Barrhaven is the most rapidly growing area of National Capitol Region and is located a mere 20 kms southwest of Ottawa's downtown core. A thriving community, with an abundance of family and neighbourhood resources, Barrhaven is a community on the rise, and one of the most sought after locations. With easy access to all of the amenities of downtown Ottawa by transit or by car, Barrhaven is the perfect choice for homebuyers who are looking for a "live, work, play" lifestyle.
For families, Barrhaven is a perfect location for raising children. Both the public and Catholic school systems, and French Immersion programs are well represented in Barrhaven, across all grades from JK through to High School. The Walter Baker Center offers access to a full complement of City of Nepean programs, and houses swimming pools, hockey arenas, as well as a public library.
Before municipal amalgamation in 2001, Barrhaven was a neighbourhood in the City of Nepean with fewer than 35,000 people. With new housing developments being built, Barrhaven's population will surpass 100,000 in a few short years.
This luxury golf course community has become extremely popular over the past few years as a result of the expansion of new homes being built on and across from the course. This 18-hole course is one of Ottawa's finest courses, and the homes that surround the course are also some of the most spectacular in the area. Nestled in a mix of park-like settings and flat land, each home has its own unique character. Stonebridge's perfect blend of private streets and neighbourhood amenities coupled with its proximity to Barrhaven's biggest commercial centres makes this golf course community extremely attractive to buyers. Half Moon Bay is the newest community of homes to be built around Stonebridge Golf & Country Club.This community is quickly expanding, and is sure be another extremely popular location for resale homes.
Located on the south side of Barrhaven and Riverside South, this exurb is situated on the Rideau River. With the phenomenal increase in demand for homes in the Barrhaven area and Ottawa South, Manotick continues to expand more quickly with each passing year. The homes in this town are usually found on large lots with a large portion of the homes backing onto the Rideau River. This fact alone makes Manotick extremely attractive to buyers. Manotick has maintained its small community feel over time, but its closeness to all of the amenities of Barrhaven and Riverside South has contributed significantly to this area's popularity. Although there are no large commercial centres, there is a balance of local shops and restaurants that is still ideal for residents. Carleton Golf & Yacht is one of Ottawa?s most sought after golf course communities and is located in Manotick. This golf course community is home to many mature streets and houses.
This village is located in the south end of Ottawa, and offers the largest land area of any rural village in Ottawa. With a smaller population of 7,056 people, Greely offers homes on extremely large lots. This community has been extremely attractive new home buyers because of the lot sizes and privacy as well as retirees because of the ability to build custom homes on large lots. With a new lifestyle commercial complex in the works, and several new housing developments, Greely is a village that is truly coming into its own.
Kanata is a very large, well-established suburban community, located on the western end of Ottawa. With a population of over 100,000 and still growing, this community is one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods surrounding Ottawa. The Kanata Centrum is a large commercial centre that features a 24 cinema theatre, restaurants, outlet shopping, and several different stores. The high tech industry is mostly centralized in Kanata, clustering around March Road and Eagleson Road. Like Barrhaven, Kanata has many different subdivisions, and with a blend of high rise condominiums, large lots homes, and town homes, Kanata suits the different needs of all buyers and price ranges.
Stittsville is a suburb located immediately south west of Kanata, and in fact its proximity to Kanata and Kanata's amenities has had a major effect on the growth of this town. Many people enjoy the quiet countryside-like location but value the convenience of being close to the currently larger Kanata. With new homes continuously being built, and with new commercial centres opening, Stittsville is rapidly becoming one of Ottawa's more popular suburbs. Whether a first time home buyer looking for a condominium, or a retiree looking for a large bungalow on a huge lot, Stittsville offers a tremendously attractive homebuying opportunity.
This distinguished and upscale community is located in Barrhaven, and is built around on of Ottawa's most prestigious semi-private golf clubs, the Cedarhill Golf Course. The Cedarhill Estate neighbourhood is linked to Orchard Estates, and is well known for large custom-built homes sitting on huge lots. Each home has its own unique exterior, and is nestled on a mature street with plenty of trees. There are now over 100 homes on one-acre lots located in Cedarhill Estates. The rare combination of exclusivity and privacy, coupled with easy access to the lifestyle amenities and conveniences of Barrhaven, make Cedarhill Estates a truly fantastic place to live. The Barrhaven community proudly supports this prestigious neighbourhood by keeping the plants, flowers, and grass of the common areas well-maintained.
This newer subdivision of Ottawa was developed in 1985 and now boasts a population of over 4000 people. Most of this neighbourhood was built by Minto, which is one of Ottawa's largest home developers. Housing options abound in this area, as Centrepointe now features everything from low rise apartments to terrace homes to large upscale homes. This neighbourhood is extremely sought after because of its proximity to the Baseline Bus Station, College Square Shops, and Algonquin College. Centrepointe is located midway between the growing neighbourhood of Barrhaven and Ottawa's major highway, the Queensway. With its long list of amenities and conveniences, many people choose to spend a little more to gain access to this neighbourhood.