Ottawa Central Neighbourhoods
Beacon Hill North
Next to the Ottawa River and the 170 kms of National Pathway Trails, Beacon Hill North offers the utmost in quiet living right inside the Greenbelt just a few kms from the downtown. Beacon Hill North starts out offering well kept condominium town homes in 6 different styles for single inhabitant, a couple or great young family living. Stepping up from there one finds quiet crescents of single family 3 bedroom bungalows with and without a garage all the way up to huge 3,500 square foot five bedroom two storey homes adjacent to Rothwell Heights.
Rothwell Heights is where our family resides for a second decade and plan to do so as long as we require a house in Ottawa. Rothwell Heights was rolling farmland and was first survey in the late 1940’s after the war with era luxury homes being constructed in the early 1950’s. Each newly severed estate lot was a huge half plus acre to accommodate a well and septic system, most of which has now been serviced with City water, storm and sanitary sewers. As with out home, many of the original houses have be demolished with huge newly constructed homes slowly becoming the norm. Some new to the area families elect to do a high end renovation with additional living space and garage area. Rothwell Height lays right next the campus of the (NRC) National Research Counsel at the corner of Blair and Montreal Rd, just north of the expanded (CSIS) Canadian Security Intelligence Service and just a few quick kilometers away from the RCMP Headquarters plus many of the other RCMP buildings.
Cardinal Heights, Beacon Hill South, Pineview
Mature areas with homes constructed from the early 1950’s on large lots in Cardinal Heights, the late 1960’s to 1978 on 50 by 100 foot lots in Carson Grove and Beacon Hill South plus portions of Pineview, the remaining Pineview houses completed in the 1980. There is also an enclave of house built in the 1990’s just North of Ogilive Rd on the east side of the Eastern Parkway. Found inside the Greenbelt right next to MBNA Canada, CSIS, the NRC and just a quick ride to Parliament Hill, these areas offer a great deal to residents.
Alta Vista, Elmvale, Hawthorne Meadows
Built up in the 1950 through to the late 1960 the area offers a great mix of housing with large mature trees, open green space and loads green space with huge parks and public gardens. There are enclaves of nice moderate red brick bungalows with and without garages all the way up to huge 5 bed room two storey houses with double garages and beyond.
Many of the older homes are being replaced with new generation construction with high ceilings, heated floors and loads of current technology. Being right next the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital is a big draw for the area, many heath care professionals reside in the area and just simply walk to and from work daily via well planned walking pathways.
Rockliffe Park and New Edinburgh
Stately neighbourhoods which are in close proximity to the Byward Market and the business section of downtown. The Prime Minister’s residence and the vast and beautiful grounds of Rideau Hall, residence of the Governor General, are found in New Edinburgh. The picturesque area of Rockcliffe Park, once its own village before amalgamation in 2001 is now home to a variety of stately homes, of which currently house embassies, dignitaries and ambassadors. An exclusive neighbourhood with a great deal of character, charm and a variety of landscapes with homes ranging from a million and a half to twelve million dollars.
Centre Core- Glebe
The hub of politics, business and history, downtown Ottawa is a wonderfully scenic area within walking distance to most amenities: groceries, transportation, dining and more. Here you will find historic sites such as the Rideau Canal. As a cosmopolitan city that is rich in culture and ethnicity, you will also find neighbourhoods of interest such as Little Italy and Chinatown. Another interesting area is the historical Byward Market. This area offers a wonderful place to live, shop and dine. Summer offers a wonderful outdoor market area revered by locals and visitors alike. It is an enjoyable area to visit with several attractions within walking distance including the National Gallery of Canada, the National Art Gallery, Major’s Hill Park, Parliament Hill and so much more.
Here you’ll also find an eclectic area know as the Glebe, Ottawa’s first suburb, now consider right downtown which showcases the beauty of urban living through it trendy shops, intimate café’s and restaurants and wonderful century homes. The area also includes the area of Lansdowne park home to sports events and other exhibitions and a Canadian Football Team in waiting.