24. January 2011 09:45
Sandy Hill is located to the east of downtown Ottawa, nestled between the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River. It is named after the hills that are predominant to the area which are caused by the river and the sandy soil. The University of Ottawa calls Sandy Hill home as does many of the Embassies in the region.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, Sandy Hill was Ottawa’s wealthiest neighbourhood. It became home to the senior public servants when Ottawa became the capital of Canada. Rockcliffe Park took over as the wealthiest area with the invention of automobiles making the city centre more accessible. In the 1960’s the area became much denser and more middle class. Many of the mansions became embassies and the growth of the University brought in many more students. With this, the demographics can change on every street in Sandy Hill. There are many very expensive homes near the Rideau River where it is very much student housing near the school. There is also a very healthy mix of English and French with large communities from Somalia, Lebanon and Haiti. There are plenty of investment opportunities in Sandy Hill with it being a favourite location for students.
The average sale price in 2010 is $535,624 while detached homes sold for an average of $623,665.
17. January 2011 10:26
The Glebe is one of Ottawa’s oldest communities commencing its establishment in 1832. The Glebe is also one of Ottawa’s first suburbs. Many of the homes in the area still have a historic visage, maintaining the authenticity of Ottawa’s heritage. The community is predominantly a working class community with many multiplex homes and just as many single detached homes. The Glebe is considered an upper class community with a prime location, minutes outside of the Ottawa’s downtown core. Some of the cities most expensive homes can be found in this community. Lansdowne Park, The Rideau Canal, Patterson Creek, Browns Inlet and Dows Lake are some of the major attractions to the community. A variety of shops and vendors line the Bank Street artery, exploiting the heart of the community and providing a window into the community’s soul. Pubs, café’s, eateries, coffee shops, butcher shops, grocery outlets, foreign and local specialty shops, classic bakeries, clothing stores, electronics stores, theatre’s all within walking distance, help keep this a tight knit community. The Glebe’s population was approximately 10,900 in 2007 and is still a growing community with a large amount of children. The Glebe is gorgeous community desired by anyone with the interest to be in a beautiful, energetic surrounding amongst the shakers and movers in an influnential city.
The Average price for a home in the Glebe is approximately 425,000 – 450,000.
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