Montreal’s
St. Henri area was once the beating heart of the city’s industrial trade, ripe
with steel factories, large brick warehouses and post-war commercial production.
Fast forward several decades, and it is now an urban-hip oasis for

condo living in Montreal

. Bursting with an abundance of art, history and colour, St.
Henri and other up and coming areas like Villeray, Rosemont, Notre-Dame-de-Grace
and Sud-Ouest are go-to destinations for new generations of young professionals
and families seeking contemporary-cool lifestyles in areas with character and
vibrancy. 

Each of these neighbourhoods boasts a unique
history with a bold appeal of old meets new, and on any street you can find
both historic diners and restaurants, in addition to new, modern fusion eateries
and cafes — some of which have the best coffee in the city. If you are looking
for a home in Montreal, and haven’t had the chance to discover what these
bourgeoning neighbourhoods are all about, here are a few reasons why you need to

discover Montreal’s emerging districts.

Le Belle Canal

Set
near the picturesque Lachine Canal and near the historic

Atwater Market

,
places like Ville-Marie and St. Henri been dubbed “the next Plateau” for good
reason. Beside the calm waters of The Canal you can find a blend of new
residences and carefully restored, exposed-brick buildings all of which have
been transformed into lively restaurants and independent retailers. Those who
appreciate the serene effect of sparkling waters and open views are just a
stone’s throw away from all the beauty.

Community

Lush
tree-lined streets welcome a bourgeoning class of young couples and families
who revel in an urban-hip culture that is unlike other crowded districts in
Montreal. These streets are home to a colourful mix of authentic local grocers
and corner stores, all owned by men and women who take the time to know their
patrons by name. The sense of community and tradition is bolstered by new and
emerging artists and designers who also add a burst of electric energy and
exceptional style.

Location & the

Best Shopping
in Montreal

Though
they feel far removed from the mainstream streets of the downtown core, places
like Mile end, Sud-Ouest and Cartierville are only a few Metro stops away from
the city center. Nevertheless, their host of eclectic, independent fashion, food
and concept stores give them a feel of exclusivity that is completely separate from
everywhere else in the city.

Gourmands
and fashion lovers flock to the store fronts here to find artisan food
creations, local clothing labels and hand-crafted home décor collections. They
also commune at the proud and historic Atwater Market which sits center to all
the excitement and still bustles with vendors for fresh cheeses, produce and
meats, like it always has done since 1933.

From
Notre-Dame-de-Grace to Villeray, Montreal’s new neighbourhoods are pulsing with
the perfect balance of warm community tradition and fresh, urban flair.
Open-concept condos and residences have all the modern amenities and touches a
young couple or family needs, while history and urban creativity make a new
generation of urban living inviting and exciting.