The Best Neighborhoods in Canadas Capital City  178877 1 - The Best Neighborhoods in Canada's Capital City    

The Best Neighborhoods in Canada’s Capital City    

Canada’s capital is not only often ranked one of the best cities to live in the country, but the world.


Ottawa is home to a stable economy, quality education, and a diverse community. It’s no wonder folks are flocking there to settle down.


If you’re looking at Ottawa homes for sale keep in mind the many neighborhoods in the city. Carefully consider each before choosing which is right for you.


The Glebe

This idyllic neighborhood has tree lined streets that throw shade over historic houses.


It sits just south of the downtown area, making it an easy trek into the hub of the city if you feel the need for hustle and bustle.

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Sports fans will enjoy the recently renovated TD Place arena where they can catch games with the RedBlacks, Fury, or 67s.


The busier part of town brings charming bistros and shops to enjoy.


Sandy Hill

What looks like a neighborhood of rich folks thanks to the incredible Victorian mansions that make up its landscape is actually a diverse community. Many of these large homes are subdivided and provide space for students or young professionals.


The University of Ottawa is here, so the student population is noticeable.


Strathcona Park is a great place to congregate in good weather, especially when it hosts open-air plays in the summer.

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If you’re looking to land somewhere trendy, Westboro is it. The area has been recently revitalized and is now home to hip boutiques, fine dining restaurants, and cutting edge cafes.


This is where you’ll find urban professionals or folks who have just entered the retirement stage of their lives.



Kanata is a lovely place to raise a family thanks to the quality selection of schools here and community centers that keep residents involved.


There are plenty of parks and places to play outdoors (for both adults and children!), and there is a mix of modern housing developments with older homes to choose from.

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This was once an area ruled by the French-speaking, but the population has become more mixed over the recent years.


Vanier is one of the cheapest places to live in the city that borders the downtown area.  If you’re looking to save some money, Vanier is a good place to save on rent.


New Edinburgh and Rockcliffe Park

Just north of Vanier sits these affluent neighborhoods. Some of the city’s wealthiest residents live here, the likes of consulates, embassies, and even the Prime Minister.


The city’s most influential folks call this place home.


These quiet neighborhoods have stunning mansions balanced out by greenspace, all of which you’ll certainly pay for as these are the more expensive sectors to live in the city.

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Alta Vista

This quaint family neighborhood has houses dating back to the 1960s; small with large backyards is the typical lay of the land.  There are also some new homes available if that’s not your style.


There are two large shopping malls, numerous parks, several schools, and many churches. Alta Vista is a place of community; it’s likely you’ll get to know your neighbors well.



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