The Ottawa River on the north, Stanley Avenue, Beechwood Avenue Hemlock Road on the south, the Rideau River on the west, and the Aviation Parkway and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway on the east.
Ottawa’s wealthiest neighbourhood, Rockcliffe Park is a quiet, mature enclave of 2,400 residents that was established in 1864 just to the east of downtown.
Homes are set far apart on large lots, built of natural materials, and show a mix of styles from many eras. Much of the area is still wooded and it boasts Rockcliffe Park, a lovely public green space on the cliffs of the Ottawa River. The entire area was designated as a Heritage Conservation District in 1977.
The community includes Stornoway, home of the federal government’s Opposition leader, as well as the residences of many diplomats and business leaders.
Adjoining Rockcliffe Park to the east is the small, residential community of Manor Park, with a population of about 2,900 people. Most of the homes were built in the mid-twentieth century.
To the south of Rockcliffe Park is New Edinburgh, official home of both the prime minister and the Governor General of Canada. The leafy, affluent neighbourhood was founded in the early 19th century by Thomas McKay, who was a builder of the Rideau Canal system. New Edinburgh has seen some infill housing projects over the recent years. Riverside Stanley Park is home to the annual, summertime Lumière Festival, a celebration of lanterns and light installations.
Beechwood Avenue, at New Edinburgh’s southern edge, is a popular commercial strip with restaurants and specialty shops, including popular Books on Beechwood. The surrounding area is sometimes referred to as Beechwood Village.
Immediately to the east of New Edinburgh is the small community of Lindenlea. Notable for its architecture and green spaces, the neighbourhood has about 1,800 residents.
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OC Transpo services all four neighbourhoods. There is an extensive bike path at the north end of Rockcliffe Park running along the Ottawa River and another running along the west side of New Edinburgh beside the Rideau River. Hwy. 417 is easily accessible.