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About Barrhaven

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Barrhaven is a family oriented suburban area; it enjoys some of Ottawa"s lowest crime rates and best secondary schools.  Barrhaven is approximately bounded to the north by the Greenbelt, to the east by the Rideau River, to the west by Highway 416, and to the south by the new Half Moon Bay development along Cambrian Road south of the Jock River.

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Barrhaven is a family oriented suburban area; it enjoys some of Ottawa’s lowest crime rates and best secondary schools.  Barrhaven is approximately bounded to the north by the Greenbelt, to the east by the Rideau River, to the west by Highway 416, and to the south by the new Half Moon Bay development along Cambrian Road south of the Jock River.

Barrhaven is divided into several areas: Barrhaven proper or Old Barrhaven is the westernmost part of the neighbourhood, lying between Cedarview Road and Greenbank Road. New residential developments are expanding to the west side of Old Barrhaven between Cedarview and Strandherd Drive. Also included in this area is a triangle of land east of Greenbank between Fallowfield Road and the railway tracks known as Knollsbrook or The Triangle. South of this is the area known as Longfields, which stretches south to Strandherd and east to Woodroffe Avenue. Greenbank and Strandherd is the neighbourhood in Barrhaven on the Green. East of Woodroffe, next to the Rideau River, is the neighbourhood of Davidson Heights. South of Strandherd and east of Greenbank is a new community known as Chapman Mills. Lastly, there is a thriving community known as Stonebridge that is located beside the Stonebridge Golf & Country Club.


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Demographics

Barrhaven is a diverse community, that is a great choice for families with younger children as well as those with millennials at home.

Barrhaven contains several public and Catholic schools, 3 private schools and numerous parks and playgrounds, mainly built in since 2000. The main Ottawa campus for Algonquin College is within driving distance or a short bus... Read More

Barrhaven is a diverse community, that is a great choice for families with younger children as well as those with millennials at home.

Barrhaven contains several public and Catholic schools, 3 private schools and numerous parks and playgrounds, mainly built in since 2000. The main Ottawa campus for Algonquin College is within driving distance or a short bus ride for post-secondary education opportunities for those coming out of high school or those looking to re-enter the workforce or update their skills.


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Lifestyle

Residents live mainly in newer housing with most residents having settled into a mix of single-detached, semi-detached and row house developments. With upscale incomes, these on-the-go families have crafted an active, child-centered lifestyle. These families participate in many team sports, including baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer, and they shuttle kids an... Read More

Residents live mainly in newer housing with most residents having settled into a mix of single-detached, semi-detached and row house developments. With upscale incomes, these on-the-go families have crafted an active, child-centered lifestyle. These families participate in many team sports, including baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer, and they shuttle kids and gear to the games in minivans and SUVs. On weekends, they head to kid-friendly destinations.


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What You'll Love

Barrhaven is a rapidly growing suburban neighbourhood to the southwest of the urban area of the city of Ottawa. It has a very uniform feel, considering how big it is. It is home to the Walter Baker Sports Centre which contains a library and other facilities.

The main commercial district surrounds the intersection of Strandherd Drive and Greenbank Road, with... Read More

Barrhaven is a rapidly growing suburban neighbourhood to the southwest of the urban area of the city of Ottawa. It has a very uniform feel, considering how big it is. It is home to the Walter Baker Sports Centre which contains a library and other facilities.

The main commercial district surrounds the intersection of Strandherd Drive and Greenbank Road, with a seven-screen cinema, Loblaws, Wal-Mart, Indigo Books and Music, Staples, Winners, Homesense, Sobeys, Sport Chek, Starbucks, Your Independent Grocer, Heart & Crown, and Best Buy, among others. The Minto Recreation Complex, a new multi-use community center at the corner of Cambrian and Greenbank, opened in 2014.

A major employment district was established in 2015 in the area west of Strandherd Drive adjacent to Highway 416, known as the CitiGate corporate campus. A Costco store and several other retail establishments opened in this area in fall 2016.

One of Ottawa’s two inter-city train stations, Fallowfield Station, is located in Barrhaven. (The other is near the Downtown core.) All Ottawa-Toronto trains stop at Fallowfield.  Next to the railway station is OC Transpo’s Fallowfield Bus Station and a 1,660-vehicle park and ride lot.


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