Neighbourhood Spotlight: Arlington Woods

East of Greenbank and west of Knoxdale Road, just north of West Hunt Club, sits Arlington Woods, a small residential neighbourhood that is part of the larger Trend-Arlington area of western Ottawa. Originally part of the City of Nepean, which amalgamated into the City of Ottawa in 2001, the area was developed by the Campeau Corporation during the 1970’s and 80’s. Arlington Woods was developed later than the rest of the neighbourhood and contains many well-maintained, tudor-style, split-level homes designed during that period.

Near the city’s outskirts and with a great deal of green space, this area is excellent or indoor and outdoor recreation. A handful of parks are easily accessible, with playgrounds, sports fields, and winter skating rinks; bike paths thread right through the neighbourhood; and the Bruce Pit dog park and walking trails are just minutes away. The Ben Franklin Soccer Dome is also close at hand, with two indoor soccer fields, a fully-equipped gym, and meeting rooms that are often used for community events. You might even see a member of the Ottawa Senators working out there!

While the friendly residential character of the neighbourhood makes it popular with families, proximity to schools is another benefit of Arlington Woods: Knoxdale Public School, Greenbank Middle School, and Sir Robert Borden High School are all nearby, and most local children attend one of these schools. It is also home to two churches, Arlington Free Methodist Church and St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church.

Shopping and other amenities are not far away. Everything you need can be found northward along Greenbank and eastward on West Hunt Club, where OC Transpo busses run regularly all week long. The Queesnway is easily accessible, and the Fallowfield VIA Rail Station is only kilometres away.