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Rosemère real estate broker

Welcome to this page presenting Rosemère, a town located on the North Shore about 30 kilometers from downtown Montreal.
Pierre F. Legault and Beverly Ann Rowe of the North Shore Real Estate team are pleased to offer you their professional services to sell or buy a property in this charming municipality along the Milles Iles River.

These professionals are well versed in the specifics of the Rosemère and North Shore real estate market and the nuts and bolts of real estate transactions. They will help you showcase your property and present it in the best light to potential buyers.

Take advantage of their experience to find the best purchase offers and sell your property quickly and at the best price. You will save time and money. For a free evaluation of your property, call them at : 514.236.6282.

Rosemère, a proud, green and prosperous town

"The Town of Rosemère has been recognized for many years for the beauty of its territory and the richness and harmony of its community," states the municipality's website.

Bordering the magnificent Mille Îles River for 4.5 kilometers, the city offers tranquility and a beautiful environment on a territory of over 10 square kilometers.

Geographically advantaged by the development of the road network, notably highways 13, 15 and 640, the city also plays a leading commercial role while jealously protecting its rural character. This is what convinces many individuals, couples or families to settle in this charming municipality of the Lower Laurentians.

History : from 1683 to today

The town of Rosemère was created on February 6, 1958. However, as early as 1683, the region was the subject of New France's affairs in the granting of the Seigneury of the Thousand Islands. It was not until 1769, with Marie-Thérèse de Blainville, that a real development of colonization began, mainly on the Grande-Côte road.

Jean-Michel Nadeau's slide show presents Charbonneau Park, which has changed since then with new infrastructures, while Miller Marsh still offers a charming environment.

Origin of the name Rosemere

It was in 1880 that Mr. J.P. Withers, a senior employee of the Canadian Pacific Railway, decided to settle in Rosemere and it was he who, impressed by the abundance of wild roses, gave the area the name Rose. The suffix mother means marsh in old English; think of the Miller Marsh, which is now a nature reserve.

"When you go for a walk, you will think of the reeds and the schoolchildren. Pay attention to each of its habitats, whose accessibility changes with the seasons. In addition to geese, dabbling and diving ducks, swallows, plovers and sandpipers, terns and gulls, sparrows, warblers and kinglets, woodpeckers and nuthatches..., I promise you turtles and frogs and, who knows, a rabbit and a fox", concludes Pierre-André in his blog Nature et Environnement.

From summer visitors to permanent residents

In 1898, the Rosemère train station was built and the region owes its development to the first Canadian Pacific locomotive. At that time, the town was essentially a vacation spot that gradually became more and more attractive to summer visitors. Many representatives of the English-speaking elite of the time established their summer residences here. The chapel, the country club and the golf club were created in the 1920s and 1930s.

Little by little, the summer residents became permanent residents of the city and their needs increased. The citizens of Rosemère then asked to be separated from Sainte-Thérèse parish in order to obtain their own maintenance services. In 1947, Rosemère became a parish in its own right. At the end of the 1950s, the parish became increasingly active. Numerous groups and associations were born. Rosemère then had a population of nearly 5,500.

This postcard shows the Plessis-Bélair Bridge, built in 1854 by Walter Miller and sold in 1857 to the Plessis-Bélair family. It was taken over by the Quebec government in 1940 and demolished in 1946. It was replaced by the Marius-Dufresne Bridge, named after its builder who died accidentally on the construction site. The bridge is used by route 117, and allows to join the regions of Laval and Laurentides. Source: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. Publisher: Charpentier

Long live the bungalows!

During this period and until 1975, the bungalows were developed, particularly north of Grande-Côte Road, in the Westgate area and around the golf course. In the 1970s, the Town of Rosemère began to develop its public facilities, notably the town hall, the community center and the municipal housing office.

It was also an important period of demographic growth. From this period until 1995, the Westgate, Ducharme, Bleury, Maisonneuve, Jardin des Tourelles and Thorncliffe sectors developed. The population increased from 6,200 (1961) to approximately 12,000 (1995). It will increase to around 14,000 inhabitants with the 5th phase of development, notably around the Vignobles, Langloiserie, Villas and Clervaux sectors and with the redevelopment of the Bleury Manor.

