Style de vie
Fort Rolland is the most suburban and of all the neighbourhoods in Lachine. The neighbourhood is also more middle class than other areas nearby, with single family homes and large front lawns. Living here reflects the demographics. Instead of a bustling night life, there's plenty of parks and green spaces for families to take the kids out on the weekends or go out for bike rides in the evenings.
Like most of the neighbourhoods by the riverside, Fort Rolland is a fairly laid back part of town. On sunny afternoons, you'll spot plenty of cyclists and joggers by the waterfront, along with people taking in the view or having dinner at any of the many establishments along St-Joseph Boulevard.
Fort Rolland is mostly home to long-term residents, many of whom are families with kids or couples that are around retirement age. Because it’s outside of the metro zone, and fairly slow to get downtown by public transport, you likely won't see many college or university students living out here.
Fort Rolland has all the amenities and services that families could need. There are several elementary and high schools, both private and public, along with grocery stores, hardware outlets and the like. There's also the waterfront, which is the key attraction in the area. Green space is never too far away.
You can get around locally by bike or foot, but to get elsewhere in the city you'll want a car. The bus routes are somewhat limited and there's no metro stations anywhere near. Fortunately, there's a commuter train station at the edge of the neighbourhood and it's not far from the Dorval bus terminal.
Depending on your ideal night out, you will either love this neighbourhood or become bored fast. Fort Rolland isn't an area known for its night life or for having trendy, university-crowd hot spots. Instead, this is an area that's considered best suited for families or couples who are around retirement age.
Fort Rolland is pricier than the rest of Lachine. There are fewer Mom & Pop stores in this part of town, and most of the local restaurants are fairly upscale. Fortunately, there's a few outlets and a mid-sized shopping mall with fast food and groceries in the middle of the neighbourhood.
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In the area, you can find condos, apartments, semi-detached and detached homes. Some of the spots can be pretty pricey, especially along the St-Joseph Boulevard, but you elsewhere you can easily find single-family homes for less than the price of condos elsewhere in the city. Most of the condos and semi-detached units are newer constructions or renovated, while the single family homes and apartments tend to be a bit older.
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Ce qu’on en dit
- Julie, Resident
- Jean Michel, Resident
- Howard, Business Owner
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