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Every neighbourhood is different—whether it’s your social environment, the schools your children attend, the stores you can access, or whether you prefer a quiet neighborhood or a happening one—living in the right place can make you happier. We’ve gathered information on all the most popular Ottawa neighbourhoods so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, located in the Orleans district of Ottawa, Ontario, is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood that offers a perfect blend of suburban tranquility and urban conveniences. The area boasts an array of dining options to suit various tastes, including popular spots like The Delicious Steakhouse and Dairy Queen. For recreation, residents can enjoy a local baseball diamond where community leagues play, providing regular entertainment. The neighborhood is also home to numerous shops and hosts regular community events, fostering a strong sense of togetherness. Surrounded by lush green spaces such as Racette Park and Forest Glen Park, Chapel Hill is ideal for nature enthusiasts. The area is crisscrossed with ravines and trails, offering ample opportunities for exploration and outdoor activities. Discover more about the vibrant community of Chapel Hill by watching the video linked here!

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Chateauneuf

Chateauneuf, nestled in the Orleans district of Ottawa, Ontario, is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood offering a blend of suburban tranquility and urban conveniences. This community is well-served by several major grocery stores, including Food Basics and Walmart Superstore, which provide residents with a wide range of fresh produce, gourmet items, and daily necessities. Dining options in Chateauneuf cater to various tastes, with popular restaurants like Moxies and Frittomania. For those who enjoy staying active, Chateauneuf boasts numerous fitness centers, such as Movati Athletic and Anytime Fitness, where residents can engage in various workout regimes and fitness classes. The area is also rich in entertainment options, ensuring that there’s always something to do. This neighbourhood features numerous shops, Landmark Cinema, and regular community events. Green spaces like Carriere Park provide a scenic retreat for outdoor enthusiasts, with trails and parks that are perfect for walking, cycling, and family picnics. Chateauneuf’s blend of amenities, recreational options, and community-focused events makes it an appealing neighbourhood for individuals and families looking for a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle in Ottawa's eastern suburbs.

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Queenswood Heights

Queenswood Heights is a vibrant and well-established community in Orleans, Ontario, known for its family-friendly atmosphere and abundant amenities. Nestled in the eastern part of Ottawa, Queenswood Heights offers a mix of residential properties, ranging from single-family homes to townhouses and apartments, making it a diverse neighborhood that caters to various housing needs. The area is rich in green spaces, with numerous parks and trails that provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and picnicking. Notably, Queenswood Ridge Park and Bilberry Creek Trail are popular spots for residents to enjoy nature and recreational activities. Public transportation in Queenswood Heights is convenient, with OC Transpo bus routes, such as route 37, connecting the area to key destinations like Place d'Orléans and downtown Ottawa. This accessibility makes it easy for residents to commute for work or leisure.
Overall, Queenswood Heights is a dynamic and welcoming community, ideal for families and individuals seeking a balanced suburban lifestyle with easy access to urban amenities.

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Mechanicsville

Mechanicsville, located just west of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood known for its rich history. The area is characterized by an eclectic mix of housing, from charming early 20th-century homes to modern condos and townhouses, reflecting its evolution over the years. One of the key attractions of Mechanicsville is its proximity to the Ottawa River, providing residents with easy access to scenic parks and waterfront pathways. Parkdale Park is a local favorite, offering green space, playgrounds, and a bustling farmers' market that draws crowds from across the city. Mechanicsville is also adjacent to Tunney’s Pasture, a large government office complex that includes several open spaces ideal for leisurely strolls or picnics. Notable spots include the vibrant SuzyQ Doughnuts and the trendy Art-Is-In Bakery, which offers artisanal breads and pastries. For families, St. Francois d'Assise Catholic School and Connaught Public School, provide quality education options within close proximity to Mechanicsville. Community engagement is high, with numerous local events and festivals fostering a strong sense of belonging among residents. Overall, it is a dynamic and welcoming neighborhood that combines historical charm with modern amenities, making it a desirable place to live in Ottawa.

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Stittsville

Stittsville, Ontario, a thriving suburb in the western part of Ottawa, boasts a population of around 41,350 (2019). Stittsville offers a high quality of life with numerous entertainment options like the Goulbourn Recreation Complex and the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy parks such as Village Square Park and the Trans Canada Trail. The community is well-served by schools, including Stittsville Public School and Sacred Heart High School, as well as various daycare options. Grocery shopping is convenient with stores like Sobeys, Food Basics, and Walmart Supercentre, complemented by shopping at nearby Kanata Centrum and Tanger Outlets. Stittsville hosts community events like the Stittsville Farmers’ Market and the Stittsville Village Association's Parade of Lights. Healthcare services include local clinics and the nearby Queensway Carleton Hospital. The Stittsville Library offers cultural enrichment with programs for all ages. Active lifestyles are supported through numerous sports leagues and fitness centers, catering to soccer, hockey, and baseball enthusiasts. With its blend of recreational facilities, quality education, and strong community spirit, Stittsville remains a desirable and dynamic place to live within the Ottawa area.

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Sandy Hill

Sandy Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, is a dynamic neighbourhood blending history with modern amenities. With leafy parks like Strathcona Park and MacDonald Gardens Park, residents enjoy outdoor activities and relaxation. Education thrives with the University of Ottawa at its core, attracting students globally. The culinary scene is diverse, featuring cozy cafes like Figaro Coffee House and bistros like Working Title Kitchen and Cafe. Sandy Hill's high walk score of 98 makes daily errands convenient and fosters community connectivity. Its pedestrian-friendly layout encourages exploration. In Sandy Hill, history, academia, dining, and culture converge to create an enriching urban experience full of adventure and discovery.

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Barrhaven

Barrhaven, a vibrant suburb in Ottawa, Ontario, offers a serene retreat just 17 kilometers southwest of downtown. With a booming population, it's become one of Ottawa's fastest-growing communities, boasting top-notch schools like John McCrae Secondary School and a diverse culinary scene, from cozy cafes to upscale restaurants like Pinelopis Greek Kitchen. It is even home to one of Ottawa's 4 Costco locations! Nature is a cornerstone, with parks like Maple Hill and Half Moon Bay, offering green spaces for relaxation. Barrhaven continues to evolve, with modern developments and improved infrastructure enhancing its livability while maintaining its suburban charm.

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Rockland

Nestled along the scenic shores of the Ottawa River in Eastern Ontario, Rockland stands as a vibrant community steeped in both natural beauty and rich history. With a population of over 26,505, this charming town offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life while still providing all the amenities of modern living. Despite its peaceful ambiance, Rockland buzzes with activity, boasting a diverse array of shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities. Rockland Ontario offers a perfect blend of small-town charm, natural beauty, and modern conveniences, making it a truly special place to call home.

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Bird's eye view of Centretown, downtown Ottawa.

Centretown

Centretown is at the heart of Ottawa, stretching from Highway 417 to the Parliament buildings. You can live, work and play here, with a variety of parks, museums and the Ottawa river all at your doorstep. There are well over 50 restaurants in the area, with the number changing all of the time. You can find everything from window-service takeout and fast food all the way up to some of the favourites of the city, such as Beckta's flagship restaurant on Elgin, North & Navy and the Vanitea Room. With almost perfect walk, bike and transit scores, it's easy to get around and Centretown and to the rest of the city.

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