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Central OTTAWA

Ottawa, the national capital of Canada has been rated amongst the 10 best cities in the world to live in. Located amidst green hills and navigable waterways, the city remains a peaceful place to live. Here you bike along the Rideau Canal and other waterways, or take a boat ride, kayak, row, it is up to you.

Ottawa is proud to present its many Landmarks, the Canadian Parliment buildings, the National Art Centre, many museums, its Château Laurier and many other buildings and monuments which showcases the vigor of the cannadian culture. Ottawa is lively town where it is good to live and work.

The City of Ottawa as we know it today was amalgamated in 2001 to include various adjoining cities and townships. The cities of Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester, Vanier, and  a few townships, namely West Carleton, Goulburn, Rideau et Osgoode, as well as the old village of Rockliffe Park were amalgamated to form the new City of Ottawa!

Here is description of the most central neighborhoods of Ottawa.


The downtown area has well established roots. On top of its commercial main streets, you will find few old neighborhoods which provides  the possibility to walk to work, such neighborhoods as Golden Triangle will charm you with the elegance of its architecture.

Glebe and surroundings

Situated to the south of the Queensway, between Bronson and the Rideau Canal, the Glebe offers various classic and Victorian style architecture. Many properties have undergone much renovation and have retained their original cachet. This area is surrounded by scenic paths, the Rideau Canal and Dow’s Lake. The area provides a number of quality restaurant options as well  as boutiques for all tastes. The surrounding east and south neighborhoods are undergoing major redevelopment ( 2016).

Sandy Hill and Byward Market

Sandy Hill is situated to the south of Rideu Street and the Byward market is located to the north of  Rideau. These neighborhoods offer a lot of history. Sandy Hill particularly offers many large homes of the end of the 1900 and early 20th century. Some remain as single homes, and some have been turned into multi-unit homes. Also many embassies are found here, as well as the large campus of the University of Ottawa. The Byward Market offers its own night life and daylife with the market and bars, and pedestrian attractions throughout during the tourist. You will find here many historically preserved façades and homes integrated with new architecture, from funky to elegance, from city to luxury condos, row, semi-detached and  few single detached homes.

Ottawa-south east section

Finding great family homes of all sizes here in this section is easy. Prices do vary depending on its newness and size, but more so due to the proximity to downtown/Glebe etc. In Alta Vista which is one of the closest “old suburb” of Ottawa, you will find the International French  Program at le Lycée Claudel. Further to the west of this par to town, you will find Mooney’s Bay which offers a combination of old cottages slowly being bought back to provide magnificent sites for large elegant homes overlooking the Rideau River  Hunt Club, a more recently developed area near the International Ottawa Airport, and with the adjoining areas of  Blossom Park and  Leitrim offering a mix of old and new..

Lindenlea and New Edinburgh

This part of Ottawa will appeal to those who enjoy a hi-end old Village atmosphere, with its small back lanes, adjoining lovely fast developing Beechwood Village and its hi-end retail and restaurants. Located next to Rockliffe Park and Vanier, and the Governor General Residence, its charm derives from  its size and proximity to all yet quiet and well kept secret.

Dow’s Lake, Civic Hospital and Little Italy

Situated mostly along Bronson and Carling, these neighborhoods benefit from its close proximity to downtown work node and world renowned Rideau Canal/Dow’s Lake installations. As it develops it houses both professional families and professionals in homes and condominiums . Little Italy has recently further developed into “all about Italy” atmosphere, with its events, active business community, restaurants, pubs and hardware store . Condominiums have started to be erected around 2011 and this sector is intensifying quickly.

Wellington Village, Island Park and Westboro

Visit these neighborhoods and you will see why it has provided a healthy alternative

to the Glebe/Old Ottawa south . An international and European flavor is evident as you scroll down the strip. You will find here a number of infill development, with a wide range of home styles ranging from rows, semi-detached, condominiums , not to mention the very large elegant, architecturally modern homes being erected on  lots that used to house  modest older homes. Island Park drive and its row of mansion spanning from one street to the other in some cases are not far and form an alternative to Rockliffe Park for executives.


For more information on the types of housing in the various parts of Ottawa, do not hesitate to contact us at or directly call Lysanne at 613-794-8890. We know Ottawa very well and will be able to provide advise you with your goals and needs in mind. For more information on Ottawa, its neighborhoods and activities, you can also visit the City of Ottawa website or Ottawa Kiosk.


As an alternative for specific information per neighborhood, you will find information at Wikipedia- Ottawa neighborhoods