Nepean is a unique community within Ottawa. It was established in 1792 and remained its own entity until it was incorporated as a city on November 24, 1978. It was an independent city until amalgamation with the Regional Municipality of Ottawa–Carleton. Then, in 2001, it became part of Ottawa. However, the name “Nepean” continues in common usage about the area. Many people still say they live in the city of Nepean.
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Could Moving to Nepean be Right for You?
Reasons to move to Nepean
REAL ESTATE 2020
Average Sale Price Residential & Condominium Combined : $536,049
Up 19.9% over 2019
* based on MLS districts
7001-7004; 7101-7102;7201-7204; 7301-7302; 7401-7404; 7501-7505; 7601-7607; 7701-7711; 7801-7807; 7901
OREB 2018 vs 2019
Explore life in Nepean
Nepean has it all, a proud history, strong economy, great jobs, and all the schools, services, shopping, sports and recreation facilities that any family could want. You will also find the house and neighbourhoods that are perfect for you and your family. Nepean has everything you and your family will ever need to be happy in your home and the community.
The residents of Nepean have excellent access to every in and outdoor sport available locally. The Nepean Sportsplex is one of the sports and recreation centres for the community. It is a multi-purpose facility serving residents in Ottawa for over 40 years.
The Sportsplex hosts 30-plus regional, provincial, national and international sporting events and 35 special events per year. The facility serves over 1.5 million clients annually, who enjoy any of the following amenities: An impressive aquatic centre with a 50-metre Olympic pool with diving towers and springboards, a 25-metre family pool, a children’s wading pool and a therapeutic whirlpool.
The centre also features three North American size rinks and a ten-sheet curling centre, a 3,000 sq. feet weight room and fitness centre including four squash courts, a studio and gymnasium as well as a large outdoor sports field area featuring two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, the Minto sports field turf, a lawn bowling turf and a pavilion as well as outdoor fitness trails. It is best to check with the City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation website for all the facilities available.
The Seniors Centre offers activities for adults 50+, while the Visual Arts Centre provides all visual arts programs. General interest programs complete the options available.
Merivale Road is one of the retail centres of Nepean. You will find many smaller shops as well as big-box stores. Colonnade Road Business Park is to the West of Merivale Road and South of Borden Farm. Many businesses are located along its two branches, including some federal offices such as the Public Health Agency of Canada and Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, and an OC Transpo bus depot. Hunt Club West hosts a large auto mall, big box stores, PetSmart, Costco’s Canadian headquarters, and one of its retail locations.
Bells Corners is another excellent area for shopping. Bells Corners has its own proud history that is older than Canada itself; Bells Corners comprises some 300+ businesses and is a significant part of Nepean and the City of Ottawa.
Stretching from the Thorncliffe Bridge to Westcliffe Bridge, from Stafford Road and Northside Road along Robertson Road, Bells Corners is where you meet for coffee or go to enjoy a bite to eat; stop to shop or visit with neighbours to catch up on local events.
Nepean is very fortunate to have great restaurants that appeal to every culinary desire. The following are just three of the many available.
The first Ottawa Italian Restaurant in the West end to have an exhibition-style/open kitchen concept. Zola’s offers its clients an experience in modern Italian cuisine in relaxed, tasteful surroundings. They offer fresh-made pasta and a take-out menu. Their famous rolls are baked fresh every day.
Outstanding Greek dishes such as Gyro and Souvlaki are some of the favourites. They are famous for the family platters. The portions are very generous, and the food is excellent. The Tzaziki is terrific, and the pitas are some of the best in Ottawa
The Grill was opened in 2000 and has been a community favourite ever since. They are open 365 days a year and offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is of very high quality and the staff always greet you like an old friend.
Other favourite restaurants include: Mandarin, Bean Thai, Brew Table, Merivale Fish Market, Green Papaya, Pinelopi’s Greek Kitchen, Chop Steakhouse.
Over the long and impressive growth of Nepean, more and more neighbourhoods were added. There is an area for every type of family, from singles, families with young children and teens to retirees. The following are the main neighbourhoods of Nepean
Nepean has excellent schools for all grades and special requirements. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board administer anglophone schools in Ottawa. Both Boards have their headquarters in Nepean. Francophone education is provided by the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario and the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est.
Nepean Township was established in 1792 and originally included Ottawa’s central area west of the Rideau River. Nepean was incorporated as a city on November 24, 1978. The geographic boundaries of Nepean changed considerably over this time. Nepean’s centre then moved to the community of Bells Corners. In the 1950 and 1960s, Nepean’s urban areas began to expand in previously rural areas in such areas as the community of Centrepointe in the east and the community of Barrhaven in the south. A Nepean quarry provided the sandstone blocks that were the principal building material used in the Parliament Buildings in downtown Ottawa. The Nepean Museum is at 16 Rowley Avenue. It collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets the works of man and nature in Nepean.
Nepean 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 surrounding parks. The Nepean Sportsplex hosts many recreational programs for people of all ages encourages the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Nepean is 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, hardware stores, and much more. Provided all the excellent benefits of living in the city of Nepean, most residents don’t mind venturing into the neighbouring Kanata and Vanier communities for needs that exceed what is provided here, if the need presents itself.
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