Carleton Place: Proud History and an Exciting Future
Carleton Place is a beautiful country town with all the big city amenities and services. It has a strong business community and is a wonderful place to raise a family, start a business, or retire to. Walk downtown and enjoy charming local shops and restaurants. On the outskirts of Carleton Place, you’ll find all the major big box stores: everything you need within a few kilometres.
Carleton Place is a great community to call home. Just a 20 minute drive from Kanata, and about a 40 minute drive to downtown Ottawa, it is a perfect option for those who work in the city, but love the friendly feel of a country village. All this and the price of a beautiful home is much lower than a few minutes away in Ottawa. Carleton Place is on Highway 7, the Trans-Canada Highway. Bus transportation is available. Classic Alliance Motorcoach provides a service between Carleton Place and Ottawa. Residents enjoy living in a historic and beautiful country town on the banks of the Mississippi river. If the current growth rate continues there will be almost 15,000 residences within the next 10 years!
Black Tartan Kitchen
Sagar Indian Cuisine
St. James Gate Irish Pub
The Good Food Company
The House of Fong
Real Estate in Carleton Place: So Many Great Neighbourhoods at Affordable Prices
Carleton Place is a dynamic and growing town. It has the full range of housing options for everyone from singles or families. There are detached, semi-detached, condominiums, town houses, garden homes and row houses. There are also apartments and other multiple buildings. While there are certainly many newer properties, for those who love the idea of living in a period home, Carleton Place is a perfect place to start your home search! Many historical buildings in the area such as the charming Historic Boulton Brown Mill, have been converted into condominiums. These stunning condos offer old world charm, modern conveniences and incredible views of the river. Close to town there are subdivisions and country houses with large plots of land. Whatever type of property is your dream home, it will be more affordable in Carleton Place compared with most areas in the city of Ottawa. The great transportation options allow you to work in Ottawa and have a much larger home at a lower monthly cost by buying a home in the Carleton Place area. The short commute to the city allows you to work in Ottawa and have a much larger home at a lower monthly cost by buying a home in the Carleton Place area. Search Properties in Carleton Place
Reasons to move to Carleton Place
Caldwell Street Public School
Arklan Community Public School
École élémentaire Catholique J.-L.-Couroux
Carleton Place High School
St. Mary’s School
St. Gregory Catholic School
Notre Dame Catholic High School
Carleton Place Offers a Small-town Lifestyle, Surrounded by Nature
One of the reasons that Carleton Place continues to grow is that the town is encircled by a stunning natural environment including the Mississippi river. One of the many facilities to enjoy the great outdoors is The Carleton Place Canoe Club located at Riverside Park on the Mississippi River. The Club is very proud that it is Canada’s oldest continually operating Canoe Club. In addition to enjoying the many water sports and beaches in Carleton Place there are many walking trails, including the Trans Canada Trail that runs through town, and parks such as; the Mississippi River Walk Trail, the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail, Centennial Park, Memorial Park and Roy Brown Park which has a fenced off leash dog park. Also nearby is Mississippi Lake which has 55.9km of shoreline, great fishing for Walleye, Bluegills, Northern Pike, small and Large-mouth Bass, there is a public boat launch in Carleton Place at the end of Lake Avenue West.
Full-service Carleton Place
All of the services and amenities of a modern city are available close to where residents live. It has the full range of schools. They are managed by the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. Schools in the Carleton Place area include Carleton Place High School and Notre Dame Catholic High School and excellent elementary schools such as the Arklan Community Public School. The town is very well served with the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital and two walk-In clinics. All ages are looked after with services that span clubs, associations, excellent child day care. The Carleton Place & District Youth Centre offers programs, event and services that provide youth in the Carleton Place community “with social, educational, recreational and developmental opportunities, enhancing the well being of youth and our community.” There is also The Seniors’ Services Carleton Place, which provides services for seniors and older adults and is located in the original renovated train station.
Carleton Place is a Sports Hub of Activity!
The Carleton Place Arena is located at 75 Neelin Street and is the home to the Carleton Place Kings (Minor Hockey), Carleton Place Cyclones (Girls Hockey), and the Carleton Place Skating Club. The town also loves to cheer on the Carleton Place Canadians Junior A hockey club. The Arena also has a double ice surface which is used for ball hockey, roller blade hockey, indoor soccer and other activities. The Carleton Place Curling Club is very active and always welcomes new members. Carleton Place is a cycling friendly town and they are actively improving cycling safety. Cyclists can visit this website for a complete list of the trails in the area, and a copy of the Safe Cycling Routes in Carleton Place pamphlet is available from the town.
Great Shopping in Carleton Place
Carleton Place has excellent shopping, both downtown and near Highway 7. Within a few blocks there is an incredible range of goods and services catering to every taste and price range. These include beautiful boutique shops, quilting, gifts, florists, gourmet foods and natural pet foods. Some of the favourite stores downtown are; The Floral Boutique, Treasures N More, Et Cetera Home and Burns Jewellers. The Carleton Place Farmers Market is located on Beckwith Street, just steps from the downtown, there are several parking lots in the downtown, with free parking. Just a short drive to Highway 7 there are all the major large retailers. These include; the Carleton Place Walmart Supercentre, Canadian Tire, Grocery Stores, LCBO, Beer Store, Rona, Home Depot and Starbucks. See a full list HERE of the Carleton Place downtown shopping guide and map.
Business Opportunities in Carleton Place
The business community has evolved over the years and now the town has a strong commercial base which includes everything from construction to high-tech. To encourage commercial development the town has four serviced business parks. The Carleton Place Business Improvement Association actively works to promote the vibrant and healthy commercial, retail, residential and entertainment in Carleton Place. Their mission is “to promote business in downtown Carleton Place, aesthetically improve the BIA district and connect businesses to each other and the community at large.”
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