Single-detached Home Avg. Price 2016
Attached Home Avg. Price 2016
Condo Avg. Price 2016
There are many excellent schools in the Ottawa West area from Public to Catholic and Private as well as daycares, Montessori’s and early learning environments. To see which schools your child is eligible for, simply click on your preferred school board below and enter the address of your potential home.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)
Conseil des Ecoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO)
Ottawa West is known for being the city’s arts and culture haven with many art galleries, theatres, festivals such as the Ottawa Folk Festival and WestFest in nearby Westboro, as well as art studios, musical events, and art cafes in the area.
It is also well known for offering many opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, skating, or biking the beautiful trails along the Ottawa River or Rideau Canal as well as parks and a multitude of green spaces within the neighbourhoods themselves. From yoga to martial arts to running clubs, libraries, recreational and community centres, there is no shortage of groups to join or indoor sports activities to partake in as well.
The proximity to Dows Lake allows for residents to easily access the year-round activities at the marina from canoes, kayaks, and paddle boat rentals in the summer to skating on the lake, and snowshoeing or cross country skiing etc. in the NCC trail system in the winter.
There are a host of activities also centred around Ottawa’s annual Tulip Festival in May and for a week in June, Preston Street is closed to traffic for the Italian Festival. Nearby Little Italy and Chinatown also provide many opportunities for activities with a cultural vibe.
Between Wellington Village and nearby Westboro, residents of Ottawa West have access to a plethora of unique shops and restaurants. One-of-a-kind designer boutiques, trendy home décor stores, cozy bookstores, as well as upscale speciality shops and much more are all within walking distance.
When it comes to living in Ottawa West foodies will delight at the sheer variety of eateries from fining dining establishments, farm to food bistros, artsy coffee shops and cafes, organic and vegetarian restaurants as well as a wide assortment of authentic ethnic cuisines all within walking distance. For the less adventurous, there are also chain eateries and locations featuring north American cuisine.
Grocery stores, pubs, and services for every need from spas to dental and medical care can all be found within Ottawa West and the proximity to downtown Ottawa means there are many choices to be found within a short distance.
New buyers living in Ottawa West include young professional couples, move up buyers, and families while empty nesters and singles make up less of the population due to the high price of homes.
Every type of home is available in Ottawa West from detached homes to townhomes and condominiums.
Location and Transportation
Neighbourhoods from Bronson to Island park and north of Baseline are considered part of Ottawa West. The downtown core is easily accessible by walking, biking, or just a short bus or car ride. The distance to Ottawa International Airport is approximately 15 to 20 minutes by car depending on which neighbourhood you reside in. Ottawa West is well serviced by public transportation through OC Transpo bus routes as well as the OTrain so you will be able to access all parts of the city with ease.