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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Terrific Location in the Heart of SANDY HILL. Being sold for land value as a development site for 20+ units. A 3+ storey brick/stone Victorian Single which is presently being used as a Duplex (conversion permits received). It was grossing $4,200.00 per month which provides excellent income while seeking development approvals for the site. Great Potential Infill/Development Site in one of Ottawa's finest Neighborhoods. Call listing agent to discuss current use.
Investment opportunity in Sandy Hill. Solid building on extra deep lot, possible potential to build or develop the property. Triplex with extra unit. Rented as furnished rooms to students. Roof 2005 approximately. Fire Retrofit, 2009, 2 newer HWT owned, 1 HWT rental. GOI $84,396, TOE $34,150 NOI $50,258. 3 hydro meters. Excellent location. Walk to University of Ottawa, Rideau, and downtown.
This prime location overlooking the Rideau River, you have that country feeling yet the home is walking distance to many downtown amenities. Made for entertaining, this 1920s double-cinder-block construction home has been extensively renovated over the past 5 years. The river view takes centre stage thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows & the wood-burning fireplace is complimented by the warmth of Brazilian hardwood floors. The kitchen is a chefs dream with a separate prep & cleanup zones & cosy breakfast seating. Appliances are state-of-the-art with sleek, flat-panel charcoal cabinets & are paired with waterfall granite counters. The finished basement features large windows, Bose sound system, guest bedroom, & an oversized spa bathroom with full steam room, glassed-in shower & soaker tub, as well as a double-faucet trough sink that was featured in a catalogue. Outside, the landscaped oversized lot features mature trees, a generous & private entertaining space all overlooking the river.
Condo Living at its finest. Come and see some of Ottawa's nicest condos at an unbelievable price discounted by the builder. 2 bedroom 2 bath home with Parking and Storage all included in the price. This renown builder includes Hardwood floors in the living, dining, hall and kitchen. Granite countertops throughout. 4 Stainless Steel appliances. Washer and Dryer. Upgraded cabinetry. Smart Wired. Ceremic floors in the washrooms. You can own this brand new unit, close to University of Ottawa, Rideau Mall, Byward Market, Businesses, schools, Government of Canada offices and more for only 5% deposit. Call now to book your showing!
Condo with panaramic view!!! Live in the heart of downtown on the 26th floor in a very stylish one bedroom plus study condo facing south. Located within walking distance to trendy shops & acclaimed restaurants of the ByWard Market, Parliament Hill, Ottawa U, Rideau Canal, National Arts Centre. Accessibility to growing public transit Floor to ceiling windows allows for spectacular unobstructed views. Premium parking space w/oversized storage
Trendy urban style 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in premier building! Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa this 4 year old unit has plenty to offer. Hardwood flooring living/dining area, kitchen provides granite counter tops, pot lighting plus ample counter and cupboard space. Master bedrm features ensuite bath with stand up shower & modern tub. Cozy secondary bedroom with great view. Enjoy evening drinks on your private balcony while checking out the downtown core. In unit laundry.
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