Lowertown real estate guide & listings for sale
Lowertown has a character that caters to a fairly diverse group of people. This neighbourhood has many places for those looking for a dynamic vibe. There are a large number of people around most of the time, there are numerous nearby entertainment venues, and with the bars in nearby neighbourhoods, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink because they are generally located very close by. Lowertown is reasonably good for those who enjoy a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. Access to parks is easy in the neighbourhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to check out.
This part of Ottawa will please home buyers that value various means of transportation. Walking is very feasible for house buyers in Lowertown; many daily errands can be run on foot, and plenty of businesses are nearby. This part of Ottawa is also very amenable to cycling as the cycling infrastructure is especially well-developed. Thanks to approximately 20 nearby bus lines, homeowners can count on public transit to travel in Lowertown. Driving is also a fairly good mode of transportation in Lowertown. Nearby highways are very easy to access from any home in Lowertown.
Large apartment buildings are the most common housing type, representing around 60% of buildings in Lowertown, while small apartment buildings and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. This neighbourhood did not experience a single building boom; the construction of new dwellings in Lowertown was spread throughout multiple decades in recent history. This area offers mainly two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Around 80% of the population of this neighbourhood rent their home and owners make up the remainder.
It is straightforward to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from most homes for sale in Lowertown. In addition, thanks to 40-odd restaurants and cafes in this neighbourhood, there is typically a spot to get some food or drink just around the corner. It is also a short distance to a very good selection of clothing stores, for example on York Street. With respect to education, families will value the proximity to schools and daycares, which are within walking distance from most, if not all, properties for sale in Lowertown. Residents can choose between public and private schools at both the primary and high school level.