Iris real estate guide & listings for sale
Iris is a good neighbourhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm atmosphere. This part of Ottawa is reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - although that is not the case around Highway 417. Lastly, green spaces, including Pinecrest Recreation Complex and Park, are especially well-situated and there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy, which makes it easy to get to them from the majority of locations within this area.
Regardless of the means of transportation, it is easy to get around in Iris. Iris is a fairly pleasant part of Ottawa for travelling by public transit due to about 30 nearby bus lines. Iris is not especially well-suited for walking as few daily needs can be carried out on foot. This area is quite bike-friendly as Iris boasts a reasonably good cycling infrastructure. Getting around by car is also very convenient in this part of the city. Parking is quite easy, and it is a short drive to the nearest highway, such as Highway 417, from anywhere in Iris.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing around 45% of dwellings in Iris, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. This area also has a good selection of unit sizes; properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of renters and homeowners are about even. Most housing in this part of the city was built in the 1960s and 1970s, during its largest construction boom.
Both primary and secondary schools are very easy to reach on foot from anywhere in Iris. At the primary level, there are both public and private schools. In contrast, it can be difficult to walk to daycares from properties for sale in this neighbourhood. With regards to food, it is easy to get to the closest grocery store on foot in this part of Ottawa. Moreover, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of opportunities, for instance along Cobden Road, and property owners can enjoy a few cafes as well. It is also a reasonably short walk to a decent choice of clothing stores.