Moving to Ottawa, Ontario home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers



Ottawa City Skyline, as seen form Museum of Civilization in Gatineau

WHY MOVE to Ottawa-Gatineau?

The Nation's Capital straddles the Ottawa River, with Ottawa on the Ontario side, and Gatineau on the Quebec side. Not only does the area have lots of government/administration jobs, but it has a strong tourism industry and a high-tech industry, built around Carleton University, Ottawa Univerity, and the National Research Council. Recreation is found intown in the "Greenbelt" reserve lands and close-by to the north in the Gatineau Hills, up and down the wide Ottawa Valley, and to the west in the Rideau Lakes

Apartments along Prince Of Wales Drive, o verlooking Mooneys Bay Ottawa is located where the Ottawa River is joined by the Rideau River on one side and the Gatineau River on the other. The city was a portage spot for the early fur traders because of two major rapids. Called Bytown in its early days, it was one endpoint of the Rideau Canal, built in 1846 to bypass the St Lawrence Seaway. In 1867, the city was made the capital of the new country of Canada.

While the city has long been a centre for government, decentralization in the 1970s moved several departments away from the city. Ottawa has since grown into "Silicon Valley North" with 500 well-known technology companies including Corel, Newbridge, Mitel, and Northern Telecom.

Stately homes along Island Park Drive

Over that time, many government departments were relocated over the Quebec side of the river, to help create jobs and tax base for Hull, which was just beginning to shed its "lumbertown" reputation (and the federal government was trying to mitigate the shutdown of the EB Eddy mill on the Ottawa River, to beautify the views around Parliament Hill). The National Capital Region is an official Federal designation for the Canadian capital which combined Ottawa, Gatineau, and the surrounding area of 5,319 square kilometres and an aggregate population of 1,168,800 (2007).

Office twoers in Kanata, the high-tech cpaital of Canada In 2001, the city of Ottawa was amalgamated with the surrounding municipalities on the Ontario side, including Nepean, Kanata, Rockliffe Park, Vanier and Cumberland, as well as townships that were part of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, including West Carleton, Osgoode, Rideau and Goulbourn. This made a number of "bedroom communities" that were beyond the Greenbelt natural area officially part of Ottawa.

In 2002, the municipalities on the Quebec side (Aylmer, Hull, Gatineau, Buckingham and Masson-Angers) amalgamated into the city of Gatineau.

Andrew Hayden Park in Nepean, overlooks the Ottaw River

Ottawa has an excellent transportation network, and lies at the junction of 417 the Trans-Canada Highway and 416 which connects to the US and Toronto. It has a series of parkways along its rivers and canals and an excellent OC Transpo public transit system, combining bus, bus-rapid transit ("BRT") and light rail transit, which integrates with the STO (Outaouais) transit in Gatineau. Its international airport has excellent connections to cities around Canada, the United States, to Europe, as well as winter sun destinations. Recreational boaters can take the Rideau Canal to Lake Ontario.

In 1994, Ottawa was ranked the best city in Canada by Chatelaine magazine in terms of crime rates, air quality, job prospects and green space. Ottawa was also ranked sixth in the world by the Corporate Resources Group. Ottawa is enclosed by a 42,240 acre greenbelt of protected farmland, wetlands. The Rideau Canal meanders through the city for summer boating and winter skating, and the Gatineau Hills and Park, which offer outstanding recreational opportunities and breathtaking views, are located only 10 minutes from the downtown core.

The city has 29 museums, including 12 exhibiting national treasures, many historical buildings as old as 150 years, and hosts over 60 festivals, including the internationally recognized Winterlude and Canadian Tulip Festival. In the wintertime, the Rideau Canal becomes the world's longest skating rink.

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Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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More info on Sea Hawk Homes Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersSea Hawk Homes

Builder of Modular homes and cottages with over 40 years of building experience throughout Ontario and Western Quebec. Builder of Turn Key Homes including Foundations.

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More info on Flynn Log Homes Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersFlynn Log Homes

FLYNN LOG HOMES is a Quebec-based, Canadian log home builder (with 25 years + experience) specializing in Scandinavian-style log structures - both residential and commercial – in all shapes and sizes, from small cottages to large hotels!

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More info on Urbandale Construction Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersUrbandale Construction

Urbandale Construction is a family-run business with over 35 years experience building high quality homes in Ottawa. Our experience, expertise and integrity shines in every aspect of home building.

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More info on Metric Homes Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersMetric Homes

Metric Homes has been building Ottawa's highest quality custom homes for over 35 years. Whether Modern or Classic, each custom home we create is outstanding for its quality and attention to detail.

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More info on Urbandale Construction Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersUrbandale Construction

Urbandale Construction is a family-run business with over 35 years experience building high quality homes in Ottawa. Our experience, expertise and integrity shines in every aspect of the home building

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Realtors Listings

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More info on Coldwell Banker Rhodes & Co - Ottawa Homes & Condos for Sale - John Castellan - Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsColdwell Banker Rhodes & Co - Ottawa Homes & Condos for Sale - John Castellan -

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More info on Your Choice Realty Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsYour Choice Realty

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More info on The Parent Estate Agency Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsThe Parent Estate Agency

We are a passionate team of hard working realty brokers in Ottawa. Our agents are specially trained in specific Ottawa areas to provide superiour real estate services.

