To the east of downtown Ottawa along the picturesque Ottawa river lies the suburban enclave of Orleans. Originally its own self-contained city, Orleans was amalgamated into the larger City of Ottawa over 20 years ago. Today Orleans still retains much of that independent feeling while offering the advantage of proximity to downtown Ottawa and elsewhere in the National Capital Region with good road, bus and train connections. Orleans has its own shopping centre, Place d’Orleans, and as well as a substantial amount of business and recreation infrastructure.
Orleans homes range from townhomes and semi-detached houses to singles and low-rise condos. Buying a home in Orleans represents a good value as you tend to get more space, amenities and quality for your money here than you would if living in the central Ottawa core. Orleans has well established neighbourhoods and the laid back, tight-knit community desired by many, with family-friendly features such as great schools (French, English, French Catholic and English Catholic), parks, green space and a sense of tranquility and togetherness that you’d expect in a well-rooted suburban community.