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Living in Rockland
Rockland is a modern municipality perfectly aligning rural charm with urban vitality. It is a bilingual community located about 32 kilometres east of downtown Ottawa. Rockland is a quiet, picturesque city nestled on the shores of the historic Ottawa River, and has a population of over 11,000.
Rockland consists of mixed housing for sale and rent including single detached homes, townhouses, condos, and mobile homes with an average listing price of $324,000. There are also new build options available through developers in newer subdivisions located mostly in the South area of Rockland. Rentals account for approximately 40% of the housing in Rockland.
A few homes in Rockland date back to the 1940s; however, most of the residential homes were constructed after 2007.
The Ottawa River has always played an important role in the development of the City of Clarence-Rockland. In the 1800s, the river was the main livelihood for settlers. Today, the river is an unrivalled jewel for residents and tourists who love to do water sports or simply stroll along the main tributary of the St. Lawrence. Residents and tourists can access boat ramps at Moulin Park. There are many homes overlooking the Ottawa River.
There are a variety of schools in Rockland including Anglophone public, Francophone public, Anglophone Catholic, and Francophone Catholic.
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Rockland Jobs and Employment
Based on the total labour force, the majority of workers in Rockland are employed in business sales and service, trades, transport and operators.
The community is served by a commuter bus line operated by Leduc Bus Lines which offers 10–12 trips from the village to downtown Ottawa and Gatineau during rush hour. The community wishes to establish OC Transpo connections.
A skilled workforce, constant residential growth, numerous sports and cultural activities, restaurants, retail stores and speciality shops, make Rockland is a great place to live, work and invest.
Is Rockland A Safe Neighbourhood?
Rural Ottawa East, which includes Rockland, is considered the 6th safest area in Ottawa via the Ottawa Police’s statistics on crime.
Rockland offers both the quiet of the countryside and the urban offerings of a big city. Along with a healthy distribution of nature's splendour, there's also plenty of things to keep urbanites busy. The city offers a full range of churches, schools and sports facilities, including three ice arenas and a newly constructed recreation centre that houses the largest YMCA in the Ottawa area.
The Ottawa River is an unrivalled jewel for residents and tourists who love to do water sports or simply stroll along the main branch of the St. Lawrence. Residents and tourists can access boat ramps at Moulin Park.
In addition to these neighbourhood amenities, Rockland is home to the Joël Gauthier Skatepark, the Clarence-Rockland Museum, the Optimist Performance Hall and a number of nature trails throughout charming villages.
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