One of Ottawa’s Most Historic Neighbourhoods

The Glebe is one of the city’s most established and mature neighbourhoods, with the portion east of Bank Street dating back to the late 1890s. Homes range from a mixture of older, Tudor-style and red brick Victorian houses (some homes designed by prominent architects such as W.E. Noffke) to modern, state of the art infill homes. Pride in ownership is something Glebe residents take to heart, however there are still some older homes that present opportunity for buyers looking to add value through renovations.

Modern Options & Opportunities

In addition to single family homes, the neighbourhood also offers condos ranging from large panoramic units overlooking the Rideau Canal, to smaller more economic units by Central Park, Lansdowne and Bank Street businesses. A newer trend beginning to appear in the Glebe are new purpose-built rentals and retirement homes at the doorstep of Lansdowne’s amenities. This highlights a demand for rentals in certain pockets of the neighbourhood, and an opportunity for buyers looking at older, multi-unit duplexes, triplexes, etc., where value could be added through renovations to achieve higher rental rates.

A Variety of Properties

The Glebe is often looked at in two segments; east and west of Bank Street, which differ primarily due to lot size and density. East of Bank, buyers will find properties with smaller, roughly 25ft-35ft wide lots at a potentially lower price point. On the west side of Bank, we find the more traditional Glebe properties; with larger lot sizes and homes, garages and landscaped backyards. There are small pockets within those two quadrants of the Glebe that buck that trend, which include streets such as Clemow Ave., Linden Terrace, Monkland Ave., Oakland Ave., Ella Street, Newton Street, etc…

Sellers in the Glebe must look to highlight the strengths of their home and property in order to market to the appropriate and best suited buyer. Ultimately, one of the best ways to sell your home is to know your target audience and with the help of Century 21 Goldleaf Realty this can be achieved.

The Five Minute Neighbourhood

With Bank Street operating as its high street and hub, the Glebe offers a mix of boutique shops, quality restaurants, great pubs and Lansdowne as a central event space for concerts, sporting events and entertainment just a short stroll away. Bordered by the Rideau Canal and Dow’s Lake and a short walk or bike ride from downtown, the Glebe is also home to some of the finest schools Ottawa has to offer.

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