If you love the beauty, history, and elegance of downtown Ottawa and all that the main part of the city has to offer, but you’re also family-oriented, love big spacious neighbourhoods, and tight-knit communities, living in Stittsville may be the perfect choice for your family! Stittsville is a welcoming and warm community full of families just twenty-five minutes from downtown Ottawa with small-town charm and wonderful residents!
Families flock to Stittsville for the beauty of its streets and parks, the high quality of life being lived there, and the sense of community brought by its lovely inhabitants. While living in Stittsville, you can enjoy beautiful schools, libraries, and neighbourhoods while still never being far from a fun night downtown! Stittsville is a gorgeous, story-book area perfect for the modern family.
A Bit About Stittsville
Although Stittsville and the communities of families living there date back to the 19th century, Stittsville was not recognized as a village until 1961 and wasn’t considered part of Ottawa until just twenty years ago in 2001, forty years after its debut as its own community.
Stittsville was once known for its Canadian heritage, its historical buildings, and its fairy-tale aesthetic, and although the town has remained protective and preserving of its Canadiana history, it is becoming known now for being the perfect suburb just outside of downtown Ottawa with an idyllic cottage charm. Small businesses line the streets of the town, long natural trails extend peacefully into woods, and kids ride bikes down hills during the summer and ride sleds down during the winter.
Stittsville is rich in community, history, and beauty, and leaves no one wondering as to why it’s a place that many families are happy to call home.
The population of Stittsville is growing, and has been consistently over the past century. The village has become a sought-after environment for families with children or grandchildren and currently sits at a population of about 25,000 residents. Although this is a large number for Stittsville historically, if you’re used to living in the city, 25,000 can feel quite quaint and comfortable.
If you’re looking for a place to call home with a true sense of community, Stittsville is the town for you. Small websites and newspapers about the town create a sense of camaraderie and closeness with town officials and residents, the community is banded together in pride over the beautiful historic buildings and museums, and the people of Stittsville often stand together over preserving natural and historic landmarks.
Community and connection to others will turn a regular neighbourhood into a true home, and the residents of Stittsville have those qualities in spades.
When it comes to investing in the future of their residents, Stittsville does not hold back. There are several great schools for your child’s individual needs, including private and public schools, catholic schools, alternative schools, schools with French immersion programs, or entirely French elementary and secondary schools. Stittsville is also home to several nurseries and preschools, as well as many well-respected daycares and nannies. Don’t forget that Stittsville is just a short drive away from The University of Ottawa and Carleton University, meaning Stittsville is in the vicinity of highly-regarded schools from your child’s preschool days all the way to getting their Ph.D.!
As we mentioned before, Stittsville has nature and wildlife surrounding it. Because of the community’s dedication to the preservation of both nature and history, there’re plenty of things to do for a family who loves being outdoors. Enjoy bicycling through your neighbourhood, going on walks on summer evenings, and laying under the trees of your backyard, all just steps from your front door.
As for places in Stittsville to enjoy outdoor recreation, explore the many nature trails that surround the community, bring your dog to the Stittsville Dog Park to play catch, walk to the lovely village square park where you can play soccer with the kids, or join the Stittsville minor softball association! When living in Stittsville, you’ll find that there are countless ways to keep active and to keep your body healthy while also enjoying the community and taking advantage of all it has to offer!
Shopping & Dining
Sometimes, when living in a small community, you miss out on the fabulous restaurants and shops of the big city. Fortunately, this is not the case for Stittsville! While Stittsville is still very close to downtown Ottawa and all the fun to be had there, Stittsville has a few amazing restaurants and shops of its own!
Stittsville has chain restaurants that you’re used to seeing in the city like Quesada and Little Ceasars for quick food on the go, while also having delicious and unique small and family-run restaurants that you’d expect from a small, cottagey town like this one. Places like Covered Bridge Brewing and Cabotto’s Restaurant are delicious and welcoming, and Stittsville is rich with small eateries like these. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Wiches Cauldron food truck for delicious soups and sandwiches!
As for shopping, take the time to enjoy the lovely small businesses and boutiques that Stittsville offers! If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for others (or yourself) you’ve come to the right place! Small businesses line the streets of Stittsville, so whether you’re looking for handmade skincare from French Country Soaps or a new gorgeous purse from Thirty-One Gifts, you’re bound to find something you like!
Festivals, Events, & Celebrations
Stittsville’s gorgeous and spacious Village Square Park is not just for enjoying an afternoon stroll, many times throughout the year the community of Stittsville will hold festivals and events there as well! There are several activities in Stittsville Village Square Park to cover each season and festivity! You can enjoy and purchase art while celebrating artists at The Arts in the Park Festival in the summer, celebrate Halloween and The Day of the Dead at The Pumpkin Parade in the fall, help put up holiday lights in the winter, and support local fundraisers in the spring!
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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.