Gloucester is an excellent place to raise a family. Not only is it in a prime location, but it offers plenty of attractions for families who enjoy sports, dining out, entertainment or shopping.
Gloucester was one of 11 municipalities amalgamated into the City of Ottawa in 2001, and since then it is has experienced plenty of development, most recently in the form of the Richcraft Sensplex. And while there may be plenty of plans to develop and expand Gloucester, we know it for its traditional, family-friendly atmosphere.
With its numerous public parks and tightly-knit communities, it allows families to live a quiet lifestyle while still being very close to the downtown. As one of Gloucester’s most trusted movers, we get to see first hand the excitement that families feel as they move in.
We Move Gloucester
Gloucester is growing. According to the City of Ottawa, its population has nearly reached 50,000 people, and with the development of the light rail transit line through the heart of Gloucester, we can expect the area to experience some significant growth over the next few years.
And that is fantastic. We want to see Gloucester grow into an even more vibrant community. Which is why we offer plenty of services to those who are looking to move to the area. With over 100 years of experience, we are one of Gloucester’s most trusted movers for a reason.
We operate all across the Ottawa Valley, from Orleans all the way to Chalk River. If you’re moving to or from any area within the Valley, you can trust us for excellent service at great prices.
Our biggest location is in the west end of Ottawa, which is well within range of Gloucester. Because we’re located nearby, we provide quick service to your door.
Long Distance Moving
If you’re planning on moving further, Cassidy’s offers fantastic services for you. Through our partnership with United Van Lines, we are able to provide long distance moving services across Canada, the United States and overseas.
Additionally, if you’re planning to move to the United States, we can help you prepare by walking you through the paperwork.
We offer storage options that will meet all your needs. Whether you’re moving, or you’d just like to get a bit more breathing room in your home, we have a solution for you.
We offer short term storage in the form of shipping containers. If you want to move at your own pace, simply order a shipping container from us. We’ll drop it off, and, once you’ve filled it with your belongings, we can ship it to your new home.
We also offer 80,000 square feet of climate-controlled long-term storage in our main office in Ottawa.
Gloucester: Sports, Restaurants and Destinations
Whether your family is interested in entertainment, museums, sports or dining out, there is plenty to do in Gloucester.
And while its primary attraction is location, it’s a great place to spend a day in its own right.
There are plenty of places in Gloucester that make for excellent day outings. One of the most popular is the Canadian Aviation Museum. Take a tour of the museum’s collection of preserved historical airplanes, such as the Avro 683 Lancaster X or the Bleroit XI, one of the first aircraft used in combat. Additionally, the museum offers helicopter tours of Ottawa and features regular special events.
If you’re more interested in movies, SilverCity Gloucester is the destination for you. It is one of Ottawa’s biggest theatres, featuring 16 screens. It also contains a full arcade with some of the newest games around.
Or, if you’d rather be shopping, there’s plenty of that on offer at the Gloucester Shopping Centre. With plenty of options, including Pet Valu, Bentley Leather, and even Walmart, the shopping centre is sure to have what you’re looking for. There’s also a full food court if you get hungry.
Speaking of food, Gloucester is home to some of the nicest restaurants in Ottawa. One notable example is Big Rig Brewery, which recently opened up a second location in Gloucester. They are a local craft brewer with a varied menu of drinks, including porters, stouts and ales. And, while Big Rig is known for their beer, they do a great job with their food as well, offering more than just traditional pub fare.
Another great option is Moxie’s. Their menu of steak, seafood, pasta and salad is sure to satiate the appetite of even the most discerning diner. They also happen to be located fairly close to Silvercity, so it’s the perfect spot for dinner and a movie.
Finally, for authentic Indian food, it’s hard to do better than Coconut Lagoon. With a lunch buffet and accommodations for groups, it’s perfect for a work outing as well as a family dinner.
Gloucester is fantastic for the family that appreciates sports, especially hockey. With the recent construction of the Richcraft Sensplex, people in Gloucester now have access to a fully featured hockey facility with four arenas, a blade sharpening service, and a fully licensed bar and grill, Stanley’s.
Gloucester is host to the Gloucester Hockey Association, which gives young players the opportunity to compete minor hockey leagues across Ottawa. They also allow players to rent ice time across the city.
The area is also known for its golf, with two full-size golf courses located within its boundaries. Pine View golf course is a mature-style course that caters to golfers who are looking for a challenge. Their course features 36 holes, and their clubhouse is host to several HD golf simulators which allow you to play golf throughout the winter. Another great option is the White Sands golf course, which features a nine-hole course and the largest driving range in the city.
Finally, if you’re interested in playing summer outdoor sports in the winter, the Superdome offers soccer, frisbee, rugby, lacrosse and football throughout the year, all on a regulation size soccer field protected by an inflatable dome.
We’re Your Gloucester Mover
Gloucester is a great place to live, and we can help you move their. Our moving services are local and affordable. And, unlike national companies, we know Gloucester. It’s the kind of place that beckons to families, with its fine dining, great destinations, and sports venues.
Whether you’re looking for storage or moving services, Cassidy’s ready to serve you.