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Living in Manotick

Manotick is a community in the rural southern part of the City of Ottawa, located on the Rideau River, about 25 km from downtown Ottawa. It is just a few kilometres east of Highway 416. The population of the area is about 4,500 people.

Manotick has a reputation for good restaurants, interesting boutiques and an eclectic mix of sprawling waterfront mansions and tidy old clapboard houses, built early in the century.

Manotick Housing

If you're looking for an immaculate custom built estate home, then you're sure to find it in Manotick. Many of the homes in Manotick are on acres of wooded lots or back onto forests. You'll also find waterfront homes in Manotick on the Rideau River. The few townhomes which are available in Manotick start at $300,000 and the detached homes start at approximately $450,000 and can go up to over $4 Million. Rentals are rare in Manotick.

Despite being part of the city of Ottawa, many of the houses are still on wells and septic systems rather than on city water.  Manotick is home to both public and Catholic schools at the elementary and secondary levels.

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Manotick Jobs and Employment

Based on the total labour force, Manotick residents are mostly employed in management, health, science and sales occupations with an average household income of above $200,000.

Is Manotick A Safe Neighbourhood?

Manotick is considered a safe, and affluent neighbourhood with a very low crime rate.

Manotick Activities

There are plenty of amenities in Manotick, with everything from charming Bed and Breakfasts to quaint speciality boutiques, award-winning florists, art galleries, high-quality clothing and accessories, scenic parks on the river, and numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as historic sites.

The main shopping area is the Manotick Mews shopping centre. A point of interest is the Dickinson Square Conservation Area with turn-of-the-century houses now hosting galleries and artisanal shops. Here you'll find Watson's Mill, the F.E Ayers Building and Dickinson House. Built in 1859, Watson’s Mill is a must-see being the only working heritage site in Ontario. On a Sunday afternoon, visitors can see how the water from the Rideau River turns the giant turbines that help move the millstones that grind wheat into flour. Historic Dickinson House has been converted into a free museum and focuses on the history of Manotick and the region.

Fishing, boating, golf courses and waterfront parks provide all kinds of fun for families and individuals in Manotick looking to enjoy the outdoors. Boaters will find several marinas located a few kilometres south of town. In addition, farmer’s markets, craft fairs, and seasonal festivals can also be enjoyed in Manotick.

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