Almonte is a beautiful town that is host to schools, recreational facilities, social and cultural activities, medical facilities and shops and restaurants of all kinds. It is a charming, historical small town where people know their neighbours and kids make friends and play outside. Those who live in Almonte know that it is a picture perfect area to call home.
Lifestyle: Could moving to Almonte be right for you?
Just a twenty-minute drive to Kanata, and forty-five minutes to downtown Ottawa, Almonte is an area that is an easy commute for those who work in the city, and many do! There is a local bus service that will take you to and from Ottawa from Monday to Friday. The hub of this historic town starts on Mill Street. Filled with a plentiful of shopping and boutiques, Almonte has an array of locally-owned niche stores, along with historical sites featuring the town’s transformation and notable persons, such as Canadian inventor Dr. James Naismith. With the Mississippi River providing beautiful scenery, the Victoria Woollen Mill is a must-see, showing off the incredible force of the river crashing over the falls. In addition to the beautiful small-town ambiance, Almonte is home to many commercial stores and shopping areas that have all your needs covered; with chain shops locally available for pharmacy, grocery, pets, and home repair needs, you are sure to be pleased with the selection available right in town, ensuring you won’t have to make many trips to the big cities for the every-day essentials.
Reasons to move to Almonte
R Tait McKenzie Public School
Naismith Memorial Public School
Holy Name Mary Catholic School
T.R. Leger School of Adult,
Alternative and Continuing Education
Explore life in Almonte
The residents of Almonte are an integral part of what makes this community feel so welcoming. It is a vibrant and exciting place to live, with activities targeted for the entire family. While Over 30 % of families in town have children, there is also an active adult and singles community, along with a strong segment of people approaching retirement who look forward to staying and settling in the town. Whether you are looking for a heritage home on the water or have a lifestyle more suitable for condominium living, the small-town feel and walkability are features that everyone can fall in love with. Almonte is a cultural centre and “arts-hub” that speaks to millennials, families, and retirees alike. If you enjoy an array of cultures and arts, there will be groups and spaces in Almonte that cater deeply to your interests.
Aside from the culture of the town, Almonte features many annual activities. Home to the Almonte Celtfest, Almonte provides a great weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment. Additionally, Almonte’s Annual Fair is a classic country event held in Gemmill Park that has been taking place since 1858. Another great show is The Almonte in Concert, which provides a series of chamber music concerts held at the Almonte Old Town Hall. While there are many more events and cultural activities in Almonte and the surrounding area, one true favorite is the North Lanark Highland Games featuring pipe bands, highland games, specialty shops, and food booths.The world-famous Mill of Kintail is in close proximity to Almonte. The Mill and Conservation Area is beautiful to visit and walk or ski on the trails year-round. Also visit the R. Tait McKenzie Museum, featuring a world-class collection of Canadian paintings and enjoy the serenity of this special place just as Canadian painter A.Y. Jackson did.Don’t miss out on what Almonte has to offer, be sure to take in all that these special activities, museums, and historical sites bring to this small-town.
Stop and have lunch at one of the many restaurants in town. With many amazing restaurants in Almonte, it is hard to feature just a few. Steps away from our office is the Heirloom Cafe & Bistro, Café Postino, The Mill Street Crepe Company, Joe’s Italian Kitchen, and The Barley Mow. Almonte also features Equator Coffee, which is known for its locally roasted coffee and simply delicious menu. Home to one of Ontario’s craft breweries, the Crooked Mile brewery located on Ottawa Street offers quality ales and snacks, as well as a helpful roster of staff. Lastly, Hummingbird Chocolate ranks among the world’s chocolate elite. Additionally, they have recently been working with Canopy Growth and Tweed of Smith Falls and have developed a line of adult-only candies.
Almonte has everything you will need in your new community. There are excellent Public and Catholic Elementary Schools as well as the Almonte District High School and T.R. Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education. The schools have very active programs for all age groups. The town is also home to recreational facilities open for all to use, which is great for encouraging healthy, active lifestyles. With shops and restaurants in close proximity, the community is home to many groups of people that take advantage of these amenities for socialization. Additionally, being the cultural and artistic “hot-spot” that it is, like-minded people take advantage of this to organize creative projects either individually or in small group settings. Lastly, Almonte is host to an array of other services such as hospitals, pharmacies, hardware stores, and museums, filled with friendly staff that make your time there feel welcomed and leave you feeling taken care of.
Almonte is a growing and exciting community with a population on the rise. There are a variety of different types of homes, ranging from single-family, farms, rural houses with acreage, subdivisions with large lots, new custom builds, and even a few heritage homes, the needs of you and your family are sure to be met. There are also outstanding newer subdivisions located close to the town’s core. An added bonus that should not be overlooked, home prices are typically lower in Almonte than they are in Ottawa, making living in this beautiful historic town more affordable!
There are great commercial opportunities in this growing town for businesses looking to find a new home. With our own Royal LePage Team Realty in Almonte right on the main street, we know the area well…it is where we live and work too! Our real estate professionals can help you to find a commercial property to rent or buy in Almonte. Like residential real estate in Almonte, the costs are typically much lower costs than the big-city spaces.
“We love living in Almonte because it is a beautiful smalltown, with all the amenities within walking distance! It is also only a shortdrive to Kanata or Carleton Place, should you have shopping needs elsewhere.It also is safe; I can go for a run at 9:30 pm, and not be afraid of anythinguntoward happening. There are also so many events year round;farmers markets, shopping evenings, craft shows, etc. And there are lotsof wonderful parks for kids and families to enjoy.”
If you are interested in finding out more about commercial or residential real estate in the Manotick area, contact our local team of professionals anytime.
We would love to help you make your next big real estate dream a reality!