Real estate in the capital: What are Ottawa’s hottest neighbourhoods?

Continuing a recent trend, homes in Ottawa’s outlying areas were a hot commodity at the end of 2018, driving up prices in areas such as Leitrim, Manotick and Stittsville closer to levels traditionally seen in popular central neighbourhoods such as the Glebe and Westboro.

Housing prices in those rural areas have risen by up to 47 per cent in the past five years, according to data from the Ottawa Real Estate Board.

But outlying neighbourhoods aren’t the only ones where housing prices have risen rapidly in recent years. According to OREB data, prices in 35 out of 60 neighbourhoods have increased by more than 20 per cent over the last five years.

Here are 20 of the hottest neighbourhoods in Ottawa, ranked by the real estate board’s home price index benchmark.

Hottest neighbourhoods map
Flags indicate neighbourhoods on the rise in Ottawa's real estate market.

Top 20 neighbourhoods by % benchmark price increase over five year

(All data courtesy of Ottawa Real Estate Board)

Leitrim

2018: $470,900
2013: $319,300
Increase: 47.48%

Manotick Village and Manotick Estates

2018: $706,800
2013: $521,200
Increase: 35.61%

Manotick east to Manotick Station

2018: $684,200
2013: $510,200
Increase: 34.10%

Munster

2018: $388,600
2013: $290,000
Increase: 34%

Manotick south to Roger Stevens

2018: $513,500
2013: $385,500
Increase: 33.20%

Ottawa's most affordable neighbourhood

Bells Corners and south to Fallowfield

Benchmark price: $267,500

Between Franktown and Fallowfield Road

2018: $438,500
2013: $330,500
Increase: 32.68%

Stittsville (central)

2018: $490,200
2013: $374,000
Increase: 31.07%

Richmond

2018: $432,200
2013: $330,600
Increase: 30.73%

Remainder of Stittsville and area

2018: $594,800
2013: $455,800
Increase: 30.50%

Stittsville (south)

2018: $529,500
2013: $407,900
Increase: 29.81%

Rideau Township (South of Regional Road 6, east of McCordick Road)

2018: $294,900
2013: $227,300
Increase: 29.74%

Ottawa's most expensive neighbourhood

Rockcliffe Park

Benchmark price: $1,602,200

Stittsville (north)

2018: $487,300
2013: $378,000
Increase: 28.92%

Carlsbad Springs

2018: $340,900
2013: $264,600
Increase: 28.84%

North Gower

2018: $422,800
2013: $330,800
Increase: 27.81%

Country Place, Pineglen, Crestview and area

2018: $661,600
2013: $520,300
Increase: 27.16%

Meadowlands, Crestview and area

2018: $497,100
2013: $391,100
Increase: 27.10%

Kanata

2018: $416,900
2013: $328,300
Increase: 26.99%

McKellar Heights, Glabar Park

2018: $569,900
2013: $455,000
Increase: 25.25%

Carlington, Central Park

2018: $398,500
2013: $318,700
Increase: 25.04%

Carlingwood, Westboro

2018: $759,000
2013: $609,300
Increase: 24.57%