Hintonburg, Ottawa's new ‘it’ neighbourhood
Do you want to live in a neighbourhood that’s never boring? Are you looking for a trendy atmosphere and beautiful homes? Hintonburg and the community of Wellington West may be the neighbourhood for you.
Like every big city, Ottawa is a collection of neighbourhoods, each with its own style, vibe and scene. You might find yourself in a shopping mecca in the morning, a historic market around lunchtime, and surrounded by popular bars at night. Here’s a look at five of the most popular Ottawa neighbourhoods (Westboro, Hintonburg, The Byward Market, The Glebe and Centretown) and what you might expect out of each.
The Glebe is an eclectic and naturally beautiful neighbourhood located in the southern area of Ottawa, bordered by the Rideau Canal, the 417 highway and Bronson Avenue.
The Glebe section of Bank Street has many interesting stores, delicious eateries and coffee shops. Offshooting from Bank Street are many beautiful, tree-lined streets with century-old homes and an abundance of parks and green space.
As conveniently situated as the neighbourhood is by car, it sadly won’t benefit from the LRT until 2021 or later. Most areas of the neighbourhood are approximately a 30-minute walk away from the Lyon stop of the Confederation Line.
This beautiful area is also one of the most expensive neighbourhoods to buy real estate in Ottawa. With the average house price starting at around $800,000 it’s not for everyone. For those with a larger budget, looking for an established neighbourhood, great curb appeal and who aren’t afraid of putting in a little work on a century home, it could be a great place to call home.
Beautiful, tree-lined streets with century-old homes
Lots of interesting stores, delicious eateries and coffee shops
With nearly 200 shops, restaurants and services, when it comes to local amenities Westboro sets the standard for every other Ottawa neighbourhood. Locally owned shops, hair salons, coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants, pubs and yoga studios are just some of the areas many offerings.
Locally owned shops, hair salons, coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants, pubs and yoga studios are just some of the areas many offerings.
This neighbourhood is a healthy living dream, with all the organic shopping choices, vegan restaurants and trendy aerobic classes one could possibly imagine. Westboro also offers the beauty of the outdoors with scenic views of Gatineau hills many parks and even its very own beach, within walking distance of the main strip.
Located relatively close to the Downtown core, it makes for an extremely easy spot to be as far as transportation goes. Residents of Westboro who choose to drive have quick access to the 417 and both cyclists and drivers alike have the option to take the beautiful parkway. If you’re commuting by bus or future LRT there are several stops located along Wellington and Richmond, as well as two major stations; Westboro station and Tunney’s Pasture.
This neighbourhood is truly a convenient and hip spot for movers and shakers. It’s is also an amazing spot for families, as there are plenty of parks, daycare facilities, and schools. Over the past 10 years, Westboro has become a very popular causing the price of real estate to increase. For many though the fact that is is gorgeous, safe, a walker’s and foodie’s paradise make it worth the price tag.
Nearly 200 boutique shops, restaurants and services
Westboro sets the standard for every other Ottawa neighbourhood
This charming and picturesque area does not have to worry about living in the shadow of Westboro any longer. Hintonburg has been Ottawa’s up-and-coming neighbourhood for so long, it’s probably more appropriate to simply refer to it as the new ‘it’ area.
It’s become a top destination for those interested in new restaurants, bistros, vegan cafes, boutique stores, and coffee shops. At night, many people are attracted to the trendy supper clubs, cocktail bars and brewpubs of the area. The area is also attracting many in the creative community looking for new galleries, craft stores, photography and music studios.
It’s become a top destination for those interested in new restaurants, bistros, vegan cafes, boutique stores, and coffee shops.
Hintonburg’s transition over the years has resulted in it becoming a very sought after place to live. We sold out every unit of our Parkdale Market Lofts project in one day. We are currently gearing up to release our newest project, Wellington West Lofts next door and expect a very similar result.
Hintonburg is surrounded by all the amenities you could ever need, including public transportation. Hintonburg and Wellington West are extremely accessible by both bus and train. The Tunney’s Pasture station quickly connects you by bus to Westboro, Centretown, the Market and beyond. It’s also walking distance to the new Confederation Line, part of the light rail transit expansion plan set to become operational this year.
A top destination for those interested in new restaurants and bistros
Hintonburg is surrounded by all the amenities you could ever want
Tucked between the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, The ByWard Market is the most historic and touristic district of Ottawa. A major destination for Ottawa Tourism, the ByWard Market is densely packed with businesses and is home to most of the city’s nightlife.
The ByWard Market is more known for its culture than for its green space, as it is densely packed with tourist-attracting businesses. Sightseers and locals alike flock to explore outdoor market stalls and speciality food shops. Favourites among visitors include Canadian cheese, maple-infused chocolate and of course BeaverTails.
In the limited space of the busy neighbourhood, residential spaces mostly take the form of apartment and condo buildings.
The Market is right on top of one of Ottawa’s major transportation centre and therefore has easy transportation to and from the rest of the city. The Market has the added luxury of being on the new LRT Confederation line.
Favourites among visitors include Canadian cheese, maple-infused chocolate and of course BeaverTails
A major destination for Ottawa Tourism, the ByWard Market is densely packed with businesses
These are just five of many exciting neighbourhoods in and around Ottawa. Few real estate markets in Canada can offer the diversity of areas you’ll find in the Ottawa region.