Old Ottawa South is a neighbourhood along Bank Street in Ottawa. Its close location to such well known amenities and establishments as the Rideau Canal, the Stadium at Landsdown Park, Brewer park, Ottawa’s first modern covered shopping centre, Billings Bridge Plaza make Old Ottawa South one the most popular Ottawa neighbourhoods. Old Ottawa South real estate is highly sought after by Ottawa home buyers. While there are an increasing number of newer built homes and condos in this wonderful neighbourhood most homes are so called century homes built during the first few decades of the 20th century. These homes are all unique and different thus offer ample historical character and personality. It is a very popular undertaking for Old Ottawa South home owners to renovate and restore these beautiful old buildings to their former glory.
Buying and selling these unique homes can be a complicated process. Since the houses tend to be different in their style, layout, age and condition it is often a challenge to find comparable sales data. The high demand for Old Ottawa South real estate often leads buyers to enter into multiple offer situations. Whether selling or buying an experienced Old Ottawa South real estate agent is highly recommended for such transactions. Real Estate agents at Jenna and Co. have been involved in numerous transactions in this neighbourhood and will offer valuable advise and help to home buyers and sellers.
Old Ottawa South is a small neighbourhood between the Rideau Canal, the Rideau River, Avenue Road and Bronson Avenue. Carleton University is often included in this neighbourhood and for good reason. It is a very short walk to cross Bronson Avenue into Old Ottawa South!
Today, most residents are well to do professionals mainly in the upper middle class. Not too long ago the tree lined streets were home to hundreds of students but recently risen property prices largely drove out students. The population in 2011 was just over 6000 but this does not include the large student population of Carleton University. Politically most residents are progressive and Old Ottawa South is a stronghold of the New Democratic Party.
Bank Street dissects the neighbourhood and it is where most shops, restaurants and pubs are located landing Old Ottawa South a unique ‘Old World’ flavour. There are many types of shops located on Bank Street including antique and flower shops, bakeries, spas and salons, pet shops and even the famous landmark Mayfair Theatre. The high density of these small stores and shops makes this section of Bank Street a very lively and interesting attraction for those who like to bike and stroll.
There are dozens of small and unique shops and business in Old Ottawa South, making the stretch along bank street a natural extension of the famous Glebe shopping experience.
Here are only a few you may want to consider what in the area:
Bridgehead 1172 Bank street
Buttercream Bakery 1202 Bank street
Dairy Queen 1272 Bank street
Georgetown Sports Pub 1159 Bank street
Havana Cafe and Catering 1200 Bank street
Patty’s Pub 1186 Bank street
Atlantis Beauty Spa 1183 Bank street
Mayfair Theatre 1074 Bank street