Terrebonne is suburb in the north shore in southwest Quebec, Canada. It is located just north of Montreal and Laval on the banks of the Rivière des Prairies and the Rivière des Mille-Îles.

Lachenaie, La Plaine, and Terrebonne are the three divisions of this city. These areas used to be separate cities, but on August 22, 2001, they combined to form Terrebonne. Terrebonne is the fourth-largest suburb of Montreal, with a population over 119,135.

Terrebonne, which is less than half an hour away from Montréal, is known to be the main entry point to southern Lanaudière. The spectacular architecture of its buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as its numerous cultural and athletic activities, make it one of Québec’s finest heritage sites.

You’ll find many wonderful sites and activities to enjoy as you go through the Greater Terrebonne neighborhoods of Terrebonne, Lachenaie, and La Plaine. You’ll also encounter some pleasant, inviting residents.

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Reasons to Live in Terrebonne

  • Safety & Livability

According to research, Terrebonne received an outstanding Livability Score of 86/100. Crime rates in Terrebonne are 39% lower than the  average in Quebec. Terrebonne’s cost of living is 8% less than the average for Quebec. Real estate costs in Terrebonne are reported to be 27% less than those in Quebec on average.

Terrebonne is a great place to raise kids because there are so many parks and local schools in the area. To keep your kids busy and outside, there are lots of open green areas, playgrounds, soccer fields, hockey rinks, and even a skate park.

  • Peaceful Lifestyle

Terrebonne conveys a strong suburban and rural ambiance. Thanks to its abundance of playgrounds, hockey rinks, and soccer fields, the neighborhood is highly family-friendly.  It provides a very quiet and serene way of life and is bordered by farms, fields, and forests.

Large cornfields and woodland regions are scattered with little areas of residential streets, creating lovely views. Without being too far from the major cities of Laval and Montreal, Terrebonne is a good place to settle down with a family thanks to the many parks and developments.

Real Estate Statistics (Centris)

La Plaine

Single Family Home $400,000 (up 31% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo $280,000 (up 40% in the last 4 quarters)


Single Family Home $528,500 (up 25% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo $325,000 (up 32% in the last 4 quarters)


Single Family Home $491,000 (up 24% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo $322,500 (up 24% in the last 4 quarters)
Plex (2 to 5 units) $618,500 (up 16% in the last 4 quarters)

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Terrebonne is known to be a pleasant family area filled with many great schools such as Collège Saint-Sacrement, École De L’Espace-Couleurs and École Des Pionniers.

The city also has a publicly funded college named Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Terrebonne, which is a public higher education institution, located in Terrebonne, offering 10 programs in fields as varied as humanitarian services, arts, electronics, Business Administration and Dentistry.

Terrebonne – Quick Demographics

The average age in Terrebonne is 37 years old with an average household income of $91,324.

48% of the population in Terrebonne are families with kids at home 46% are married couples.

Languages Spoken

56.4% of the population in Terrebonne speak French only. 0.5% of the population in Terrebonne speak English only.


Source: thecrazytourist