Fisher Heights Ottawa Neighbourhood Tour
Today, we’re going to spend some time in the former city of Nepean as we tour the Skyline – Fisher Heights neighbourhoods. Bordered to the west by Merivale Road and the north by Baseline Road, this neighbourhood has a nice mix of residential streets, parks, and businesses.
The main business district is right at the intersection of those two big border roads. You’ll find lots of restaurants and local service businesses along both Merivale and Baseline.
Convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies, and grocery stores provide residents with essentials. Small malls like Emerald Plaza help concentrate the businesses.
Cityview Ottawa – Fisher Heights Ottawa
That busy intersection of Merivale and Baseline Roads used to be the village of City View. It was a police village until the Fisher Heights subdivision began construction in the 1950s.
City View still exists today as a neighbourhood. It is now west of Merivale Road, not too far from the Algonquin College campus buildings.
Back in my day this corner was home to radio station 106.9 The Bear and CJOH news. And there was always plenty of summer fun at Dairy Queen! I have a lot of great memories of this neighbourhood.
Skyline Ottawa – Fisher Heights Ottawa
Sitting about eight kilometres from downtown Ottawa, Skyline – Fisher Heights is adjacent to the Experimental Farm. The neighbourhood has lots of detached single-family homes on big lots with mature trees. It is also home to at least half a dozen parks.
The primary development in the Skyline – Fisher Heights area that began in the 1950s continued through the 70s. Initial construction consisted of detached homes and high-rise townhome buildings.
More recent additions include garden homes, apartments, and low-rise condo complexes.
Housing Market in Fisher Heights Ottawa
Home ownership in the area is a mix and compares very close to the average we see in Ottawa. For both neighbourhoods the home ownership occupied is 69.3% whereas the Ottawa average is 65.7%. For rental properties the households in the area account for 31% where as the Ottawa average for rental properties is 34.3%. Very similar. The majority of homes were constructed between the 1960s and 1980s with 58.3% being built where as Ottawa’s average for that same time built is 30.6%. Homes built prior to 1960s accounts for 24.9%. And homes built from the 1980s-pre 2000 is 9.3%. And homes built after 2000 accounts for 6.9% of the properties.