Today, 90% of the territory of the Town of Rosemère is built-up and the number of vacant lots is low. On the other hand, the potential for land to be redeveloped is interesting, particularly with Place Rosemère and the golf course. In addition, densification on Chemin de la Grande-Côte is desired. (Source: Portrait de la ville de Rosemère, Convercité)

Many good reasons to settle in Rosemère

In addition to its convenient location, Rosemère offers many other attractive environmental, artistic, cultural, social and sports assets. Here are the most important ones:

  • The beauty of its territory.
  • The richness and harmony of its community.
  • The tranquility of the area.
  • Commuter rail and public transportation nearby.
  • Quick access to cycling, cross-country skiing and golf.
  • Commercial services, including a major shopping center, Place Rosemère.
  • Private and public schools, French and English.
  • Churches of many denominations.
  • A safe and pleasant living environment.
  • Pesticide control, composting, selective collection, reforestation and other projects have made Rosemère an environmental leader in its region.
  • Excellent financial health. Stability and continuity have enabled Rosemère to offer its citizens the lowest tax rate in the MRC. Its level of indebtedness is also much lower than the average for municipalities.

The Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles

"A unique attraction, the Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles is the largest protected wildlife area in the metropolitan region. Discover the islands of the archipelago aboard the Blue Heron, our cruise boat, or by canoe, kayak, rabaska, paddle board, pedal boat or rowboat.

Explore our hiking trails, participate in a guided hike, tease the fish, experience an exceptional day camp. In winter, come cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating or ice fishing. And don't forget to visit the new Exploration Centre and its "Incredible, but true" exhibition!

Source: Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles.

Community Life: Organized Recreational Activities

Well supported by numerous volunteer organizations, Rosemère is also characterized by the quality of its community life. Outdoor parties, library, exhibitions, choir, sports meetings, outdoor sports, cultural activities, everything for everyone.

  • The Library offers many family activities such as the BiblioNomade, the Club des Aventuriers, Au Fil de l'Eau etc...
  • Rosemère en fleurs is a contest where all citizens can register for free.
  • Festive events such as Blanc sur Blanc in June, Citizen's Day in August and Harvest Festival in September.
  • Various summer activities: outdoor cinema, Floréat en art, family shows and summer concerts.

Sports and recreation

The municipality offers its citizens quality services and functional, modern facilities for a wide range of sports in all seasons. The park system is well planned and goes well beyond the recognized standards in terms of surface area. Rosemère organizes day camps for young people and provides a dumping ground for residents who want to take advantage of the Mille-Îles River waterway.

Distinctions and quality of life

Over the past 25 years, the City has received some 50 awards and distinctions in various competitions in Quebec and Canada (winner of 2018 Collectivités en fleurs), for its initiatives in horticultural beautification, landscaping and urban forestry.

It also represented Canada at the 1st edition of the Nations in Bloom competition in England in 1997, where the city obtained second place. For 2015-2017, the City has been awarded five "fleurons" by the Corporation des fleurons du Québec, which is the highest distinction of this national horticultural classification program. 

Rosemère also hosted the 44th Quebec Winter Games in 2009. In 2019, L'Actualité reports that Rosemère ranks 7th in its list of Quebec cities where it is good to live, based on data from the national ranking conducted by Maclean's magazine.

Tourist particularities

Visit of the Secret Gardens

Each July, discover horticultural wonders in private gardens open to the public! Tickets are $10 and are on sale the same day at Hamilton House. All proceeds go to Les Petits Plaisirs respite care organization.

The Spa Finlandais

The Spa Finlandais is unique in North America in its scope and diversity. You will find saunas from different traditions, numerous pools, baths and much more. Over the years, they have created the Inspirations of the World, which allows you to discover thermotherapy in all its geographical and cultural diversity. A wide range of treatments and massages provided by professionals are also offered. This Spa is located right on the banks of the Mille Îles River.

Rosemere Square

Place Rosemère is a large-scale commercial center with more than 200 boutiques and stores. It is easily accessible from Highways 15 and 640 (address: 401 Labelle Boulevard, Rosemère).

Twinning

The city is twinned with Aix-les-Bains (France), a commune, seaside resort and French thermal spa located in the department of Savoie, in the region Auvergne - Rhône - Alpes.

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