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Living in Alta Vista

When searching for a neighbourhood that offers great schools, parks, a friendly atmosphere and a strong sense of community, Alta Vista is the place for you. The neighbourhood of over 25,000 people, located only a 10-minute drive outside Ottawa’s downtown core, provides an exceptional living experience.

Alta Vista Housing

Alta Vista is a highly residential neighbourhood with several schools, churches, and community centres. It also has a vast amount of green space and is located close to the Ottawa Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). While the size and types of homes in Alta Vista vary—including everything from single family homes, bungalows, apartment buildings and new luxury condominiums—the area offers affordable housing costs for such a central location.

Alta Vista is home to six public elementary schools, four Catholic schools and three public secondary schools, including Canterbury High School—an arts magnet school. 

The OC Transpo bus service transit-way also runs through the neighbourhood, making it a vital transportation artery for the rest of the city.

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Alta Vista Jobs and Employment

Alta Vista is primarily a residential neighbourhood; however, a large number of shops, schools, malls, hospitals and service centres allow for many residents to work, play and live in the area.

Is Alta Vista A Safe Neighbourhood?

Boasting a highly regarded Neighbourhood Watch program, Alta Vista has one of the lowest crime rates in the city.

Activities in Alta Vista

Alta Vista has some of the cleanest parks in Ottawa and has been praised for its expansive green space. Alta Vista also has a number of recreational centres, shopping malls and plazas. Whether you are relaxing in nature or visiting impressive shopping complexes, there is a lot to do in this dynamic neighbourhood.

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