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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An absolutely stunning historical home in the best part of Sandy Hill! This stately semi-detached all brick home features breathtaking architectural details including 12 foot ceilings, an abundance of large windows throughout, and impressive millwork. There are also some unique original details such as 3 marble fireplaces with marble mantles, oversized baseboards with painted detailing, hardwood floors, 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 with ensuite bath.
It's A BEAUTY! A Bright Corner unit on the 18th floor with wonderful views of the Market and Gatineau Hills! Over 1000 Sq Ft with a large Balcony PLUS it is completely FURNISHED.2 bedrm, 2 bath,maple hardwood throughout.Granite counters in the kitchen and baths. Ensuite laundry;S/S APPLIANCES, Custom window shades and beautiful FURNITURE. A pied terre if you are working in Ottawa during the week OR IDEAL FOR A UNIVERSITY STUDENT!! THE POOL, THE GYM, THE LOUNGE AND A BBQ TERRACE- PLUS 24 HR SECURITY ON SITE. What more could you ask for? Just bring your suitcase!! A MUST SEE!!!
Stunning, rarely offered 2 bedroom condo in the heart of downtown. Enjoy the urban lifestyle this location offers. It is a short walk to the Rideau Center, Byward Market, future LRT transit, restaurants, Parliament Hill and more! The floor to ceiling windows offer amazing 12th floor views of the city. You will love cooking in the upgraded kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom features its own private sitting area, ensuite bathroom, and walk-in closet. Enjoy your morning coffee on the large balcony overlooking the city. You never have to leave home since the building features an indoor pool, sauna, exercise room, outdoor terrace with BBQs and party room.
Super river views! Strathcona Place - a highly desirable address beautifully situated on the banks of the Rideau River in historic Sandy Hill, just east of the downtown core. Exclusive 17-unit building with just two units per floor; perfectly located on a quiet and private cul-de-sac. Amazing, light-filled, spacious apartment with 1688 square feet of interior space plus a generous east-facing balcony with stunning, unobstructed river views. Entertainment-sized rooms, three bedrooms, two baths including large ensuite with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, hardwood, wood-burning fireplace, eat-in kitchen, river views from almost every room. Well-managed building with exercise room, guest suite, sauna. Upgrades include: heat pump (2013), berber carpet, shower in ensuite, 5 appliances (2011), 3 sets of sliding glass doors & kitchen window (by condo corp in 2016). Condo fees cover heat and air conditioning.
Investment.... Rental- presently being used as a 3 bedroom apt. For any students it is an easy walk to Ottawa University or Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. The apartment can be converted back to an Owner Occupied, 2 bedroom apartment with an open concept living & dining room. Living, dining & kitchen all have hardwood flooring. Kitchen offers 3 appliances. The 2 other bedrooms offer newer laminate. In unit laundry is very convenient & a storage unit is just outside the apartment door. A charming low rise bldg built in the 1920's with old world charm & has been converted to condos. Quick closing is available. Delight in the exterior patterned brick, carved stone with a Gothic Entry built in the 1920's & converted to condos. This apt shows very well... just move in. Note: heat & water & back up baseboard heaters are all included condo fees. Only extra bill hydro approx $ 62 monthly (Street parking permits available from the City or possible rental from another unit owner)
INVESTMENT ONLY with a $1250 Monthly all Inclusive two year lease to Japanese Embassy ending April 2019. This is a New Open Concept Condo with premium finishes-granite, hardwood, multimedia, and Stainless Steel Appliances. This Studio unit has In unit Laundry, Double Closets, and a very spacious Private balcony. Luxury Amenities including Indoor Saltwater Pool, Fitness, Sauna, Lounge and Party Room with Outdoor Patio/bbq/Garden and includes Storage Locker. 24 hr Security/Concierge. Exclusive downtown address in the heart of the city. Walk to shops, Restaurants, Galleries and so much more. Taxes TBA. This is a Great Investment and is always desirable for renters. 24 hours notice for showings/ tenant will let you in the unit and wait outside.
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