Sandy Hill is one of Ottawa's most historical and easily recognized neighborhoods. Located east of downtown, it is bordered to the west by the Rideau Canal and on the east by the Rideau River. The north side is Rideau Street and the ByWard Market neighbourhood, while the south side is limited by the Queensway and Nicolas Street.
Sandy Hill was first established in the early nineteenth century, and named for its hilliness and sandy soil caused by its proximity to the river, which makes it difficult to erect large buildings. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, it was clearly Ottawa's wealthiest neighbourhood, home to the most influential dignitaries, politicians and residents. When bridges were constructed over the canal and transportation improved, the downtown area became closer and the wealthy migrated north to Rockcliffe Park. With the establishment the University of Ottawa, the neighbourhood became more densely populated and middle class.
The baby boom at the end of the Second World War catalyzed increased population and rejuvenation, where many of the grand mansions became embassies, and new government hires moved into the neighbourhood. Since then, many of the large estates have been converted into apartment buildings, designed to accommodate the working class and student population who chose to be within walking distance of the University and downtown.
A dramatic demographic diversity is part of what makes Sandy Hill so unique, where students and boarding houses sit close to the Rideau canal, downtown, and the University on the west side, while the affluent and dignitaries live along the west side, on the banks of the Rideau River. The area is mainly Anglophone; however there is a substantial Francophone population, encouraged by the University and international population. With such close proximity to downtown, specifically, the large shopping area, Rideau Centre, it is well served by mass transit with several routes and stations at Rideau and Lees ave. There are many newer townhouses and infill properties.
There are also plenty of schools in the area, serving the large population of middle class families and dignitaries. Several notable buildings and magnificent churches are in the area. All Saints Anglican, St. Alban's Anglican, St. Clement Catholic, St. Paul's Eastern United, and St. Josephs Catholic Church all serve as beautiful landmark and architectural gems of this diverse and eclectic community.
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3-storey triplex in fabulous location. BEING SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS, RENTAL RATE, EXPENSES, LEASES, TAXES, ZONING, SIZES, TO BE SATISFIED BY BUYER, No representations or warranties are made of any kind by the seller or agent in regards to this property and all information should be independently verified.
Located in the heartbeat of Sandy Hill and a stones throw from the University of Ottawa Campus, this immaculate 2 Bedroom or 1 Bed + den with 2 bathrooms offers convenience and luxury. This south facing end-unit is flooded with natural light filling its generously sized rooms with high ceilings, where youll find upgraded hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a Master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and in suite laundry. And while the location is a quick step to the Market, the Rideau Centre, and all modern amenities, the building is serene and quiet and offers a peaceful courtyard as well as rooftop patio. This home is perfect for both professionals and students alike. Parking is available for purchase at only $10K!
Visit the REALTOR(R) website for further information about the listing. Walk everywhere! Luxurious and spacious open concept one bedroom + den condo on the 17th floor of the Claridge Plaza 3 in downtown Ottawa. High ceilings, floor to ceiling windows with exceptional views. Upgraded floors and kitchen. Amenities include over 7250 ft. rec center with pool, 2 saunas, gym, BBQ, 24 security desk, party room, cinema, sun deck, etc. Includes 6 upgraded SS appliances, premium large private storage room and premium parking.
Best Value in the Building & Price Per SQ! This spacious, clean and bright 635 SQFT 1bed+DEN in LUXURY Galleria II has it all: GRANITE COUNTERS in kitchen & bath, high end STAINLESS STEEL appliances, HRDWD floors in main living areas and den, IN UNIT LAUNDRY, and unspoiled views of downtown Ottawa. With a WalkScore of 98, who needs a car? The best of Ottawa is at your doorstep...or should we say modern, secure, luxury foyer! Condo has all the necessary amenities: Indoor Salt Water Pool, Exercise Room, Outdoor Patio & BBQ, Party Room & Sauna! Don't miss this opportunity to own your very own piece of condo heaven. Book your private showing today!
This Luxurious two bedroom condo with amazing upgrades, which including new Quarts counter tops throughout and beautiful hardwood floors, is a must see. This gorgeous turnkey property is located in the quiet neighborhood of Sandy Hill and is just steps away the heart of down town Ottawa. This condo offers a stunning view of the city and the beautiful Gatineau hills. . This unit provides plenty of sun light due to the presence of large windows, with floor to ceiling glass sliding doors the length of the living room leading out to a large balcony equipped with a natural gas BBQ hookup.
Luxury, carefree, lifestyle downtown Ottawa. From your light-filled, spacious condo, you can walk to Ottawa U, Rideau Center and Parliament Hill. Upgraded, this two bedrooms plus den and two bath condo features hardwood & tile flooring throughout. Kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances, French doors lead to den. In-unit washer & dryer. Building amenities include gym, indoor pool, underground heated parking & storage locker.
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