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 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 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 Ram Overhead Door Systems Ltd Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersRam Overhead Door Systems Ltd

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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 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 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 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 House Curious Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsHouse Curious

House Curious is the #1 Ottawa real estate agent in the Ottawa area. Joanne Martin has an impeccable track record with providing Ottawa home buyers with an excellent home buying experience.

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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 Mario Lemieux Real Estate Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsMario Lemieux Real Estate

At Mario Lemieux Real Estate, you will find multiyear experienced and most renowned real estate agents of Ottawa, who can help you to find your dream properties at Ottawa. Our agency is the one stop point for all your real estate related needs.

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Mortgage Listings

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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 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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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 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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Movers Listings

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More info on Ottawa Valley Movers Ottawa-Gatineau MoversOttawa Valley Movers

At Ottawa Valley Movers, our affordable rates and prompt service have kept our customers happy since 1993; meeting the needs of both commercial and residential clients in Ontario and Quebec.

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More info on Two Men And A Truck Ottawa-Gatineau MoversTwo Men And A Truck

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK provides residential and business moving services, storage services, and packing supplies. We take pride in our "Movers Who Care" reputation and our 96% referral rate.

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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 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 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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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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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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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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Orleans  (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Orleans (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: Orleans is one of Ottawa^s fastest growing suburban communities, started as a bedroom community in Gloucester just outside the NCC Greenbelt.

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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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