Nestled in its own small community of older homes and newer condos along the Ottawa river, Westboro is becoming an increasingly popular place to call home. If you’re looking to build a custom home in a beautiful and established community of families and retired people who appreciate the quiet of suburbia and the beauty of Canadian nature, Westboro may just be your answer. If you’re interested in learning more about living in Westboro, look no further, we’ve got you covered with this handy guide!
A Bit About Westboro
Located just six kilometres from Parliament Hill, and just 20 minutes of travel time from the downtown core, Westboro is the dream location for families who want the peace of a small community with the amenities of fabulous urban shopping and restaurants. Westboro Village is made up of several smaller residential areas including Highland Park, McKellar Park, Westboro, and Hampton Park, and holds incredible history from all of those locations like the Old Nepean City Hall, now converted into a beautiful and spacious community centre.
As the size and space of Westboro have grown so has its diverse community of working professionals, families, and retirees, making living in Westboro more appealing than ever before! At just over 22,00 people, Westboro residents enjoy the history and the old suburban feel of the area, while also being pampered by modern creature comforts like popular restaurants, great shopping, and new luxury condos. Westboro is home to an array of like-minded and family-oriented people who all benefit from the great neighbourhoods and tight-knit sense of community.
One of the reasons living in Westboro is so popular and sought after is its quality education system. Families with children as young as a year old have the advantage of highly celebrated daycares and Montessori-style schools, and families with children at school age can take advantage of several K-through-12 schools including public, catholic, and private with the option for both English and French immersion. Westboro is also very close to two universities: The University of Ottawa and Carlton, meaning kids can live at home through university!
If you and your family like to be active all year round, living in Westboro is perfect for you! Take advantage of beloved Canadian winter activities like skiing, sledding, and skating, and enjoy summer fun like hiking, biking, and even rafting in the Ottawa river! Outdoor activities like fishing, rollerblading, and skateboarding are easy to do with plenty of outdoor space, and indoor activities like court basketball and diving can be done all year round in the Dovercourt Recreation Centre! Living in Westboro means living in a space that encourages being active and healthy in many different and exciting ways!
Shopping & Dining
For residents who love to shop, living in Westboro is a dream come true! With a pedestrian-friendly commercial area including unique restaurants, boutiques, and one-of-a-kind stores, there’s always something new to see (and to buy) in Westboro! Enjoy handmade items and luxurious jewelry and homeware, and find everything you need to personalize your home and your wardrobe as a Westboro resident. Enjoy family-friendly chains that are popular throughout the country like The Works, or try one of our local Westboro-owned restaurants. From comfort food to health food, and from lavish to handmade shopping, there’s something for everyone while living in Westboro.
Festivals, Events, & Celebrations
Even though Westboro is a fairly small community, they’re not lacking in events and celebrations! In June the village hosts ‘WestFest’, a free local music festival with popular Canadian performers. WestFest is home to a family fun zone with activities for families with children of all ages, and if that’s not your scene, try out the local artisans, food trucks, and vendors, or even the 19+ party zone!
As a tight-knit community full of working professionals, families, and retirees, with beautiful old and new homes, located beside the Ottawa river and just 20 minutes away from downtown Ottawa, there’s never been a better time for living in Westboro! If you’re looking for a community to call home, you may have just found it!
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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.