The Village of Greely is bounded by Mitch Owens Road to the north, Snake Island Road to the south, Bank Street to the east and Manotick Station Road to the west. Metcalfe is bounded by McKendry Road to the north, a line going from Craig Farm to Glenwood and Rosefire Drives to the south, Nova Lux Way to the east and Brentwood and Johannes Streets to the west.
Greely has been one of Ottawa’s fastest growing communities over the last decade, with new homes and a commercial centre (Greely Village Centre). The village is dotted with over a dozen man-made lakes, offers recreational facilities, a public elementary school and green space, and is close to Emerald Links Golf & Country Club. Sunset Lakes is one of Greely’s most popular neighbourhoods. The village’s proximity to downtown Ottawa — about 30 kilometres — makes it an attractive home for commuters.
The rural village of Metcalfe, 10 kilometres southeast of Greely, was once a stagecoach stop on the route between Ottawa (then ByTown) and Cornwall. It’s now largely a home to commuters to Ottawa. There’s a variety store, a post office, elementary schools (public, Catholic and Christian) and a recreation centre. Each fall, the village hosts the Metcalfe Fair, which dates back to the 1850s. The Metcalfe Golf Club is nearby. The small community also boasts the Metcalfe Golf Club, seven baseball fields, a tennis court, curling club, and soccer fields.
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Evans Bus Lines offers a commuter service from Greely and Metcalfe to Ottawa. OC Transpo offers a free, once-a-week bus service from Greely and Metcalfe to selected Ottawa shopping centres. Both Greely and Metcalfe have easy access to Bank Street for driving into Ottawa.
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Greely: Ottawa Neighbourhood Study