The Glebe is a quirky and eclectic neighbourhood located on and around Bank St. south of the 417 highway. Grabbing a delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte and browsing through the adorable shops is a perfect way to spend a crisp autumn day.
As a resident of the Sandy Hill community, my trips to the Glebe always leave me wishing that I lived there. The atmosphere of the Glebe is that of relaxation and enjoyment, with the number of restaurants lining the sidewalks of Bank St., and Patterson Creek Park that stretches from the Rideau Canal all the way to Lyon St.
- Is the Glebe a right fit for you?
- To rent or to buy?
- What to do in the Glebe?
- What are you waiting for?
Is the Glebe a right fit for you?
The Glebe is a neighbourhood that attracts a wide demographic of residents based on the housing styles and amenities available. The Glebe is home to a number of families with children that live in detached homes on the quieter streets off of Bank St. Each house in the Glebe has its own unique charm, many dating back to the early 20th century.
The Glebe is an already established neighbourhood with captivating architecture, making it an ideal place to reside in. New developments in this area are limited due to the lack of available space, but there are always gorgeous houses popping up on the market.
The Glebe neighbourhood is also a great area for investment properties, with many people purchasing detached homes and renting units out to tenants. Housing prices usually range from $350,000 to $1,500,000, whereas condominiums usually price from $185,000 to $985,000. For more information on housing prices in the Glebe, check out Ottawa Move’s page on Ottawa Area & Neighbourhood Information about the Glebe.
To rent or to buy?
Since the Glebe is in equal proximity to both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, many students choose to rent in this area. Not only is the close proximity to the universities important, but also how close amenities are to each other. For students, the Glebe provides an affordable and entertaining place to live in while in university.
The Glebe also fulfills the needs of homebuyers looking for long term residence. Instead of spending money on monthly rent expenses, home buyers are able to invest their money into their home. Home buyers looking to buy in the Glebe are able to find family homes on quiet residential streets that are just a few steps away from Bank St.
What to do in the Glebe?
The Glebe has several grocery stores that are within close walking distance, which is essential for students who rely on walking and public transportation to get anywhere. Bank St. also has several bus stops that make it fast and easy to get to where you need to go. With the number of buses passing along Bank St., residents can get from home to work in less than half an hour. It is not necessary for renters and home buyers to have a vehicle, as everything from dining to entertainment is a short walk from their doorstep. Check out UrbanSpoon for best restaurants to eat at in the Glebe.
Residents also don’t have to travel far from their neighbourhood to access the churches and schools that are within walking distance. With the number of buses passing along Bank St., residents can get from home to work in less than half an hour. It is not necessary for renters and home buyers to have a vehicle, as everything from dining to entertainment is a short walk from their doorstep. Residents also don’t have to travel far from their neighbourhood to access the churches and schools that are within walking distance. A great resource for new residents is The Glebe Neigbhourhood Activities Group. The GNAG provides information on schools, churches and events happening to enhance and enrich the lives of people in the community.
What are you waiting for?
The variety of amenities available to the residents of the Glebe makes this area an ideal place to reside in for the long term. The magic that is contained in the streets of the Glebe are sure to captivate anyone who sets foot in this little neighbourhood.
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Have you ever been to the Glebe? What is your favourite restaurant or shop to visit? We would love to hear!