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Kanata is a suburban area in the western part of Ottawa, Ontario. It is located just to the west of the Greenbelt and is one of the largest of several communities that surround central Ottawa. It is a planned community, and it is notable for being an important hi-tech centre.

Situated in the Ottawa Valley, Kanata is located about 22 km (14 miles) west-southwest of downtown Ottawa along Highway 417. To the east, Kanata is separated from the former City of Nepean by the National Capital Commission Greenbelt (Ottawa).

The community of Bells Corners, borders the inner side of the Greenbelt. Bells Corners is itself a hi-tech suburb that was established circa 1950, and was home to such Canadian technology icons as Computing Devices Canada, the Ottawa-based defence electronics company (now General Dynamics), which blazed the trail for later defence technology firms in what would later be known as Silicon Valley North, or Kanata.

To the west of Kanata is Stittsville, Ontario, first a farming community, then a village, then part of the Township of Goulbourn, Stittsville is now a large suburb which was amalgamated into the new City of Ottawa in 2001, and largely employed by the hi-tech industry.

Northern Kanata lies just to the west of the Ottawa River.

To the south of Kanata is the former Village Richmond, Ontario which was also amalgamated into the City of Ottawa.

Kanata's neighbourhoods include: Beaverbrook, Bridlewood, Emerald Meadows, Glen Cairn, Hazeldean, Morgan's Grant, Kanata Lakes, Katimavik, Marchwood Lakeside, Saddlebrook Estates, and Village Green.

For more information concerning Kanata, contact one of our Ottawa Living Real Estate Sales Representatives at 613.288.9144 and let us show you a few homes to make your own.


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