Lower Town is a multi-cultural district in the central area of Ottawa to the east of downtown. Other neighbourhoods nearby include: Byward Market, Sandy Hill, Centretown, and New Edinburgh. K1H
It is bordered by Rideau Street to its south, Sussex Drive and Ottawa River to its north, the Rideau Canal and Rideau River to its west, and the Rideau River and Rideau River to its east. Lowertown Ottawa houses for sale The neighbourhood is predominantly residential in the north and the east. Lower Town also includes the Byward Market region in its southwestern section. Lower Town has seen significant changes over the past 100 and fifty years. Lowertown Ottawa houses for sale
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It was originally French Canadian and Irish, as opposed to English or Scottish Upper Town, which is no longer used. The current population is approximately 11,377 (2006 census). Many heritage-designated buildings can be found in the area, which maintains its historical routes. Lower Town is rich in both ethnic and cultural diversity, with New Canadians comprising half of the population.
Because of its pedestrian orientation, residents in Lower Town Ottawa have easy access to the entertainment, shopping, and employment opportunities provided by the nearby Byward Market and Rideau Street areas. The Rideau Centre is Ottawa’s premier shopping destination, featuring over 170 stores, including Harry Rosen, Lululemon Athletica and Lacoste.
Transportation: Getting Around Lower Town
Lower Town offers many ways to get around the city. There are numerous paths and bike paths that can be used to get around the city. There are also many OC Transpo bus routes which serve residential areas, including 1, 5, 7 and 9. In addition, access to many more bus routes are available at the Rideau Street transit station, a close walk away. all these routes take you to key points within Ottawa and service the many transfer hubs, enabling access to other routes. You can reach the Ottawa International Airport in approximately 25 minutes by car or 40 minutes by bus. Lowertown Ottawa houses for sale
Lower Town Ottawa Homes Amenities
The main street of the community, Rideau Street, is very busy. It features many of its shops and services, as well as a large supermarket, several restaurants and a branch of Ottawa Public Library. In addition, Parliament, museums, parks, and the stunning Ottawa River are all nearby, along with the downtown core and commercial district. The Queensway, bridges to Quebec, and the University of Ottawa are within close access.
Two public schools are available in the neighbourhood: York Street Public School, and Ecole Elementaire Publique De La Salle. Within Lower Town, you will find a vast array of parks including: Besserer, Bingham, Bordeleau, Cathcart, Jules Morin, and MacDonald Gardens. The Lower Town Pool also offers a variety recreational programs, including public swimming and aqua-fitness classes.
For more information on amenities in the Byward Market, check out our Byward Market Business Directory.
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Lower Town is an older neighborhood, but it has seen some development in recent times. Many (20%) homes were built prior to 1946, while 33% were built between 1946-1970. Another 35% were constructed between 1971-1990. Only 4% of the buildings were constructed between 1991 and 2000. Another 9% were built between 2001-2006.
Lower Town houses for sale including duplexes, can be found. They are intertwined in a large rental community with town homes and mid-century high rises.
Homes in Lower Town range from $319,000 – $630,000, consisting of many single family dwellings, many being restored to their mid-nineteenth century styles. Condos in the area range from $192,000 – $860,000.