Your comprehensive guide for moving to Ottawa

Should you Move to Ottawa?

Are you considering moving to Ottawa? If so, I’m sure you have many questions and ultimately are trying to make up your mind to determine if Ottawa is the right city for you. Ottawa is a great city but as anywhere there are of course some negatives to living here. I will break down some major pros and cons and hopefully make your decision of moving to Ottawa a little simpler. 

Moving to Ottawa

Alright so let’s get started. To begin I will preface that I do in fact live in Ottawa myself – although I was born here I lived 10 years abroad – so I completely understand the fear of moving to a new city or new country altogether!

Ottawa is known as a safe, clean and friendly city. I personally do agree with this statement. Ottawa is a great place to raise a family or start a business. We have some of the best schools in Ottawa that are ranked as some of the highest in all of Canada. Our suburbs are located in the East and West end of Ottawa – check out my neighborhood reviews on my channel to learn more about them. If you are looking for a safe place to raise your kids or start a family I can honestly say you can’t go wrong with moving to Ottawa.

Cost of Living in Ottawa

If you are looking to relocate from a more expensive city like Toronto or Vancouver. Our housing prices might come as welcomed relief. We are a much more affordable city than some others but Ottawa is still an expensive place to live. Our average home price here in Ottawa is just under 750 thousand dollars – there are however many options under 500 thousand and many over a million.

The Real Cost of Living in Ottawa

If you’re considering moving to Ottawa I’m sure you have many questions about the cost of living here. Although we are not known as an expensive city in Canada  – I wouldnt say its cheap to live here!  Now of course as Ottawa has grown so has the cost of living. In this video I will review what it truly costs to live here. I must say living in Ottawa is not cheap but I will promise it is cheaper than living in Toronto or Vancouver!

I’ve said it before but I want to reiterate that our transit system here is not great. If you are moving to Ottawa and especially if you are moving to a suburb you will need a car. There are of course transit options but they are incredibly unreliable.

What is the Weather in Ottawa Like?

If you are moving to Ottawa from another country altogether our winters here are challenging – we have long winters and we do get lots of snow. You will need lots of winter gear. You will also need to practice driving in the snow and ice as this is a skill you will need to have! 

Our summers in Ottawa are truly amazing. We get tons of sun and get to enjoy the long days. Before the summer solstice the sun doesn’t set until after 930pm – It’s definitely the best time of year.

Moving to Ottawa

If you are looking to move to Ottawa and open a business another amazing factor about Ottawa is the economic protection as the majority of the city is employed by the Government of Canada. This can add a layer of safety to the major risk of starting a new business. 

Now let’s review what an AI chatbot responds to the “should I Live in Ottawa” question.

“Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and is known for its natural beauty, cultural attractions, and diverse population. It has a high standard of living, good quality healthcare, excellent education options, and a vibrant job market. The city has a mix of urban and suburban neighborhoods, so you can choose the type of lifestyle that suits you best.

However, like any other city, Ottawa also has its own set of challenges. The cost of living can be relatively high compared to some other cities in Canada, and the winters can be long and cold. The traffic can be heavy during peak hours, and the housing market can be competitive.”

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