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Living in Fallingbrook
Fallingbrook is a neighbourhood in Orléans, an east end suburb of Ottawa. The area is defined by a strong sense of community, two large high schools and the largest multi-use recreation complex in Ottawa’s east end. Below the community of Fallingbrook, flows the Ottawa River.
Residential development of the area began in the mid-1980s. Since that time, the neighbourhood has experienced rapid growth. Now home to over 25,000 people, Fallingbrook is a top destination for families due to the numerous elementary and secondary schools in the area.
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Many Fallingbrook residents will commute into Ottawa’s more central areas for work, which is made easy by the multiple OC Transpo bus service routes that run to and through the community. Orléans is included in the second phase of Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit project, which will make the suburb even more accessible.
Is Fallingbrook A Safe Neighbourhood?
The Fallingbrook Community Association plays a big part in bringing the town together, including overseeing the area’s Neighbourhood Watch Program.Ottawa’s east end, which includes Fallingbrook, is considered the 4th safest area in Ottawa, via the Ottawa Police’s statistics on crime.
The Ray Friel Recreation Complex, located in Fallingbrook, is the largest and most comprehensive recreation complex in east Ottawa featuring three NHL size arenas, a fitness centre with over 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art training equipment, wave pool, whirlpool, sauna, physiotherapy clinic, daycare, Karate Dojo, pro shop, restaurant and coffee shop.
The Fallingbrook Community Association organizes an annual Canada Day celebration, and Summer festival each year.
One of Fallingbrook's natural beauties is Princess Louise Falls that can be found on Princess Louise Drive. The falls are hidden by foliage from view and access is granted by pedestrian trails.
Fallingbrook is also close in proximity to Petrie Island beach.
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