The best neighborhood of Montreal based on your university

Written by Maé Sénécal| Tips

Find your ideal university neighborhood

As a student, finding an apartment often rhymes with the metro line. The goal? Make sure that your neighborhood is as close as possible to your university. Which street will save you time? Which metro line is the fastest to where you are studying?

So many questions, and so many more answers! Doing your research, no matter how mundane, takes a tremendous amount of time. Appartogo has therefore decided to save you a bit, by putting together all the information you need when looking for an apartment as a student.

So let's go by universities.


  • Closest metro station: McGill (green line) 5 minutes’ walk.
  • Stations within 10 minutes’ walk: Place-des-Arts (green line), Peel Station (green line)

The neighborhoods that are connected to the green line are therefore those that you should prioritize. Ville-Marie, Westmount, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, are the best options to save time. On the other hand, the first two neighborhoods listed are currently much more expensive than the general average of the middle in Montreal, according to our statistics in real time (updated every 2 hours). Hochelaga-Maisonneuve would therefore be the cheapest option among these three choices.

A little further on the green line are the districts: Le Sud-Ouest, Verdun, and LaSalle, which are much more affordable, again according to the statistics that we provide directly on our website.

The neighborhoods that Appartogo recommends are as follows:

University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)

UQAM is one of the fastest universities to reach by Metro. We can already hear the students of the South Shore shouting "Vive Longueuil".

Nearest metro station: Berri-Uqam (intersection of yellow, orange and green lines) less than 2 minutes’ walk from the university. When we say walk, it is climbing the stairs of the metro.

That said, choosing a neighborhood that is close to a metro station on the orange or green line is therefore the ideal choice for UQAM students.

For the green line, the neighborhoods between McGill station and Joliette are interesting to avoid spending too long on public transport. For the orange line, it is better to look for the stations between Beaubien and Lucien-Allier if you really want to minimize your transport.

The neighborhoods that Appartogo therefore recommends for people in this situation are as follows:

University of Montreal (UDEM)

A university appreciated by many students, which is however a little more difficult to reach by public transport.

Closest metro station: Université-De-Montréal on the blue line (less than 2 minutes by foot). You must therefore prioritize neighborhoods that are near a station on the blue line, when looking for an apartment, in order to save time.

The neighborhoods that Appartogo recommends for people in this situation are as follows:


For the English speakers in the room, this is your moment of glory. Concordia is a very recognized university in Montreal. There is several possibilities within a short transport distance for students who want to come and settle close to the university.

Closest metro station: Guy-Concordia on the green line, less than 2 minutes’ walk.

It is therefore necessary to prioritize the neighborhoods that are near the green metro line:

The next step?

Find your dream apartment, according to your budget and your constraints.

Now that you know which boroughs are linked to which universities, your search is easier. Just go HERE to start your research, depending on your desired neighborhood.

If you have any questions, if you are looking for which neighborhoods are the most interesting according to other constraints (CEGEP, work or other) write to us on Facebook or Instagram and one of our agents will be happy to guide you.

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