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

Did you know that the west end of Ottawa, Ontario is one of Canada’s fastest growing areas? Boasting fantastic shopping, a fast-paced high-tech sector, popular festivals, acres of green space, and much more, it’s no wonder that West Ottawa is one the city’s most popular – and most trendy – places to live.

More and more people are starting to make a west end Ottawa apartment their home. District Realty has a number of outstanding apartment rentals in West Ottawa, including “The Burnstone,” 1322 McWatters Road and the newly renovated “The Cordonna.” Ideal for students, young professionals and families looking for the perfect Ottawa apartment to call home, West Ottawa has it all!


Getting to and from West Ottawa is easy, especially when you take a bus that travels along the Transitway. OC Transpo routes all pass through Lincoln Fields, a key transportation hub in West Ottawa. Biking alongside the Ottawa River Parkway is another great way to travel around Ottawa’s West End. Maintained by the National Capital Commission (NCC), this limited-access parkway runs from Carling Avenue to the Portage Bridge. It has over 20km of well-maintained bike paths, meaning you can ride from downtown all the way to Kanata!


District Realty has fantastic options for Algonquin College students who want to rent an apartment in West Ottawa. Our McWatters apartment rentals are spacious, convenient and affordable – perfect for students and professionals alike! The west end is also a great place for young families, with over 36 schools to choose from.

West Ottawa also has many community centres and complexes offering a wide variety of recreational activities. For sports enthusiasts, the Nepean Sportsplex (1701 Woodroffe Avenue), which has everything from baseball, football and basketball to curling, squash and lawn bowling, is a must. In recent years, two new facilities – the West Carleton Community Complex and the Bell Sensplex – have also been opened, thanks to successful public-private partnerships.


When you live in a West Ottawa apartment, you’ll be just minutes away from some of the best shopping the city has to offer. In addition to the many bustling independent shops that dot the various west end neighbourhoods, there are also excellent larger shopping centres, such as Bayshore Shopping Centre, Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre, Pinecrest Shopping Centre (which has Ottawa’s only IKEA store), College Square and the Tanger Outlets.


West Ottawa is positively brimming with hotspots and activities for the arts and culture enthusiast. The 1,000 seat Centrepointe Theatre (101 Centrepointe Drive) is home to a variety of local performing groups, including Les Petits Ballet, Orpheus Musical Theatre Society, and the Savoy Society. Other groups and organizations to check out include Nepean Little Theatre, Nepean Concert Band, West Carleton Arts Society and Ron Maslin Playhouse.


When you live in a west end apartment in Ottawa, you’ll be right in the heart of the action during the busy summer festival season.  WestFest, one of Ottawa’s newest festivals, is a three-day event filled with music, dance, visual arts, live performances and, of course, food! This great event takes place in the heart of West Ottawa, on Richmond Rd. in Westboro. Another great west end festival is the Ottawa Folk Festival, held each year in Brittania Park.


Looking for something different to do near your apartment in West Ottawa? Take advantage of the acres of green space and the kilometres of bike paths that the west end has to offer. Or take a day trip to the gorgeous Brittania Park. Pack a picnic, your bathing suit, or even your wind surfing gear to make the most out of the summer months.

Want to live in one of Ottawa’s fastest-growing areas? District Realty has many fantastic West Ottawa apartment rentals. All of our Ottawa apartment rentals are spacious, affordable, and professionally managed – the perfect place to call home!