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7 Reasons to Move to Kanata

Last updated on March 9th, 2022 at 12:14 pm

This month, we’re featuring the area of Kanata. It is a fast-growing suburb with plenty of conveniences to offer, which is why it’s one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in the Ottawa area. What makes it stand out to Ottawa residents looking to relocate is its unique blend of family-friendly comfort and excitement spurred by its thriving high-tech job market.

Ideal Suburban Environment with Excellent Schools

Kanata is an attractive option for many home buyers because of its optimal mix of urban and rural features. It has all of the services you would expect from a city, including grocery stores, endless options for quality education, and easy access to healthcare. Along with these benefits, the area boasts ample green space and access to pristine nature whenever you want it. In Kanata, you have a wide range of schooling options for your children as well. There are public and Catholic elementary and secondary schools available in both English and French. Your children can go to school from kindergarten all the way to high school graduation within the same neighbourhood. For example, if you live in Glen Cairn, your child can go to school at Glen Cairn Public School and then move onto AY Jackson Secondary School, just around the corner.

Growth and New Developments – Including Job Opportunities!

Part of the appeal that Kanata has lies with its steady growth and increasingly diverse amenities for residents to enjoy. Recent developments in the area have broadened the residential real estate market and provided more quality living options for prospective residents to choose from. In addition, there are several developments such as the Tanger Outlet Mall and Bell Sensplex that provide ample shopping and recreational opportunities. Kanata has also maintained its reputation as the premier tech and industry hub of Ottawa, aided by the Kanata North Business Association that is committed to keeping it that way. The association represents more than 500 businesses in the area, making the area a prime spot for ambitious professionals and innovators. You may recognize some big names across multiple industries that call this part of the city home including Ericsson, Dell, Instant Pot and more.  There are a number of manufacturing and industrial firms located in Kanata, along with a wide array of retail and commercial jobs available as well. Homeowners that live and work here have a short commute that leaves them extra time for family, friends, and enjoying all the area has to offer. Kanata’s thriving economy and businesses, therefore, help make it an active, engaging place to live.

Safe and Quiet with Plenty to See

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, this is an ideal spot. Even with its suburban charm, Kanata is a diverse place with plenty to see and do. With its twelve growing neighbourhoods growing, each of them have their own unique flair, which makes the area an exciting place to call home. The community also hosts a variety of social events and festivals, such as the Kanata Canada Day that attract tourists and residents from far and wide.

Recreational Facilities and Outdoor Fun

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 near to each of Kanata’s neighbourhoods, you’ll never be far away from the enjoyment. Alternatively, are you looking for a place that offers plenty of 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. You can even find several golf courses in the area.

Plenty of Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

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. Another one of Kanata’s clear strengths lies in the sheer amount of dining and entertainment options available for residents. When looking for a quality meal, one place that stands out is the Mediterranean restaurant Aperitivo, well-known among Kanata residents for their delectable small plates and diverse list of wines and cocktails. For entertainment, Kanata has several options including the Canadian Tire Centre, home to the Ottawa Senators, and also the go-to spot for major concerts and other events year-round.

New Housing Developments

Kanata is an ever-changing community that is located between Ottawa and Stittsville. The 417 highway runs along this area, dividing it into two separate neighbourhoods, known as Kanata North and Kanata South. The community has increasingly grown in popularity as it continues to evolve with growing residential real estate, along with commercial developments, entertainment facilities, and business development.

Active Communities

Kanata is a vibrant, healthy community. The people who live here care deeply about the neighbourhood. Each part of Kanata has an active community association where people can make a difference in their neighbourhood and have their voices heard. For example, the community of Bridlewood has the Bridlewood Community Association (BCA), which has committees for outdoor rinks, safety, and much more. If you’re looking for a friendly and inviting community where people look out for one another, Kanata should be at the top of your house-hunting list. If you’re looking for a great place to live, Kanata definitely stands out as an attractive option. Our real estate experts at RE/MAX Affiliates Geoff & Bobbie McGowan Realty will gladly show you what this special neighbourhood has to offer and all the latest listings. Contact us today!