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More info on Olivex chartered real estate broker Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsOlivex chartered real estate broker

Our dynamic team's mission is to find you a buyer quickly! Communicate with one of our experienced Real Estate Agent and he will be pleased to accompany you during your next transaction.

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More info on Paul Rushforth Real Estate, Inc Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsPaul Rushforth Real Estate, Inc

Since 2007, The Paul Rushforth Team has ranked as the #1 Residential Real Estate Team in Ottawa and finished 2009 as #1 Keller Williams Team Worldwide.

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Mortgage Listings

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More info on Referral Mortgages Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesReferral Mortgages

ReferralMortgages are not your average Ottawa mortgage brokers. We pride ourselves on being expert mortgage agents who actually care about our clients and meeting their needs in the same way as we would for a member of our family.

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More info on Ottawa Mortgage Broker - Chase Belair Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesOttawa Mortgage Broker - Chase Belair

With access to over 50 lenders, including TD, ScotiaBank, Street Capital, MCAP & more, you have one place to go. I do all the hard negotiation for you, so you can sit back and relax while I find you the best deal.

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More info on Mortgage Forces Canada LTD Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesMortgage Forces Canada LTD

Mortgage Forces is an independent mortgage brokerage providing mortgage services to military members, DND employees and their families.

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More info on Multi-Pret - Steeve Harvey Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesMulti-Pret - Steeve Harvey

Multi-prêts hypotheque est le mieux positionne avec son enorme volume de transactions pour vous offrir le meilleur taux hypothecaire car il negocie pour vous avec une multitude d'institution financiere.

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More info on Certified Mortgage Broker Ottawa Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesCertified Mortgage Broker Ottawa

Certified Mortgage Brokers Ottawa is an experienced mortgage company that delivers the best results based on your financial needs. You can rely on receiving the best service by working with us.

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Movers Listings

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More info on MoveCabbie Ottawa-Gatineau MoversMoveCabbie

A dependable Ottawa Moving Company that works very hard to meet your expectations when it comes to providing experienced and efficient moving services.

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More info on Total Move Management Ottawa-Gatineau MoversTotal Move Management

Ready to make the right move? Want to know more about the value we provide? Call us at (613) 916-6289 in Ottawa or (613) 916-6287 in Kemptville.

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More info on Ketara Logistics Ottawa-Gatineau MoversKetara Logistics

Ketara Logistics one of the famous logistics company & supply chain 3PL provider in Ottawa or its surrounding areas. For over 20 years we providing outstanding local delivery services whether it is local or long distance. Call us now.

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More info on First Rate Movers Inc. Ottawa-Gatineau MoversFirst Rate Movers Inc.

Top-rated Ottawa moving company; BBB A+ Honour Roll member; CAM Certified Professional Movers; Bonded, WSIB covered employees. All Full-Service Moves Include $250,000 full replacement-value insurance.

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More info on Hire A Mover - Ottawa Moving Help Ottawa-Gatineau MoversHire A Mover - Ottawa Moving Help

Hire A Mover an Ottawa based moving company provides moving help to Gatineau, Hull, Aylmer, Stittsville, Osgoode, Orleans, Barhaven, Nepean, Ottawa Downtown, Ottawa East, Ottawa West and Ottawa South.

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Ottawa-Gatineau
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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Ottawa-Gatineau

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Qualicum, Graham Park, Redwood (Ottawa/Nepean neighbourhoods)Qualicum, Graham Park, Redwood (Ottawa/Nepean neighbourhoods)

ON: The community was built up in the 1960s and 1970s, and has a light industrial strip along Morrison Drive and on the east, Pinecrest Mall with the IKEA store

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Craig Henry,  Manordale (Ottawa /Nepean neighbourhoods)Craig Henry, Manordale (Ottawa /Nepean neighbourhoods)

ON: These communities lie between Woodroffe and Greenbank to the west with Hunt Club Rd. running along the south edge and the train tracks to the north

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Rockliffe Park, Manor Park (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Rockliffe Park, Manor Park (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: One of Ottawa^s wealthiest and most historical neighbourhoods. The residential area features winding streets, large lots with mature trees, and few sidewalks for heightened privacy. Rockcliffe is home to many embassies, ambassadors, dignitaries

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Britannia, Britannia Heights, Lincoln Heights (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Britannia, Britannia Heights, Lincoln Heights (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: Britannia lies on the Ottawa River, across from Aylmer, and this neighbourhood lies west of Britannia Park. It was originally a cottage community for Ottawa residents, with lots of bungalows.

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OttawaNeighbourhoods-Vanier.htm (Ottawaneighbourhoods)OttawaNeighbourhoods-Vanier.htm (Ottawaneighbourhoods)

ON: Vanier lies east of the Rideau River, between Rockcliffe and New Edinburgh to the north and Gloucester to the southeast. Vanier has a relatively small area with a high population density.

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