Buy a home in Orleans

29 March 2022by shaunna

 Are you looking to buy a home in Orleans?

Welcome to Shaunna McIntosh, Ottawa REALTOR ® – Royal Lepage Team Realty, Brokerage.

Ottawa is a city of multitudes, offering something for everyone. Whether you are a city-dweller looking for a perfectly located apartment in the city’s downtown core. A family searching for your first home close to the best Ottawa schools or a couple looking to retire and downsize to a beautiful condo with hardwood floors and modern appliances. You will be able to find it all here in Orleans.

One of the top neighbourhoods in Ottawa to search for homes is Orleans. Located approximately 16km east of downtown Ottawa, Orleans is a popular area. Most importantly, it offers large family homes with spacious yards as well as smaller units for first time buyers. Boasting a population of over 125,000 residents, Orleans comprises the municipal wards of Orleans, Innes, and Cumberland. A significant number of francophone residents call Orleans home, making it a perfect spot for bilingual home seekers. Orleans also has a thriving arts community with a rapidly growing business sector. It has residential areas and rural farmland in the eastern end of the suburb. Orleans has it all!


You can find a number of recreation centres and parks in Orleans. They offer a wide variety of programs and activities for every walk of life!  The Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex is home to the Elizabeth Manley Figure Skating Arena, the Roger Sénécal Arena, squash and racquetball courts and a fitness centre. A variety of recreation programs are offered including fitness, fitness classes, summer camps, indoor cycling, aqua fitness, swimming lessons and general interest programs. The Ray Friel Recreation Complex is the largest and most comprehensive recreation complex in east Ottawa featuring three National Hockey League (NHL) size arenas including the Ron Racette Arena. In addition you can also find a fitness centre with over 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art training equipment. It has a wave pool, whirlpool, sauna, physiotherapy clinic, Douvris martial arts, pro shop, restaurant and coffee shop.

For your outdoor recreation needs, Millennium Sports Park is a 34 hectare sports and recreational complex. It consists of 15 soccer and football fields located close to the Innes Road and Trim Road intersection. It is the home of the Ottawa TFC soccer club and the Cumberland Panthers football club!

Green Space

Orleans has many scenic natural areas with a number of beautiful nature trails and paths to explore. The most popular is Petrie Island, a stunning area of natural beauty situated along the Ottawa River, which is home to a variety of unique wildlife and provincially rare flora and fauna. Situated in the north-east area of Orleans, the Petrie Island park area has a natural beach and nature centre. In the summer the marina offers canoe and kayak rental, which makes for a fun and memorable family day out! Let Shaunna McIntosh help you buy a home in Orleans today.


The Shenkman Arts Centre, a multidisciplinary arts centre, was opened in 2009 and houses two theatres, seven galleries and 17 studios. Operated by the City of Ottawa. The centre has a diverse offering of programs and activities and above all, offers them in both English and French. These include live performances, hands-on instruction, exhibits and special events.


Orleans is home to the Place d’Orleans shopping centre. A large enclosed mall with 130 stores, a food court, and gym. Firstly, it is also the main OC Transpo hub in the east end of Ottawa. It even has a station connecting local routes to the Transit-way. Secondly, it has a passenger bridge from Place d’Orleans station to a park and ride facility on the opposite side of Regional Road 174.

Orleans Neighbourhoods

Avalon. Bilberry Creek. Cardinal Creek. Chapel Hill North. Chapel Hill South. Chaperal. Chateauneuf. Chatelaine Village. Convent Glen. Convent Glen South. Eastridge. Fallingbrook. Hiawatha Park. Notre-Dame-des-Champs. Notting Gate. Orleans Village. Orleans Wood. Queenswood Heights. Queenswood Village. River Walk. Buy a home in Orleans today.

Are you interested in buying a home in Orleans? It would be my honour to help find you the perfect Orleans home. Reach out by phone at (613) 875-2225 or by email to:  shaunnamcintosh1@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you! You can also use the form here.

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