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Neighbourhood Spotlight: Carp

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Carp

Neighbourhood Spotlight: CarpCarp is a quaint, family-friendly neighbourhood located in the west end of Ottawa. The large amount of space that these properties offer provides ample opportunities for families interested in keeping their own garden, adding a swimming pool or deck, or finding other ways to personalize their outdoor space. Family living in Carp provides the best of both worlds: a quiet setting surrounded by open spaces and easy access to city amenities. Carp is only a short drive from the bustling area of Kanata and all that comes with it, from restaurants, bistros, recreation opportunities and lifestyle. The following are just some of the reasons why more and more Ottawa residents are choosing to live in Carp: 

Carp Farmer’s Market

The neighbourhood has several local features that are worth checking out. For example, the community is home to the Carp Farmers’ Market, open every Saturday from 8 am-1 pm. The market hosts a wide variety of vendors who sell everything from fresh herbs, fresh produce, jewellery and more, including some who offer freshly prepared food. 


Carp families have many great schools to choose from in the area including Huntley Centennial Public School, St. Michael, All Saints High School, West Carleton Secondary School, and more. When it comes to the schools in Carp and surrounding areas, you can be confident that your children will receive a high-quality education.


Carp offers two premier golf courses, Irish Hills and Greensmere, for golfing enthusiasts as well as newcomers to the game to enjoy. After playing a round of golf, head over to one of Carp’s standout restaurants listed below to experience more of what Carp has to offer.

Alice’s Cafe

Located in the heart of Carp, this restaurant is a prime brunch spot if you are so inclined. Frequented by locals, their great food will make for a quality meal any time of the day, from breakfast to dinner. Aside from their food, their coffee is superb and they have a lovely patio where you can bring your dog.

The Cheshire Cat Pub

When looking for a satisfying dinner in the Carp area, The Cheshire Cat Pub will certainly fit the bill. This restaurant is one of the most popular in the area and for good reason. It has a uniquely charming character, fashioned as a British pub inside an old schoolhouse, with a traditional British telephone booth perched outside. They have a wide selection of food, from classic British fare to Canadian-style dishes.

When living in Carp, you get just the right balance of idyllic outdoor living and proximity to all the amenities. Would you like to learn more? Contact our real estate experts at RE/MAX Affiliates Geoff & Bobbie McGowan Realty today!