-Ottawa)A-20 (Montreal-Toronto) and A-30 (Vaudreuil-Sorel/Quebec). It is connected to Montreal by 2 bridges, Îles-aux-Tourtes (6 lanes) and Galipeau (4 lanes), and leads westward into the neighbouring towns of Saint-Lazare and Hudson.
Saint-Lazare – say goodbye to the City! Enter stress-free living!
With its unique country and equestrian charm – Saint-Lazare is known as the Horse Capital of Eastern Canada – this eco-friendly community will steal your heart with its beautifully treed residential areas, its streams and ponds, its family-oriented parcs, community sports and leisure activities, and the list goes on. It’s cottage living all year round, but with all the modern conveniences.
Ideally accessible from the highway (exits 22 & 26 off Hwy 40 & exit 2 off Hwy 30), a mere 20 min from the West Island, and 10 min. from its surrounding communities (Hudson, Rigaud, Vaudreuil). Saint-Lazare is truly bilingual in flavor having a real mix of French and English-speaking citizens.
Hudson – best kept secret along the Ottawa River!
Nestled on the South shore of the Lake of Two Mountains, halfway between Ottawa and Montreal, Hudson is a quaint village with New England charm. Golf courses, yatch club, antique shops, art galleries, restaurants and pubs, fitness clubs, a theatre, numerous heritage homes, all in a rural setting. Quality of life is key here.
Located west of Montreal, Hudson is a mere 20 min from the West Island and 10 min. from its neighbouring communities. Accessible from Hwy 40, exits 22 and 28, Hudson is primarily English in flavor, though its Francophone population is ever increasing. The Town of course caters to both.
More About These Areas…
You will find a wealth of information on each community (schools, churches, associations, etc.) on their respective websites. Just click on the Community that interests you.