Affordable Condos Ottawa west

114 Valley Stream Drive Ottawa
Short Walking distance to Queensway Carleton Hospital and Valley Stream Manor. Easy access to public transit to Algonquin Collage or Bells Corners.

Nestled among beautiful mature conifer trees. Feed the birds..Private, quiet & safe. Bright end unit with additional west facing windows, inside entry to garage.

Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, en suite, spacious walk out from living room to the patio. Charming wood burning fireplace. Lots of basement storage!
Natural gas furnace
Central air conditioning

Price: $239,000.

Condo fee: $283.
For: Water, Management, Caretaker, Building Insurance, Snow removal.
Why rent? Hurry
Call 613-296-8065

Nicely maintained landscaping with fence wall to the right. There is a seldom used rail line on the other side.
Park like setting to grow some flowers. A great place to call home!

Popular Condos in Ottawa

There are a number of condos built in the 1970s to 1985 period that are excellent value compared to newly built condominiums. They are high rise properties located in pockets along the east west corridor of Ottawa; Richmond Road, Carling Ave, Parkdale Ave, Baseline Road, St. Laurent Blvd and Rideau Streets .

  • These early units can be characterized as rental buildings which were later converted to condo ownership. They have grand entries and wide halls. There is underground parking and open landscaped areas around the building. Frequently the laundry is on every other floor or is located in the basement. Balconies are deep and spacious. These condos have rooms for wood working, libraries, and social gathering areas. The buildings often feature an indoor pool, guest room suites and bicycle rooms are growing in popularity. There are active social environments in these buildings because the layout promotes interaction between owners.

  • The price for a two bed two bath condo with a balcony ranges from $220,000 to $260,000 and condo fees are from $360 to $530 a month for heat hydro, A/C , water and management fees. Most of these condos are located in low density residential areas. A walk to the grocery store or coffee shop is possible. Bus transportation routes service these condos. Many are located close to the Ottawa River so park land is a walk away to forests quiet water settings where ducks and turtles are found.

Northwest One, Halcyon, Marina Bay, The Barclay are some popular condos in this group. The Poulin of Northwest One is pictured on the left below and the Barclay is to the right.

Condos Ottawa West

I just returned from visiting six different condos in Ottawa west. They are located along the narrow corridor between Carling Avenue and the Ottawa River. I’ve previously visited many of the condo units but there is always something to surprise me. First, there is a difference in the archetecture reflecting the date the condo was built. Some are high rise buildings towering up 23 floors and others are low rise with the pent house units on the sixth floor.
Early condos built in the 1970, grew from rental apartment buildings which were later transformed to Condo units. Many of the earlier buildings have shared laundry facilities either centred on the lower level such as the basement or are located on every floor, or every other floor. For some people the lack of an in-unit laundry is a major obstacle in transitioning into a condo. For others the higher price of condos with in-unit laundries is the price you have to pay.
Another feature that should interest buyers of Condos in Ottawa is the presence of indoor parking in an old condo vs. a new condos where parking is at a premium. In fact new condos don’t include a parking spot. Parking can be purchased seperately from the living unit but don’t forget condo fees are paid by the square foot and your parking may have a seperate condo and municipal tax fee whereas with older condos the fees are blended into the total cost of operation and maintenance for the building.

Older Ottawa condos have a boxier feeling. It might be the narrower halls that contribute to this feeling. Some however have floor to ceiling windows that allow the light to pour in. Newer condos feature the loft influence where ceilings are high and wall partitions are free standing. Ceilings are frequently open and showing the mechanical details of wiring ventalation and building materials. Remember the loft concept originated when designers reclaimed old factory buildings in down town centres and transformed them into fashionable living units. light texture and blending of old and new are features in the original Ottawa lofts. The loft style will be diluted with softening touches in today’s stylish luxury loft but you’ll still see a reference to form and function.