Ottawa is comprised of many different neighbourhoods that each have unique character and charm that offer something for everyone. No matter what you're into, you'll find a neighbourhood that suits your needs, wants and lifestyle. If you're looking to rent in the city, here are a few of the most up and coming neighbourhoods in Ottawa to consider.
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle is one of the most up and coming neighbourhoods in Ottawa right now. It's a beautiful area with several rental options and a ton of nearby amenities that make it convenient too. The Rideau Canal and Ottawa City Hall are in close proximity, which gives local residents the opportunity to enjoy scenic landscapes along the water. There are also top-rated restaurants, cafes and plenty of areas to stroll through and check out. Aside from the affordable options, it's a popular area for young professionals and families, and there's always something to do and see around here.
Little Italy is one of the most charming and vibrant areas of the city. It is brimming with local Italian-owned and operated businesses, with everything you could hope for, including delicious Italian food, lively bars, café-lined streets, baked goods and more. It also offers affordable rental options and it's in close proximity to Dow's Lake which is just a stone's throw away from the main strip.
Sandy Hill is ideal for students and young professionals since it's close to the University of Ottawa. But you'll also find a diverse mixture of residents here from all walks of life. Renting in Sandy Hill puts you within walking distance of lots of cozy cafes, bars and restaurants. There's also the Rideau Centre shopping mall and the Byward Market close by. The beautiful Strathcona Park is located just west of the Rideau River, giving local residents the perfect green space to enjoy in the summer or any time of year.
Westboro is where hip meets chic urban living. It's undergone many changes and gentrification, giving it a revitalized look. It was already a fun place to live, but now it's become one of the most popular and trendiest spots in the city to live for students, young families, professionals and even retirees. Stroll along the main strip and you'll find lots of spots to eat, drink, and work, including cute boutiques to browse and shop. Westboro Beach is also nearby, which is one of the best spots to relax by the water in Ottawa.
The Byward Market
The Byward Market is arguably the most vibrant district in the city. It's also one of the oldest. It offers a good mixture of places to rent and is very walkable, with easy access to transit too. You can buy your groceries in the market from fresh produce stands, along with flowers, chocolate and everything in between. Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it here. There are lots of quaint pubs, restaurants, yoga centres, spas and more throughout the area. And the Rideau Canal is right there if you're craving a little time by the water.
Old Ottawa South
Located close to Carleton University, the Glebe and Bank Street, Old Ottawa South is in the middle of all the action. There are tons of little eateries, trendy shops, and the Rideau River is right in this neighbourhood too. Whether you are a student, have kids or a pet, this neighbourhood has something for you.
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