Ottawa real estate guide & listings for sale
Ottawa is reasonably quiet, as the streets are calm - although there are still several noisier sections, especially around Autoroute de la Gatineau, Highway 417, one of the railway lines or one of the 3 airports (YRP, YOW, YRO). Access to green spaces, including Doug Thompson Pathway and Beauclaire Park, is occasionally hard in the city since they are sparse. Despite that, there are over 1000 parks nearby for residents to relax in.
Driving is an excellent means of transportation in Ottawa. Coming across a place to park is easy. However, the public transit network in Ottawa is not very convenient. Nevertheless, house owners benefit from the Carleton Station, Carling Station and Confederation Station on the Trillium Line. There are over 200 bus lines crossing the city, and bus stops are commonly within walking distance. It is challenging for pedestrians to navigate this city as very few daily needs can be carried out without having to use a vehicle. Despite the fact that riding a bike is more feasible in certain pockets than others, the bicycle is a sometimes poor means of transportation in Ottawa since the area is not especially flat, and there are a limited number of bike lanes.
In Ottawa, around 40% of buildings are single detached homes, and the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. This city also has a good variety of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly two thirds of the population of this city own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. Roughly 30% of properties in this city were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
It can be challenging to reach high schools and primary schools on foot from properties for sale in Ottawa. Moreover, there are only a few daycares and thus they can be a long walk away. Residents benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. Concerning food, reaching one of over 600 grocery stores on foot is possible for some, but not all, home buyers in Ottawa. There are also a few opportunities for those who value close by restaurants and cafes.