MoneySense magazine says that Fringewood is one of Ottawa’s top five best buys in real estate, in a survey of 360 neighbourhoods in eastern Ontario.
Here’s what the magazine has to say about Fringewood, an older neighbourhood south of Hazeldean Road.
“Tucked behind an industrial area and newer subdivisions, Stittsville isn’t a neighbourhood that jumps to the top of many people’s search areas. “It’s a very small subdivision, and not a fancy one,” says Tracy Robillard with Re/Max Hallmark. But if you’re looking for a bit more space and willing to put in some sweat equity then this area has some appeal. Homebuyers can get a 1,200 sq. ft. bungalow here for under $300,000 on a good-sized lot, she says. While there aren’t a lot of amenities directly in this neighbourhood, Robillard says that’s not a big negative since Stittsville residents benefit from all the amenities in Kanata, which is nearby.”
(Ahem… Robillard might want to have a better look around Stittsville. We have plenty of amenities right here, thank you.)
The Canada-wide survey picks neighbourhoods in Canadian cities that “have great appreciation potential and aren’t already on most homebuyers’ radar.” The rankings combine relative value (affordability versus nearby areas), high appreciation compared to other parts of the city, and realtor opinion. You can read more here…
ABOVE: Traffic calming pilot on West Ridge Drive. Photo by Barry Gray.
WEST RIDGE TRAFFIC CALMING
If you ever want to inspire road rage, try driving the posted speed limit down West Ridge Drive. It’s signed at 40km/h, and if you stick to that speed chances are you’ll be tailgated, honked at, and maybe even passed. The “flex signs” help, but they don’t solve everything. Just days after a new traffic calming project was launched earlier this month, police clocked a car travelling at 21km/hr over the speed limit. Continue reading
(via Hydro Ottawa)
On Tuesday, July 28, Hydro Ottawa will be in the Fringewood area neighbourhood to perform planned maintenance work. This work will maintain the reliability of the electrical distribution system.
In order to undertake this work safely, a planned power interruption will be required. The planned interruption will take place on Tuesday, July 28 from to 9am to 12pm.
Our qualified staff and contractors will conduct this work safely and efficiently, ensuring that any inconvenience is minimal.
In case of inclement weather, the tentative date to reschedule this work will be July 29, 2015 between the same hours.
Affected streets: Fringewood Drive, Cloverloft Court, Cripple Creek Crescent, Lazy Nol Court
Some residents in the Fringewood South area may experience low water pressure today. City crews are repairing a broken waterman valve on Fringewood Drive.