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Ottawa neighbourhoods: Where to live in Ottawa

Find the best neighbourhood in Ottawa for you!

NeighbourhoodRent (out of three $$$)Distance from Parliament HillLandmarkHidden GemTypical residents
Downtown$$$0 kmPeace TowerSparks StreetGovernment workers, professionals
Centretown$1.54 kmCanadian Museum of NatureElgin Street DinerGovernment workers, young professionals, students
ByWard Market$$1.05 kmByWard Market SquareSt Brigid’s Centre for the ArtsAffluent young professionals
Lower Town$$1.59 kmNotre Dame Cathedral BasilicaMacDonald Gardens ParkYoung singles
Sandy Hill$1.5 kmUniversity of OttawaStrathcona ParkStudents
Old Ottawa South$$3.5 kmRideau CanalMayfair TheatreProfessors, hipsters
The Glebe$$$2.5 kmLansdowne ParkDow’s LakeYuppies and progressives
Vanier$3.5 kmNational Military Cemetery of the Canadian ForcesSugar FestivalYoung people on a budget
Somerset Street West$1.5 kmChinatown Royal GatewayPlant Recreation CentreBohemians, transients, students
Westboro$$4.9 kmOttawa River ParkwayWestboro BeachQuirky families and professionals
Hintonburg$2.8 kmGreat Canadian Theatre CompanyRemic RapidsArtists, musicians, hipsters
New Edinburgh and Rockcliffe Park$$$2.7 km24 Sussex DriveMcKay LakeLawyers, doctors, politicians
Alta Vista$$5.1 kmBillings Bridge Shopping CentreBillings Estate National Historic SiteFamilies of all ages
Orleans$$17 kmPlace d’Orleans MallPrincess Louise FallsBilingual suburbanites
South Keys and Gloucester$$8.3 kmSouth Keys Shopping CentreConroy PitMiddle-aged parents with kids
Kanata$$19.8 kmCanadian Tire CentreSouth March Highlands Conservation ForestTech workers, government workers
Barrhaven$16.7 kmStrandherd CrossingBarrhaven LegionMature adults with cars
Nepean$$10.1 kmAlgonquin CollegeAndrew Haydon ParkHockey families, immigrants
Gatineau and Hull$1.2 kmCanadian Museum of HistoryPapa (sculpture)Thrifty anglophones and French speakers

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