Sandy Hill is one of Ottawa's most historical and easily recognized neighborhoods. Located east of downtown, it is bordered to the west by the Rideau Canal and on the east by the Rideau River. The north side is Rideau Street and the ByWard Market neighbourhood, while the south side is limited by the Queensway and Nicolas Street.
Sandy Hill was first established in the early nineteenth century, and named for its hilliness and sandy soil caused by its proximity to the river, which makes it difficult to erect large buildings. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, it was clearly Ottawa's wealthiest neighbourhood, home to the most influential dignitaries, politicians and residents. When bridges were constructed over the canal and transportation improved, the downtown area became closer and the wealthy migrated north to Rockcliffe Park. With the establishment the University of Ottawa, the neighbourhood became more densely populated and middle class.
The baby boom at the end of the Second World War catalyzed increased population and rejuvenation, where many of the grand mansions became embassies, and new government hires moved into the neighbourhood. Since then, many of the large estates have been converted into apartment buildings, designed to accommodate the working class and student population who chose to be within walking distance of the University and downtown.
A dramatic demographic diversity is part of what makes Sandy Hill so unique, where students and boarding houses sit close to the Rideau canal, downtown, and the University on the west side, while the affluent and dignitaries live along the west side, on the banks of the Rideau River. The area is mainly Anglophone; however there is a substantial Francophone population, encouraged by the University and international population. With such close proximity to downtown, specifically, the large shopping area, Rideau Centre, it is well served by mass transit with several routes and stations at Rideau and Lees ave. There are many newer townhouses and infill properties.
There are also plenty of schools in the area, serving the large population of middle class families and dignitaries. Several notable buildings and magnificent churches are in the area. All Saints Anglican, St. Alban's Anglican, St. Clement Catholic, St. Paul's Eastern United, and St. Josephs Catholic Church all serve as beautiful landmark and architectural gems of this diverse and eclectic community.
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A crown jewel in downtown Ottawa! A 2 bed, 2 bath + den condo with all of downtown's amenities at arm's reach. Perfect for the professional, Parl. Hill, U of O, Rideau Centre, & the Byward Market are a short walk away. With the 417, gas station nearby & excellent transit access, travelling is a breeze! Enjoy a modern kitchen with new stainless steel appliances overlooking a bright, open concept living space with new hardwood floors throughout. (id:6117)
Location, Location, Location. This red brick duplex is situated on the corner of Cumberland and Daly. This property has one 4 bedroom unit and one 3 bedroom unit. Unit 83A leased at $1899 per month and 83B leased at $2200 per month for a GOI of $49,188 annually. Spacious units with hardwood flooring, high ceilings, updated kitchens, baths, new decks at back, units painted throughout and windows updated. This property is a short walk to Ottawa University and the Byward Market. (id:6117)
Location, location, location! This red brick duplex is situated on the corner of Cumberland and Daly. This property has two - 3 bedroom units. Spacious units with hardwood flooring, high ceilings, updated kitchens, baths, new decks at back, units painted throughout and windows updated. This property is a short walk to Ottawa University and the Byward Market. (id:6117)
Welcome home to the best of the urban lifestyle in downtown Ottawa. This top floor 2 Bed/2 Bath corner unit, boasting 10ft ceilings, brings condo living to the next level. Imagine waking up to your private East facing balcony with views of the Gatineau Hills. With a Walkability score of 98 Enjoy everything our Capital City has to offer Parliament Hill, Byward Market, Ottawa U, Rideau Centre, NAC and soon to be completed LRT stops. Amenities include a heated swimming pool and fully equipped exercise room. This meticulously maintained unit has too many upgrades to list including window treatments ($3500) and hardwood flooring ($4500). "Other inclusions" include Chandelier and window treatments. (id:6117)
Amazing condo with balcony. Exclusive 4 story building in Sandy Hill that combines a Heritage look & feel with all concrete construction & modern conveniences. This large open concept condo will give you carefree life of a condo with the room sizes of a family home. elevator open right into your unit. Large windows, spacious gourmet kitchen, hardwood and tiles throughout, master bedroom complete with a luxurious 4pc ensuite & walk-in closet. (id:6117)
This state of the art complex is situated atop Le Germain Hotel. Stunning from the street, with a lobby designed to impress, ArthHaus offers a unique style of living. Ideally located on the edge of the ByWard Market and next to the Ottawa Art Gallery provides access to all you need. This 3 bedroom unit features open concept living space with 9 ceilings, designer finishes, concrete pillars, engineered hardwood with acoustic underlay, chef inspired kitchen with Euro-style appliances, quartz countertops, finely crafted soft-close cabinets and spa like baths The unit comes with 2 parking spots, locker and an oversized balcony with breathtaking views of the City skyline and Parliament. Amenities include the Firestone lounge, an Entertainment Centre with a fireplace, lounge seating, catering kitchen as well as balcony access; a fully equipped Fitness Centre; the Rooftop Terrace is an outdoor oasis with an outdoor fireplace, lounging areas with exceptional views of the Nations Capital. (id:6117)
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