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



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

WHY BE Moving 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 Cambridge Design Gallery Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersCambridge Design Gallery

Cambridge Design Gallery prides itself on being the go-to choice for clients in Ottawa for an Interior Decorator, Kitchen Renovations and Bathroom Renovations.

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More info on integrity masonry Ottawa-Gatineau Buildersintegrity masonry

Integrity Masonry Inc. offers professional bricklaying and stone masonry services to homeowners in Ottawa.

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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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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 Tea and Toast Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsTea and Toast

Ottawa based retirement residence search, professional and personal service, complimentary

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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 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 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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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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Mortgage Listings

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More info on Chris Brown RE/MAX Sales Representative Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesChris Brown RE/MAX Sales Representative

The ULTIMATE Ottawa real estate site! Chris Brown has it all - view all available homes in the entire Ottawa region, information on buying or selling, relocating (to or from) the Ottawa area, valuable tips, loads of info, testimonials.

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More info on CitiUnion Financial Group/ Lori Cavaliere Mortgage Specialist  (12069) Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesCitiUnion Financial Group/ Lori Cavaliere Mortgage Specialist (12069)

We offer 72 hours closing of all deals. This enable us to negotiate the best and fastest mortgage rate in the industry to meet your financial goals; private lending has also been added to our services. Looking out for your best interest!

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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 Mortgage Alliance AKAL Mortgages Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesMortgage Alliance AKAL Mortgages

With 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry, we bring you the Choice, Convenience & Counsel. We provide customized solutions to get YOU the Right Mortgage! Brokerage Licence # 10845 Independently Owned & Operated

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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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Movers Listings

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More info on Self Storage Ottawa Group Ottawa-Gatineau MoversSelf Storage Ottawa Group

Self Storage Ottawa Group provides secure self storage facilities in Ottawa ON. Trust the local boat, RV, car storage and storage lockers experts with competitive storage prices. Call 613-800-3182 now

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More info on Harvey's Moving and Storage Ottawa-Gatineau MoversHarvey's Moving and Storage

Harvey's Moving and Storage provides moving services, storage and local and long distance delivery. See our Web Page

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More info on Ottawa Piano Mover Ottawa-Gatineau MoversOttawa Piano Mover

We are very reliable piano movers in Ottawa. Call us today!

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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 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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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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Byward Market,  Lower Town (Ottawa Neighbourhoods)Byward Market, Lower Town (Ottawa Neighbourhoods)

ON: The ByWard Market is one of Ottawa^s most historical neighbourhoods, established by Lieutenant Colonel John By in 1826, while building the Rideau Canal, and has and eclectic mix of businesses, specialty shops , galleries, bars, and restaurants.

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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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Manotick  (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Manotick (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: Located just 15 kilometers south of Ottawa, Manotick is a nice community straddling the Rideau River, with most of the community on Long Island,

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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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Crystal Beach  (Ottawa/Nepean neighbourhoods)Crystal Beach (Ottawa/Nepean neighbourhoods)

ON: The neighbourhood has a lake-side cottage feel, and overlooks beautiful Lac Deschenes.

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