2019 year in review – Find your next new home

What does your dream home look like? Is it a single-family detached home on a large lot in the suburbs, surrounded by trees and nature trails? Or do you desire a luxury condo close to downtown for a convenient lock-and-leave lifestyle?

From single-family homes with room to grow and one-level bungalows for downsizers, to condo apartments for singles, couples and first-time buyers, the new-home market in Ottawa has it all. But with so much out there, it may be difficult to know where to look first.

Searching the Internet is one way, but the information is so segregated, it’s hard to line up all the properties side-by-side to make comparisons. It can be overwhelming and sometimes make you feel as if you need to be an Excel spreadsheet expert in order to keep track of all the new developments, never mind which is the one that checks off all your must-have boxes.

In this, our last issue of 2019, we’ve compiled short descriptions from some of our 2019 cover stories to help you on your way to finding the home you’ve been dreaming of.

Each development listed here offers something different and will appeal to a variety of tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Contact information at the end of each description makes it easy find out more, and perhaps visit a presentation centre.

So take a moment to ‘read all about it’ in the comfort and warmth of your current home. Wishing you a joyous holiday season, and the best of luck in finding your next new home.

Claridge Homes – River’s Edge

River’s Edge is a new 100-acre community in Riverside South with an astounding array of beautiful homes: Single-family, bungalow, semi-detached and townhomes from Claridge Homes’ Landmark series. Located in a beautiful, picturesque community in South Ottawa close to the Rideau River. It’s city living with a country vibe surrounded by natural beauty, easy access to waterfront parks, pathways and ravines. Home prices start in the mid-$400’s, with a large variety of floorplans to choose from. Sales Centre: 591 Summerhill Street. Contact 613.822.6444.

Did you know?

Riverside South will soon feature an LRT station at its Community Core, complete with Rapid Transit Bus Routes nearby.

Claridge Homes – Sundance Village

Sundance Village is a new-home community by Claridge Homes in an idyllic location with a variety of building types and price points. Phase 3 in Sundance Village offers up Claridge’s popular Landmark Series models in townhomes and singles and a choice of three different elevation styles (Craftsman B, Craftsman C or Contemporary), plus a Design Centre Bonus ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. Findlay Creek has restaurants, banks, a medical centre, many schools, bus routes, and is close to the 417. Sales Centre: 779 Fiddlehead Street. Contact: 613.425.1332.

Did you know?

Phase 3 features unique oversized single-family lots ranging from 40-50 ft., an offering specific to this Claridge Home community.

Phoenix Homes

Phoenix Homes is a name synonymous with sophisticated home and condo designs and has been building quality singles, townhomes, condo flats and bungalows in Ottawa since 1988. With eight projects – six on the go now and two to come – whether it’s a condo flat, townhome, bungalow or detached single-family home, there is a Phoenix Homes community for every lifestyle and budget. There’s Terra Flats at Fernbank Crossing; Diamondview Estates; White Tail Ridge in Almonte, Shadow Ridge in Greely; Pathways at Findlay Creek; and Junction at Barrhaven. For more information, go to phoenixhomes.ca

Did you know?

Phoenix Homes is the most flexible tract builder when it comes to changes it allows; it is almost a custom/tract builder.

 

Caivan – The Conservancy

The Conservancy, Barrhaven is an elegant community that capitalizes on its natural location near the Jock River, and showcases a full range of the finely crafted OpenPlan™ designs for which Caivan is known, in a setting that encourages neighbours to balance work and play. Trails and parks make it easy to enjoy nature to the fullest. Phase I of The Conservancy boasts 132 single-detached homes and 73 two-storey townhomes with double-car garages. Lots are designed to take advantage of their natural setting, with many single-detached homes backing onto greenspace. Sales Centre at 4100 Strandherd Drive, Suite 115, bcsales@caivan.com or contact 613.518.2364.

Caivan – The Ridge

The Ridge in Barrhaven is close to many stores, community centres and schools in an established neighbourhood, while also being just a few minutes from parks, golf courses, greenspace, and the extensive trail system. It’s just a quick drive up Borrisokane Road to discover unique restaurants and coffee shops, numerous retailers, and a busy cinema complex. Two-storey single-detached homes are set on 35-, 37-, 42- and 50-ft. lots, with 12 floorplans, while two-storey townhomes offer an unprecedented 25-ft.-wide lot frontage. info@caivan.com

Minto – Quinn’s Pointe

Quinn’s Pointe, Minto Communities’ Barrhaven South neighbourhood, is minutes from the centre of Barrhaven and shops at Strandherd Drive and Greenbank Road. Costco and Citigate are also a quick drive away, as is the accessible Minto Recreation Complex. The newest phase of Quinn’s Pointe is opening its home collection to brand-new floorplans as well as welcoming back favourite designs from Phase 1, with single-family homes and townhomes. Sales centre at 4005 Strandherd Drive, Nepean, call 613.823.1900 or visit MintoQuinnsPointe.com

Did you know?

