Ottawa and the surrounding region is such a wonderful place to live....
The city is stretched out along the Ottawa River and the Queensway ( a highway also known as the 417 and the 174).....with the river to the north and most homes located either east, west or south of the city....
The city centre is skewed slightly east which is why neighbourhoods such as New Edinburgh, Manor Park, Rockcliffe, Lindenlea, Alta Vista, Beacon Hill are popular with homeowners who wish to live close to downtown, as are Sandy Hill and the Glebe (or its nickname "The Golden Triangle.")
The city is wrapped in a green zone called the NCC or 'greenbelt' which is maintained by our National Capital Commission. This green zone provides a wonderful buffer filled with parks, trails, bike paths, driveways, pasture, forests and rivers that separate the core of the city from the suburbs. Some areas are located within these zones such as Blackburn Hamlet and Bells Corners. Popular areas on the other side of the greenbelt include Orleans, Kanata, and Barrhaven.
The downtown has a thriving outdoor market, The National Gallery of Canada, The National Arts Centre, The Parliament Buildings, The War Museum, The Royal Canadian Mint, The Canadian Museum of Nature, and there are shops, cafes and restaurants available along Bank Street, Elgin Street and Rideau Street, including the Rideau Centre Mall. Don't forget the Rideau Canal which in the winter is believed to be the worlds longest skating rink and grab yourself a Beaver Tail while you are at it! (I recommend the Killahoe Sunrise Beaver Tail--- a tasty treat). In summer the canal has boat cruises or enjoy a Ottawa River boat cruise with its spectacular and breathtaking views along the Ottawa River. The city enjoys a active night life with theater, ballet, concerts by international stars, our own hockey team--the Ottawa Senators who play at the Scotiabank Place in Kanata. Bike trails are plentiful throughout the city and promote an active lifestyle. Ottawa Race Weekend, the Tulip Festival, Canada Day, Winterlude, Blues Fest, Jazz Fest, and so much more....make Ottawa a fun and exciting place to live! The City can boast 2 Universities, the University of Ottawa (a bilingual University) and Carleton University. Algonquin College offers a large number of programs including some University level courses.
Westboro has been an up and coming area for at least the last 15 years and it is understandable since it is a lovely area located close to the river and the small town feel of neighbourhood shops. Extensive condominium developments have been ongoing there for years. Many homeowners wish to locate close to Tunney's Pasture to be close to work.
Ottawa South is served well by the O Train, and many commuters use the airport parkway to commute to Hunt Club, Greenboro and surrounding areas.
The list of areas within the city limits is extensive and includes other popular areas with names such as Queensway Terrace, Leslie Park, Ryan Farm, Centrepointe, Central Park, St. Claire Gardens, Bel Air Heights, Craig Henry, Arlington Woods, Manordale, Crystal Beach, Trend Village, Leslie Park, Britannia, Carlingwood, Riverside Park, Mooney's Bay, South Keys and so much more!
Note: Bus service throughout the city is excellent with many areas being served by express buses in the peak hours and local buses thoughout the day. Check out the link on my web site for "OC Transpo" to find out more about the city bus service.
If you are new to Ottawa, we can help you get to know the city better and understand the areas so you can be sure you choose the area that is most suitable for your needs.
If you live in Ottawa but are renting and need to find a home....let us help you!
If you are a homeowner in Ottawa and need to relocate because of your employment or any number of other reasons....we would love to assist you make the right choices for you and make the whole process as smooth as possible!