It seems with every passing year, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find real estate within most of Ottawa’s in-demand neighbourhoods, but there are still a select few with available lots and properties. One of Ottawa’s best-kept secrets is the neighbourhood of Alta Vista, and it should definitely be on your radar if you’re interested in living in the Ottawa area. This quiet residential neighbourhood is a great place for new homeowners and families alike, and it’s just a short drive from all the luxuries and excitement of the downtown core. Although Alta Vista has been developed for some time now, it offers all of the quiet charm that you would enjoy living in some of Ottawa’s more rural communities, and there are still plenty of opportune spots to build the custom home of your dreams with Omega.
A Bit About Alta Vista
Alta Vista, Ontario, is located less than 10 kilometres southeast of downtown Ottawa, and there are several routes available to get there as well. The area was initially designed during the 1960s, and it was known for being Ottawa’s premier family neighbourhood. It is still known for being a residential community, but there is also an abundance of green space within the area. As we noted, it is just a short commute from the downtown core, but for working professionals who would rather take transit, there are also two transit stations within Alta Vista and several conveniently located stops. The area is known for being somewhat of an amalgamation of the smaller sub-neighbourhoods of Billing Bridge, Canterbury, Elmvale Acres, and Urbandale, but all that means is that those interested in living in Alta Vista are sure to find a community that meets all of their needs.
The residential reputation Alta Vista has gained over the years has made it a sought-after location for families interested in living in Ottawa. The high number of families in the area combined with the smaller sub-neighbourhoods has resulted in several tight-knit communities. Within the different pockets, there are several community centres and amenities to meet the needs of those living there. The Alta Vista Community Association is responsible for representing the interests of those in the area. The AVCA looks after essential community decisions including those to do with planning and development, social events, traffic, parks, recreation centres, and the overall quality of life for those living in Alta Vista.
The majority of Ottawa’s residential areas can proudly boast that they have an abundance of education options available to suit the unique needs of every child, and Alta Vista is no different. There are several options for children in elementary school like Alta Vista Public School, St. Gemma Catholic School, and Arch Street Public School to name a few. There are also several options for residents living in Alta Vista with children in high school, including Canterbury High School, Hillcrest High School, and École Secondaire Catholique Franco-Cité. The neighbourhood is also home to several wonderful child care options for children who aren’t yet old enough for school, and is a mere 5-10 minute drive from Carleton University for those families with children looking towards their post-secondary education.
One of the many things that attracts prospective homeowners to living in Alta Vista is the abundance of green space and outdoor recreation options. There are several playgrounds, green spaces, and trails in the area for families to enjoy some time outdoors together, but one of the most popular is Vincent Massey Park. The park has tons of amenities for visitors including, picnic areas, barbecue pits, baseball diamonds, and walking paths.
Shopping & Dining
Residents living in Alta Vista have a nearly endless number of dining and shopping options available within the neighbourhood and surrounding areas. Alta Vista’s close proximity to downtown means that residents have all of the options within the city available to them as well. There are however some local spots that residents of Alta Vista swear by, including Flying Piggy’s Italian Bistro, Pelican Seafood Market and Grill, and Centrale Bergham. As for shopping, you’ll have no problem finding what you need at one of the two large shopping centres in the area. Plus, Alta Vista is also extremely close to some of the smaller boutique shops in the Glebe.
Festivals, Events, & Celebrations
Since the area is so close to the downtown core, residents living in Alta Vista can easily venture out to enjoy all of the festivals, events, and celebrations put on in the city, but the Alta Vista Community Association organizes quite a few events as well. Some of these events include an annual picnic and the Alta Vista Garage Sale, which are a great way for members within the community to get to know each other.
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Custom Home Building Process
At Omega, it’s important to us that our clients know what to expect when we start the process of building their custom home. We’re there for you every step of the way from finding the perfect lot, to picking out the final intricate details that will turn your custom build into your dream home. Once your home is complete, we will be available to you for any warranty concerns and all necessary aftercare.
Before we start any build, we take the time to sit down with clients and discuss exactly what they want. Involving our clients in the design process ensures that they get a home unique to their taste that they will love for years to come. We openly discuss budgets with every client and break down the costs associated with building a custom home so that our clients are never left in the dark.
We don’t just build you a house, we build you a home. We assemble the top architects, designers, and trades personnel to work in conjunction with our experienced and licensed staff, in order to make your dream home a reality. As a Tarion Custom Home Design-Builder, we feel it is our responsibility to be adaptable to each client’s individual needs. There’s no job we can’t handle and we will do whatever it takes to meet your requests with high-quality results. Our architects and designers are always looking for new and exciting challenges, so the only limit is your imagination.