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Located a short half-hour drive south of Ottawa’s bustling downtown core and just two kilometres east of the Rideau River, Osgoode is an up-and-coming suburban community we’ve grown increasingly excited about. It was originally part of the independent Osgoode Township, though became part of the greater Ottawa area in 2001.
Osgoode real estate continues to be a desirable choice, particularly to those who want to be close to downtown Ottawa while still getting to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of a smaller community. While certainly a popular home base for commuters who work within Ottawa’s city centre, many eager buyers have started investing in Osgoode real estate because of the quaint community’s long-term potential.
To learn more about why we love Osgoode and what’s making us excited about the Osgoode real estate market, read our neighbourhood guide below.
While Osgoode has seen a steady increase in population over the past few years, it has been able to retain its charming village feel and community spirit. This strong community vibe is all thanks to its friendly and welcoming residents who all enjoy the natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle Osgoode has to offer.
For this reason, Osgoode real estate is very appealing to growing families, providing them with ample space to learn, play, and explore within the safe local community. With quiet residential streets, large lot sizes, and friendly neighbours, it’s the perfect setting for families and children. For those looking for even more elbow room, rural Osgoode real estate can offer more space; with working farms, hobby farms, waterfront living, and single family homes on large country lots, often severed off larger pieces of farmland.
Osgoode has also become a popular community among young professionals who commute to jobs in downtown Ottawa. Osgoode real estate still offers a generous price per square footage ratio, which is appealing to young professionals, families and retirees alike, who enjoy the outdoors.
There are a few recognizable institutions in the neighbourhood that consistently attract the local community. The Stuart Holmes Arena is a favoured meeting place for those who enjoy playing ice hockey, while the Osgoode Community Centre also has many sports and recreational facilities available.
Osgoode’s main strip is also home to shops and boutiques, however, most locals enjoy spending their leisure time outside. With an abundance of accessible public green space, there’s plenty of opportunities for local residents to practice their favourite outdoor hobbies here.
Located alongside the beautiful Rideau River, the W.A. Taylor Conservation Area is the ideal spot for riverside walks and activities. Whether you’re an avid fisher, a keen kayaker, or just enjoy being next to open water, this conservation area is as picturesque as it gets in Ottawa.
For runners and cycling enthusiasts, the Doug Thompson Pathway is another local outdoor attraction. This 21-kilometre stretch of paved pathway is commonly used by Osgoode residents looking to get outside.
Cars or other personal vehicles are the best way to get around the local area, though bicycle transport is always a popular option in the warmer months.
Many of the homes in Osgoode are detached single family houses. With lots of newly-built homes part of new developments consistently popping up across the town, the Osgoode real estate market has ample space and opportunity for those who want to live here.
You can expect quiet country and residential streets with homes on generously-sized lots here. There can occasionally be lots available for sale on the Osgoode real estate market, so if you’ve always wanted to build your ideal custom home, it might be the perfect place to do just that.
Are you interested in learning more about what the town of Osgoode has to offer? We know the community well and would love to help you find your perfect home there. Are you interested in making a move, and looking to list your home? We can help!