Iris real estate guide & listings for sale
Iris is a reasonably good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a slower-paced environment. This part of Ottawa is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - however some parts can be quite loud, especially around Highway 417. Lastly, reaching public green spaces in the neighbourhood, like Pinecrest Recreation Complex and Park, is easy since there are a few of them nearby for residents to unwind in.
No matter the mode of transportation, it is quite easy to travel in Iris. This part of Ottawa is very car friendly. It is easy to park, and it is a short car ride to the nearest highway, such as Highway 417, from any location in Iris. With about 30 nearby bus lines, this neighbourhood is also transit friendly. Biking is convenient in this area because the bicycling network is extensive. It is occasionally difficult for pedestrians to navigate this area because few daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.
In Iris, around 45% of dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. A majority of the housing growth in this neighbourhood took place between 1960 and 1980. This part of the city offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. The split between renters and homeowners is about even.
It is a short walk to reach primary schools and high schools from any location in this part of Ottawa. At the primary level, there are both public and private schools. In contrast, it can be difficult to access daycares as a pedestrian. When it comes to food, home buyers in Iris will appreciate that a grocery store is always only a rather short walk away. Furthermore, this part of the city is a good place in which to go out to eat, and residents can enjoy a few cafes as well. House buyers have access to a good number of nearby clothing stores.