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A Neighbourhood Guide - Orléans

Tuesday Jan 26th, 2021


Your Guide to Orléans!


Are you looking for a great neighbourhood to raise a family? Orléans is the place for you! 

Orléans' history goes as far back as the 1830s, with francophone and anglophone families arriving in the area. After about 140 years Orléans was incorporated into the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton. Between the years of 1981 to 1991, the population of Orléans tripled! The commercial side arrived shortly after with the expansion of Place D'Orléans and several new businesses. In 2001, Orléans officially became an Urban sub-area of Ottawa, starting the housing boom that lead to many housing and residential developments. 
Orléans is a rapidly growing suburban neighbourhood in the east end of Ottawa. It is approximately 16 km (20-minute drive) from the downtown core. Sub-neighbourhoods include Avalon, Cardinal Creek, Chapel Hill North and Chapel Hill South. 

There are approximately 116,688 residents in Orléans.  The average age of the population is 39 years old, with 68% being between 15-64 years.


The Walk Score for Orléans is rated at 39, with most errands requiring a car. This makes it rank as the 15th most walkable neighbourhood in Ottawa. With a Transit Score of 49, there are a decent amount of public transit options in place, with 19 bus lines passing through the area. Stage 2 of the LRT will place a station at the Place D'Orléans Shopping Centre, which will bring a fast and convenient way to travel from Orléans to other areas in Ottawa. There is also plenty of bike paths for those who enjoy cycling.


There are approximately 89 restaurants, bars, or coffee shops in the Orléans area. People can walk to an average of 1 restaurant within a 5-minute time frame. 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!

Bistro L'Entre-Deux - 511 Lacolle Way (4.9 Google Rating) - $$ 
Covid-19 Restrictions: Curbside Pickup

Mumbai Masala Grill - 2181 St. Joseph Blvd (4.8 Google Rating) - $$
Covid-19 Restrictions: No-Contact Delivery | Curbside Pickup

LunchBox - 2817 St. Joseph Blvd (4.8 Google Rating) - $
Covid-19 Restrictions: Delivery | Curbside Pickup

Cucina Da Vito - 2701 St. Joseph Blvd (4.7 Google Rating) -$$$
Covid-19 Restrictions: Curbside Pickup


There are many different schools in the Orléans area among the English and French School Boards. 
English Schools:
OCDS: 11 Elementary, 2 High Schools
OCSB: 10 Elementary, 2 High Schools

French School:
CEPEO (Public): 4 Elementary, 1 High School
CECCE (Catholic): 11 Elementary, 3 High Schools

Orléans is approx. 16KM (15-minute drive) from the University of Ottawa and approx. 21.1KM (18-minute drive) from Carleton University. 


Orléans is home to the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex. This houses the Elizabeth Manley Figure Skating Arena, the Roger Sénécal Arena, squash and racquetball courts and a fitness centre. Plenty of recreation programs are offered, including fitness classes, summer camps, indoor cycling, aqua fitness, swimming lessons, and general interest programs.

Find out more information or register for activities Here.

Orléans is also situated near Petrie Island. This area is an island of parkland and recreational areas located along the Ottawa River. Petrie Island hosts an annual Canada Day celebration for the Orléans community to enjoy!

Love the outdoors? Orléans has many nature trails to enjoy, including:

- 2.7 km of trails in Chatelaine Village
- 5.5 km of trails in Queenswood/Fallingbrook Escarpment
- 9 km of trails in Ravine – Township Western boundary (Q.H.)
- 2 km of trails in Cumberland Village


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

Active Listings: 47 | Sold in the last 30 days: 101 | Average Days on Market: 10 | Average Sales Price: $564,229

Approximately 46% of the currently active listings are rentals with an average of 3 bedrooms at $2,187/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 Orléans!

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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