Ottawa is a city with International appeal, an exciting night life and yet still seems to maintain a small town feel. If you are seeking an apartment in the Ottawa area, there are many varied neighbourhoods catering to different lifestyles and needs.

Whether you are single and looking for an active lifestyle with lots of entertainment, dining and club experiences or prefer a quiet laid back neighbourhood full of charm, quaint shops and cafes, knowing where to find the right Ottawa apartments will help you narrow down your search.

If you are looking for Ottawa apartments and want to know the best areas to live here are the top 10 neighbourhoods in Ottawa in 2013.

  1. Barrhaven

    Barrhaven is a well established suburb 17 km southwest of Ottawa offering both older and newer neighbourhoods. Barrhaven offers many popular areas for families such as Davidson Heights and Chapman Mills.

  2. Byward Market

    If you are looking for the happening area close to restaurants and Ottawa’s vibrant night life, Byward Market is the place. This is the ideal area for up and comers, young couples and singles.

  3. Centretown

    Another great spot for singles and young couples, Centretown also enjoys close proximity to the many night clubs, bistros, cafes and restaurants of the Byward Market area. A higher price tag with excellent Ottawa apartments, this is the place for the successful career oriented tenant.

  4. Glebe

    This area takes you about 15 minutes out of town. Larger homes, elegant surroundings and a little more peace and quiet make this an ideal spot for both families and power couples alike.

  5. Golden Triangle

    Moments from Parliament Hill, the Golden Triangle combines the heart of city living with the soul of a small town community. Conveniently located within all of the amenities and services you need this area has access to transit and many lovely Ottawa apartments.

  6. Kanata

    This area offers small town charm with a cultural edge. Lovely homes, close to the city’s core without being too close, Kanata is a perfect spot for families.

  7. Nepean

    30 minutes from Ottawa and located close to the airport you will find suburban and rural areas here. If you are looking for a family area with plenty of green space and a strong sense of community, Nepean is ideal.

  8. Orleans

    This is one of Ottawa’s fastest growing suburbs with a strong French community and many French schools. Ideal for families, Orleans is only 16 km from the city and offers parkland, community centres, shopping and activities perfect for a settled, cozy family life.

  9. Ottawa South

    Ottawa South offers convenience for family living close to schools, shopping and not too far of a drive from the city centre. Plenty of comfortable Ottawa apartments can be found in this location that many Ottawa families call home.

  10. Westboro

    Young professionals love Westboro for its urban location but quieter more gentrified streets and homes. It is close to popular Westboro Beach, an idyllic summer haunt for families and just a short 20 minute drive from the city centre.

As you can see there is something for everyone when it comes to finding the best areas for your Ottawa apartments. You are sure to find the home perfect to settle into comfortably and happily in any of these popular neighbourhoods.