Sandy Hill

A Neighbourhood Guide to Ottawa

At Apr 12, 2017

Spring is finally here and businesses are beginning to flourish and more and more new residents are preparing to call Ottawa home. From urban living to rural comfort, Ottawa is a diverse city that has something to offer for everyone. Whether you are looking to start a new business, or thinking of making the move to the nations capital, here is a guide to popular Ottawa neighbourhoods we all know and love.

Byward Market

When people visit the nation’s capital, the Byward Market is the number one destination at the top of their list. With a diverse selection of activities including dining at one of over 120 restaurants, shopping, arts and lively entertainment, “the Market”, as Ottawans call it, has something to offer for everyone. The Market has seen a rapid growth in residential efforts over the years and is considered the commercial, industrial and residential hub of Ottawa.

Sandy Hill

Located east of the Byward Market, Sandy Hill has a good selection of residential and commercial property being one of the oldest neighborhoods in the capital. The area is commonly known as being a stomping ground for young University students due to its close proximity to the University of Ottawa and the downtown Ottawa nightlife. This area is filled with heritage homes and is in walking distance to national monuments, historical sites, and the Rideau Canal, which means no worrying about what to do with your days off!


Nepean is home to a community of 125,000 and growing and offers a variety of property types for any demographic. An ideal location for government workers and families, Nepean is a very short commute to the downtown core and is surrounded by a large number of schools within the neighborhood ranging from English to French, public, private, Catholic and non-religious private schools. The diversity in the Nepean neighborhood opens countless opportunities for both commercial and residential leasing due to its diversity and size.


Ottawa’s Centertown is occupied by Gloucester, Lisgar, Bronson Avenue, the Queensway and the Rideau Canal. Centertown is marked by a mix of residential and commercial properties while occupying some of the busiest streets in the city including Bank, Elgin, and Little Italy and is home to an array of Ottawa hotspots such as restaurants and boutique shops, making this a perfect location for new businesses flourish.

The Glebe

One of Ottawa’s first suburbs, The Glebe has seen an incredible transformation over the years. Today, it is one of Ottawa’s trendiest upscale neighborhoods and features a stretch of vibrant restaurants and thriving businesses all while being accessible by foot if you live in the surrounding neighborhoods. The Glebe is known for its incredible modern charm and is ideal for those raising families or the upwardly young professionals.

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