Located just south of Ottawa’s bustling Centretown neighbourhood, the Glebe is a popular area of for both businesses and homeowners. The area is known city-wide for its independent shopping alternatives found on Bank Street, the scenic pathways found alongside the Rideau Canal, and the newly re-opened TD Place stadium and community park located at Lansdowne.
The Glebe is surrounded by the Rideau Canal to the east and south, with the Queensway bordering the neighbourhood to the north and Bronson Avenue bordering on the west. The stretch of Bank Street that runs through the centre of the Glebe is home to a mix of both independent and common retailers, including bakeries, grocers, gift shops, and more. Additional businesses can be found on the neighbourhood’s side streets, which also feature many impressive century-old and historical homes, many of which have been converted into apartments. A handful of embassy buildings are also found in the Glebe, several of which overlook the Rideau Canal or Patterson Creek. The Glebe respectively places as one of the most beautiful neighbourhood in Ottawa.
The neighbourhood is highly walkable as residents can complete many errands without the use of a car, making it a favourite location for homeowners who like to stay active or for those who choose not to own a vehicle. Whether you like jogging, cycling, or just taking a walk in the evenings, the pathways on the Rideau Canal are perfect for taking in the scenery while you enjoy your workout. Those who prefer winter activities partake in skating on the Rideau Canal during the winter, and visiting the Winterlude festivities at Lansdowne Park. Getting around the rest of Ottawa is no problem thanks to convenient transit access via a number of different bus routes.
As one of the earliest Ottawa suburbs, the Glebe is one of the city’s most historic neighbourhoods. Several buildings, parks, and streets are named after some of the first developers and people of note who had settled in the area. It is easy to spot a commemorative plaque when walking through a park in the Glebe. Many of the modern stores and shops still maintain a hint of the history that makes this neighbourhood such an important piece of Ottawa’s culture.
The Glebe is also known for its strong sense of community, with three public schools in the neighbourhood, a thriving community association, and the popular Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group, not to mention other attractions like the Sunday farmers market, The Greate Glebe Grarage Sale, or Art in the Park. While many families call the Glebe home, the area’s proximity to Carleton University also makes this part of Ottawa perfect for students, recent grads, and young professionals who would prefer to live outside of downtown. A balanced variety of property types, from two or three-storey detached homes to condos overlooking the Canal, allows for virtually any buyer to find their dream home in the Glebe.
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