This Beautiful Quaint Village is nestled on the banks of the Rideau River and offers so much to its residents. The Village core boosts trendy stores, restaurants and coffee shops attracting people from across Ottawa that come to enjoy the vibe. At it’s beautiful centre, is of course, our Famous Watson’s Mill on the banks of the Rideau River offering breathtaking views of our famous WaterFalls with many visitors relaxing in the surrounding parks who come to drink in the tranquil setting.
If you are a boater there are many accesses allowing for the launching of your boat. Cruise the Rideau River and take in stunning residences along the shoreline or stop in for a 5 star mouth watering luncheon or dinner at Kelly’s Landing.
Our Village is ideally located just a short 10 minute drive to transportation that will allow you to access the world using Via Rail and our Ottawa’s International Airport.
Albeit, Manotick has amazing historical attributes, it also has been influenced by a modern and trendy atmosphere making it easy to see why this is one of Ottawa’s most desirable places to live. With approximately over 5700 residents who proudly call Manotick home, the village is enjoyed to the fullest by people of all ages.
Neighbourhoods: Manotick Village – Long Island – Colony Heights – Mahogany
Is Moving To Manotick Right For You?
This slice of Real Estate Heaven that is Manotick provides a family-friendly, and accessible environment, that many homeowners find appealing. Public transit is at your doorstep, and with easy access to the 416, commuting anywhere in Ottawa has become easier than ever. An overwhelming feeling of safety and security places additional emphasis on why so many home buyers seek out Manotick as their place to live. Manotick has everything you need and it is easy to see why the residents here are so proud to call this place their home.
Reasons to move to Manotick
REAL ESTATE 2019
Average Sale Price Residential & Condominium Combined : $673,155
Up 5% over 2018
* based on MLS districts 8001-8010* OREB 2018 vs 2019
Explore life in Manotick
The residents of Manotick are an integral part of what makes this community feel so inviting and friendly. Along with the pride of ownership that comes with many homeowners here, there is a sense of pride and belonging in the community that makes this little village shine as bright as it does. Living in a village, it is easy for people to become familiar with one another, and a smile or a few kind words always seem to go a long way. Residents do not hesitate to greet one another with a friendly “Hello” when they see a familiar face, and locals are quick to lend a helping hand by supporting fundraising efforts, offering helpful advice on community social media groups, and most recently, by supporting and buying local when businesses have been hit with rough waters. Small communities are notably great when it comes to building relationships and supporting one another and Manotick is no exception.
While there are many families with children that make up the population of Manotick, there are also retirees and other single working professionals who have made this place their home. Because of the proximity to the business hub of Barrhaven, many people choose to live in Manotick to enjoy life outside of the big city. Additionally, with larger properties, families with children have more space to enjoy while feeling a sense of safety and security while doing so. There is also a large group of seniors and retirees who choose to reside in Manotick for their later years, as the amenities are in abundance, the walkability of the city centre is easy and accessible, and the views are tremendous. This beautiful community caters to people of all ages and lifestyles, so whether you are looking for a condo to downsize or a home for your growing family, Manotick has everything needed to live a healthy and happy life.
Looking for something to do in Barrhaven? This friendly community often hosts events, whether it be for socializing, networking, fundraising, political awareness, or unique experiences. Events often take place at restaurants on Strandherd Drive, Recreational Facilities, Schools, or Churches. Additionally, The Log Farm provides regular seasonal fun on Cedarview Drive; As a home to many different animals, beautiful paths and greenery to enjoy, as well as wagon rides, bonfires, a sugar bush, gift shop, pumpkin picking, and fresh Christmas trees come that time of year, The Log Farm is a one-stop-shop for family fun. No matter the time of year it is in Barrhaven, there isn’t a shortage of good times to be had by people of all ages!
Manotick’s dining options are plentiful and made to satisfy its patrons by offering diverse and unique menus. Manotick Main Street is a central home to a variety of eateries including the Black Dog Bistro and Babbos Cucina, which attract people from all over Ottawa for their upscale dining experiences. Other restaurants in and around Manotick Main Street that also provide great menus and excellent service for a night out include The Vault Bistro, The Mill Tavern, La Piazza, The Millers Oven, and Kelly’s Landing, which have all been able to open their doors to the public under the guidelines and restrictions set forth by the Government and health officials.
