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Living in Westboro!
Westboro - Unique, Affordable and Thriving
Westboro, (often referred to as Westboro Village), is a fresh and welcoming community located along the Ottawa River and just minutes from downtown Ottawa. With plenty of sights, events and activities to keep you busy, Westboro has a lot to offer families and single professionals alike. Its unique combination of youthfulness and class makes Westboro one of the most sought-after communities in Ottawa.
Westboro Fact: The area now called Westboro was considered cottage country during the late nineteenth century.
· Affordable real estate featuring both quality character homes and new constructions
· Appreciating real estate market
· Restaurants and bars: 100+
· Shopping: 70+ including many unique stores found only in Westboro
· Fast growing, dynamic, family-friendly
· Easy access to downtown Ottawa
· Boundaries: the Ottawa River to the north, Island Park Drive to the east, Tillbury-Churchill-Melbourne-Edison-Richmond-Dominion Avenues to the west and Highway 417 and Carling Avenue to the south.
Affordable real estate + neighbourhood growth = a huge opportunity
While Westboro is sitting just about average for Ottawa real estate prices, the number of homes for sale is far above average, meaning there is plenty of selection. Westboro has many single family homes and townhomes with lots of character and a touch of traditional charm that is sure to make your home stand out.
If new and modern is more to your taste, there are many exciting new condo developments in various stages of construction to meet the demand and dynamic of this quickly growing neighbourhood. Westboro also offers home and condo owners a lot of value—value that is increasing every year!
Westboro Fact: Over the last two decades, home values in Westboro have risen an astounding 88%.
Westboro isn’t just for single 20-somethings
The face of Westboro has changed a lot over the past decade. Although there is plenty of room for the fun-loving, adventure-seeking unattached young professional, families with young children have started calling Westboro home—and the community has adapted to meet their needs. Westboro has a higher than average number of childcare programs and youth services, community centres and outdoor play spaces compared to other Ottawa neighbourhoods, not to mention Westboro beach! In other words, if you’re looking for a non-suburb, close-to-everything place to raise a family, Westboro could be right for you.
An inviting space to gather
Westboro’s Winston Square is a new urban outdoor space with a sleek design and comfortable atmosphere that blends right into the character of the neighbourhood. It has already been a popular space for free yoga, zumba and crossfit classes, concerts, art exhibitions and demonstrations, trivia nights, comedy under the stars and much more. Have a talent or skill you want to share with fellow Westboro Villagers? Fill out the Winston Square Talent application form and become the headline act for all to see.
Lots of flavourful options
Getting hungry? Join the Westboro foodie scene! Those with a taste for pub food and craft beer will feel just as welcome as those who prefer a new take on healthy vegetarian dishes. With more than 100 restaurants and bars to try within walking distance of your front door, you’re sure to find your next culinary adventure just by wandering down the street.
Westboro Fact: Westboro has 10 times the average number of optometrists than other Ottawa neighbourhoods.
Easy access to almost everything
No car? No problem! Westboro is served by a massive system of busses with quick access downtown via the bus-only corridor called the transitway. If you’re a cyclist, ride along the Ottawa River or enjoy the four separate loops originating in Westboro that connect you to locations throughout Ottawa and beyond. Still not convinced biking is for you? There is a bike-sharing hub right in Westboro that gives you access to a fleet of quality bikes for just $5 a day.
Westboro Spotlight: Westfest
Just when you thought Westboro couldn’t get any better, along comes Westfest. There’s one way to describe this annual event—a great party! More than 100,000 people flock to Westboro each year to enjoy this outdoor, 3-day celebration of music, food, culture and everything this great neighbourhood has to offer. Established in 2004, Westfest has welcomed the best Canadian talent in music, dance and art of all kinds. Get out of your usual summer routine and get into an event like no other in Ottawa. The best part about it? Westfest is FREE!
What’s not to love!? Make Westboro your home today!
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