The Neighbourhoods Of Ottawa – Which One Suits You Best?

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Ottawa has always been a standout city in Canada, which in recent years, has made a name for itself as one of the most family-friendly and lively hub cities in the Great White North.

With a variety of gorgeous scenic locations, amazing restaurants, vibrant parks, and quiet and quaint neighbours, Ottawa is a prime location for new families looking to settle down or even those who want a bit more adventure in their days.

So which neighbourhoods have the best balance of work and play? Where is the best burger joint? The best parks? Where is the best place to raise children?

Here are some of the best neighbourhoods to consider if you are looking for the perfect place to nest:

Close to everything, with a “far from it all” feel, Findlay Creek is a suburban neighbourhood perfect for families young and old. Located 20 minutes from downtown, it is great for those who commute to work, but also enjoy quality restaurants, shopping, and golf courses.

A newly formed, smaller community, this area is safe, quiet and features beautiful running trails and interesting parks that are waiting to be enjoyed and explored.

Barrhaven is one of the hottest up-and-coming locations in the city, perfect for families who need more space. Every amenity you could want is available around Barrhaven including shopping, entertainment, parks, bike paths, and more. This friendly neighbourhood has a ton of local schools as well, which means less time in the car commuting!

If you are looking for a great burger and iconic onion rings, Burgers and Shakes in Barrhaven is a must-try, and for those who prefer a morning jolt with a great cup of Coffee, Cafe Cristal stands above the rest.

In Barrhaven, there’s always another adventure around the corner.

A vibrant suburb of Ottawa, Kanata is home to a variety of parks and forests, museums, and community centres. A perfect blend of shopping malls and parks here means that you can either immerse yourself in the heart of the action or get away from it all for some quiet contemplation.

If you love the winter season or pickup games at the outdoor rink, there are many skating rinks scattered throughout Kanata. 

For the hockey buffs in your family, this is also home to the Ottawa Senators who play at the Canadian Tire Arena.

Orleans is another suburb of Ottawa and is a well-rounded neighbourhood with attractively priced housing options, and a fantastic place to raise a bilingual family with a fair number of French businesses and schools in the area. 

Orleans is also well connected, meaning there’s a highway or public transit route to anywhere you need to go.
Orleans is also pronounced with an accent and formerly written as Orléans, which further showcases this district’s French heritage.

With a population of just over 22,000, Westboro is very close to Parliament Hill and historic locations in the city. Libraries and schools populate this area, and it’s even a walk away from the river.

Clean, safe, and filled to the brim with cafes, shops, and interesting art galleries, this area is one of the trendier locations in Ottawa, ideal for the one-the-go lifestyle of young adults, and active families.

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Ottawa is an amazing, dynamic, and fresh place to live for those new coming to Canada, long-time Canadians, and everyone in between. 

A melting pot of cultures and flair, Ottawa stands out as one of Canada’s most desirable places to live, and the neighbourhoods above are shining examples of this.

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