Although a large percentage of our clients are buying and selling homes in Ottawa while remaining local, we do see a fair amount of families considering relocation here from another city, province, or even country. The reasons to move to Ottawa are many, and we believe that just about everyone can find their niche—and perfect home—here.

Why Ottawa?

As the capital city, Ottawa offers a stable job market and government employment opportunities that can’t be matched anywhere else in the country. The economy rests on these government facilities, but also has much to offer in the top fields of healthcare, finance, technology, and the arts. In fact, employment here is on the rise, and the eight local colleges and universities continue to feed an educated population into the workforce.

Of course, while work is a good reason to move to Ottawa, the recreational options are just as compelling. In fact, if you’re looking for a hub of arts and culture, look no further than right here. For performance arts, you’ll find such venues as:

  • The National Arts Centre
  • The Great Canadian Theatre Company
  • Ottawa Little Theatre
  • Ottawa Choral Society
  • Orpheus Musical Theatre Society
  • Opera Lyra Ottawa

Museums and galleries are also a popular place to visit in Ottawa, and you can take in the:

  • Canadian War Museum
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Canada Aviation Museum
  • Bytown Museum

For sports enthusiasts and hockey fans, Ottawa provides you with a chance to enjoy a little more activity. The local Ottawa Senators and Ottawa 67s play here, and the city hosts international hockey festivals at both the professional and junior levels every year.

You can also get outside and enjoy sports on your own thanks to a wide range of activities in and around the area. Some of the more popular pursuits include:

  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Ice Skating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing and Watersports
  • Outdoor Concerts
  • Bicycle Commuter and Walking Paths
  • Spring and Summer Festivals
  • Fine Dining
  • Upscale Shopping

Despite all these things to see and do, perhaps the best reason to consider Ottawa for your new home is because it’s just place nice to live here. Ottawa boasts a low crime rate, great public services (including schools), and some of the best environmental initiatives in the world. This means that when you walk down the street, you can feel safe in a setting that is clean, green, and tailored for families and professionals alike.

Houses and condos for sale in Ottawa make it easy to enjoy all these amenities right from the comfort of your own home. We can work with you and your family to locate the perfect residence, regardless of whether this is your fiftieth visit to Ottawa or your very first. When you put your trust in us, we will help you locate the Ottawa home of your dreams—and we’re always here to put you in contact with local resources to make the transition easy.