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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Ottawa-Gatineau Realtors, Home Builders, Mortgages & Movers

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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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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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Mortgage Listings

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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 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 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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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

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

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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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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 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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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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Ottawa-Gatineau
Neighbourhoods

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

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Barrhaven (Ottawa/Nepean neighbourhoods)Barrhaven (Ottawa/Nepean neighbourhoods)

ON: Barrhaven is a suburban area in the middle of the Greenbelt, between Fallowfield Rd), the Rideau River and Highway 416.

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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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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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Island Park /Westboro  (Ottawaneighbourhoods)Island Park /Westboro (Ottawaneighbourhoods)

ON: These communities are popular for their access to scenic Island Park Drive, and quick access to Quebec across the Champlain Bridge, and ready access to Westboro Beach. The area is also home to many embassies.

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Carling, Carlingwood, Laurentian (Ottawa neighbourhoods)Carling, Carlingwood, Laurentian (Ottawa neighbourhoods)

ON: This community runs along Carling Avenue from Dow^s Lake through the West End. On the south, much of it borders the Central Experimental Farm. Laurentian sometimes called "Civic Hospital" is the neighbourhood north of Carling Avenue,

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