Canada’s capital city is one of the most livable cities in the world. While high income and low unemployment rates are strong selling points, there is so much more to the ‘Best Place to Live in Canada’. Ottawa is a safe and affordable city with rich historical significance and thriving business.
Ottawa has a bustling downtown core, with many surrounding suburban and rural areas that offer more living space while feeding into the core of the city. Ottawa stands true to its roots and maintains parks and greenspace such as the 20,000-hectare Greenbelt, which protects the peaceful rural land from urban sprawl and provides kilometres of leisure space to enjoy. Ottawa is one of the least polluted cities on earth, which in combination with its proximity to wilderness and recreation earned it a place in the ‘Top 20 Greatest Cities to Live’ by The Telegraph.
With the highest literacy rate in the country along with the most educated population (Statistics Canada), Ottawa is the proud home to post-secondary, research and cultural institutions. Ottawa has a strong bilingual population mirrored in its education systems. Residents benefit from a very high employment rate, the region is an affluent one with the third highest average income in Canada (City of Ottawa).
Ottawa is the home of Canadian culture, playing host to many significant cultural events in history and today. In the summer, enjoy swimming, sailing, hiking and cycling. In the winter, witness Ottawa transformed into a snowy wonderland. The Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, becomes the world’s longest skating rink and a community gathering spot during Winterlude (Canada’s largest festival). Only 20 minutes from skiing and cottage country, Ottawa has all the conveniences of a metropolitan darling surrounded by natural beauty.
With flourishing business, world-renowned healthcare, and a thriving cultural landscape, Ottawa offers some of the highest quality of living available worldwide. Whether you seek a sprawling acreage or a downtown brick walkup, our real estate experts will help you find your next home in this clean and welcoming community.