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



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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Ottawa-Gatineau Realtors, Home Builders, Mortgages & Movers

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Builder Listings

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

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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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Ottawa-Gatineau Buildersintegrity masonry

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

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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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Ottawa-Gatineau BuildersRam Overhead Door Systems Ltd

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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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Realtors Listings

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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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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Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsColdwell Banker Rhodes & Co - Ottawa Homes & Condos for Sale - John Castellan -

Ottawa Real Estate, Ottawa condos, Centretown Real Estate, Byward Market homes, Westboro Realtor, Sandy Hill condos, Glebe apartments, Lowertown condos, Golden Triangle real estate, Ottawa South homes, New Edinburgh realtor, Ottawa Dream Properties

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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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Ottawa-Gatineau RealtorsTea and Toast

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

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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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Mortgage Listings

Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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Ottawa-Gatineau MortgagesLisa Theriault, with Mortgage Brokers Ottawa

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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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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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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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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

Here are some of the Ottawa-Gatineau moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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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 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 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 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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Ottawa-Gatineau MoversFirst Rate Movers Inc

Top-rated Ottawa moving companyBBB A+ Honour Roll memberCAM Certified Professional MoversBonded, WSIB covered employeesLocal & long distance movingOttawa movers serving OntarioConsolidated moves to TorontoFree short-term storage

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Ottawa-Gatineau
Neighbourhoods

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

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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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Prince of Wales,  Courtland Park, Carleton Heights (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Prince of Wales, Courtland Park, Carleton Heights (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: This neighbourhood is on the west side of the Rideau River |and Mooney^s Bay, between Baseline Rd and Meadowlands Dr, has several highrises along the Rideau RIver

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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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Hull, Quebec  (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Hull, Quebec (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: Hull has a number of older neighbourhoods, both in the Downtown area, and to the west is Manoir des Trembles, with over two thousand homes built in the 1980s and 90s

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Dows Lake, Little Italy, Hintonburg (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Dows Lake, Little Italy, Hintonburg (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: Little Italy is just north of Dows Lake and is a vibrant cultural community. Hintonburg is west of downtown Ottawa, and has its commercial strip located along Wellington Street West

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