Dunrobin is a community just north of Kanata and about 35 minutes from Ottawa’s downtown core. It is located between the Carp escarpment and the Otttawa River and faces the Gatineau hills on the Quebec side. The area was first settled in the 19th century and was directly between the West Carleton Township and Kanata prior to amalgamation with the City of Ottawa in 2001.
With roots in agriculture, the area was primarily used for farming and still is widely used for this purpose today. The main strip of the town hosts a number of small businesses including a “general store” area that houses stores offering basic necessities. The population of Dunrobin hovers around 1000 people today, but has been steadily growing over the last few years as the area has grown in popularity.
Part of Dunrobin’s draw is some of it’s river-front communities that offer recreation and stunning landscapes along the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills. The area also has some recreation for people to enjoy such as 3 major nearby golf courses, a marina for boating on the Ottawa River, close proximity to a provincial park, Fitzroy Provincial Park, and Constance Bay.
For housing, you’ll find a mixed bag of homes in the area primarily in the form of single detached homes. Much of the rural stretches of Dunrobin have older farmhouses built in the late 19th century, where as there is also lots of new construction homes sitting on large lots. Along the main strip of Dunrobin, you’re likely to find an influx of new construction which was a direct result of the Ottawa tornadoes that occurred in 2018 which forced many people to re-build their homes after several families homes were flattened by the powerful storm. There are also many homes that required repair along the shorelines when several homes were ravaged by record breaking floods in 2018 and 2019. Luckily, 2020 did not result in the same type of damage for this area as it has in previous years.
Despite the hardships this community has been presented with over the last few years, the community here remains strong and continues to attract families in search of rural properties nearby recreation. What makes people love this area so much is partially the stunning landscapes surrounding the region. With the beautiful mix of fields, rolling hills, water, and forests around, it’s an ideal area for a family looking to be surrounded by all the best nature can offer.
What We Like About Durobin
Above all else, Dunrobin is an extremely tight knight, resilient community that has truly been through a lot over the last few years. You can feel it in the atmosphere, people here truly care for each other and look out for one another. This is an area where the local businesses will remember who you are, and you’ll know who your neighbours are.
It’s hard to discuss what we like about Dunrobin without mentioning it’s breathtaking natural beauty. There is truly a little bit of everything in this area. Rolling hills, farmers fields, gorgeous waterfront, forests, and more. It’s a wonderful place to go home to because you truly feel like you’re letting go of the city when you get here.
It’s proximity to the Kanata North Tech Park is also a draw for many people, and one of the reasons we love it here as well. With the booming tech centre in the city, many tech workers seek out homes in Dunrobin to disconnect from the tech when they’re not working. Another benefit is that the commute has almost no traffic most days, making that part of your day so much easier.
For these reasons and so many more, we adore this community and it’s surroundings.
Homes for Sale in Dunrobin
If you are considering finding a home in the area or otherwise investing in Ottawa real estate, contact the Christine Hauschild Real Estate Team. Christine Hauschild and her associates are highly skilled in property evaluations, marketing, and provide their clients with superb negotiating skills along with their extensive knowledge of the Ottawa real estate market. You will surely benefit from the professional services which they have to offer to meet your lifestyle and budgetary needs.