The community of Richmond has origins as a military settlement from 1818 and still maintains this rich history today, with numerous commemorative plaques and monuments throughout the area documenting the fascinating beginnings of this unique enclave. A 10-minute drive from Kanata, Richmond became part of the City of Ottawa in 2001, and continues to thrive today.

The once quiet, rural Richmond neighbourhood has recently experienced a significant real estate boom as many Ottawa residents have chosen to relocate to the area in favour of the quaint atmosphere and relaxed lifestyle. With its country charm, proximity to the Rideau Canal, Ottawa city-centre, amenities, major transportation hubs, and highways, Richmond’s property values have steadily increased as more families settle in the neighbourhood to take advantage of the tranquil environment without sacrificing convenience.

Richmond is also popular among tourists who come from far and wide to participate in the highly anticipated Richmond Fair, which hosts concerts and features your quintessential autumn fair experiences including exciting rides, games, and typical fair snacks and desserts.

Life in Richmond is synonymous with comfort, as real estate lots are set spaciously apart and the population is sparse. This community is quickly becoming a favourite for young families and first-time home buyers looking to set down roots without being too far from the conveniences of city life. 

Why we love Richmond

This neighbourhood is characterized by a strong sense of community which developed in part because of the mix of residents ranging from white-collar banking, government, and tech professionals to tradespeople, agricultural workers, and everything in between. 

Richmond residents also have a shared affinity for active lifestyles and take advantage of the many parks, nearby Richmond Centennial Golf Course, Richmond Community Lions Club Park, St. John’s Quiet Garden and Labyrinth, and the opportunity to explore the outdoors at the Richmond Conservation Area.

The range of housing options available in Richmond make this community a premium choice for buyers looking to enter the Ottawa real estate market. There are various properties across price ranges, from older homes on acreage lots surrounded by open fields, to modern townhomes with updated features. You’ll be able to find the perfect home for your lifestyle within this humble community without straying too far from the city.

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