Archives for Ottawa neighbourhoods

What's in a Name? A Street Name That is….

Have you ever gone for a walk around your neighbourhood and stopped to think where the street names may have come from? In Ottawa alone, there are almost 10,000 unique names for streets and this number grows almost every day! Street names come from a variety of sources and can have significant meaning or none at all. Let’s take a closer look. Different Conventions Before we get into the actual names, let’s look at the different types and what these conventions can tell you: Road: Simply defined as anything that connects two points.  Street: A public road that has buildings
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Choosing the Neighbourhood that’s Right for You

Choosing the Neighbourhood that’s Right for You Choosing a new community for your family can seem a little overwhelming; there are so many factors to consider that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Choosing the right community is a major decision and it is important to focus your search. Your Realtor can help you narrow down the choices to ensure that you make the right decision. Know Your Needs Before deciding on where you want to live, it is important to understand your family’s specific needs. Looking at your daily activities and priorities is a great place
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Hidden Gems in Richmond

Hidden Gems in Richmond Richmond, Ontario: an up and coming village just west from downtown Ottawa. Founded in 1818, this quaint community that spans the Jock River is the perfect place for anyone who’s looking to reside a little further away from the hustle and bustle of city life (not to mention ideal for those that favour the historic and economic roots that this town uniquely has to offer). From great restaurants, charming neighbourhoods, and quality schools; to animal farms, parks and wineries, Richmond has it all. And like any small town, the community of Richmond has some really great
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Neighbourhood Snapshot: Kemptville “Green and Growing”

Life in Kemptville “Green and Growing” Kemptville, in the municipality of North Grenville, is one of the Ottawa areas blooming communities, fitting of the “Green and Growing” slogan! Offering a welcoming community, great schools, hospital, golf course, retirement residences, business opportunities, and an easy commute to Ottawa, its steadily growing popularity is no surprise! An easy 30-minute commute to Ottawa via the 4-lane, 416 highway Kemptville area could be considered a “bedroom community”, but it’s so much more than that! With the steady growth of population, as well as a recent boom in economic and real estate development, it should
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The Hidden Gems of Barrhaven, Ontario

The Hidden Gems of Barrhaven, Ontario Originally established in the 1960’s by a developer named Mel Barr, Barrhaven is one of Ottawa’s fastest growing communities. Known for its sprawling suburbs, Barrhaven has a population of almost 100,000 people. Although, the Greenbelt separates this suburb from the rest of the city, Barrhaven has its fair share of amenities including parks, schools, recreation, and shopping. It’s a community where the central focus is family and that is apparent everywhere you look!   La Porto a Casa: Ask anyone in Barrhaven where to find the best Italian food, and La Porto a Casa
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The Hidden Gems of Manotick, Ontario

The Hidden Gems of Manotick, Ontario Originating from the phrase “Island in the River”, Manotick was given its name back in 1859 by founder Moss Kent Dickinson who, with the help of partner Joseph Currier, built and established the ever-growing village that we know and love today. Since then, it’s become our community and our beloved home; one for us to shop at the best stores, eat at the best restaurants, and stroll along the best streets. Though, with every village, comes a hidden gem or two – something you’ve yet to discover, but absolutely must! Here are a few
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Neighbourhood Snapshot : Carlington is an Ottawa Community to Watch

When you buy a home, it’s more than just the house itself, you’re really buying into a lifestyle, and becoming part of a community.  The Ottawa and surrounding area has a lot to offer and there may be “hidden gems” that you hadn’t considered.  We’re excited to introduce a new series of blog posts dedicated to giving readers the inside scoop on some great Ottawa neighbourhoods, starting with Carlington!  Welcome to Carlington! Nestled in the heart of the city, Carlington is a community to watch. This neighbourhood has lots of amenities along with easy access to the Queensway making travel
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Neighbourhood Snapshot : Carlington is an Ottawa Community to Watch

When you buy a home, it’s more than just the house itself, you’re really buying into a lifestyle, and becoming part of a community.  The Ottawa and surrounding area has a lot to offer and there may be “hidden gems” that you hadn’t considered.  We’re excited to introduce a new series of blog posts dedicated to giving readers the inside scoop on some great Ottawa neighbourhoods, starting with Carlington!  Welcome to Carlington! Nestled in the heart of the city, Carlington is a community to watch. This neighbourhood has lots of amenities along with easy access to the Queensway making travel
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Lawn Maintenance

Lawn Maintenance Let’s face it: as Canadians, we love our lawns. Living in Ottawa, and having minimal lawn exposure due to our famously unpredictable weather patterns, we love our lawns even more. In fact, we take pride in them. In conjunction with benefiting the environment, a green lawn is a healthy lawn. They’re less susceptible to weeds, pests and drought, as well as known to help better the quality of our air and our soil – and it’s easy enough to achieve with a little determination and care. Here’s how: Water deep and mow high: according to the Government of
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Hidden Gems of Riverside South

Hidden Gems of Riverside South Riverside South: our community, our neighbourhood, our home. We know the ins and outs like the back of our own hands; the best restaurants, the best shopping districts, even the best parks and/or walking trails with even better views. But, no matter where we reside, we’re always open to discovering a few hidden gems that we might not have otherwise known about – that’s where we chime in. In fact, we’ve done our homework! Here’s a taste of what we’ve discovered in your neck of the woods: Zizi’s Kitchen and Wine Bar: open for lunch,
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