Actually, the borough comprises the formerly independent town of Rock Forest, town of Deauville and town of St-Elie-d'Orford. The three communities were attached to the city of Sherbrooke on January 1, 2002. The borough has a population of about 30 thousand.
The largest is Rock Forest, located on the Magog River, with about 20, 000 inhabitants The territory of the borough was first populated by English, Scottish and Irish immigrants during the 19th century. First houses were built along the Magog River, as well as the first wooden bridge in the area.
Direct access to Highway 10 that intersects Highway 55, which extends from the US border in the south to Highway 20 that goes to Québec City, is the most obvious advantage of the Deauville Industrial Park. Hundreds of people are employed there, most of them in the industrial sector.