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Just west of Westboro, Woodroffe offers similar access to amenities and the river at a more affordable price point. Ottawa-based RE/MAX realtor Wayne Clermont called it “a very good place to put money.”
2. Elmvale Acres
RE/MAX realtor Laura Seanor said this south Ottawa neighbourhood is a good option for buyers priced out of nearby Alta Vista. Young families like the tree-lined streets and proximity to major employers like the Ottawa Hospital.
3. South Keys
This may not be Ottawa’s most physically attractive neighbourhood, with a mix of high rises, townhouses and single-family homes. But it has two important things going for it: Affordability and easy transit access to downtown.
Realtor pick: Alta Vista
This neighbourhood features houses with character and larger lot sizes that are “a little more stately,” Clermont said. It features a strong sense of community, many schools and lots of greenspace. “It sells very, very well.”
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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|
|2||Elmvale Acres||Elmvale Acres & Area||$366,345||64.58||85.23||★★★½||80.54%||N/A||85.59%||18.49%||14.65%||21.03%|
|3||South Keys||Hunt Club, South Keys & Area||$271,477||91.90||68.32||★★½||59.68%||N/A||63.42%||19.38%||11.80%||7.38%|
|4||Billings Bridge||Billings Bridge, Riverside Park & Area||$375,423||58.27||87.99||★★★||82.53%||N/A||87.71%||8.48%||37.84%||32.47%|
|5||Copeland Park||Belair Park, Copeland Park & Area||$277,312||90.10||50.15||★★★||60.96%||N/A||64.79%||16.72%||3.54%||2.02%|
|6||Convent Glen North||Orleans, Convent Glen & Area||$346,289||74.48||72.49||★★★||76.13%||N/A||80.90%||13.70%||7.04%||15.82%|
|7||Hunt Club Woods||Hunt Club, Windsor Park Village & Area||$333,459||77.79||57.89||★★★||73.31%||N/A||77.90%||9.44%||1.72%||10.75%|
|9||Parkway Park||Parkway Park, Queensway Terrace South & Area||$392,893||51.66||90.15||★★★||86.37%||N/A||91.79%||20.44%||26.10%||22.15%|
|10||Barrhaven On The Green||Barrhaven||$324,331||67.24||67.57||★★★||85.01%||N/A||75.77%||3.36%||15.38%||13.48%|
|11||Riverside Park, Mooneys Bay||Billings Bridge, Riverside Park & Area||$322,922||80.49||45.56||★★★½||70.99%||N/A||75.44%||-1.30%||-1.32%||12.21%|
|12||Guildwood Estates, Urbandale Acres||Alta Vista & Area||$449,002||36.05||83.89||★★★½||98.71%||N/A||104.90%||13.68%||19.40%||19.92%|
|13||Parkway Park||Parkway Park, Queensway Terrace South & Area||$392,706||52.26||81.86||★★★||86.33%||N/A||91.74%||13.42%||22.20%||16.09%|
|14||Beacon Hill South||Beacon Hill, North & South Area||$237,997||92.18||43.58||★★★||65.65%||N/A||55.60%||29.12%||9.63%||-57.16%|
|15||Fallingbrook, Garden Way||Orleans, Cumberland & Area||$351,855||71.48||64.42||★★★||77.35%||N/A||82.20%||-0.39%||3.46%||41.09%|
|17||Blackburn Hamlet South||Blackburn Hamlet||$235,702||93.98||39.02||★★★||65.02%||N/A||55.07%||6.46%||3.65%||-1.97%|
|18||Sheffield Glen, Industrial Park||Elmvale Acres & Area||$232,550||98.80||40.74||★★★||51.12%||N/A||54.33%||5.38%||5.24%||-1.66%|
|19||Hunt Club Park, Greenboro||Hunt Club, South Keys & Area||$337,832||76.28||64.01||★★½||74.27%||N/A||78.93%||4.96%||7.73%||13.08%|
|20||Carleton Square||Mooneys Bay, Carleton Heights & Area||$237,885||97.60||23.84||★★★½||52.30%||N/A||55.58%||-3.35%||-0.13%||-4.53%|
|21||Eastway Gardens, Industrial Park||Alta Vista & Area||$355,127||69.08||53.45||★★★||78.07%||N/A||82.97%||9.58%||-8.47%||11.50%|
|22||Orleans Wood||Orleans, Convent Glen & Area||$259,942||94.00||36.28||★★★||57.15%||N/A||60.73%||1.32%||14.56%||-25.89%|
|23||Hiawatha Park, Convent Glen||Orleans, Convent Glen & Area||$342,804||75.08||51.51||★★★||75.36%||N/A||80.09%||1.93%||10.91%||4.81%|
|24||Bilberry Creek, Queenswood Heights||Orleans, Cumberland & Area||$339,279||75.68||59.05||★★½||74.59%||N/A||79.26%||5.12%||6.91%||10.62%|
|25||Riverside Park||Billings Bridge, Riverside Park & Area||$436,375||39.05||80.13||★★★||95.93%||N/A||101.95%||15.46%||20.32%||14.42%|
These are our picks for the best neighbourhoods to buy real estate in Ottawa’s inner suburbs, but if you’d rather live closer to downtown or even farther into the countryside, 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.