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Neighbourhood Profile: Barrhaven

Stonebridge Golf Club in Barrhaven

Stonebridge Golf Club in Barrhaven

Barrhaven is a suburb of Ottawa situated just 17km southwest of the downtown area. It is a popular place for families to settle, and has been rapidly growing in recent years.

The neighbourhood, fondly referred to as “Far Haven” or “The Haven” because of its beautiful, lush green parks, boasts a wonderful mix of old and new. The latest developments have brought Barrhaven big box stores, and wonderful new housing projects like the green condos in Chapman Mills and the golf community in Stonebridge.

On the other side, Old Barrhaven, or Barrhaven proper, still features winding streets and some antique-looking storefronts. Even though the suburb is changing, the new additions are welcome ones. In the 1990s technology companies like Nortel and JDS Uniphase changed their headquarters to be located in Barrhaven. Recently, the RCMP announced that it would soon be moving its National Headquarters to the suburb.

The past ten years have been instrumental for Barrhaven, with housing developments sprouting up, the arrival of new retail establishments, and companies moving into the area. With all the expansion, interest in relocating to Barrhaven has increased, and the suburb continues to be a highly-desired neighbourhood to move to. With convenient public transportation, excellent schools, and fantastic recreational venues like the Barrhaven Tennis Club or the Stonebridge Golf & Country Club, Barrhaven is an ideal place to call home.

If you are one of the many people, of families looking to make the move to beautiful Barrhaven, or have a home to sell in the area, contact Chris Coveny at His real estate expertise and knowledge of the neighbourhood will help you make your next move.