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.
For additional information about Sandy Hill homes contact one of our Ottawa Living Real Estate Sales Representatives at 613.288.9144
Investment Opportunity awaits or make this one your own! Solid tenants already in place. Location, Location... steps to Ottawa University. The Sandy Hill Arena is right across the street and location is walking distance to downtown. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom semi with main floor family room offers plenty of space. Wood burning fireplace in living room. Balcony off the living room. 3 spacious bedrooms. Cheater door from en suite bathroom to the main bath. Patio door to small yard from family room/den. Hardwood and ceramic floors throughout. Roof - 2017, Painted 2016, Gas Furnace 2015. Attic insulated February 2018. Unfinished finished basement offers additional storage. (id:6117)
Beautifully maintained, spacious home, elegant entertaining areas, high ceilings, marble fireplaces, winding staircase. Sleek new kitchen cupboards, granite counters, walk-in pantry, huge windows to deck/yard. Master bedroom - walk-in closet, fireplace, ensuite, sauna. 3 more bedrooms + library + loft (cathedral ceiling/skylights). Basement family room perfect for office, guests or nanny. Roof-top terrace overlooks walled garden. Prime location! (id:6117)
For investors: brick triplex, income property, good condition, easy to rent and manage, improvements: roof (2011), rebuilt front and back facade, windows, fire retrofit. Building includes one 4 bedroom apt., one 3 bedroom apt. & one 1 bedroom apt. Located near University of Ottawa & Byward Market. * Please note: Seller is selling both properties together (388 & 390 Chapel St). (id:6117)
Bright & spacious, open concept, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, corner unit, in the heart of downtown. Featuring hardwood flooring in the living/dining room, tile flooring in the kitchen, bathrooms, and entry. Kitchen features a breakfast bar, master bedroom boasts a 4 piece ensuite bathroom and views of Parliament Hill, good size second bedroom, plus 3 piece main bathroom, in-unit laundry. The 12th floor south facing balcony offers spectacular views of Ottawa. All appliances are included, this is a turnkey unit. This condo is ideal for young professionals, students, or investors alike. Underground heated parking space and storage locker included! Walking distance to Ottawa University, Parliament Hill, Rideau Center and all that downtown has to offer. First class building with full time concierge, indoor salt water pool, sauna, exercise room, party room, outdoor terrace. Condo fee includes heat and water. This is condo living at it's best!! Schedule your viewing today. (id:6117)
Amazing New York Style condo with elevator opening right into your unit! Exclusive 4 story building in Sandy Hill that combines a Heritage look & feel w/all concrete construction & modern conveniences. This large open concept condo will give you carefree life of a condo with the room sizes of a family home. Large windows, spacious gourmet kitchen, spacious dinning / living room with gas fireplace. Large private balcony, hardwood and tiles throughout, master bedroom with spa like 4pc ensuite & walk-in closet. Large secondary room. In unit laundry. Large storage and bike room. Located right across Strathcona Park and Rideau River. (id:6117)
"Images of a similar model are provided". An open concept living space featuring concrete pillars, beautiful engineered hardwood floors, contemporary interior trim and breathtaking views of the Nation's Capital. Chef inspired kitchen with sleek Euro style appliances, porcelain backsplash, quartz counters and soft close cabinets and drawers. Spa-like bathroom with contemporary plumbing fixtures. Amenities include the exclusive private lounge with multi-purpose entertainment centre with fireplace, tv, lounge seating, catering kitchen and formal dining room and balcony access. Fully equipped fitness centre with cardio equipment, yoga and weight training areas. Rooftop Terrace is an outdoor oasis with outdoor fireplace and exceptional city views."Images of a similar model are provided". (id:6117)
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