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Located just outside of Ottawa city limits in the Osgoode Ward, the village of Greely is quickly becoming one of the region’s most popular areas for buyers – and for good reason. As a spacious, up-and-coming community, Greely has something for everyone. The village’s distinct blend of natural beauty, small-town charm and access to urban amenities make it a great place to call home. 

As resident experts of the Greater Ottawa area, here are our top 5 reasons why you should consider buying a home in Greely. 

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1. It’s Peaceful and Spacious

As you may expect with a village community, Greely offers its residents a laid-back and quiet atmosphere. With a population just shy of 10,000, the village has very little vehicle traffic compared to the neighbouring city. As a result, the community’s quaint and peaceful residential streets have been a big draw for homeowners looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. 

If the idea of an urban lifestyle feels overwhelming or claustrophobic, Greely might be the perfect place for you to call home. 

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2. Access and Amenities

Despite its quiet atmosphere, Greely is still well connected to Ottawa’s urban core. As the village sits only about 25 km away from the city centre, commuters can reach downtown in as little as 30 minutes. As a bonus, frequent travellers will love that Greely is only a quick 15 minutes from Ottawa International Airport.

Greely is also home to a number of local amenities, so running errands won’t take you to the next town over. A large supermarket, restaurants, pet supplies, clinics, salons and a variety of other amenities are all located right in town. Plus, as the community continues to grow, new businesses will develop, offering residents even greater convenience.

3. Affordability

Hands down one of the largest driving factors for Greely’s growing popularity is its abundance of affordable homes. For many buyers, Greely’s housing market offers more options based on their budget compared to central Ottawa. As a result of this relative affordability, housing in the village mostly consists of detached single-family homes. However, there are some townhomes for residents looking for a more compact living space. 

Of course, as the community welcomes more residents and grows in popularity, housing costs will likely increase too. As an up-and-coming community, Greely is a great place to invest in a home. 

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4. Great New Developments

As an area growing in popularity and population, some of Ontario’s top property developers have begun building high-quality homes in the area. With some of the best modern developments on the market available, the village is redefining what housing in a rural community can be. 

The flexible nature of pre-construction homes means buyers of any kind can truly make their property their own. Plus, with more available space in the area, larger lots are available for buyers who are looking to build a more substantial home. As a result, Greely is attracting luxury market buyers too. 

Regardless of if you choose to buy an existing home or opt for pre-construction, you’ll need a great agent to help you navigate the process. As well-connected experts in the Ottawa area, we can help. 

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5. Be a Part of the Energy

As a growing number of Canadians adjust to a permanent work-from-home lifestyle, rural communities like Greely have seen a wave of new residents moving in. This positive momentum and rapid growth have had a big impact on community spirit. As new members of the community blend with established residents, Greely has developed an exciting and vibrant energy while retaining its close-knit, neighbourly atmosphere. This unique sense of community pride keeps neighbours connected, and creates a sense of home for residents beyond their front door.  

In addition to fostering a local sense of unity, Greely’s Community Association (GCA) organizes several year-round events to bring neighbours together, celebrate and strengthen the community. Perhaps most notable of these events is the village’s famous winter carnival, which was first celebrated 50 years ago and is still a local tradition to this day! 

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