October 19, 2023

Discover the Region of Lanaudière

Learn about the real estate market, best practices in the field and more with our shared expertise.

October 19, 2023

Discover the Region of Lanaudière

Learn about the real estate market, best practices in the field and more with our shared expertise.

Between lush nature and fascinating history, the Lanaudière region is a true corner of paradise to be discovered without moderation. 

Overview of the Region

A region of culture, leisure and wide-open spaces, Lanaudière covers an area of 12,308 square kilometers. It is bordered by the Laurentians to the west, Mauricie to the east and north, and Montérégie, Montreal and Laval to the south, as well as the St. Lawrence and Mille-Îles rivers. Forests make up 73% of the Lanaudière region, much to the delight of outdoor enthusiasts.

Source : stat.gouv.qc

The Region's Tourist Attractions

The diversity and vastness of the Lanaudière region have led to the identification of five sectors, each with its own characteristics.

The Grande Côte

To the south is the Grande Côte, stretching from Repentigny to Berthierville and its islands. Kayak enthusiasts will be delighted by the Route Bleue, while history buffs can follow the Chemin du Roy. 

The heritage cruise on the St. Lawrence River combines these two activities, presenting the history of Repentigny and its surroundings, the era of the resort, the surrounding islands and the region’s main attractions, all enhanced by musical entertainment.

Les Moulins

The Les Moulins sector encompasses Vieux-Terrebonne and Vieux Mascouche, immersing visitors in the heart of New France with its ancient buildings and ancestral homes. Water activities on the Mille-Îles and Mascouche rivers are also at the heart of this sector. Add to this the many terraces, bistros, boutiques and entertainment venues for a lively lifestyle.

The Musée de l’Île-des-Moulins in Vieux-Terrebonne comprises three historic buildings: the Maison Bélisle, the Bureau seigneurial and the Moulin neuf. Exhibitions, interpretation and animation activities explain the social, economic, industrial and cultural history of Terrebonne and the Moulins region.

La Plaine

The La Plaine area, from Joliette to L’Assomption, is more of a gourmet trail, thanks to the agricultural plains that make up this territory. Pick-your-own berries, cheese-making, sheep-farming and much more, epicureans are in for a treat!

La Suisse Normande in Saint-Roch-Ouest welcomes visitors to its boutique, where they can watch the making of their vast range of farmhouse goat, cow and ewe cheeses. It’s even possible to taste the cheeses and visit the goat barn and farm.

Le Piémont

Heading further north is the Le Piémont sector, with its magnificent landscapes sure to please adventure-seekers. This part of the Lanaudière region includes the towns of Saint-Calixte, Rawdon and Saint-Jean-de-Matha, as well as Lac Maskinongé. On the menu: hebertism, hiking, golf, canoeing, kayaking and swimming in crystal-clear lakes and rivers.

Les Montagnes

All the way north lies the Les Montagnes sector, from Saint-Donat and Saint-Michel-des-Saints to the Atikamekw lands of Manawan. A haven of peace, this area is the perfect place to recharge your batteries or go fishing. Reserves, parks and outfitters welcome vacationers in cozy inns surrounded by fir trees. Tranquility guaranteed!

The Parc régional de la forêt Ouareau in Notre-Dame-de-la Merci offers day hikes and refuge stays for outdoor enthusiasts. The varied itineraries can be adapted to suit the type of experience desired. Pets are welcome.

Real Estate Market In the Lanaudière Region

September 2020 Figures

The Lanaudière region’s residential real estate market recorded a significant 53% increase in the number of sales in September 2020 compared to the same period last year.

The median price of single-family homes rose compared to September 2019, recording a 21% increase to $280,000.

Finally, the number of active listings decreased by 47% and new listings increased by 12% compared to September 2019.

Residential real estate market statistics for the Lanaudière region based on the Centris provincial database of real estate brokers.

3rd Quarter 2020 Figures

The 3rd quarter of 2020 saw a strong 57% increase in sales in the Lanaudière region, with 2,630 transactions completed.

The number of new properties for sale rose by 12% to 2,874, while active listings fell by 48%.

In terms of prices, the median price of single-family homes reached $291,500, up 23% on Q3 2019.

For more real estate statistics for the Lanaudière region in Q3, click here.

Source : Centris

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