L'Ile-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève

The borough of L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève is part of the city of Montreal. It is made up of the former municipalities of L’Île-Bizard and Sainte-Geneviève, both of which were merged into Montreal in 2002.

The Rivière des Prairies and the Lake of Two-Mountains border it on the northwest side of the city. To the south, it has a land border with the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro. This family-friendly area is located far from the city’s busy life, with plenty of green space.

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Source: Montreal.ca

Reasons to Live in L'Ile-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève

  • Peaceful Lifestyle

This neighborhood is located outside of Montreal’s downtown center and provides people with a calm and relaxing environment.

Extensive green spaces, including one nature park and several top tier golf courses, make this area ideal for individuals who like the great outdoors as well as families looking for ways to keep their children engaged close to home.

Do not be deceived by the quiet and residential feeling of the area; there’s much to see and do.

  • Relaxed Vibe

L’île-Bizard has a laid-back ambiance that is ideal for family vacations. Depending on the season, you’ll see children playing in parks or in their front yards in the snow.

People from all around Montreal visit the area, including sports enthusiasts who visit the nature park and golf fans who visit any of the area’s highly ranked golf courses.

  • Parc-nature du Bois-de-L’Île-Bizard

The Bois-de-L’Île-Bizard Natural Park contains a diverse range of habitats as well as many hiking (7km) and cycling routes where you may observe birds and other flora and wildlife. Check out the migratory geese near the lakefront or gaze over the wetlands.

During the summer, families with young children are invited to visit a little beach on a Lake of Two Mountains Bay.

In the winter, put on your cross-country skis for 7 km of scenic trekking or put on your snowshoes 12 km of beautiful trails that explore the grandeur of the snow-covered landscape.

  • The new Jacques-Bizard bridge is being built

The new Jacques-Bizard bridge will replace the old one, which is nearing the end of its life cycle. The new bridge, which will be built just a few meters from the present bridge, will allow 30,000 cars to cross each day and will facilitate the circulation of bikes and pedestrians.

The redesigned structure will accommodate lengthy transportation requirements while also encouraging active travel. Water and electricity will continue to be provided to the people of Île Bizard thanks to the infrastructure that has been put in place.

The new structure was designed with a lifecycle of about 100 years in mind, which is 40 years longer than the previous bridge. The use of advanced and high materials will increase its resistance to de-icing salts and the freeze-thaw cycle, both of which contribute to concrete and steel degradation.

Here are some recent statistics regarding the L'Ile-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève Real Estate Market (Centris)

Single Family Home $641,500 (up 21% in the last 4 quarters)

Source: Ledevoir

Education

L’Ile-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève is home to many elementary schools such as Sainte-Geneviève Elementary School, high schools such as Riverdale High School and even CEGEPs such as Cégep Gérald-Godin.

L'Ile-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève Quick Demographics

Age, income & marital status

The average age in L’Ile-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève is 39 years old with an average household income of $115,686. 34% of the population are couples without children at home while 50% are couples with children. Only 16% of the population in L’Ile-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève are single parent families.

Language

  • French 53%
  • English 35%
  • Others languages 12%