Moving to Kanata
Thinking about moving to Kanata? Kanata is a sought after suburb located about 15 minutes west of the City of Ottawa’s downtown core. Once it’s own functioning municipality, Kanata amalgamated to become a part of the City of Ottawa in 2001. Moving to Kanata has been a popular option for many families in recent years for a number of reasons. As a team that lives, works, and plays in Kanata, here is our take on why moving to Kanata is so enticing for so many people.
Kanata’s public and catholic schools rank among some of the best within the city of Ottawa. Many people move to certain neighbourhoods in Kanata specifically so that their children may attend classes within a specific school district. The suburb also offers fantastic recreation opportunities for kids and families, such as parks, facilities like the wave pool in Katimavik, or mega-recreation centres like Cardelrec which offer endless activities.
The community is absolutely surrounded by convenient amenities. In almost every sub-neighbourhood listed below, you’ll have easy access to a number of local shopping destinations containing big-box grocery, local fare, hardware stores, restaurants, and more. Kanata Centrum and Tanger Outlets are among some of the most popular shopping destinations in the city.
Sports and entertainment and will also come to love Kanata because of the Canadian Tire Centre located between Stittsville and Kanata Lakes. With entertainment options like this, as well as the movie theater in Kanata Cetrum, there is always something to enjoy in this area.
When it comes to work in Kanata, the Department of National Defence on Moodie Drive just outside Kanata as well as Kanata’s Tech Sector are among some of the largest employers in the area. These sought after fields attract many professionals and their families who choose to make Kanata home. With easy access to downtown, as well as hundreds of local employers dotting the area, there is an array of work in almost any field nearby.
Convenient transit routes, park and ride stations, major roadways, bike paths, walking trails, and well-planned infrastructure all make Kanata easy to navigate no matter which part of town you live in. This master-planned suburb offers accessibility and a family-friendly atmosphere that is undoubtedly enticing.
If you want to explore the different neighbourhoods of Kanata, visit some of our neighbourhood pages below, or, contact our team so that we can help you narrow down which one is going to suit you and your family best.
Neighbourhoods in Kanata
The Kanata neighbourhood of Beaverbrook is the first established residential community of Kanata located in the west-end of the City of Ottawa….
In the early 1960’s, Glen Cairn/Hazeldean was a very different community than what we know it as today. Originally, the region of around 600 acres…
The Katimavik neighbourhood is one of the first established residential communities of Kanata located immediately south of the Queensway (Highway 417). Katimavik was first developed…
Bridlewood & Emerald Meadows are residential communities in Kanata South located east of Eagleson Road, west of the Greenbelt and north…
The suburban neighbourhood of Kanata Lakes is located in the west-end of the City of Ottawa situated primarily north of the Queensway…
The suburban neighbourhood of Morgan’s Grant is situated on the north side of Kanata and adjacent to the Kanata North Business Park. This high-technology centre is home…