North Gower is a small rural village located 20 minutes south of Ottawa on HWY 416 off of Roger Stevens Drive. The village is located 15 minutes south of Kanata and Nepean, and about 15 minutes west of Manotick. Established in 1846, the village was situated along Stevens Creek and about 10 km from Osgoode where the rail station was located. Primarily a rural, farming town, the residents of the town were mostly farmers or shop workers for the various shops in town, like the wagon shop, mechanical shops, and more.
In 2001, along with several other municipalities, North Gower amalgamated to become a part of the City of Ottawa. The family-friendly town is home to a general store, hardware store, a handful of local restaurants, farmers market, elementary school, and more. This quaint place has just about all of your essentials all wrapped up in the charm of a small town.
North Gower Real Estate consists mainly of older construction in the main village. Detached, single family homes constructed with brick are common. Some homes even date back to the late 1800’s and are constructed in the classic farm house style. Homes are set on good sized lots and are surrounded by mature greenery. In the outer edges of the town, you’ll find some new construction as well as some estate lot homes backing onto gorgeous green space. With North Gower Real Estate expanding, some more new home development construction on the horizon, as well as a major warehouse development (potentially) happening within the next few years, the town is set to see some substantial growth. With young people increasingly choosing to move to the country, it’s likely we’ll see this town grow even more in time.
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What We Like About North Gower
North Gower is truly a little town that packs a lot of punch. Flanked by the Rideau River and the Marlborough Forest, the area is surrounded by natural beauty and endless fields of green and gold farmland. The historical features of North Gower are also striking as the town is home to several historical buildings such as the City of Ottawa Archives building which houses archival information like old newspapers dating back to the early 20th century.
In true small town fashion, everyone here knows everyone. Therefore, everyone here supports each other. There is a very strong sense of community among the people who call North Gower home. Several small businesses dot the town and make up the bulk of employers in the area. The Marlborough Pub and Eatery is widely regarded as the local watering hole, and if you want to learn more about the town, just have a chat with the bartender here. A hair salon, ice cream shop, auto mechanic, among others are all staples for socializing in the town and you’re likely to get to know your neighbors in these spots.
North Gower Real Estate offers a great mix of big and small homes ranging from old construction to new construction, this is a fantastic place to set down roots because there are options for everyone. With such close proximity to the highway, it’s very easy to get to the city whenever you need to, making for an easy commute. North Gower is ideal for those looking for a slower pace of life in a tight-knit community.
Recreation in North Gower
- Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre
- Horrace Seabrook Park
- North Gower Bowling Alley
- North Gower – Ottawa Public Library Branch
- Marlborough Forest
Some of our favourite local businesses
- Mulligan’s Grocery
- The Old Co-Op
- The Marlborough Pub and Eatery
- Big Dawg’s Smokehouse
- North Gower Farmers Market
- North Gower Pizza
- Perkins Home and Lumber
- Freshman Pizza
- Foster Family Farm Stand