Riverside Park Ottawa Neighbourhood Tour
Well – WELCOME to lovely, lovely Riverside Park! True to its name, this neighbourhood sits right on the gorgeous Rideau River. Only about 10 kilometres from downtown Ottawa, residents of Riverside Park have the best of both worlds.
Riverside Park embraces some of the Rideau River’s heritage with Hog’s Back Park. This large park showcases some of the most challenging work of the entire Rideau Canal project.
Completed in 1931, this part of the canal created an artificial waterfall named Prince of Wales Falls. But everyone calls it Hog’s Back Falls, the name it was given as construction was about to begin back in 1827.
Today Hog’s Back Park, established in the 1950s, has trails and picnic areas, as well as plaques with historical information about the area. It’s a great place for a quiet stroll accompanied only by the sound of the falls.
Housing Market in Riverside Park Ottawa
The neighbourhood consists of beautiful mature trees, access to great parks and convenient shopping. The properties in the area consist of a mx o detached, town homes and smaller apartment complexes. The are is a mix of rental and owner occupied properties. In fact, 55.8% of the properties are owner occupied vs the average of 65.7% for Ottawa as a whole. The rental properties total 44.5% for the neighbourhood where as the Ottawa average overall is 34.3%. Homes built prior to the 1960s accounts for 10.5%. The majority of properties or 74.8% were built between 1960s and 1970s. 13% of the properties were built between the 1980s and 1990s. and only 2% of the properties were built after 2000.
Hog’s Back Park Ottawa Canada
Travel a little bit south and spend a day at the famous Mooney’s Bay Park and Beach. This community makes great use of its waterfront! Actually the body of water which is known as Mooney’s Bay was created during the construction of the Rideau Canal. When the dam was erected creating the Hog’s Back Falls the newly constructed lock system allowed boats and vessels to bypass the dam and falls. The dam and lock system created the widening of the river. In fact, the name Mooney’s Bay was named after three generations of Mooneys who were the Lockmasters at Narrows Lock who watched over 87 of the first 112 year’s of the lock’s history. That’s a lot of boats.
Carleton University Ice House Ottawa
Directly across the river on the north end of Riverside Park, you’ll find Carleton University. Founded in 1942, the campus now occupies a bustling 150 acres. Its 27,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students can choose from over 65 degree programs.
Residents of Riverside Park can head over and see the Carleton Ravens dominate on the basketball court. The University’s men’s team has won 13 championships since 2003. And the Ice House Hockey Arena offers up some of the best ice pads in the entire city.
If you’re moving to Ottawa and looking for a great neighbourhood, try Riverside Park. Its residential streets are lined with big trees and a combination of single-family homes, townhomes, and low-rise apartments.
You’ll also find some high-rise apartments and plenty of greenspace and parks. Riverside Park is a thriving community of about 4,500 residents. With plenty to do and only a short ride from downtown, this may be the place you find your perfect home.