in Ottawa is great for many reasons. It is the 4th largest city in Canada,
so it is going to have just about anything you need. From "Centretown"
or "downtown" to the outlying areas, people who live here will
say it is a great place to live.
Ottawa has numerous
neighbourhoods to choose from if you are thinking of living there. Starting
with Central Ottawa, there is the Byward Market which is located just
to the northeast of the downtown area. The Byward Market is a great place
to find produce stands and an actual farmer's-type market during the summer.
There is a lot of great shopping, food stores, restaurants and bars. Centretown
is another well-known part of Ottawa which makes up a great deal of the
downtown area. There is a nice balance of commercial and residential properties,
apartment buildings and homes. Centretown West is another neighbourhood
which is also considered Ottawa's "Chinatown."
Another Central Ottawa
neighbourhood is called "The Glebe." This area is on the south
side of downtown and is a very family-centric area with a strong sense
of community and family values. It is one of the richer neighbourhoods
here. Lebreton Flats is to the west of Centretown and hosts the Canadian
War Museum. Lower Town, or Lowertown is another neighbourhood of Ottawa
that is very diverse in population and is also considered one of Ottawa's
less-wealthy neighbourhoods. Sandy hill is another named section of town
located to the east. This area has a wide range of people from University
Students on one end to more wealthy and established folks living near
the embassies of the Rideau River.
The East End of Ottawa
has several named neighbourhoods as well. They are: Castle Heights, Finter
Quarries, Forbes, Lees Avenue (which hosts some of the biggest apartment
buildings in Ottawa), Lindenlea (A small neighbourhood that is very family-friendly),
Manor Park, New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe Park, Old Ottawa East, Overbrook,
Vanier, and Viscount Alexander Park.