One of Ottawa's appeals is its marriage of urban sophistication with pure country charm. The city's downtown core is surrounded by cozy neighbourhoods, and just beyond them lie fields and farmlands. It doesn't take more than about 20 minutes in any direction to reach the country from the city, and there are many small villages and rural communities within easy commute to Ottawa. In fact, over 90% of the Ottawa region's area is rural, providing a host of choices when you are looking for a rural lifestyle.
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