A Neighborhood Guide - Embrun, ON

Wednesday Mar 17th, 2021


Your Guide to Embrun!

Are you looking for a rural neighbourhood to raise a family? Embrun is the place for you! 

Embrun's history dates back to 1825 when the first residents settled in the town. The town is named after Embrun, France. Their early economy relied heavily on lumber, as the area was surrounded by forests. The town grew significantly after the railway was built in 1898. At the end of the 20th century, Embrun saw more growth after Highway 417 was built. With access to a fast commute to Ottawa, residents began to find work in the city and as a result, more residents were attracted to the Embrun area. Over a 10-year period (1985-1995), Embrun's population doubled and commercial businesses started to open. Nowadays, Embrun continues to see its population grow!
Embrun is approximately 44 km (30-minute drive) from the downtown core. Embrun has distinct areas or neighbourhoods such as Industrial Park, Chantal Development, Centreville, and Mapleville. 

There are approximately 8,669 (2011 Census) residents in Embrun. Similar to other areas near Ottawa's east end, there is a large population of Francophones. Approximately 57% of Embrun's residents speak French at home. 


The Walk Score for Embrun is rated at 38, most errands require a car. The area is also somewhat bikeable with a Bike Score of 48, as there is minimal bike infrastructure. However, given the residential nature of the area, it's perfect for kids to bike around!


There are plenty of restaurants in Embrun, mostly located along Notre Dame Street. 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!

Latin Table - 1028 Notre Dame St (4.8 Google Rating) - $
Covid-19 Restrictions: Takeout

Tiffany's Pizza - 968 Notre Dame St (4.7 Google Rating) - $
Covid-19 Restrictions: Takeout

Brasserie Étienne Brûlé Brewery - 893 Notre Dame St. (4.5 Google Rating) - $
Covid-19 Restrictions: Delivery | Takeout


There are 3 elementary schools and one secondary school located in the Embrun and the surrounding area. 

Elementary School:
UCDSB: Cambridge Public School
CDSBEO: Mother Theresa School (located in Russell)
French Public: De la Rivière Castor
French Catholic: École élémentaire catholique Embrun

Secondary School:
UCDSB: Russell High School
CDSBEO: St. Thomas Aquinas (located in Russell)
French Public: L’Académie de la Seigneurie (located in Casselman)
French Catholic: École secondaire catholique Embrun

Embrun is approx. 43.1KM (30-minute drive) from the University of Ottawa and approx. 45.4KM (35-minute drive) from Carleton University. 


Embrun Arena is located near the centre of town and is surrounded by a field, perfect for summer and winter activities. They have a community splash pad for residents to enjoy during the hot summer weather!


Embrun is quickly becoming a popular place for families to look at. Here are some of the current residential market stats for the area:

Active Listings: 14 | Sold in the last 30 days: 40 | Average Days on Market: 7 | Average Sales Price: $594,138

Approximately 0.7% of the currently active listings are rentals with an average of 2 bedrooms at $2,000/month. 


Contact Us for More Information!

If you are looking to relocate to a rural area to raise your family, this is the area for you! Act fast, homes sell quickly in Embrun!

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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