Everything You Need to Know About Living in a South Ottawa Apartment

South Ottawa has something for everyone. Whether you’re a student, a young professional, or a growing family, South Ottawa combines the best of big-city living with a small-town community feel. Located directly south of where the Rideau River joins the Rideau Canal, this Ottawa neighbourhood has it all.

District Realty has an outstanding apartment and townhouse rental complex in South Ottawa named Gilboa Place.


Getting to and from South Ottawa is easy. OC Transpo offers direct routes from the south end to the rest of Ottawa. Route 97, which runs until 2 a.m. each and every night., is a great option for those nights out on the town! Also, the O-Train makes a number of stops in South Ottawa, meaning that you can get where you’re going efficiently and affordably.


District Realty has fantastic apartment and townhouse rental options for young families, especially on Uplands Dr., it is also close to some of the 19 public elementary schools, 12 Catholic elementary schools, three public high schools and two Catholic high school in South Ottawa.


When you live in a South Ottawa apartment, you’ll be close to a  number of great shopping centres. South Keys Shopping Centre is one of the largest retail centres in Canada, with a variety of retail stores (including Roots, Future Shop, and Chapters) as well as restaurants and a movie theatre. Billings Bridge Plaza is also a shopping hub in South Ottawa and, like South Keys, is conveniently located along the Transitway. Finally, Bank Street South boasts a wide variety of big box stores including Home Depot, Canadian Tire, and Walmart.


South Ottawa is a neighbourhood steeped in history. The Billings Estate Museum (2100 Cabot Street) is a National Historic Site and Ottawa’s oldest wood-framed house. Or check out the Canadian Agricultural Museum, which showcases Ottawa’s unique – and ongoing – agricultural heritage.

The Carleton University Art Gallery is a must see for art lovers. The gallery boasts a permanent collection of Canadian, European and Inuit art, as well as notable featured exhibitions.


Mooney’s Bay is often described as the heart of Ottawa during the summer months, and it’s the perfect place to swim, play volleyball, BBQ or simply lounge on the beach. It’s also a great place to be in the winter, as the Terry Fox Athletic Facility has 5km of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, as well as a great tobogganing hill.

Mooney’s Bay also plays host to HOPE Volleyball Summerfest. Each year, more than 25,000 players and spectators flock to Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa for one of the largest summer festivals – and parties – of the season!

All the fun of living in South Ottawa begins with finding the right apartments for rent. Contact District Realty today to find the Ottawa apartment you’ve been searching for!