Living in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

The city, the services, and the people… everything for an exceptional quality of life.

Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures road map

A high quality living environment

A gateway to the west of the Greater Quebec City Area, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures ranks among the best cities across Quebec in terms of the quality of life offered to its citizens.

The families from Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures benefit from a safe environment, including several parks, activities, easy access to the highway, low unemployment and crime rates and an active industrial park.

The St. Lawrence River

Nestled between the river and mountains, and with a lake in an urban environment, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures is acknowledged as a great place to live.

Proximity services

Its citizens enjoy access to a wide range of goods and services provided by local businesses that participate actively in the community’s economic development, in addition to corporate involvement in various community projects.

A variety of leisure activities

Within the territory, there are many recreational groups actively involved in a wide range of sports, cultural, community and social activities for youths, adults and seniors.
There are also more than 50 safe, well equipped parks and green spaces. Residents can also walk and bicycle along a network of paths through pastoral scenery.

High standard of education

Public and private schools cater to an elementary, high school and college-level clientele, offering outstanding academic quality.

More than 80% of adults aged 25 and older have completed their education past high school, compared to 59.6% at the national level.

Among the population aged 25 and older, 47.6% hold a university certificate or degree. Another 17.8% are college-level graduates and 14.4% have trade school certification.

Uncompromising safety

Policing and firefighting services are offered within the territory, providing citizens with peace of mind about their personal safety and protection of property. The crime rate in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures is extremely low. The City also has an emergency response plan that can be deployed immediately in the event of an exceptional occurrence.

A world first

Innovative projects initiated by City employees mirror their interest in ensuring the population’s well-being. In 1995, the City was the first in the world to obtain ISO 9001 quality assurance certification.

ISO 37120

In 2016, the City obtained ISO 37120 credentials for services offered and sustainable development initiatives.