Best Neighborhoods in Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the second largest city in the Ontario Province. Ottawa is the 4th largest city in Canada. In 2010, Ottawa as recognized as the city with the 2nd highest quality of living of any American city in the Americas. Mercer also used an eco-city ranking and recognized Ottawa in 2010 for being the 3rd cleanest city in the world.

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Crime Rate

The crime rate in Ottawa is relatively high; however, there has been a consistent decrease in recent years.

Top Neighborhoods

Manor Park is a neighborhood bounded on the north by Rockscliff Parkway, on the west by Aviation Parkway, on the south by Hemlock Road; and on the east by the Lindenlea community. Manor Park is predominantly a residential community. Manor Park has several green ways within its borders. McKay Lake and Sand Pitts Lake provide the residents of Manor Park opportunities for great fishing. The housing stock in Manor Park consists of single family homes as well as houses for rent or lease.

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Vanier is primarily a residential community in Ottawa. Vanier is loosely bounded by Hemlock Road to the north, Regions Road to the east, Montreal Road to the south, and St. Laurent boulevard to the west. Vanier has an industrial district in the southwest section, and a cemetery that occupies the majority of the northwest sector. Vanier has several green spaces including Nault Park and Optismite Park. The residential section of Vanier is located near the southeast. There are a number of single family homes as well as a variety of apartment communities to choose from.

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The Glebe is a neighborhood south of downtown Ottawa. The Glebe is bounded by the Trans-Canada Highway to the north, Queen Elizabeth Drive to the south, the Rideau Canal to the west, and Bronson Avenue to the east. The lower half of the Glebe is bounded by the Rideau Canal. Frank Clair Stadium is located in the southwest section of the community. Glebe Dows Lake is located within the borders of the community. Brown's Inlet Park and Capital Park provide the residents of Glebe opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. The housing stock in the Glebe is diverse. There are a number of condos and apartment complexes available, as well as single family homes for rent or lease.

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Forbes is a neighborhood west of downtown. Forbes is bounded by Aviation Parkway to the west, Montreal Road to the north, St. Laurent Boulevard to the east, and Oglivie Road to the south. Forbes has a commercial and industrial district within its borders. Forbes Park provides residents of the community green space to enjoy. The housing stock in Forbes is primarily single family homes. There are houses for rent or lease located near the southern end of the community.

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Courtland Park is a neighborhood southeast of downtown. Courtland Park is bounded by Baseline Road on the north, Fisher Avenue on the south, Meadowlands Drive East on the west, and Colonel By Drive on the west. Courtland Park is primarily residential. Lexington Park provides a great green way near the center of the community. Rideau Canal penetrates Courtland Park in the northwest corner. The housing stock in Courtland Park consists of single family homes and apartment style rental properties. Courtland Park is close to public transportation.

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Lincoln Heights is a neighborhood in Ottawa that lies close to Mud Lake. Lincoln Heights is loosely bounded by Ottawa River Parkway and Route 38. Brittania Park provides the residents of Lincoln Heights green space. There are pockets of industrial and commercial development in the Lincoln Heights community. The housing stock in Lincoln Heights consists of single family homes and a number of apartment communities. Families in the Lincoln Heights can choose from both public and private schools.

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