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Pros and Cons of Moving to Stittsville
Stittsville is a fast-growing suburban community in the National Capital Region, immediately to the southwest of Kanata, and about 31 km west of Downtown Ottawa. Back in 2007, Stittsville had a population of 20,000, which has since grown to 33,870 as of 2019.
Follow these pros and cons of Stittsville and find out if this is the suburb for you. Of course, depending on what you’re looking for in a community, some of these cons could look more like pros and vice versa.
1. Safe, Quality, Friendly Neighbourhoods
When you move to a suburb like Stittsville, you’ll be introduced to a quality neighbourhood with friendly neighbours and one of the lowest crime rates in the National Capital Region. In fact, Stittsville was voted one of the top 10 family-friendly neighbourhoods in Ottawa.
The majority of people who live in Stittsville are families. Known for its small-town feel, Stittsville is a great area to meet new neighbours and friends. Stittsville is filled with parks and fields within walking distance of most neighbourhoods, allowing your kids to run wild. It’s also a place where you can feel safe to live, with high participation in two core crime prevention programs; Neighbourhood Watch and the Home Security Inspection Program.
2. Plenty of Activities & Sports for Families
Sometimes with suburbs, it can feel as if there isn’t much to do with your family and friends. But, that’s the opposite of Stittsville. There’s a wide range of activities and sports targeted for all ages. From the arts to adventure, there should be plenty to do in Stittsville for you and your family. Here are some of the more popular activities people participate in:
- Goulbourn Museum
- Trans Canada Trail
- Trampoline Parks
- Flea Market
- Ottawa Senators
- Local hockey rinks
- Independent coffee shops
3. Wide Selection of Schools
In Stittsville, there is a wide range of quality schools to enroll your children. From public, Catholic, elementary, French, private to preschool, Stittsville is home to a variety of excellent schools for all walks of life. Here are some of the more popular schools in Stittsville:
- A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School
- Stittsville Public School
- St. Stephen School
- Frederick Banting Alternative High School
- L’École Élémentaire Catholique Saint-Jean-Paul II
- Westwind Public School
- Guardian Angels School
- Ambassadors Christian School
- Imagination Station Preschool & Kinder
- Kanata Academy Private School
4. Culturally Diverse
Stittsville is very welcoming of all diverse cultures. Families from all over the world have chosen Stittsville as their home. There are many opportunities out there for people to connect with others who are a part of your culture. From cultural meet-ups to the many religious centres, Stittsville does its best to make all cultures feel at home.
1. Lack of Events
Although Stittsville does have a vast majority of activities for families and friends to do, events aren’t very prominent. If you’re interested in concerts or festivals, you won’t find those in Stittsville. Most event-like activities in the National Capital Region, expect to travel to the many event spaces around Downtown Ottawa.
2. “Boring” Suburban Life
If you’re in love with the hustle and bustle of downtown life or the open and free rural life, suburbia may not be for you. The suburban life of Stittsville is quiet and predictable which for some, isn’t what they’re looking for in a neighbourhood.
3. Commute to Downtown Ottawa
Whether you’re travelling downtown for work, school or to have fun, one thing to consider is how long the travel is from downtown to Stittsville.
Similar to most neighbourhoods outside the Metro Ottawa Greenbelt, Stittsville is located about 31km from Downtown Ottawa. With that being said, most suburbs are located far enough away from Downtown Ottawa to require a pretty hefty commute – especially during rush hour. The commute from Stittsville to Downtown Ottawa is about a 45-minute drive while taking the OC Transpo can average out to more than an hour.
Why Move to Stittsville?
Stittsville is the perfect place to move your family, whether that’s starting or raising one. When you move, why not move with us? For over 100 years, Cassidy’s has been a staple in moving customers to their new homes. Our continued knowledge of communities in Canada helps make your move an easy one. Choose Cassidy’s and find out why we’ve been around for so long.
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