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Living in Gloucester
Gloucester is a populous suburb east of downtown Ottawa, which is home to over 133,000 residents. Gloucester is the perfect home for those who wish to be slightly removed from the city centre, but still close to its urban conveniences.
Most houses in Gloucester were built between 1950 and 1970. The area includes a mix of detached and semi-detached homes, row houses, townhomes and apartment buildings. Recent sales in the neighbourhood range from $275,000 - $540,000.
Gloucester is home to many community-based services and schools, including Gloucester High School and Lester B Pearson High School.
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Gloucester Jobs and Employment
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is headquartered in Gloucester, providing many employment opportunities in close proximity to its residents. Gloucester is currently a major transit hub for the city, and the first phase of Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit project extends to Gloucester, making it easy for commuters to travel west to Ottawa’s downtown.
Is Gloucester A Safe Neighbourhood?
Gloucester’s proximity to downtown has lent itself to an increased crime rate compared to other areas in the city. However, Gloucester has many active community associations, like the Beacon Hill Community Association, which work to make the various neighbourhoods within Gloucester more safe and secure.
The community is home to the Gloucester Splash Wave Pool, a unique recreational facility, and is adjacent to the Pine View Municipal Golf Course. A large movie theatre is housed in Gloucester, as is the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
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