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Sheahan Estates and Trend Village Community Highlight

Sheahan Estates and Trend Village Community Highlight

 

Welcome to Sheahan Estate and Trend Village! You are going to love the family-friendly community,  amazing schools, and beautiful greenspaces!

Location

Sheahan Estate and Trend Village is located just North of the train tracks, East of Greenbank Road, South of Hunt Club Road West, and West of the NCC Greenbelt. 

Sheahan Estate and Trend Village is part of the four-suburb area of Trend-Arlington which consists of Sheahan Estate, Trend Village, Arlington Woods, and Estates of Arlington Woods. The entire area was developed by the Campeau Corporation between 1960s-1980s. 

 

Transportation

Commuting within and around Sheahan Estates and Trend Village is a breeze as it is car and public transport friendly. The area has some bike paths and many quiet residential streets. The Queensway and 417 are easily accessible and it is a short drive to Bayshore Shopping Center and Bus Stop. 

 

Housing

The Sheahan Estates and Trend Village area was undeveloped until controversial builder Campeau Corporation saw an opportunity in the post World War II family boom. Between the 1960s and the 1980s they steadily developed in this area and all over Ottawa. The area features a wide variety of housing options from luxury homes, single family homes, townhomes, and highrises.

 

Schools and Child Care

 

Sheahan Estates and Trend Village have plenty of education options available, including 4 public schools, 5 private and Catholic schools, with both Francophone and bilingual options in the immediate area. 

 

The public schools include:

Knoxdale Public School

Sir Robert Borden High School   

Briargreen Public School

Bell High School

 

The Catholic and private schools include:

St. Jerome Public School 

St. John the Apostle School

Pinecrest Public School

St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary School

Académie de la Capitale IB World School

 

If you have children that are not old enough to attend school, this area offers plenty of home daycares, playgroups, and parent meet-up options as well. 

 

Parks and Recreation

Sheahan Estates and Trend Village is full of options to aid in an active lifestyle. With the NCC Greenbelt to the West, you have lots of space and trails to cross country ski and snowshoe in the winter and hike and bike in the summer. The Greenbelt is the largest publicly owned greenbelt in the world with 20,000 hectares of greenspace, including farms, forest and wetlands. Its purpose is to protect bordering rural land from urban development and protect forests, wetlands, streams, sand dunes, and the animals that reside within. 

Bruce Pit, one of two parts of the Greenbelt that allow dogs both off and on leash, is an Ottawa staple for outdoor activity with a massive fenced in area for dogs to run free, multiple trail options and parking. You do not have to be a pet parent to go for an adventure there, though. The trails at Bruce Pit are a beautiful walk and is an excellent area for wildlife photography. In the winter, you can toboggan at the Stony Swamp area of Bruce Pit as well.

At the corner of Greenbank Road and West Hunt Club Road, you will find the Ben Franklin Park Superdome, which provides residents with organized team sports all year long. This state-of-the-art Superdome is air supported and features a FIFA-approved international soccer field (can be divided into 3 mini-fields, a full gym, washrooms, and a meeting room, open all year long. Choose from a wide range of activities including walking, golfing, soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, cricket, and much more! Check out the full list of their activities HERE

The Trend-Arlington Community Centre shares a building to the Tennis Club of the same name and features 5 tennis courts, 3 soccer/ multi use fields, a baseball diamond, and a large grassy space for any and all outdoor activities. The Community Association announced recently that they have received $187,000 in federal and provincial funding to build the Trend Arlington Pavillion near the community centre. Construction is set to begin summer of 2022 and be completed in time for the Canada Day celebrations in 2023 and will use wood from some of the beautiful white pines that fell in the September 2018 tornado that devastated communities across eastern Ontario and parts of Quebec.

 

Amenities

Within Sheahan Estates and Trend Village, you have small selection of some wonderful restaurants like delicious baked goods, Italian sandwiches and frozen homemade meals from Frank’s Catering & Baked Goods, Bella’s Boys Italian Kitchen for all of your homemade Italian classics, Hasi Bakery for Balkan foods, The Joy of Gluten Free for (you guessed it!) gluten free foods, barbecue from Fitz’s Classic Grill BBQ Smoke House, enjoy Pho from Authentic Vietnamese Pho House, grab some mouth watering Greek food from Cozmos Souvlaki, hang out and listen to live music at the Brass Monkey, and grab a pizza from Pizza Corner

Do your grocery shopping at the Metro in the same mall as the majority of the above mentioned restaurants or at Afrimarketplace across Greenbank Road, get your hair done at M A D Hair & Esthetics or Studio198, check out The Lash Bar for all of your all of your pampering needs, and unwind with a massage at Greenbank Massage Therapy

Sheahan Estates and Trend Village is only a short ride to its bigger neighbour, Bells Corners, which has many more dining and shopping options as well as the best exotic Veterinary hospital in Ottawa, Lynwood Animal Hospital. Britannia Beach and Bayshore Shopping Centre is a short drive North, Barrhaven and its always growing amenities to the South, and Bruce Pitt and more of the Greenbelt to the West. 

 

History

Sheahan Estates and Trend Village was developed by the Campeau Corporation (a large real estate development and investment company) from the 1960s to 1980s. 

A portion of this area was devastated by the EF-2 tornado, one of 3 that destroyed parts of Ottawa and Gatineau on September 21st, 2018. The tornado that touched down in this area left approximately 55 homes in critical condition, flattened hundreds of utility poles (leaving just under 220,000 homes without power the morning after), and downed swaths of trees from the surrounding Greenbelt, many on homes. Fortunately, no one died, however 8 were injured, two of which were listed as in critical condition and 15 people were treated for shock. If you would like to learn more about this event, check out the CBC News article “Anatomy of a Storm”

It is always important to remember when learning the history of any area that we include the history of those that we stole this land from. The entirety of Ottawa was built on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territory. To learn more about the Algonquin peoples and their history, go to Algonquins of Ontario.

 

Character

Sheahan Estates and Trend Arlington is a fantastic fit for families and those looking for a semi-rural community with a strong community association and lots of recreation options. With a nice selection of schools and local amenities and many more options in close neighbouring communities, you can truly have the best of both worlds when living here. 

 

What is your favourite thing to do inSheahan Estates and Trend Village? Let us know! We love adding Ottawa insider knowledge to our blogs and including as much information as possible! Let us know if we missed anything by emailing admin@nickfundytus.ca! 

 

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