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1. North Glengarry, Lochiel Township
This rural area is more than 100 kilometres east of downtown Ottawa. It has a strong French-speaking community and is a popular pick for buyers seeking a lifestyle change after living in the city, RE/MAX realtor Laura Seanor said.
2. Lanark Highlands, Lanark Township
This area southwest of Ottawa is near several small lakes, for buyers dreaming of living on the water. Affordability and solid price appreciation over time snagged it the no. 2 spot.
This area on the way to Cornwall is less than an hour’s drive from downtown Ottawa. With an average housing price of $214,000 in 2017, it’s a relative bargain.
Realtor Pick: Constance Bay, Dunrobin
If you’re looking for a beach lifestyle within driving distance of Ottawa, Constance Bay might be for you. The area has a variety of recreational activities on offer, from water skiing and horseback riding in the summer to ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.
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|Rank||Neighbourhood||Area||Average home price (2017)||Value||Momentum||Realtor Grade||Average price vs. area||Avg. price vs. metro district||Avg. price vs. outer region||1-year price change||3-year price change||5-year price change|
|1||North Glengarry, Lochiel Township||Alexandria||$267,250||59.91||71.46||★★★★★||94.70%||N/A||76.84%||30.37%||-1.02%||46.24%|
|2||Lanark Highlands, Lanark Township||Almonte, Lanark Highlands Township & Area||$267,437||68.53||63.88||★★★★½||80.99%||N/A||76.89%||0.25%||22.77%||28.24%|
|3||Finch||Winchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area||$214,333||79.11||84.36||★★★||82.36%||N/A||61.62%||13.30%||52.37%||46.91%|
|4||Chesterville||Winchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area||$219,955||77.66||69.43||★★★½||84.52%||N/A||63.24%||6.63%||36.44%||25.08%|
|5||Fringewood||Stittsville, Munster, Richmond, Goulbourn Township||$303,075||69.20||82.18||★★★||69.70%||N/A||87.14%||24.27%||24.88%||39.49%|
|6||Brockville||Kemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area||$254,618||75.06||54.48||★★★★||78.56%||N/A||73.20%||23.34%||-0.43%||16.61%|
|7||Prescott||Kemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area||$197,329||91.31||63.71||★★★||60.88%||N/A||56.73%||7.54%||4.65%||30.99%|
|8||Vankleek Hill||Rockland, Russell, East Quebec Border||$235,833||76.15||67.57||★★★½||81.99%||N/A||67.80%||-0.69%||16.46%||47.40%|
|9||Kemptville||Kemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area||$296,361||58.22||42.98||★★★★★||91.44%||N/A||85.21%||6.91%||5.72%||9.63%|
|11||Almonte||Almonte, Lanark Highlands Township & Area||$322,888||48.04||52.71||★★★★★||97.78%||N/A||92.83%||13.07%||5.16%||13.41%|
|12||North Glengarry, Kenyon Township||Alexandria||$254,600||68.68||28.19||★★★★★||90.21%||N/A||73.20%||-21.08%||40.90%||-12.91%|
|13||North Stormont (Roxborough) Township||Winchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area||$263,833||54.56||95.22||★★★||101.38%||N/A||75.85%||37.02%||71.78%||100.63%|
|14||Elizabethtown-Kitley (Old Kitley) Township||Rideau Lakes Township, Westport & Area||$221,324||81.81||39.91||★★★★||77.59%||N/A||63.63%||7.82%||-7.12%||11.35%|
|15||South Dundas, Williamburg Township, Morewood||Winchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area||$252,925||63.75||81.31||★★★||97.19%||N/A||72.72%||27.86%||18.80%||37.69%|
|16||Merrickville, Wolford Township||Kemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area||$335,471||38.91||79.42||★★★★||103.51%||N/A||96.45%||9.68%||28.81%||46.20%|
|17||Merrickville||Kemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area||$297,515||57.14||55.96||★★★★||91.79%||N/A||85.54%||12.93%||4.13%||17.54%|
|18||Champlain Township||Rockland, Russell, East Quebec Border||$284,508||53.55||72.44||★★★½||98.91%||N/A||81.80%||0.10%||17.57%||83.55%|
|19||Rideau Lakes, Bastard Township||Rideau Lakes Township, Westport & Area||$224,790||80.35||35.97||★★★★||78.80%||N/A||64.63%||-20.61%||-27.75%||21.54%|
|20||Cornwall||Winchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area||$239,056||68.77||66.42||★★★||91.86%||N/A||68.73%||2.43%||6.07%||66.40%|
|21||Constance Bay||Carp, Dunrobin, Huntley, Fitzroy & Area||$368,218||57.55||64.17||★★★½||77.01%||N/A||105.87%||0.29%||28.39%||27.50%|
|22||Lanark Highlands, Dalhousie Township||Almonte, Lanark Highlands Township & Area||$241,200||80.38||27.75||★★★★||73.05%||N/A||69.35%||5.82%||-20.90%||5.26%|
|23||Long Sault||Winchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area||$242,950||67.73||66.34||★★★||93.36%||N/A||69.85%||13.00%||-28.34%||91.30%|
|24||Alfred||Rockland, Russell, East Quebec Border||$198,750||87.62||41.92||★★★||69.10%||N/A||57.14%||2.97%||17.12%||4.81%|
|25||The Nation Municipality, St-Isidore, St-Albert||Rockland, Russell, East Quebec Border||$269,241||59.61||69.15||★★★||93.61%||N/A||77.41%||11.34%||13.12%||26.47%|
These are our picks for the best neighbourhoods to buy real estate in Ottawa’s outer region, but if you’d rather live closer to downtown, we have more suggestions. We ranked the best neighbourhoods in three regions — core, inner suburbs and outer. The core is the city’s urban centre, with accessible transit and easy access to amenities. The inner suburbs are for people who don’t mind trading a longer commute for better parking and a bigger lot size. And the outer region is for buyers who either don’t need to commute downtown at all, or are willing to log some serious travel time in exchange for affordable prices and wide open spaces. Check out the map below to see how the regions break down.