As a native Ottawan, I can attest to how wonderful it is to make this incredible city your home!

I was born here, and my family moved away when I was six years old. Even though most of my immediate family was no longer living in Ottawa, I couldn’t stay away – I had to come back for university! I loved the physical beauty of the city and surrounding area and really wanted to move here. I remember how excited I was that the campus was downtown and close to the Parliament buildings and the Rideau Canal.

Ottawa is a city full of vibrancy and buzzing with energy year-round! When I was studying in university, I remember many of the students skating to class! The world-famous Rideau Canal, and the unique Winterlude festival are delightful attractions in the winter. Wonderful ski hills are as close as 20 minutes away by car, and my kids would take advantage of this every week when they were growing up!

Ottawa Featuerd Neighbourhoods - Rose-Anne Freedman, Broker
Ottawa Featuerd Neighbourhoods - Rose-Anne Freedman, Broker
The tulips in the spring were and still are breathtaking, and I particularly love the area around Dows Lake as the weather starts to warm up.

That’s also a perfect time for shopping along Rideau Street and Bank Street or spending a night on the town! In my day, Elgin Street or the Byward Market were the place to be, and Ottawa has much to offer when it comes to nightlife.

In the summer, I would frequent the farmers market in the Byward Market or take advantage of one of the many lovely parks around the city.

These days, many folks find respite from the warm weather at Calypso, Canada’s largest water park, which is conveniently located just outside the city! In the Fall we would drive to Gatineau Park just outside Ottawa to see the beautiful fall leaves. Gatineau is also a wonderful place to seek world class relaxation and pampering at the renowned Le Nordik Spa, nestled among the rolling hills. Ottawa’s incredible museums and cultural offerings are enough to keep you busy year-round, snow, rain or shine!

Ottawa Featuerd Neighbourhoods - Rose-Anne Freedman, Broker
Ottawa has so much to offer, no matter your interests or needs

There are so many beautiful outdoor spaces and parks, farmers’ markets, green spaces, bike and ski trails, too many, in fact, to even mention! Over the years, the city has expanded, but has always maintained easy access to the downtown area and all its surrounding areas.

Many new roads and 2 major bridges have been built to improve the connectivity of the various neighbourhoods, in addition to a brand new light rail! I feel so privileged to live in the capital city, an incredible place to live and work.


Barrhaven Neighbourhood - Rose-Anne Freedman, Broker

Barrhaven is an amazing Ottawa suburb for families! Running alongside the Rideau River and connecting the Green Belt, access to nature and endless exploration is right in your backyard. With excellent schools, abundant parks, playgrounds and green spaces, Barrhaven is a great place to call home.

  • Newer Homes
  • Average lot sizes of 35 x 90 ft.
  • Two story homes; town houses, semis
  • 25-35 minute drive to downtown
  • 20-25 minute drive to the airport

Alta Vista

Alta Vista Neighbourhood - Rose-Anne Freedman, Broker
  • Bigger lot sizes- on average, 60×100 ft.
  • Walking distance to Ottawa General Hospital, CHEO
  • Variety of home styles- split homes, two stories, bungalows
  • 10-15 minute drive to downtown
  • 10 minute drive to the airport

With its proximity to the downtown core, Alta Vista is an amazing choice for those who want to keep the already reasonable Ottawa commute even shorter! Ottawa’s hub of hospitals, universities, government and industry are all just a stone’s throw away. The city’s culture, museums and nightlife are within reach as well; not to mention scenic vistas and outdoor activities, like the Rideau Canal. Alta Vista boasts a mix of home styles, great schools, and beautiful parks.

Centerpointe, Craig Henry and Arlington Woods

Centerpointe, Craig Henry and Arlington Woods Neighbourhoods - Rose-Anne Freedman, Broker

Ottawa’s suburban west end offers homes of all sizes and types, with plenty of amenities and resources at your fingertips. This neighbourhood is quiet, safe and friendly- a great place to settle down! When you’re seeking the buzz of downtown Ottawa, a quick 15 minute trip on the new light rail will get you there! There are plenty of parks, access to the greenbelt, and amenities, such as a beautiful library, that are perfect for families.

  • Average lots range from 40 x110 ft. to 60 x 100 ft.
  • Two story homes; town houses, single family home, bungalows, semis
  • Located in Ottawa Centre West End, south of baseline
  • 15-25 minute drive to downtown
  • 15-20 minute drive to the airport

Mckellar Heights, Mckellar Park, Whitehaven and Westboro

Featured Neighbourhoods Westboro - Rose-Anne Freedman, Broker
  • Average lot sizes 50×100 or 60×100 ft.
  • Bungalows, 2 storey homes, semis and eclectic housing. A mix of style choices and some newer custom homes
  • Located north of Baseline, and closer to the Ottawa River
  • 15 minute drive to downtown
  • 20-25 minute drive to the airport

McKellar Heights, McKellar Park, Whitehaven and Westboro are located centrally, giving you access to the best Ottawa has to offer at your doorstep (or a fifteen minute drive away!) Westboro is a chic neighbourhood within walking distance of excellent stores, restaurants and boutiques. The picturesque Ottawa River is just minutes away, providing a lovely view for many lucky condo owners in the area. Just picture yourself taking a scenic stroll, or an energizing run by the river- or paddling around when the weather is nice! McKellar Heights, McKellar Park and Whitehaven offer great schools, plenty of parks, and a wide variety of homes to choose from.

This is just a taste of the incredible options Ottawa has to offer. With my decades of experience living and working here in Ottawa, I am confident the perfect home, and the lifestyle you dream of is waiting for you here. Together we’ll find the right fit that makes you feel at home!