After visiting the capital city of Canada, many people dream of living in Ottawa. They enjoy the historic atmosphere, and the unparalleled access to cultural institutions like the National Gallery of Canada, and the Canadian Museum of History. However, there are more benefits to living there than visitors can dream of. Ottawa has one of the highest standards of living in the entire country, and offers a wealth of new housing developments in neighbourhoods perfect for families.
For locals, life in Ottawa isn’t just about enjoying museums and scoping out historical buildings. The neighbourhood amenities are representative of Canada’s multicultural heritage, with restaurants like Soif, Sansotei Ramen, and Tamis Café all serving up cuisine from countries ranging from Italy to Japan and everywhere in between.
Two universities dominate the downtown area- Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa. Between Ottawa and Gatineau, there are many high schools and CEGEPs spread across five separate school boards. For diligent students and casual readers alike, the Ottawa Public Library boasts around 2 million items. Students and families all love to get out and cheer for the Ottawa Senators, and take in the occasional game live at the Canadian Tire Centre. The city boasts professional football, soccer, and baseball teams, as well as dozens of amateur leagues for fun activities like hurling, horse racing, curling, and rowing.
Many Ottawans get around using OC Transpo bus and light rail services, which connect to STO services in Gatineau, as well as intercity bus and rail services. Three airports- Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport, and Carp Airport- make getting out of the city easy. Ottawa homes offer a great blend of city living, side-by-side with residential enclaves. Right now, there are over a hundred new construction homes in Ottawa being developed. Soon, one of these Ottawa homes for sale could be yours.
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