Buy a beautiful house in Sherbrooke
In the Estrie region of the Eastern Townships administrative region, there is one city that reigns supreme.Located in the southern Quebec, Sherbrooke invites vibrant families to become a part of its dazzling urban landscape in the heart of nature.
Queen of the Eastern Townships
As the principal city of the Eastern Townships, Sherbrooke offers a privileged and safe living environment, expansive on a human scale, with even more room to grow. On a historical note, the city has played an important role as one of the first major settlements of the manufacturing industry in the region, earning the regal title of “Queen of the Eastern Townships.” A small metropolis with a vivid green-scape, it stretches over the intersection of the Saint-Francois and Magog rivers and has become the fourth largest metropolitan area in Quebec. As a result, Sherbrook has cultivated a high quality of life and a selection of luxury real estate prime for investment.
Although benefiting from a stable economic and political situation, as well as a rich cultural life, Sherbrooke is known to be an up-and-coming hub for new business. Opportunity in this corner of Quebec is at a peak, attracting a population of professionals in search of a nice area to settle down and raise families. With this surge of transplants came the development of beautiful residences in prestigious residential areas, surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers – that don’t require buyers to “break the bank.”
In particular, buyers interested in the Sherbrooke market tend to look for high-end apartments in New England-style buildings or family houses with 3 to 5 bedrooms on garden plots in proximity to major highways for speedy commutes. High-end residences on the market meet high-quality criteria of modern appliances and fixtures, as well as amenities like spacious garages, large balconies, in-ground pools, spas, even saunas. After all, wouldn’t you want to relax after a couple hours tending to the garden?
Find balance in Sherbrooke
To buy a residence in Sherbrook is to live every day in an exciting mix of tranquility and dynamism. The city has created a calm atmosphere buzzing with a wide variety of activities, from sports to arts and culture, for residents of any age to enjoy.
There are many advantages to families moving to Sherbrooke. Not only does the city provide quality healthcare infrastructures, but when it comes to education, children have access to a plethora of academic institutions. In fact, the 2012 numbers show that Sherbrooke has the largest concentration of students in Quebec in proportion to its population. Even better, the city is proud of its completely bilingual system in French and English, including both highly respected private and public schools, from preschool to postsecondary (4 colleges and 2 internationally renowned universities). Rest assured, your kids will be of top priority in Sherbrooke.
Have a good time in Sherbrooke
Residents of Sherbrooke already know that any free-time on the calendar never stays free for long. In the warmer season, the outdoors welcomes nature enthusiasts to explore its 108 parks and green spaces, bikers to take on its 126 kilometers of bike trails, and swimmers its 14 swimming pools. Other summertime activities include sailing and kayaking on its lakes and hiking through the surrounding terrain. In the winter, nature’s doors are still wide open, as the ski slopes of Mont-Bellevue Park and others in the surrounding area (4 major ski centers are located nearby) are stormed.
Still, Sherbrooke is alive year round, with many festivals and performances, theaters and cinemas, more than 10 art galleries, 9 museums, and all 12 large fresco murals. An outing to Les Concerts de la Cité in downtown Sherbrooke is a must to discover new talents of the arts. Bookworks devour Le Salon du Livre, a book fair with over 200 exhibitors. As those with a melodic ear mark their calendars months in advance for Le Festival des Harmonies et Orchestres Symphoniques du Quebec, the largest music festival in Canada. Believe us, this is just the start.
To buy a beautiful house in Sherbrooke, contact an agent at BARNES Quebec.