Old Barrhaven is nestled within the westernmost area of Barrhaven, located immediately south of the Greenbelt, and about 20 KM southwest of downtown Ottawa. Offering all the luxuries, amenities, shopping and fun found in the entire Barrhaven area, Old Barrhaven also offers a bit of charm and elegance. As the first part of the Barrhaven neighborhood to be developed, Old Barrhaven offers a well established beauty and grace to its streets, homes and schools. You will find large, old trees lining some streets and larger Ottawa real estate lot sizes in comparison to newer construction neighborhoods.
THE ALLURE OF OLD BARRHAVEN
Development started in the1960’s by Mel Barr, whom the community was later named after. Old Barrhaven is one of three main areas of Barrhaven, and benefits from the aesthetic appeal of the older neighbourhood that keeps alive the feeling of a small town while still offering all the latest amenities, shopping, luxuries, and conveniences now located in Barrhaven and the nearby city of Ottawa. While enjoying a quiet evening relaxing with your family on your front porch, you are only a hop, skip or jump away from lively downtown entertainment, the finest dining, performances, and upscale shopping.
OLD BARRHAVEN OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL PUBLIC EDUCATION
As the area of Old Barrhaven began to grow, the need for superior public schools in the National Capital Region increased and Old Barrhaven now boasts some of the best schools in the area. High Schools in Old Barrhaven are Mother Teresa Catholic High School, St. Joseph Catholic High School and John McCrae Secondary Public School. All three schools have an excellent track record for student academic performances-to learn more about what schools your children will attend, simply contact Geoff and Bobbie McGowan.
OLD BARRHAVEN SHOPPING
Old Barrhaven is the location of the Barrhaven Town Centre complex, home to a seven-theatre cinema and other large store shopping and other commercial establishments, including Re/Max Affiliates Realty Ltd. There is also numerous nearby shopping, including the outdoor mall on Strandherd Drive that features Wal-Mart, Staples, Winners, Sport Check and Loblaws. If you want to be eco-friendly and take the Ottawa’s OC Transpo bus route 95, there is a convenient park and ride at the Strandherd Transitway Bus Station and it will take about 30 minutes to all the fabulous shopping, numerous entertainment and exceptional dining in downtown Ottawa.