Published on 14 September 2018 in KanataKanataKanata community informationKanata neighborhood information by Jenn Chamberlain
Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 12:56 pm
Situated in the Ottawa Valley and located approximately 20 km west of downtown, Kanata is one of the fastest growing suburban areas in the city. It’s also one of the most sought-after communities for its family-orientated lifestyle and fast-growing high-tech jobs market. If you’re looking for an exciting, safe place to call home, Kanata should be at the top of your list. To learn more about the joys that come with living in Kanata, read on.
Safe and Quiet
If you’re looking for a quaint and quiet area to raise a family, or if you’re just looking for a place to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle within the city, Kanata is a perfect choice. It’s a family-orientated, suburban area that is known for being a safe place to live.
Plenty to See
Kanata is a diverse place with plenty to see and do. With twelve neighbourhoods and growing, each has its own unique flair which makes the area an exciting place to call home. If you love arts, culture, sports, and entertainment, Kanata is the proud home of a number of art galleries, theatres, along with the Kanata Symphony Orchestra, and the Canadian Tire Centre that hosts Ottawa’s NHL team, the Ottawa Senators. The community also hosts a variety of social events and festivals like the Kanata Canada Day that attract tourists and residents from far and wide. No matter what you’re in to, Kanata has something for everyone.
No matter how you prefer staying active, Kanata has you covered. Whether you are looking to swim, play rec sports, skate, or join classes, one of the many recreational facilities or arenas in the area will be able to fulfill some or all of your needs. With arenas and recreation complexes in or closeby each of Kanata’s neighbourhoods, you’ll never be far away from enjoyment.
Are you looking for a place that offers lush greenspace? If you love biking, skating, hiking, or just being amongst nature, Kanata is the place to be with plenty of trails, parks, and more to enjoy. Kanata also has a great variety of recreation facilities. You can even find a number of golf courses in the area.
Lots of Shopping
If you love to shop until you drop, there are plenty of ways to indulge here! This area is home to a huge shopping hub called Centrum that features over 80 stores and restaurants. Plus, it hosts the 40 store Hazeldean Mall and the Tanger Outlet mall that offers a number of mid-range and luxury brands.
In Kanata, you have a wide range of schooling options for your children. There are both elementary and secondary options available in multiple schooling boards (public and private).The area of Kanata may be in the west end, but it’s remarkably close to everything in Ottawa. Within minutes, you can be on the beaches of Constance Bay and Dunrobin, or driving through the stunning countryside, or in the bustling downtown city core.
More than 500 major businesses call Kanata home. Kanata North has become a hub for emerging tech companies where you can find everything, from start-ups to industry giants and companies like Cisco, Mitel, HP, and Ericsson. So if you need a new job look no further, Kanata has quickly become the heart of innovation and tech in Canada.If you’d like to take a stroll through the many neighbourhoods of Kanata, we can help. Our team at Geoff & Bobbie are ready to show you through all the areas to find the perfect home that meets your expectations.