5 Reasons to Live in Mirabel Rather Than Downtown Montreal

Mirabel is an off-island suburb of Montreal, located 57km northwest of the city centre. Mirabel has 55,020 citizens and has easy access to the larger cities of Laval and Montreal. 

If you are wondering whether an out of city location such as Mirabel or a downtown Montreal location would be best suited to you, we’ve listed some of the reasons why Mirabel comes out on top:

Lower tax rates

Perhaps one of the biggest draws to Mirabel is the low tax rate. Mirabel offers residents the most competitive residential and commercial tax rates in Greater Montreal. The residual tax rate (base rate) is $0.494 / $100 in Mirabel and the rate for residential buildings of six or more units is $0.542 / $100.

Close to the ski slopes

Like to get out on the slopes in the wintertime? Being outside of Montreal’s downtown certainly has its perks when you want to escape and experience the city’s surrounding nature. This includes being closer to the Laurentians’ ski slopes.

The Laurentian mountains include Mont-Tremblant, one of the most popular ski destinations in Canada, and Mont Blanc, an affordable option in the region that avoids the inflated resort prices of Mont Tremblant. Elsewhere there is Sommet Saint-Sauveur, a ski area located just 40 kilometres north of Mirabel. You certainly won’t be short of skiing options when the wintertime comes around.

Perfect for raising a family

With plenty of green open spaces, a safe environment, and a new elementary school, Mirable is a great spot for raising a family. Your family certainly won’t feel out of place in the area with half of all households in Mirabel housing children. 

Families opt for Mirabel because it is removed from the busyness of city life but retains a strong community feel. 

Urban and country living

In Mirabel, residents enjoy clean country air whilst having the urban convenience of everything being close by. The city strikes up a perfect balance between daily urban life and a desire to explore the surrounding nature. 

Overall, Mirabel offers a living area that is in complete harmony with the stunning nature and the environment.

New luxury accommodation

Mirabel is experiencing a rapid population growth thanks to an enviable economic surge. This has led to a flurry of new housing developments sprouting up throughout Mirabel. 

The latest development in Mirabel is Alvéo, a project of 56 townhouses located in an intimate setting next to a brook, wooded area, and only a couple of minutes away from major commercial roadways – making commuting to Montreal easy.

Each of the units features two or three bedrooms on the top floor with a bathroom which includes a ceramic-tiled shower and a freestanding bathtub. The well-lit ground floor consists of an open concept with magnificent areas including a contemporary kitchen with an extended island.

The project’s construction is almost complete and the model home will be ready in November for viewings, You can find out more and register your interest here.

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