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 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 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 Meadow Creek Renovations Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersMeadow Creek Renovations

Meadow Creek Renovations is a home improvement business based in Ottawa, Ontario, they are the one-stop-destination for house renovation. They have unparalleled expertise in home renovation and they provide their services at unbeatable rates.

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More info on Ram Overhead Door Systems Ltd Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersRam Overhead Door Systems Ltd

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More info on Phoenix Homes Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersPhoenix Homes

Phoenix Homes has built more than 4,500 homes in Ottawa and the surrounding areas since 1997. From popular single, towns, stacked towns, bungalows, semi-detached, and apartment dwellings.

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More info on Chris Brown RE/MAX Sales Representative Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsChris 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 Your Choice Realty Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsYour Choice Realty

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More info on Jenniffer Alvarenga Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsJenniffer Alvarenga

RealEstating™ made easy. Find out what a 5-Star Customer Experience Sales, Real Estate Agents does differently to help YOU Buy, Sell & property in Ottawa.

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More info on Agent In Ottawa Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsAgent In Ottawa

Ottawa real estate website, featuring home search and listings search for buying. Home evaluations for sellers. Investor section with special reports.

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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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Mortgage Listings

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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 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 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 The Wilson Team Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesThe Wilson Team

THE WILSON TEAM THE TOP 1% IN CANADAWe are The Wilson Team of Mortgage Professionals serving the needs of homeowners in Ottawa and surrounding areas.

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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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Movers Listings

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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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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 Tippet-Richardson Ottawa-Gatineau MoversTippet-Richardson

Since 1927, Tippet-Richardson has been moving families and their treasured belongings throughout Canada, the United States and all over the world.Locations in Vancouver, Calgary, and Ottawa, - the friendly movers since 1927.

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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 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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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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Downtown, Centretown, Golden Triangle  (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Downtown, Centretown, Golden Triangle (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: The downtown core is mostly office towers, for various government departments and the businesses that service them, including lots of restaurants and shops along Bank St and Sparks St

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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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Riverside South (Ottawa  neighbourhoods)Riverside South (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: Riverside South is a suburban community is located in the former city of Gloucester just southwest of the Ottawa Airport., and developed mostly since 1990

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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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MooneyMooney's Bay, Heron Park, Confederation Heights (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: Mooney^s Bay Park is a large park on the Rideau River, accessed from Riverside Drive and from Hog^s Back Road, with a beach, picnic areas, a children^s playground and is the site of the Terry Fox Stadium.

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