It’s no surprise that residents of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie have a strong sense of belonging. They’re lucky to live in a prime residential neighbourhood in the heart of Montreal, just steps away from everything they need. There’s also a strong sense of community, quieter streets than other parts of the city, and more green space. Plus, it’s still one of Montreal’s most affordable neighborhoods for young families.
Green space galore
The area’s many green spaces include Parc Maisonneuve, Montreal’s largest urban park. Right next door is the Botanical Gardens, one of the four attractions in the Space for Life museum district, a heritage landmark for nature lovers and science fans. For summer fun, the borough has 19 wading pools and splash parks for families looking to cool off.
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Eat local, shop local
There’s no doubt about it: eating and shopping local are some of the greatest joys of living in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. The area’s many “urban villages” are full of intimate cafés and restaurants where couples and families can grab a delicious bite at a reasonable price. And if you like shopping on foot or by bike, you’ll love the choice of local businesses nearby. The neighbourhood is a hidden gem off the tourist map where you’ll enjoy getting to know your butcher or green grocer.
Eating: Local favourites
- Angus sector: La Barake (a former army barracks) is famous for burgers and brunches; Pizzeria Caldo is known for its hip industrial decor, gourmet pizzas, and homemade charcuterie; and Hoogan & Beaufort is a favourite with serious foodies.
- Rue Masson: Bring your own wine to Gaston (French fare), Madre (Latin-American cuisine), and Tandoori Masson.
Where to shop
- Rue Masson: bakeries, charcuteries, green grocers, and organic and natural shops – you’ll find everything you need on Masson, even a great cup of coffee.
- Angus sector: Provigo, La cloche à Fromages (fine cheeses), Mamie Clafoutis (baked goods), SAQ Sélection… we’ve got you covered!
- And for a little more action, try the Plaza Saint-Hubert arcade and Jean-Talon market.
A rich cultural scene
Rosemont is a culturally vibrant borough, with a Maison de la Culture and three public libraries. The brand-new Marc-Favreau library has a friendly atmosphere, with its family-oriented design and state-of-the-art technology. The art-house Cinéma Beaubien theatre is a local institution that also hosts the Montreal International Children’s Film Festival every year.
Affordable homes for families
Looking to buy a home in Montreal? It’s easier than you think! There are still affordable properties in up-and-coming areas, and Rosemont is a great example. At the new Cité Angus development, spacious two-storey condos with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms start at just $322 509 + taxes. Learn more about Cité Angus.