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Old 02-23-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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There is a possibility we might relocate to Quebec this summer. We are looking for a great place to raise a family, a comfortable, upscale suburb with lots things to do for children, great schools and good shopping. DH is a senior IT consultant and could probably get a job anywhere. Should we move to Quebec city or Montreal? Any other suggestions?
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Depends, how much French do you know?
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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We are originally from France, so French is not an issue.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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If you don't mind living in a bilingual suburb, than the West Island of Montreal fits your needs. A few towns such as Pierrefonds, Sainte-Geneviève, Roxboro and Île Bizard are part of Montreal. The others such as Kirkland, Beaconsfield and Dollard-des-Ormeaux are independent. There are two train lines that go into the suburbs and many bus lines. The neighborhoods range from lower middle class to upscale and you can even buy a house on the water if you wish.

There are of course many other suburbs surrounding Montreal such as Laval, north of Laval and the south shore which is more French (St-Hubert, St-Lambert, Longueuil, Brossard, etc.). There is also Saint-Léonard located on the east side of the island, which is full of Italians.

If you want to live in French only, then Quebec City is your choice. There are a few popular suburbs such a Lévy and Sainte-Foy.

I strongly recommend the web site Immigrer.com | Tout savoir pour vivre au Québec et au Canada for lots of info! Good luck!
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Quebec City and Montreal are very different. Montreal is much more cosmopolitan, bilingual and multicultural. It's also a larger city with more things to see and do. Quebec City by contrast is much smaller, entirely francophone, and demographically very homogenous.

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Old 02-25-2008, 06:02 AM
 
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Real estate will be cheaper in and around Quebec city.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:23 PM
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Montreal is like any other cosmopolitan city, although with some areas being mainly anglophone and others, francophone. Quebec is much more picturesque and historic - and more thoroughly francophone.
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