Ottawa South, the area located towards the end of Bank Street and just before the rural Greely and Manotick areas, was once considered to be a suburban area known for its forests and high volume of young families. Recent retail and housing development has turned this area into an area rich with community events, shopping options, and entertainment possibilities.
Benefits of Ottawa South Living
Ottawa South has long been known as a great area for raising a family. There are numerous parks and fields, many with older trees, fields, and bike paths. Conroy Pit, a popular dog park (and sledding hill during the winter), is nearby and there are many schools, community centres, pools, and splash pads in the area. Homes in the Ottawa South area tend to be accompanied by large lots, and real estate is priced more fairly than in other areas of the city.
In addition to the close proximity to both the downtown area and the airport, the O-Train and the Transitway make commuting to college, university, and downtown an effortless process. South Keys Plaza is nearby, with a movie theatre, outlet stores, and many popular big-box stores.
Drawbacks of Ottawa South Living
As with all areas of the city, Ottawa South has its drawbacks. The Ledbury-Banff area, under the Bank Street Bridge, is known for its youth gang, and some of the newer housing developments appear cookie-cutter and lack variety.