Moving to Ottawa, Ontario home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers
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.
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).
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.
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.
Ottawa-Gatineau Communities Map
Ottawa-Gatineau Realtors, Home Builders, Mortgages & Movers
Here are a featured SAMPLING of home builders, realtors, mortgagee lenders, as well as moving & storage companies. For a complete (and searchable listing) use the red SEARCH feature at right.
Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
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.
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
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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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.
Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau realtors with knowledge of suitable homes available in the neighbourhood you want, listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
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Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
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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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Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
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.
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.
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.
A dependable Ottawa Moving Company that works very hard to meet your expectations when it comes to providing experienced and efficient moving services.
Top-rated Ottawa moving company;
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All Full-Service Moves Include $250,000 full replacement-value insurance.
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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Ottawa-Gatineau
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
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
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
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.
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.
We have lots more neighbourhoods for you to explore and investigate...