A Neighborhood Guide - Carlington

Tuesday Mar 09th, 2021


Your Guide to Carlington!

Are you looking for a quiet neighbourhood to raise a family? Carlington is the place for you! 

Carlington's history dates back to the 1920s and saw huge growth from 1945 to 1960. After the Second World War, the houses built in this time period were known as "war homes" or "veteran homes". As a result, many of the street names also reflected this military heritage. 
Carlington is approximately 7 km (12-minute drive) from the downtown core. Communities included in the Carlington neighbourhood include Carlington, Bellevue Manor, Caldwell, Lepage Manor, and Mooretown. 

There are approximately 11,363 residents in Carlington. The average age of the population is 40 years old, with 50% being between 30-64 years.


The Walk Score for Carlington is rated at 62, some errands can be accomplished on foot. This makes it rank as the 10th most walkable neighbourhood in Ottawa. With a Transit Score of 54, there are a decent amount of public transit options in place, with 4 bus lines passing through the area. The area is also very bikeable with a Bike Score of 54, biking is convenient for most trips. 


There are plenty of restaurants in the Carlington area, mostly located along Merivale Road. See the list below for a few of the highest-rated locations, according to Google. Simply click on the name to be directed to their websites!

Carlington Coffee House - 917 Merivale Road (4.9 Google Rating) - $$ 
Covid-19 Restrictions: Curbside Pickup

Bowman's Bar & Grill - 1170 Carling Ave (4.6 Google Rating) - $$
Covid-19 Restrictions: Curbside pickup | Dine-in

Miss Molly's Breakfast Club - 1577 Lapierre Ave (4.8 Google Rating) - $
Covid-19 Restrictions: Delivery | Takeout


Within the neighbourhood, the school options are: 

Elementary School:
OCDS: W.E Gowling Public School
OCSB: Saint Elizabeth Catholic School
Private: Turnbull School 

As for high schools, there are options in the close-by neighbourhoods. 
Secondary School:
OCDS: Nepean High School or Merivale High School 
OCSB: St. Pius X High School
Carlington is approx. 9.3KM (11-minute drive) from the University of Ottawa and approx. 6.8KM (9-minute drive) from Carleton University. 


Carlington is home to two community centres, Alexander Community Centre and Bellevue Community Centre. Both centres off plenty of programs catered to children, youth and adults. At the Alexander Community Centre, the most popular activities include Swimming and Aquatics certification. 

Carlington Park is the largest park in the area. The J. Alph Dulude Arena offers indoor skating throughout the year. It also offers plenty of outdoor fun with a sledding hill and four baseball diamonds. 

The Carlington neighbourhood is also located near the Experimental Farm. It's a 4 square kilometre farm that is considered a national historic site of Canada. The farm features walking and bike paths that are open for the public to use! 


Carlington has always been a popular place for families to look at. Here are some of the current residential market stats for the area:

Active Listings: 28 | Sold in the last 30 days: 27 | Average Days on Market: 13 | Average Sales Price: $830,424

Approximately 21% of the currently active listings are rentals with an average of 3 bedrooms at $2,308/month. 


Contact Us for More Information!

If you are looking for the perfect place to raise your family, this is the area for you! Act fast, homes sell quickly in Carlington!

Call Moe McIlwain at 613-299-3100 to hear what is available and see how he can help you Move Forward.

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