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Welcome to Gloucester

When living in Gloucester you will find a collection of neighbourhoods, each one a little bit different from the next, that runs along the eastern edge of Ottawa. Homes in Gloucester neighbourhoods tend to have ample size lots and mature trees. Rothwell Heights real estate, in particular, offers luxury architecturally unique homes built on hillsides overlooking the Ottawa River.

Gloucester’s family-oriented communities have outstanding schools, a variety of clubs and things to do, ample parks and green spaces for hiking and cycling, excellent health care facilities, and plenty of shopping opportunities. In addition, Gloucester’s close proximity to downtown Ottawa allows residents convenient access to all of the amenities of the nation’s capital.

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There are very good bilingual schools in Gloucester in both the public and catholic school boards which make the area an excellent location for families. As well, the Colonel By High School was rated third of Ontario’s high schools in 2015. To see which schools in the four school boards are available for your children, enter your potential address in the school locators below.

Many recreational activities are available in Gloucester from golf courses to swimming pools, hockey arenas, and more. There are winding pathways along the Ottawa River for hiking, cycling, and skiing as well as plenty of parks and green spaces for all ages to enjoy.

SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, the Ottawa Public Library, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Splash Wave Pool (one of three wave pools in Ottawa), and Cosmic Adventures are just some of the exciting activities for you and your family in Gloucester.

When it comes to living in Gloucester, you'll have easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment as well as health and dental facilities, and other necessary services. From smaller stores to big box retailers and the Place d’Orleans shopping centre, there are plenty of locations to purchase your household and personal items without even leaving the area. Place d’Orleans is a 740,000 sqft mall with over 175 shops and two large department stores as well as a Goodlife Fitness.

Gloucester also contains a wide variety of restaurants for your dining pleasure. The diverse population gives way to many ethnic options such as Chinese, Indian, Thai, Mongolian, and others as well as Canadian cuisine, cafes, and coffee shops.

With a population over 125,000, when living in Gloucester you will find a mix of residents. Gloucester real estate is popular with families and you will also find empty nesters in some neighbourhoods. The close proximity to downtown allows for many single professionals who appreciate the affordable housing and short commute.

Gloucester real estate is mainly freehold singles made up of 2 story, bungalows, and split-levels from the 1960s-1970s, but also include townhomes and condos. Upscale areas such as Rothwell Heights offer luxury homes overlooking the Ottawa River.

Location and Transportation

Gloucester is located east of the Rideau River and south of the Ottawa River and runs along the eastern edge of Ottawa. It is approximately 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa and twenty minutes from Ottawa International Airport.

Well serviced by the OC Transpo bus routes, the area also has park and rides throughout the community as well as O-Train stations.

See the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study for Gloucester neighbourhood Rothwell Heights.