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Are you ready for yet another fascinating fact about Ottawa? Not to brag, but we are one of the smartest cities in Canada. There are more PhDs per capita here than anywhere else, and the city is home to many scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and tech geniuses. Don’t let any of that scare you, however. Ottawa is still one of the friendliest and most welcoming places, and we have a softer side. One of the things we love most of all is nature, and we even have an annual tulip festival to prove it! Once you get a taste of what Ottawa offers, you’ll want to start packing your bags to move. Since we’re on our favourite topic, let’s take a look at some of our top neighbourhoods in the West End.

Kanata North 

With the recent development of the new Department of National Defense and the biggest tech park in Canada, it’s no wonder that North Kanata is growing fast! A robust career market and beautiful, safe neighbourhoods make it a desirable area for families and single professionals alike. With the addition of a new recreational centre, Kanata North is becoming even more appealing. Kanata is already home to the Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool, which allows residents and visitors to ride the waves even when the snow flies! 

If you’re looking to buy in Kanata, you’ll be ecstatic to know that 5,000 new homes are currently in the works. These are great opportunities for first-time buyers, downsizers, or anyone eager to buy into a pre-construction project. 

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Welcome to one of Ottawa’s most established neighbourhoods! Nestled within Kanata and bordered by the Greenbelt, nature lovers will feel like they’ve found heaven on earth. And we haven’t even mentioned that the Trans-Canada Trail runs right through the neighbourhood. 

Scenic trails await you whenever you need a break from your daily routine, allowing you to get some fresh air and recharge your batteries. 

As one of the older neighbourhoods, the streets of Bridlewood are lined with mature trees, and you’ll have access to some of the top public schools in Ottawa that offer both French and English education. It’s easy to see why Bridlewood is a top choice for young families!

Deevy Pines Park and the Eva James Memorial Community Centre lie at the heart of the community, with scenic pathways connecting you to nearby amenities, including two soccer fields, a skateboard park, and various shopping and dining venues.

Your real estate options are vast and diverse, with spacious homes and large lots in the centre of the neighbourhood and townhouses and multi-family dwellings toward the outskirts.

Kanata Lakes

Imagine a premium community surrounded by so much natural beauty that it feels like you’re living in the country. And yet, all of the conveniences of the city are close at hand. This perfect mix of rural relaxation and modern wonders does exist, and it’s called Kanata Lakes. The lush greenery is under government protection, so you’ll never have to worry about a 15-storey condo building blocking the view from your backyard. With so much to offer, Kanata Lakes is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Ottawa. Your housing options include a mix of older homes and modern new builds with rich architectural designs and open-concept layouts. One of the most unique features about this neighbourhood is how many homes back onto a network of paths that lead to schools, grocery stores, pubs, and more!

Morgan’s Grant

Rolling lawns, plentiful playgrounds, and top-notch schools make Morgan’s Grant a popular neighbourhood for families. But that’s not all this highly sought-after community offers! Residents also enjoy easy access to high-end shopping, fine dining, and every professional service you could ever need. Families and nature lovers can spend hours exploring the multiple trails at the South March Highlands Conservation Forest. 

With all this peace and tranquillity around, you may find it hard to believe that Canada’s largest tech park is right around the corner on March Road. Here, many industries come together, providing untold innovation and one of the city’s hottest job markets.

As one of Ottawa’s newest developments, most homes were not constructed until the 1980s, and new construction is underway. Morgan’s Grant the perfect place for a modern family to put down roots!


Prepare to fall in love with Dunrobin, a small, rural community nestled between the Ottawa River and the Carp Escarpment. This tiny but growing neighbourhood is home to commuters, farmers, retirees, cottagers, and families. You’re surrounded by greenery, lush fields and mature trees everywhere you look. All of this beauty is located just 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa and 20 minutes from Kanata. 

As a rural town, homes in Dunrobin tend to be large and spacious, with massive lots. If you’ve ever wanted to create your own backyard paradise, Dunrobin gives you the space to realize your vision.

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At West Ottawa Real Estate, we never get tired of talking about the Village of Carp! This rural town is small, but it is booming. Perhaps it’s the popularity of the famous Carp Fair that takes place every September and draws thousands of visitors from Ontario and Quebec. If the fair doesn’t draw you in, the Farmer’s Market just might! The market is open from April to October and features a different theme every weekend. 

Carp is well known for its welcoming community and bustling downtown core. If you’re in the neighbourhood, Alice’s Village Cafe is a must-visit, where you can enjoy delicious comfort foods and hot coffee as you relax on the patio.

The housing options in Carp are unique and varied, and no two dwellings ever look the same. You’ll find everything from century-old heritage homes to contemporary styles and custom builds. 

Will one of these breathtaking communities become your next home? We’d love to tell you more about them! Reach out today at or call 613-690-5993 to start the conversation.