Barrhaven Neighbourhood Information

Graced with abundant parks and open space, Barrhaven real estate is one of the newest suburbs developed along the Greenbelt. The community of Barrhaven has helped fuel the rapid residential growth the area has experienced; the Barrhaven Town Centre retail complex provides residents a combination of big box stores and a variety of other commercial establishments, including Re/Max Affiliates Realty Ltd. Indicative of sizable growth experienced in Barrhaven, many smaller shopping malls now dot the landscape. High-tech employers began a migration in the area in the 1990s as highlighted by corporations like JDS Uniphase and Nortel. Recently, the RCMP announced Barrhaven as the new home of their National Headquarters.

Barrhaven Schools

As the Barrhaven neighbourhood area began to grow, the need for superior public schools in the National Capital Region increased. Barrhaven students got their very own high school in 1998 when Mother Teresa High School (Catholic) opened. Shortly thereafter, the John McCrae Secondary School (public) opened in 1999. Other schools followed, including St. Joseph High School, another Catholic high school, and a tremendous number and variety of exceptional elementary schools.

Barrhaven Real Estate

Barrhaven homes for sale run the gamut from affordable condominiums and townhomes, to upscale, executive homes in the golf course community of Stonebridge. In the older area of Barrhaven, the winding streets are a refreshing change from the more traditional grid pattern most cities utilized in their early formative years. However, in the newer areas, the neighbourhood plan adheres to the more traditional block system. Because of abundant dedicated parks and open, Barrhaven continues to be an attractive area to call home. Combined with excellent area schools and numerous parks and playgrounds, mainly built in since 2000, Barrhaven is a popular destination for families relocating with numerous nearby tech-centric employers. Add the Walter Baker Sports Centre which contains a library and other facilities and this area is all the more appealing.

Family First in Barrhaven


Another reason this southwest corner of the city of Ottawa is so popular is because it remains incredibly family-friendly. Beyond being naturally beautiful, the community is affectionately known as “Far Haven” or “The Haven”. This quiet refuge for families is conveniently located along excellent public transportation options, including the Fallowfield bus line and the VIA Rail lines, plus three local routes, 170, 186, and 173 loop through the community. Great amenities, outstanding schools, convenient transportation services and exceptional recreational facilities make Barrhaven a special neighbourhood to call home.

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