Ottawa real estate: Where to buy in the city's outer suburbs 2018

Top neighbourhoods in Ottawa’s outer suburbs 2018

Head to Lanark near Ottawa for small lakes and bigger price appreciation


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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.

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3. Finch

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.

Top 25 neighbourhoods

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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
1North Glengarry, Lochiel TownshipAlexandria$267,25059.9171.46★★★★★94.70%N/A76.84%30.37%-1.02%46.24%
2Lanark Highlands, Lanark TownshipAlmonte, Lanark Highlands Township & Area$267,43768.5363.88★★★★½80.99%N/A76.89%0.25%22.77%28.24%
3FinchWinchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area$214,33379.1184.36★★★82.36%N/A61.62%13.30%52.37%46.91%
4ChestervilleWinchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area$219,95577.6669.43★★★½84.52%N/A63.24%6.63%36.44%25.08%
5FringewoodStittsville, Munster, Richmond, Goulbourn Township$303,07569.2082.18★★★69.70%N/A87.14%24.27%24.88%39.49%
6BrockvilleKemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area$254,61875.0654.48★★★★78.56%N/A73.20%23.34%-0.43%16.61%
7PrescottKemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area$197,32991.3163.71★★★60.88%N/A56.73%7.54%4.65%30.99%
8Vankleek HillRockland, Russell, East Quebec Border$235,83376.1567.57★★★½81.99%N/A67.80%-0.69%16.46%47.40%
9KemptvilleKemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area$296,36158.2242.98★★★★★91.44%N/A85.21%6.91%5.72%9.63%
11AlmonteAlmonte, Lanark Highlands Township & Area$322,88848.0452.71★★★★★97.78%N/A92.83%13.07%5.16%13.41%
12North Glengarry, Kenyon TownshipAlexandria$254,60068.6828.19★★★★★90.21%N/A73.20%-21.08%40.90%-12.91%
13North Stormont (Roxborough) TownshipWinchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area$263,83354.5695.22★★★101.38%N/A75.85%37.02%71.78%100.63%
14Elizabethtown-Kitley (Old Kitley) TownshipRideau Lakes Township, Westport & Area$221,32481.8139.91★★★★77.59%N/A63.63%7.82%-7.12%11.35%
15South Dundas, Williamburg Township, MorewoodWinchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area$252,92563.7581.31★★★97.19%N/A72.72%27.86%18.80%37.69%
16Merrickville, Wolford TownshipKemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area$335,47138.9179.42★★★★103.51%N/A96.45%9.68%28.81%46.20%
17MerrickvilleKemptville, Merrickville, Brockville & Area$297,51557.1455.96★★★★91.79%N/A85.54%12.93%4.13%17.54%
18Champlain TownshipRockland, Russell, East Quebec Border$284,50853.5572.44★★★½98.91%N/A81.80%0.10%17.57%83.55%
19Rideau Lakes, Bastard TownshipRideau Lakes Township, Westport & Area$224,79080.3535.97★★★★78.80%N/A64.63%-20.61%-27.75%21.54%
20CornwallWinchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area$239,05668.7766.42★★★91.86%N/A68.73%2.43%6.07%66.40%
21Constance BayCarp, Dunrobin, Huntley, Fitzroy & Area$368,21857.5564.17★★★½77.01%N/A105.87%0.29%28.39%27.50%
22Lanark Highlands, Dalhousie TownshipAlmonte, Lanark Highlands Township & Area$241,20080.3827.75★★★★73.05%N/A69.35%5.82%-20.90%5.26%
23Long SaultWinchester, Cornwall, Morrisburg & Area$242,95067.7366.34★★★93.36%N/A69.85%13.00%-28.34%91.30%
24AlfredRockland, Russell, East Quebec Border$198,75087.6241.92★★★69.10%N/A57.14%2.97%17.12%4.81%
25The Nation Municipality, St-Isidore, St-AlbertRockland, Russell, East Quebec Border$269,24159.6169.15★★★93.61%N/A77.41%11.34%13.12%26.47%
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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.

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