Neighbourhood Spotlight: Briargreen

Carved out of forest and farmland in the later 1960’s to early 1970’s, Briargreen is a neighbourhood in Ottawa’s west end, noted for its many mature trees and well-maintained properties with ample yards, many with swimming pools. Located in College Ward is what was formerly the city of Nepean, Briargreen contains detached and semi-detached homes in a variety of styles that reflect the period of the area’s development.

Ottawa’s verdant Pinecrest Cemetery creates the northern boundary of the neighbourhood, shielding it from the traffic of Baseline Road. With only two access streets, Briargreen is well-insulated from through-traffic, but it is far from isolated. Centrepointe Drive to the east, Craig Henry Drive to the south, and Greenbank Drive to the west, all mean that this quiet neighbourhood is accessible to the major arteries and public transportation routes of western Ottawa, as well as to Queensway Carleton Hospital, Algonquin College, and several public schools.

Briargreen Public School is a K-6 public school located in the heart of the community. The school shares its playground with Briargreen Park, a sizable city park immediately to the west of the school, which also features soccer fields, a baseball diamond, and ample green space. Bike trails connect the Briargeen to Centrepointe Park and the rest of the city’s green belt. The area’s active community association¬† coordinates neighbourhood events, maintains a skating rink in winter, and even hosts a babysitting message board.

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