A young and Dynamic Community!
The town of Kirkland Quebec has a long history, dating back to the time when it was part of the parish of St. Joachim de la Pointe-Claire, which occupied most of what is now the West Island of Montreal.
The town was named and incorporated in 1961 after the Hon. Dr. Charles Aimé Kirkland. He was a local member of the National Assembly from 1939 until his death in 1961.
With the construction of the Trans-Canada Highway, which runs through the middle of the town, the dynamics of the town changed significantly by creating a prestigious industrial park on either side, with residential areas making up the balance.
Kirkland Qc grew rapidly throughout the 60’s and 70’s with a huge influx of young families building homes and settling in the area. Still today, the town is a mecca for young families.
The area boasts a Community Center and Arena, a modern library, and a historical Cultural Center. There is also a great network of parks and chalets for recreation, with tennis courts in the summer and skating rinks in the winter, and plenty of soccer fields and baseball diamonds.
Shopping is plentiful and the highly popular Cinema Cineplex Kirkland (a.k.a. Colysée) and various outlet stores are conveniently located just off the highway. The regional shopping centre, Fairview Pointe-Claire is a mere five minutes away.
The town features several public schools, as well as the popular Kuper Academy, a private institution for all levels up to high school and the private French Académie Marie-Claire for Pre-school, Primary and Elementary education. Easy access to public transportation and commuter train rounds out the appeal of this lovely town.
Kirkland homes consist of mostly single-family detached homes on quiet streets. 44% of the homes in Kirkland were built between 1961 and 1980 but also a great number of executive style homes were built in the last 15 years. There are also many attached and semi-detached townhomes as well as a few condo style apartment buildings.
This town has a long standing reputation of being beautifully kept. Indeed, the St-Charles intersection at Highway 40 (Trans-Canada Highway) is always adorned with a beautiful organic arrangement.