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About Ottawa


The City of Ottawa is a newly amalgamated City that is comprised of 11 former Cities, Towns, Villages, Townships and Municipalities. You can get to any area of Ottawa within 30 minutes of the city's centre. In this respect, Ottawa is fairly small compared to most large North American cities.  

Ottawa is a diverse community with both economic and academic opportunities and excellent cultural and recreational experiences. Rich in culture and heritage our capital city offers parklands, waterways and significant historical architecture.
 
With 1.4 million people, Ottawa is the 4th largest urban area in Canada. Mercer Human Resources International ranks Ottawa 18th of 200 cities worldwide for quality of life, boasts the highest educated work force in Canada and in 2001 Ottawa had the highest median family income in all of Canada. (Stats Can)
 
Ottawa is considered one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world and because of this can offer world class tourism experiences welcoming over 7.3 million visitors per year generating over $1.18 billion.

Even though not considered a large North American city, Ottawa is large enough that you want to be sure that you have chosen the right area to begin your house hunting. Do you have school-aged children and want to be sure that your children can walk to school? Do you prefer to use public transportation whenever possible and, therefore, want to live in the centre of the City? Do you have elderly relatives and want to live near a suitable permanent care facility? Do you have animals and prefer to live in a rural area with an estate-sized lot? Whatever your situation, Ottawa undoubtedly has what you are looking for.

Here are a few examples of what Ottawa has to offer:

Downtown Ottawa

You will find a mix of retail, residential and government offices downtown, together with many site-seeing venues. The focal points of the downtown area are Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal. The Rideau Centre is a major shopping centre and Rideau Street is a major bus route. There are 2 high schools, 5 public schools, and 3 separate schools downtown. This area is also close to Ottawa University and Carleton University.

Nepean

Nepean is largely residential with houses of every size and price, from freehold townhomes and condos to executive homes. Nepean is home to Algonquin College, Bayshore Shopping Centre, and many strip malls, including outlet stores. There are 32 elementary schools and 11 high schools. Carleton University is also close to Nepean.

Kanata

Kanata is almost a city unto itself. It is the hub of the hi-tech sector of Ottawa, however, there is a large residential area to Kanata. Kanata is home to the Ottawa Senators as well as many large retailers. There are 15 elementary schools and 3 high schools in Kanata, along with 3 golf courses, a wave pool, and a driving range.

Vanier-Gloucester-Orleans

This area is east of the Ottawa River and one of Ottawa's earliest settlements. It includes a former military airport, DND facilities, and the National Research Council. A large portion of the population of this area of Ottawa is comprised of young adult francophones. It includes large shopping centres, 34 elementary schools, and 8 high schools as well as 2 large transitway stops and a large residential area consisting of mostly townhomes and bungalows.

Rockcliffe

This area of Ottawa contains its most expensive houses and is home to the Prime Minister as well as the Governor General and many foreign ambassadors. Rockcliffe contains 2 schools and a library as well as many recreational pathways. The houses here are mostly large residential with spacious yards.

Well, now you have a taste of the neighborhoods that Ottawa has to offer. Call us at (613) 288-2455 for further information on where the best area of Ottawa would be for you and your family to live in.

Local Weather

Statistically, the City of Ottawa enjoys the following weather conditions each month with respect to:

  1. Average daily maximum temperature in degrees Celcius
  2. Average daily minimum temperature in degrees Celcius
  3. Average precipitation (rain and snow combined) in total millimetres
  4. Average snow coverage in total centimetres
Month

Avg daily max

Avg daily min

Avg precip

Avg snow coverage

January

-5C

-15C

58mm

30cm

February

-4C

-13C

59mm

31cm

March

2C

-6C

65mm

7cm

April

11C

0C

69mm

0cm

May

19C

7C

76mm

0cm

June

24C

12C

77mm

0cm

July

26C

15C

88mm

0cm

August

25C

14C

92mm

0cm

September

20C

9C

83mm

0cm

October

13C

3C

75mm

0cm

November

5C

-2C

86mm

4cm

December

-3C

-11C

83mm

23cm


For more information, contact Ray Otten, Broker, by phone at 613-623-0090, at RE/MAX metro city realty ltd., Brokerage, independently owned and operated.

(Statistics obtained through theweathernetwork.com.
Based on mean values over a 30 year period.)