Abitibi-Témiscamingue Real Estate
Located in the westernmost reaches of Québec, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a vast and pristine land of rugged cliffs and running rivers, lava-carved cliffs and thousands of lakes. It’s also a land made up of close-knit communities that are warm, hospitable and flourishing, and a land rich in both job opportunities and some of the most affordable homes and real estate in the province.
Located in western Québec, along the border of Ontario, Abitibi-Témiscamingue has gained fame for its unspoiled wilderness and two of the province’s most cherished natural gems: Aiguebelle National Park renowned for its remarkable rock formations and rugged cliffs, and the immense La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve, once the fur trade territory of the Algonquin and the coureurs de bois, with vast forests and over 4,000 lakes and rivers.
While Abitibi-Témiscamingue offers the ultimate rural retreat for those who treasure the quietude of nature, the region is also booming with opportunity. In a region with a population of only 145,000 people, there are over 11,500 job positions to be filled by 2014 in areas such as education, research, communication, social services, tourism, culture, government services and natural resources.
Those who come for its job opportunities soon discover what residents and insiders already know — that proximity to nature, close-knit communities and affordable real estate ranging from affordable condos, bungalows and cottages, to impressive waterfront and lakefront properties, make this one of the top regions for a balanced lifestyle in Québec.