Just thirty minutes from downtown Ottawa lies one of the Ottawa area’s most cherished historic villages. While Cumberland Heritage Village is just a short drive from the excitement of downtown Ottawa and all it has to offer, you’ll step into a quiet oasis of historic buildings, educational museums, simple living, and the warmth of a country environment. Living in Cumberland is peaceful, quiet, and serene, so there’s no wonder why many homeowners are deciding to leave the stress of the city to find a home in a small farmland community. If you’re interested in learning more about living in Cumberland, read more below to learn what makes this community so special.
A Bit About Cumberland
Established in 1800 as a small part of Russel County, Cumberland–although small in size–has always been a community of families and friends who fight for what they believe in. In 1963, Cumberland established their community association and their first task was to fight to be a part of the Ottawa-Carleton region as opposed to being absorbed by Prescott Russel. After years of effort and persistence, in 1969 the people of Cumberland got their wish to become a community included by the Ottawa-Carleton region. Since then, Cumberland has continued to uphold community value, pride in their town, and a seat at the table of Ottawa communities.
If you’re looking for a community that values space, peace, quiet, and hospitality then living in Cumberland is absolutely perfect for you! The Cumberland community is made up of several established families who value the beauty of the countryside and the roots of a small and kind community. Families who want the peace of the countryside, the joy of living in a historic village, and the ability to access the creature comforts of downtown Ottawa will thrive while living in Cumberland.
Cumberland is not only a beautiful place for your family to grow but the perfect place for your children to learn. With several public, catholic, and french elementary and secondary schools, you can feel comfortable knowing that your child has the best education possible throughout their youth and adolescence. Then, when it’s time for your child to consider post-secondary school, they’re fortunate enough to have two of the country’s best universities (Ottawa and Carleton) just a car ride away from their home. Cumberland is rich in community, history, and education for every age.
Enjoy the rustic nature of a Canadiana village at its best right here in Cumberland. By living in Cumberland, you get to enjoy the beauty of outdoor and indoor recreation all year long. In the summer our residents like to swim, ride bikes, explore trails, have picnics and play soccer in the big open fields, play at the park, and enjoy the heat of a Canadian summer. In the winter our residents are just as active! Enjoy skating, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, building snowmen and snow forts, and enjoying the beautiful white snow that covers the village. When it’s time to warm up, enjoy being active in our community centre, or cozy up at home and relax!
Shopping & Dining
Living in Cumberland is all about supporting a tight-knit community; that’s why we put tremendous value into supporting our local businesses and restaurants. Enjoy small shops and delicious bistros that hold the heart of the community. If you’re looking for more high-profile shops and chain restaurants, fear not! Cumberland is just a short drive away from downtown Ottawa and all of the shops and restaurants your heart could desire, but trust us, our family-run and local businesses will quench your thirst for shopping any time!
Festivals, Events, & Celebrations
For a quiet and homey community, you’d be surprised how much Cumberland likes to party! Celebrations like scout dinners, senior lunches, farmers’ markets, dinner theatres, and holiday parties happen all year round! Living in Cumberland, you’ll quickly get a strong sense of community through our many fabulous events where you can have fun, enjoy yourself, and meet new friends. With so many events throughout the year, you’re bound to find something right up your alley!
Want to build your dream home in Cumberland?
Omega Homes can make it a reality!
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.