Understanding Ottawa

Our city is a unique economic micro-climate. We are the fourth largest city in Canada. Admittedly, we enjoy certain privileges as the capital of an expansive country which is economically advanced, rich in resources, a leader in global technologies yet also a nation with relatively few people living in it sharing the wealth. Ottawa governs over the seventh largest economy in the world, in a nation representing one, of the two largest international trading partners on the planet (Canada/ USA)

As a city, we consistently rate by a variety of international living standard assessment organizations as the one of the most desirable cities to live in North America. To understand more about what makes us stand out, check into our various search tabs throughout this site and learn more about our wonderful festivals, restaurants, great neighbourhoods and world class amenities.

Ottawa Real Estate is diverse and somewhat complicated. Following the city amalgamation by the Government of Ontario in the 1990’s, many former cities came under the wing of one central City Hall. From one city end to another our neighbourhoods are very unique and vastly apart. They offer individual attributes ranging with a broad range including: Socio Economic, Language, Culture, Sport, Affordability, and include Urban, Soft Urban Residential, Suburban, and Rural life. Real Estate here is both historic and modern and ranges from the densely populated too very spread out on large acreages. Feel free to contact the OLH team of this this website who offer a demographic easy to understand breakdown of each neighbourhood. Understanding regions, cost analyzing and identifying personal and family needs is the first step to success in the Ottawa Real Estate process. We hope this site will help you learn more.

Visit our Neighbourhoods page under Discover Ottawa for more information.