Rideauview Ottawa Neighbourhood Tour
Today we’re heading to Carleton Heights – Rideauview for our neighbourhood tour. Sitting about 10 kilometres from downtown Ottawa, this diverse River Ward neighbourhood is home to over 6,000 residents.
Development in Carleton Heights – Rideauview began around 1950. At the time, the homes were built for WWII veterans and their families. Bordered to the north by the Experimental Farm and to the east by the Rideau River, this area has a lot to offer.
The Carleton Heights Community Centre brings residents together for everything from conferences and parties to pickleball and ice skating. The Carleton Heights Curling Club and the high school sit right next door.
The community centre features a large building and lots of green space. Residents can sign up for Ottawa Parks Recreation and Cultural programs, enjoy the covered gazebo, or bring their kids to the wading pool.
Rideau Canoe Club
Carleton Heights – Rideauview is a great place to find water activities. The Rideau Canoe Club, founded all the way back in 1902, offers paddling fun for the whole family. The non-profit club features sprint canoe kayaking, sea kayaking, pleasure canoes, stand-up paddle boards, and even dragon boat racing!
The Rideau Canoe Club’s sprint canoe kayak teams have won the overall Canadian Championship title 10 times, most recently in 2021.
Residents enjoy a long stretch of the river, including Mooney’s Bay. It sits directly across from Mooney’s Bay Park and Beach in the Riverside Park neighbourhood. The is the home to the massive Hope Beach Volleyball Tournament.
Housing Market in Rideauview Ottawa
Most of the homes in Carleton Heights – Rideauview were built in the 1960s and 70s. There’s a good mix of single-family homes, apartments, and some high-rise condos. The small original homes were built on large lots that were later subdivided to allow for more housing.
The majority of homes were built between the 1950s to 1970s accounting for 60.9%. This is well above the Ottawa average of 30.6%. Homes built prior to 1950s accounts for 12.2%. Homes built in the 80s and 90s accounts for 15.7%. And properties built after the year 2000 accounts for 11.2%.
The area is a mix as South of Meadowlands Drive we find more detached single family homes where residents are long term home owners and North of Meadowlands is a mix of different types of architecture where there is a higher rental demand. The total area is around 49.5% owner occupied properties where as the Ottawa average is 65.7%. And properties that are rentals accounts for 50.5% of the area whereas the Ottawa average is 34.3%.
The neighbourhood boasts four large parks and schools in the area include St. Pius Catholic High School, St. Augustine School, Carleton Heights Public School. This beautiful area makes for a great place to relocate to as it is full of green spaces, mature trees, and activities for everyone from children to seniors to enjoy.