Within close reach of Downtown Ottawa and centrally located for virtually anywhere you’d want to be, The Glebe is a well-established neighbourhood in Ottawa. Running along the historic and picturesque Rideau Canal from Lansdowne Park up to the Queensway and Centretown, The Glebe spans a few blocks either side of bustling Bank Street with some of the best housing stock in Ottawa. From traditional and heritage homes to ultra-modern rebuilds as well as low-rise and mid-rise condos, The Glebe offers an upscale, urban lifestyle that’s full of character, charm and joie de vivre. The Glebe is the kind of place where you won’t often see your typical chain stores and restaurants, but rather is iconic for its independent spirit and vibrant local scene.
Glebe homes are highly coveted even amongst the very active Ottawa housing market, and tend not to stay on the market very long. That’s why we recommend that if there’s a Glebe home for sale whose listing catches your eye, let us know ASAP so that we can set up a showing for you. Owning a home in the Glebe in Ottawa could be your dream come true. Let us help you make it happen.
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The Glebe, Ottawa, Ontario.
The Glebe – One of Ottawa’s Hottest Neighbourhoods
Welcome to the Glebe, one of Ottawa’s trendiest and most desirable family-friendly neighbourhoods. The Glebe is an active and engaged community featuring a lively social scene that includes truly original eateries, shops and events. Once you live in the Glebe, you’ll never want to leave!
Glebe Fact: The first electric street car in Ottawa ran down Bank Street in the Glebe.
Drive to the South and east, and Preston Street to the southwest.
The Glebe real estate market welcomes buyers and renters alike.
The Glebe has a lot of variety when it comes to real estate, but this upscale neighbourhood is generally not cheap. While you can still find small 1-bed/1-bath condos in the low $200,000s, roomier living arrangements will cost more. A typical detached single family home in the Glebe will start in the upper $500,000s.
Those who find a home or condo in the Glebe tend to live there for the long term, so appreciation has been steady over the past few decades. Average home sale prices in the Glebe are running in the low $800,000s with the highest listing coming in around $1.3 million
Many single detached homes in the Glebe have been converted into multi-unit rental properties, but there are also low and high rise rentals available if you prefer. Renters can expect prices to start in the mid-upper $700s per month for small studios and $1,700 per month for small 2-3+ bedroom homes.
Glebe Fact: Glebe residents are among the most likely people in Ottawa to vote.
Commuting in the Glebe is a breeze!
The Glebe is well situated for ditching the car and walking, biking or using public transportation to get to work – and the numbers don’t lie. More than 17% of Glebe’s residents use public transportation to get to work, while 24% (3x the Ottawa average) walk and 13% (5x the Ottawa average) ride the bike into the office.
If you do have to use the car, you can count on short commute times. The average commute for Glebe residents is 20 minutes.
Glebe Fact: Attention bargain hunters! The Great Glebe Garage Sale is a popular annual event that absolutely takes over the entire neighbourhood. Held on the last Saturday in May, the Great Glebe Garage Sale is not to be missed!
Looking for Shopping? Look no further.
The Glebe is the premier place in Ottawa to find unique, upscale shops. Want to overhaul your wardrobe? The Glebe’s specialty fashion, beauty and jewelry shops have you covered. Want to mix up some magic in the kitchen? The Glebe boasts a gluttony of specialty food stores. Want to find a rare or unique gift? The Glebe is home to many boutiques full of one-of-the kind offerings including rare books and collectables. Don’t forget to pamper your pets! The Glebe has a variety of specialty shops with everything you need for your pet!
Glebe Fact: Glebe residents are a brainy bunch. A full 67% of the Glebe population has at least one university degree (compared to the Ottawa average of 35%.)
It’s a good place to be hungry! Check out the Glebe’s food and drink scene.
“Yum!” doesn’t begin to describe the tasty delights waiting for you in the Glebe. The Glebe is home to more than 70 restaurants that are sure to leave you satisfied. Why settle for ordinary when you can delight in freshly-baked confections? No matter what your taste buds desire, the Glebe has it all! And with the nearest restaurant an average of only 300 metres away, chances are that something delicious is just around your nearest corner.
Eating isn’t all there is – there are a number of excellent craft breweries and wine bars that call Glebe home.
Glebe Fact: Up until the 18th century, the area now known as the Glebe was uninhabited and used primarily for hunting.
Glebe Spotlight: Lansdowne Park
Lansdowne Park is a must-see destination for everyone in Ottawa—and if you live in the Glebe, it will be your go-to spot for fun, adventure and excitement. Do you like any of the following: Sports, entertainment, shopping, restaurants, urban parks, an all-year-round farmers market, or spectacular people-watching? Lansdowne Park has it all. This 40-acre world-class, indoor-outdoor multi-use venue is the place to be.
Skip the traffic and walk to Lansdowne Park to watch the Ottawa 67’s (hockey), the Ottawa Redblacks (football) or Ottawa Fury (soccer). You’ll also find live music, festivals, and many family-friendly events for all-year-round fun.
Sounds good enough to live in, doesn’t it? Well, you can! Imagine living in one of Lansdowne Park’s new town homes or two high rise condominiums, all within the Lansdowne footprint - placing all the amenities of Lansdowne Park literally at your doorstep.
Living in the Glebe is more than an address—it’s a lifestyle. People who live in the Glebe carry a sense of pride about where they live that is unmatched by anyone else. The Glebe is full of life and a perfect place to raise a family, so if you want to become part of this tight-knit neighbourhood, contact us today!
· Real Estate: A healthy mix of single family homes, low-rise condos, semi-detached homes and high-rise condos.
· Population: 11,180
· Walkability Score (out of 100): 64 (Ottawa average is 50)
· Restaurants: 70+
· Bars and Nightclubs: 12
· Specialty Food Stores: 15
· Community Recreation Centres: 4
· Play Structures: 20
· Boundaries: The Queensway to the north, Bronson Avenue to the northwest, Queen Elizabeth
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