Ottawa Real Estate is rather focused on suburban, family-oriented lifestyles. The city works hard at having good schools and community recreation facilities. Ottawa and surrounding towns are offering a blend of city living with a touch of small-town appeal, has a lot to offer and is a great Canadian city to live in!
Housing prices are very reasonable. If you prefer a small town or a rural area, you will find an even more affordable price tag minutes from the city as it gets more expensive the closer you are to downtown.
Being the nation’s capital and a government hub, the area is economically stable with lots of Green Space and Bike Paths. Ottawa Parks are scattered around the city with most neighborhoods being in walking distance with a place for children to play, enjoy a picnic lunch and a game of frisbee. The city offers many scenic bike paths, especially along our rivers. Let’s not forget the Rideau Canal, of course! If you’re in the mood for a longer hike or ski, the Gatineau Hills are 10 minutes away in Quebec. In Limoges, east of Ottawa, is home to Calypso, Canada’s biggest themed waterpark.
As Canada’s capital, we get the benefit of playing host to the nation’s major artifact collections. There’s the Museum of Nature, the Canadian Museum of War on Lebreton Flats, the newly rebuilt Canadian Science and Technology Museum, the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum and the Diefenbunker is a piece of cold war history preserved in its original state. Right across the river in Gatineau is the Canadian Museum of History, with attractions like its IMAX theater and many more attraction updated live HERE.
Due to its rich ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity, and its strong talent base, Ottawa has emerged as an exciting cosmopolitan center. Chinatown, located close to downtown Ottawa, is a place for fantastic Chinese and Asian restaurants and food shops. Another wonderful neighborhood is Little Italy situated in Center town and the original home of Ottawa's established Italian community. It’s hard to resist the great restaurants and outdoor cafes.