There are four streets in Quinn’s Pointe named after local heroes – Alex Polowin, a WWII Navy Veteran; Lynn Coulter, a former Justice of the Peace; and Supt. Ralph Erfle and Sgt. Robin Easey, two police officers who were involved in an armed robbery and shootout at Bayshore Shopping Centre in 1984.

Valecraft Homes – Deerfield II condos

Deerfield Village 2 is an environmentally friendly community in Ottawa South that offers new Energy-Star-efficient townhomes and condo-flats. Located just off Lester Road and Bank Street, residents have easy access to an active, outdoor life. Head to Sawmill Creek to play soccer in the park, or go for a leisurely jog. There are seven townhome models from which to choose, including two award-winning floorplans, and three-storey condo-flats designed to blend with the surrounding townhomes, perfect for first-time buyers or downsizers. Valecraft.com

Did You Know?

Deerfield II Condos all have a private entry, with no corridors. There is a wheelchair accessible unit per building and all condos have two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

Cardel Homes – Miller’s Crossing

Miller’s Crossing in Carleton Place is adjacent to the Beckwith Trail. Surrounded by the calming allure of nature, Carleton Place offers big-city convenience with a rural advantage. With an impressive variety of homes including single-family, townhomes, bungalow semis and bungalow-towns, Miller’s Crossing is sought after by first-time buyers, move-up clients and downsizers. Sales Centre: 2 Flegg Way, Carleton Place. Call 613.253.1959 or visit cardelhomes.com

Did you know?

All of the streets in Miller’s Crossing are named after veterans who grew up in the town of Carleton Place.

Cardel Homes – Creekside

Backing onto greenspace and including a park, Creekside is an ideal place for young families. Convenient amenities within walking distance include the Independent Grocers, TD Bank, Tim Hortons and an LCBO. The community is also perfect for downsizers looking to get away from city life. Buyers can choose between 43-ft. and 47-ft. lots as well as 11 different single-family plans. All models feature exemplary standards, undeniable curb appeal and unwavering attention to detail. Sales Centre at 764 Kirkham Crescent, Richmond or call 613-444-0440.

Did you know?

The Harold Brown park in Creekside was named after Harold Brown, who played a huge part in the history of the landmark Richmond Bakery, which opened in 1930.

eQ Homes – eQuinelle

A 450-acre master-planned community launched 10 years ago by eQ Homes in the charming town of Kemptville, offering bungalows, two-storey singles and towns. Local amenities include a medical clinic with doctor’s office and pharmacy, a family-friendly playground and a connection to the 150+ kms of nature trails. With a 20,000-sq.-ft. clubhouse with a restaurant, a large gymnasium/multi-purpose room, workout room with gym equipment, yoga room, arts and crafts room, an outdoor swimming pool and more. Contact: 613.258.6488. equinelle.ca

eQ Homes – The River Terraces II at Greystone Village

The River Terraces II at Greystone is a nine-storey boutique condominium, part of eQ Home’s award-winning community, Greystone Village. Offering suite designs from a bachelor to two-bedrooms-plus-den with expansive terrace views. The River Terraces I & II include a 950-sq.-ft. fitness studio, a guest suite, the Terraces dining room, and much more. Presentation centre: 223 Main Street (at Hazel), Ottawa. Visit greystonevillage.ca or call 613.569.3043.

Did you know?

Greystone Village is an award-winning community and one of only eight in North America and three in Canada to receive LEED ND v4 SILVER certification.

Richcraft – The Charlotte

Located in Sandy Hill, The Charlotte, a luxurious new residential development, is a mix of studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den/flex space and two-bedroom suites, perfect for first-time buyers, as well as urban professionals, downsizers and investors. Amenities include: A 24-hour concierge; pet wash station; bike tune-up room; parcel room; guest suite for out-of-town visitors; P2 ski lockers; party room with bar and dining area with caterers’ kitchen; a stunning rooftop outdoor pool with cabanas, outdoor shower, sun loungers, dining areas, lounge area with gas fire pit and BBQ area, plus beautiful views of Ottawa. For more information, call 613.680.0592, or visit thecharlottecondos.com.

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