Buy A Home In Barrhaven Ontario

8 April 2022by shaunna


Our stunning city has so much to offer for those seeking to buy a home in Ottawa. For city-dwellers, the bustling downtown core has a number of stunning character homes. It also has modern condo buildings outfitted with sparkling amenities. For those looking for a large family home with a spacious yard, close to green space and good schools, there are many attractive communities to choose from. The hardest part is deciding which one would be best suited to your needs! Are you looking for a home in Barrhaven?

One of the most popular areas to live in Ottawa is Barrhaven. This rapidly growing suburban neighbourhood boasts a population of over 100,000 residents. It is located a short 20 minute drive 17km southwest of Ottawa’s downtown core. Lying just below Ottawa’s Greenbelt, Barrhaven is surrounded by rural terrain and farmland yet is bursting with residential and business communities. This haven of suburbia is a wonderful spot for growing families! With its ample offering of beautiful townhomes, freehold townhouses, and larger single standing homes, Barrhaven has a place to suit every budget.


For a variety of fun indoor and outdoor recreational activities, Barrhaven is home to a number of first-class facilities. Firstly, the Walter Baker Sports Centre at 100 Malvern Drive includes a fitness centre with treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, rowing machine, stair climbers, cable machines, free weights, and independent sound system and televisions. The centre also houses an eight lane 25m pool, a diving tank with two 1m and 3m diving boards, a warm teaching pool with ramp access, and a preschool pool. Additionally there are two full-sized ice rinks (Arena A and B) with spectator seating. It also shares space with the Ruth E. Dickinson branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

The Minto Recreation Complex can be found at 3500 Cambrian Road. In 2019 its pool was named as one of the top 12 indoor pools in Canada in an article by Chatelaine magazine!  This includes a six lane 25m lap pool with 3m and 1m diving boards, a Tarzan rope, and an access ramp. The complex also hosts two NHL sized ice rinks (one rink is accessible). They have accessible change rooms and while outside you’ll find an artificial turf sports field designed to meet CFL and FIFA design standards.

Green Space

Barrhaven has a number of outdoor trails, parks, and natural areas for you to find some peace and calm away from the busy streets and bustling businesses. For the little animal lovers in your family, there are two farms nearby—The Log Farm and Valleyview Little Animal Farm—that offer different fun family events throughout the seasons! Are you a dog owner? Then you can take your furry friend to dog-friendly areas such as Beryl Gaffney Park and Heart’s Desire Park.


Like many other large suburban neighbourhoods in Ottawa, Barrhaven has everything to offer in regards to shopping, including big box stores, grocery stores, and small local businesses. The Chapman Mills Marketplace retail area houses over 60 stores and services, including a movie theatre and various restaurants. You will find it directly opposite the Strandherd transit station at the intersection of Strandherd Drive and Greenbank Rd.

Transit Links

Barrhaven has fantastic transit links to the rest of Ottawa and beyond! In Barrhaven you can find the Fallowfield train station, which provides intercity Via Rail connections to Montreal and Toronto. Opened in 2007, the Strandherd transitway station has a large Park and Ride facility for those looking to commute downtown.

Barrhaven Neighbourhoods

Old Barrhaven. Strandherd Meadows. Longfields. Davidson Heights. Chapman Mills. Rideau Glen. Winding Way. Stonebridge. Half Moon Bay. Quinn’s Pointe. Barrhaven Mews. Barrhaven On The Green. Havenlea. Hearts Desire. West Pointe Village. Pheasant Run. Fraservale. Knollsbrook. Havencourt. Havencrest.

Are you interested in buying a home in Barrhaven? I would love to help find you the perfect Barrhaven home that has everything you and your family need. 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 to reach me about all the home listings in Barrhaven.

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