Ottawa's southern suburban neighbourhood



Barrhaven is the southern suburb of Ottawa. It is one of the largest, most modern and fastest growing areas of Ottawa. The population presently is close to 100,000. The area has various communities dating from its beginning during the 1960s to all new and presently developed areas.

Main Communities

  • Old Barrhaven along Greenbank Road
  • Stonebridge
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Chapman Mills
  • Longfields
  • Hearts Desire
  • Fraservale
  • Knollsbrook
  • Havenlea
  • Barrhaven on the Green

are just some of the main communities. The main characteristics of this suburb are wide avenues with many shopping plazas, restaurants, coffee shops and spacious modern homes lining the side streets and crescents.

Demographics of Barrhaven

Barrhaven demographics



The average household income in Barrhaven is just over $117,000 and most people work in the finance, government and business administration sectors followed by education, law and government services.


There are many green parks and indoor and outdoor sporting facilities such as soccer and football fields, hockey rings, basketball courts and playgrounds. As a family and young residence oriented neighbourhood, Barrhaven has many schools, kindergartens and high schools as well as fitness complexes and after school programs offered by local clubs and institutions.


Barrhaven is a relatively short drive to Ottawa downtown and the airport. The housing market is very healthy and affordable with large, comfortable, well maintained single homes available in the $350,000-$400,000 range and townhouses from about the $250,000 price point still available. There are also condos just under $200,000 popular with young, first time Ottawa home buyers.

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