By: Maria Emilia De Guzman

What is it About Riverside?

Tags: Riverside, Ottawa, ON

      Driving from Hunt Club to Vanier there is a special road to connect South to North in the middle of the city that provides a great benefit to the City.  Riverside Drive catches all the traffic from places such as Kanata or Stittsville in the west; travelling to Bronson, Bank, Alta Vista, or merging onto the 417 East.  Observe the panoramas as the view of the river; people jogging and biking, families enjoying a stroll, and enjoying the scenic drive. The road gives the driver a pleasant experience that does not happen on other monotones roads that are boring to drive. 

Riverside is known as a road that is easy to drive and connect; to important areas in our city such as: The Canada Post Central Office, government offices, the RCMP centre, plazas, Billings Bridge Commercial Centre,
Canada Revenue building and the Ottawa Hospital’s Riverside Campus. 

Other areas include: “Ottawa Train Yard” with 750,000 square feet of rental space and, the Laurier National Historic Site that served as the Prime Minister’s home before the house in Sussex and the Rideau Canal.
Riverside crosses a vast number of neighbourhoods such as: Sandy Hill, Vanier, Ottawa East, Alta Vista, Confederation Heights, Billings Bridge, Heron Park, Riverside Park, Mooneys Bay, Hunt Club Woods, Uplands, Quintarra, and then merges into River Road and Riverside South.
In between July 2017 to July 2018 the Ottawa Market Multiple Listing system reported 129 houses sold in Alta Vista where the average days on the market was less than two months and for almost full price, representing a 1% reduced price.  In the “condo market” using a wide search for condos between 1 to 2 bedrooms in Riverside the most popular ones sold at 1480 Riverside, 1500 Riverside (in a closed community) for around $150,000 for one bedroom and an average of one day in the market. Two bedrooms averaged two months at $335,000.