The Glebe has been a sought-after location for prospective home buyers for some time now. It’s proximity to the downtown core makes it a great location for those who work in the city to call home, and when it comes to downtime, there’s no shortage of activities. If you’re looking to build the custom home of your dreams, the Glebe is definitely a great spot, and Omega can make living in this community a reality.
A Bit About The Glebe
The Glebe is a neighbourhood in Ottawa located just under five kilometers south of the downtown core, with the Rideau Canal wrapping around the neighbourhood. According to a census taken in 2016, The Glebe had a population of just over 13,000, but it has since grown slightly. The area is primarily populated by families, so it has strong youth-oriented community programs and services. The Glebe is also home to Lansdowne Park and TD Place Stadium.
The Glebe is one of the most well-known areas in Ottawa. It’s beautiful and unique neighbourhoods are comparable to the ByWard Market but without the heavy foot traffic. Although it is close to downtown, residents have worked hard to create a strong sense of community. There are several community groups like The Glebe Community Association, The Glebe Annex Community Association, The Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group, and The Glebe BIA. All of these groups work to make living in The Glebe an enjoyable experience. Since it is so close to downtown, there is an excellent public transit system. For those who still like the luxury of owning a vehicle, there is free street parking available throughout the residential streets.
There are a number of reputable schools available to families living in The Glebe, and it’s just one of the many reasons people choose to move there. Mutchmor Public School, Corpus Christi Elementary School, Glebe Montessori, and Lady Evelyn Alternative School are available for children in kindergarten through grade six. For children in grades seven through twelve, there several options available as well, including Glashan Public School, Immaculata High School, and the Glebe Collegiate Institute. Carleton University is also located just outside of The Glebe for families with children who are starting post-secondary education.
Although The Glebe is located close to downtown, there is no shortage of outdoor activities available for residents. As most Ottawa residents know, the Rideau Canal is a great way to experience the beauty of nature all year long. You can skate right into downtown during the winter, and during the summer, the paths that run along the canal are great for walking and biking. There are also several parks located within the neighbourhood. Lansdowne Park is one of the most popular because of the variety of amenities available. The park has basketball courts that double as skating rinks in the winter, the Civic Gardens, a play structure, a skateboard park, and a vast green space for lounging and picnics. If you’re looking to have a relaxing day out, Patterson Creek East is the place to be. The park runs along the creek, and it’s full of large willow trees and other mature foliage, which makes it a great place for those living in The Glebe to walk or sit and enjoy a sunny afternoon.
Shopping & Dining
Where to begin, The Glebe is known around Ottawa as a hot spot for unique restaurants and small locally owned shops. The only hard part about spending a night out in The Glebe is deciding where to go because there are over 60 restaurants and counting. There really is a little bit of everything, classic pub food, a variety of ethnic cuisines, fine dining, you name it, the Glebe has it. Earlings Variety, The Rowan, and Irene’s Pub are just a few of the local favourites, but if you mention The Glebe to anyone in Ottawa, they’ll tell you to stop by the world famous Kettleman’s Bakery. When it comes to grocery shopping, there is no shortage of large chains and small shops where you can get everything on your list. The Glebe has also become a hot spot for unique boutique style clothing shops.
Events & Attractions
When it comes to entertainment, there is always something to do for those living in The Glebe, and if by some rare chance you can’t find anything to do, the downtown core is less than a ten-minute drive away. You can catch the Redblacks, Ottawa’s CFL team, or the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees at TD place stadium for one of their home games. A large portion of the famous Ottawa Tulip Festival takes place in The Glebe’s Commissioners park. You can also enjoy all of the Winterlude festivities on the Rideau Canal each winter. One of the most popular community events is the annual Great Glebe Garage Sale, which is put on by residents living in The Glebe. Each year on the last Saturday of May, residents put items out for sale, and it attracts bargain hunters from all over. The participants then donate a portion of their proceeds towards a chosen charity.
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.