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Living in Westboro
Westboro is located beside the Ottawa River and provides a breathtaking view of the Gatineau Hills. In recent years, the community has seen a resurgence with an abundance of top restaurants, trendy boutiques and professional service offerings finding a home in this central community. Heritage buildings are interspersed with residential properties, new condominium developments and commercial real estate buildings. This is a popular area for young professionals.
Housing prices in Westboro Village have soared in recent years, with many developers constructing new builds on older plots of land. Condominium developments are also in abundance, with the average condo price landing around $470,000.
As one of the most dynamic areas to live in the city, Westboro is chock-full of amazing restaurants, boutiques and services that have caught the eye of both residential and commercial real estate buyers who consider it one of Ottawa’s top locations for investing.
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Churchill Avenue and Richmond Road are the two main commercial streets in Westboro complete with health centres, restaurants, trendy boutiques and coffee shops that serve a young and lively crowd. Instead of graffiti, you will find murals painted by local artists that give the area its character.
Westboro Jobs and Employment
With its central location and proximity to both downtown Ottawa and Gatineau, Westboro dwellers have the freedom to work in many desirable neighbourhoods. The labour force here consists of a mix of occupations; however, the predominant occupation is in the area of business and finance.
The heart of Westboro is the strip of restaurants and boutiques that line Richmond Rd. Here, find the award-winning restaurant Supply and Demand, shops that sell locally made goods like Maker House Co., the devilishly good Suzy Q Doughnuts shop and one of the most beloved yoga facilities in the city, Pure Yoga.
In June, Westboro has an outdoor festival known as WestFest, which is a three-day music festival that draws thousands of people every year.
Residents love the outdoors and spend their time cycling or strolling along the many walking paths in the area. Westboro has its own beach, and the Dovercourt Recreation Centre is a great facility for families with a pool, sauna, baby pool, water slide, aerobics studio, dance studio, internet café, tennis courts, play structures, etc.
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