Westmount is an upscale, affluent, suburb in Montreal with a variety of residential and commercial property. In 1895 Westmount received it’s name as it was the south slope of Mount Royal. In 1897, architect Robert Findlay designed the beautiful Westmount Library (one of my favorites in the city) and City Hall. The suburb is approximately 4 square kilometres. In 2011 the population was about 19,931 people. Upper westmount features some of the most expensive homes in Montreal. Unique to Westmount, some of the properties boast exquisite views of the city and skyline, especially by the lookout at Summit Circle. The homes are majestic in their architecture possessing an old world charm. Lower Westmount architecture, below Sherbrooke St. consists of some beautiful Victorian stone brownstones and row housing with lots of color, charm and character. There are several enclaves in this community, some of which have both condos and rental apartments. Victoria Village on Victoria between Sherbrooke and St Catherine street has a great assortment of specialty boutiques, food shops and restaurants. In another section of Westmount sits Green Avenue, host to a large assortment of eclectic boutiques and a Cinq Saisons supermarché. There are many good schools both public and private to choose from as well as green parks like Murray Hill, and Westmount Park. The community is both English and French speaking with a slightly higher ratio of Anglophones.