Have you just arrived in Canada's Capital and are eager to learn about the best places to live? If so, we're here to help! We have many years of experience in helping current and future residents of the National Capital Region help find affordable, comfortable, and convenient properties for rent. From the East end to the West, we've consulted with the Rent in Ottawa Property Management family to bring you a list of our favourite neighbourhoods. Perhaps you'll discover the ideal new community to settle into!
New Edinburgh/Rockcliffe Park
Properties in this prestigious and verdant area (really comprising of 2 neighbourhoods) tend to go quickly, and for good reason; New Edinburgh and Rockcliffe Park exude sophistication, elegance, grandeur, and convenience. Along the peaceful suburban hilltop streets you'll find parks, recreational facilities, and a wide range of historically significant landmarks such as the Canadian Governor General's Residence and 24 Sussex Drive. Nearby are the spectacular Rideau Falls on Green Island, as well as plenty of amenities including grocery stores, postal outlets, pharmacies, dentists, Starbucks, and much more. With the condo boom in this area, it is becoming an ever-increasingly sought-after area to rent a home in, just minutes from the ByWard Market by foot or car.
If you're looking for immediate access to every type of amenity in a centrally located property, the appropriately-named Centretown is one of the best places to live in Ottawa. With access to OC Transpo services, plenty of shopping and dining options, a vast array of amenities including banks and public services, it allows for residents of all ages and lifestyles to settle in comfortably and live at their own pace without restriction.
Undergoing what appears to be a never-ending renaissance of sorts, the Glebe is the edgiest and most culturally enthralling neighbourhood on this list. Ever-changing and vibrant with splashes of colour from around the world, it is slowly turning into Ottawa's own version of Toronto's popular Kensington Market neighbourhood. Whether you want to visit an old-fashioned Italian meat deli or spectate from the stands at TD Place during an Ottawa Redblacks game, there's never a shortage of sights to see and experiences to be had. This area is incredibly safe, comfortable, and lively in an easy-to-navigate area just due south of the downtown core.
A bustling tech and software development hub – Ottawa's own version of Silicon Valley – Kanata is quickly establishing itself as the perfect place to raise a family while maintaining a high-paying job in a neighbourhood designed for maximum convenience. Homes here are in abundance due to the increase of suburban developments in the area, and you're never far from a grocer, pet store, bank, or OC Transpo stop. Whether you're a family looking to downsize or a commuter looking for the ideal place to rent in the West end, Kanata has a little bit of everything.
Living in Ottawa can feel like a dream come true if you find the right neighbourhood, and these favourites of ours are just the tip of the iceberg. Contact us today to learn more about rental properties in Ottawa.