Exodus Moving and Storage is a Boulder moving company, but we can also help you move anywhere you want to go — including across borders. A lot of people move to Canada for work and for other purposes, and Montreal tends to draw a lot of new residents annually. Not only is Montreal a great city to live in, many of the neighborhoods are also entirely family-friendly. If you are looking to move to Montreal, and want to know where to look for a home, here are some of the top areas.
- Outremont: Not only is Outremont one of the most prestigious areas in all of Montreal, it’s also one of the best to raise kids in. Filled with parks, great schools, and many different religious groups, you’ll fit right in if you move to Outremont — though home prices do tend to be higher in this area.
- Notre Dame de Grace: Known by Montrealers as “NDG,” there are some excellent areas of this neighborhood that you and your kids will love. Plenty of shops and restaurants line the main drag, “Monkland Avenue,” and the area is filled with schools and other fun places for kids too. If you move towards Concordia University’s Loyola Campus, you’ll find a quiet area filled with adorable homes that you’re bound to love.
- Saint Leonard: This area has a large Italian population, and is filled with quiet homes and quaint streets. There are some good schools in this area too, and housing tends to be affordable.
- Ahuntsic: The great thing about Ahuntsic is the river the borders this part of town. If you love the outdoors and walking alongside the water, Ahuntsic might be one area that you have overlooked simply because it’s not as urban as some other spots.
Quality of Life
As with any city, if you plan to live in an urban center, you can also expect to pay a high price for a home. In the most popular areas, home prices start around $400,000 — and that will get you a two bedroom home. This is why most Montrealers rent apartments if they want to live amidst the action. If you don’t mind moving to the suburbs, you can find homes at a lower cost, but you’ll still pay for being on the island of Montreal, so you won’t find real rural prices in this city.
There are, however, many new condo developments throughout the city that are worth looking into. Many people choose to purchase new condos, and sell those smaller places to move to a larger home in a better area. Really, though, all of Montreal is safe and family-friendly. The quality of life in this city tends to be decent too, though taxes and the general cost of living is much higher than in other parts of North America. Montrealers pay around 15% sales tax, so take that into consideration when you move!
You’ll need to book a long distance moving company like Exodus Moving and Storage in order to move from Boulder or other points in Colorado to Montreal. We’ll make sure that all of your items get to your new home safely, and all you have to do is get yourself and your family there! Keep in mind that July is the biggest moving time for the entire city, so it’s best to move before or after that date if you can.
If you’re looking for a moving company in Fort Collins to help you move to Montreal, contact Exodus Moving and Storage today. We’ll be happy to set you up with a free rate estimate!
For the most part, holiday traditions in North America are pretty tame. But elsewhere in the world, some holiday traditions may strike you as just plain bizarre. Before you decide to call your Boulder movers and relocate, make sure that you’re not moving to an area where there’s a peculiar holiday tradition that may just creep you out — or more there knowing about the tradition, and wanting to take part in it!
Krampus: Popular in Eastern Europe, Krampus is a character that’s also known as Santa’s Evil Twin. Every year during the holiday season, adult men dress up in evil costumes, and wander around town with switches tapping people randomly. Krampus is supposed to remind kids to be good, and to stay off of Santa’s bad list, but really he’s just frightening!
In Norway, legend has it that evil spirits and witches look for brooms to fly around on during Christmas Eve. To prevent any spirits from stealing brooms from homes, all brooms are hidden, and the men of the family head outside with shotguns to wait for any spirits that might come around.
A KFC Christmas in Japan: In Japan, Christmas Eve dinner consists of a bucket of KFC. This tradition is so popular in Japan that reservations must be made in advance in order to get some of the good stuff for Christmas Eve dinner.
One member of a model Christmas village that you may not see anywhere outside of Spain, Portugal, or Italy is a figurine known as the ‘Caganer.’ These figurines are created with their pants pulled down, and those decorating the traditional Christmas village (with Mary and Joseph and all) put a Caganer in a corner to do his business.
A New Tradition for You
If you are planning to move to any of the countries mentioned here, you may find yourself enjoying a new holiday tradition. In most parts of North America, Christmas traditions include lights and gingerbread, but few include scary evil witches or devils! If you do find yoursel moving to one of the countries listed above, make sure to embrace the strange holiday traditions you find there. You never know, some of those traditions could be a lot of fun!
Getting to Your New Country
You will need to work with a long distance moving company in order to get where you want to go, and we can help with this kind of move. From moving within the U.S. to moving to another country, Exodus can help you move all of your things safely and soundly. Just call us today for a moving quote, for more information, or to find out about our storage space options.
We know that you can’t always move every item you own if you don’t have the space in your new home, and that’s why we have storage locker solutions for you. Call us today for rates and for more information about our storage options, or about what we can do for you where moving and other details are concerned. If you have any questions about our services, we’ll be happy to answer those when you call too (or you can find us on Facebook).
Do you have any strange holiday traditions that you’d like to share with us? Let us know by leaving a note on our Facebook page, or by leaving a note here. We’re better that most of the traditions elsewhere in the world are a lot stranger than what you do each year, but we could be wrong! We’d love to hear from you! Call our moving company in Fort Collins, and let us help you get where you need to go.