28. December 2010 07:27
Jackson Trails is a newer neighbourhood in Stittsville, Ontario; a suburb of Ottawa. Conveniently located off Hazeldean Road, Jackson Trails was Canada’s first ever new home community of fully Energy Star qualified new homes, by respected builders Tamarack and Tartan. This means that all homes built at Jackson Trails by both builders are Energy Star qualified to save homeowners up to 30% on home energy bills while reducing their impact on the environment. Jackson Trails is a well planned community, featuring parks, playgrounds and pathways for it's residents to enjoy, as well as a location convenient to shopping and services, even if you don't have a car. Scotiabank Place, shopping, schools, and transit services are all nearby as well, making this a great place to call home. Jackson Trails also has a partnership with Wildlife Habitat Canada, which assisted in planning natural buffer zones that protect the community from traffic noise and wind while providing habitat for wildlife. This also allows this suburban community to feel more park-like; great for young families to explore on neighbourhood walks. You can find a wide array of home types and models, whether you’re a first-time buyer just starting out, a growing family looking for more space, or empty-nesters looking to downsize, there is something for everyone at Jackson Trails.
Location: Jackson Trails, Stittsville
Type of Properties: single family homes, bungalows, townhomes, condominiums
Price Range: $205k-$630K
Best for: young families, professionals, downsizers
22. December 2010 08:25
In the heart of Ottawa, Centretown is bustling. Main roads in the area include Bank Street, Elgin Street and Gladstone Avenue, which are packed with amazing restaurants and great shops full of goods that you can’t find anywhere else in the city. Whalesbone, The Manx, Fresco Bistro Italiano and The Atomic Rooster are just a few of the tantalizing restaurants worth checking out.
This well established community is great for those who enjoy walking to local conveniences, there are many grocery stores, banks and drug stores all steps from anywhere in the area. Centretown is also home to the Museum of Nature, Jack Purcell Park, The Sens Mile and many embassies, including: The Republic of Croatia, Iran, Iraq, the Republic of Madagascar, the High Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of Zimbabwe, and the Republic of Hungary.
The housing is a mix of single family homes, condominiums and high rise apartment buildings. The average sale price of a single family home in 2010 in Centretown is $489,303 and the average sale price of a condo in Centretown is $341,330.