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The historic township of Rideau, located in eastern Ontario, Canada offers home buyers the ultimate rural, laidback setting. Located in the rural southern area of Ottawa, Rideau is located on the eastern boundary of the Rideau River, its namesake. Rideau Township was created in 1974 after the amalgamation of two other townships: Marlborough, and North Gower. In 2001 Rideau Township was amalgamated into the City of Ottawa. Communities within the Rideau township include Manotick, North Gower, Kars and Burritts Rapids.  


Stretching through the southern section of Ottawa, the Rideau Canal spans 202 kilometres (125 miles) and includes the sections of the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers, as well as several pristine lakes, including the Lower, Upper and Big Rideau lakes. The man-made portion of the canal spans about 19 kilometres (12 miles), and the Rideau Canal traverses through the cities and communities of Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Merrickville, Westport, Battersea and Kingston.


In the warmer months, Ottawa small pleasure craft owners enjoy cruising the Rideau Canal. Boat tours are also offered along the Rideau Canal in the city of Ottawa. One will find many recreational boaters making use of the canal between Ottawa and Kingston navigating the canal with ease. History buffs will quickly notice many of the Rideau Canal locks are still hand-operated. Boaters navigate a total of 47 locks at 24 stations along the Rideau Canal with a maximum length up to 27.4m (90ft) in length, 7.9m (26ft) in width, and 6.7m (22ft) in height. In special circumstances, canal authorities can permit boats up to 33.5m (110ft) in length by 9.1m (30ft) in width to use the canal.


Located in eastern Ontario, the township of Rideau Lakes is north of Kingston and south of Ottawa. With an estimated population of just over 10,000 residents, beautiful Rideau Lakes is made up of numerous attractive villages like Chaffeys Locks, Chantry Crosby, Elgin, Jones Falls, and Morton. If you are seeking a wide variety of recreational activities, the Township of Rideau Lakes offers boating, fishing, championship golf courses, hiking, swimming, and so much more. Thanks in large part to the Big Rideau Lake Association, homeowners get more out of life on Big Rideau Lake. The BRLA is always seeking to preserve the quality of lake life by supporting environmental, recreational and governmental affairs coupled with lake safety. All in all, if lake living is a priority, you should consider buying a waterfront home on Rideau Lakes. Many would be Rideau home buyers place buying a Rideau Lake home at the top of their Ottawa area house hunting list.


Average sales price of homes in Rideau Township continue to remain relatively strong at about $240,000, As a Rideau home buyer, you have many residential real estate options in Rideau including waterfront homes, lofts/condos, town homes as well as single-family homes. Typically, Rideau real estate values range from $200,000 to $1,000,000. Start your Rideau Township home search today by using the FREE Rideau MLS property search, and don’t forget to read the many helpful buyers articles available so you are armed with information. Why not be like countless others who consider this web site as your complete Rideau real estate resource. Contact us, your Ottawa real estate experts today for your complimentary home buying consultation.