For those with a sweet tooth or who are looking for a special treat, Manotick is also home to a few favourite must-try bakeries. The Gingerbread Man on Tighe Street and Take Another Bite on Mill Street are two noteworthy places when it comes to sugary delight.
Coffee lovers unite! You don’t have to be in the big city to enjoy great coffee, the village offers a variety of coffee shops including 692 and Morning Owl. You may have even been able to taste their greatness at one of our open houses, as many of our agents are big supporters of these local businesses.
No matter what you have in mind, there is no shortage of great places to eat in Manotick, and with the friendly and accommodating staff and business owners that have adapted to the times and provide excellent food and service, you may find yourself looking to enjoy more time out exploring the great eats and treats that these restaurants have to offer.
Life on the water is a highly sought out and appreciated feature by many homeowners, and with the Rideau River on its doorstep, it is easy to see why Manotick is a community that Ottawans dream to be. The easy water access for community members to launch their boats or enjoy some late afternoon fishing along with the cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture, river views, trendy restaurants, and excellent walkability along the city centre of Manotick Main Street, living here can feel like cottage life without ever leaving your home.
With many new builds and resales of detached, semi-detached, and condominiums available, there is something for everyone within the borders of Manotick, and with the amenities to boot, finding a place to call home is an exciting experience all around.
A.Y. Jackson provides beautiful green space and is within walking distance of many residential areas as well as the Manotick Community Centre for additional recreational activities and an arena for ice time. Whether you’re looking for a modest residence, a home for a growing family, a place to downsize, or if you are in search of a luxury home, you can find it all here, with beautiful scenery right at your backdoor. Prices for homes in Manotick can range quite a bit depending on the home you are looking for, but they are typically comparable with what you would see within the City of Ottawa.
Manotick is an accessible small village with a centre station that is generally walkable. For traveling further distances, although OC Transpo does provide routes that run through the village, most residents of Manotick recommend a car to provide ease of access in commuting. Just minutes away from the 416, it is easy to jump onto the highway for any long distance traveling, whether it be a road trip away for the weekend or a Monday morning commute to work. Prince of Wales and Hunt Club are also a short drive away and are often used to make way across the City of Ottawa.
Manotick is a community that comes with a great history. Coming from an Ojibwa word meaning “Island in the River”, Manotick was the name chosen by its original founders Moss Kent Dickinson and Joseph Merrill Currier. In the 1830s, following the construction of the Rideau Canal, Dickinson and Currier were credited for settling the village for the purposes of lodging, milling, and trading. The men built Watsons Mill and Dickinson House, located next to one another on the Rideau River, which remains standing today and is frequented by residents and visitors alike. Other sites such as the multiple Churches, the Ayres Building, and Weaver’s house highlight the beautiful architecture and antiquity that Manotick has come to be widely recognized for.
These are only a few of the buildings within the cities borders that hold great historical significance. Other areas and businesses such as The Mill Tavern, Manotick Garage, and multiple standing homes on O-Grady Street and Tighe Street underscore the city’s continued dedication to preserve and celebrate the history here.
While the population of Manotick is minimal in comparison to other suburbs or Ottawa, the amenities within the city are here to serve. Manotick is home to excellent local schools in the public and catholic sectors for both elementary and secondary students. Additionally, there is beautiful green space with an array of trees blanketing the area at A.Y. Jackson Park, and the Manotick Community Centre that hosts many recreational programs for people of all ages encourages the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Manotick Main Street and its surrounding side streets are also home to many different types of local businesses and specialty stores that cater to most of the needs of its residents and homeowners. Here you can find hairdressers and barber shops, medical clinics, massage therapy, restaurants, karate, yoga, fitness centres, music schools, dance studios, office supply stores, cobblers, florists, grocers, a hardware store, Giant Tiger, and much more. Provided all the excellent benefits of living in the city of Manotick, most residents don’t mind venturing into the neighbouring Barrhaven and Riverside South communities for needs that exceed what is provided here, if and when the need presents itself.
With two office located on Bridge Street and Manotick Main Street, our real estate professionals know the community and surrounding area well. If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more about real estate in the Manotick area please reach out to us anytime!
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