Neighbourhood Spotlight: Centrepointe

Centrepointe is an attractive residential neighhourhood in Ottawa’s west end, within the boundaries of Baseline Road to the north; Pineview, Mapleview and Wycliffe Crescents to the south; Woodroffe to the east; and near Marble Arch Crescent to the west. Located in College Ward, in the former city of Nepean, this area provides the convenience and activity of an urban neighbourhood with the relative quiet and bucolic appeal of a more suburban setting.

Among Ottawa’s newer residential neighbourhoods, Centrepointe was farmland until the 1980’s, when the land was sold to one of Ottawa’s major developers, Minto Construction, who built a variety of projects in the area, from townhomes to large upscale houses. Designed as a network of crescents and cul-de-sacs centered around a large urban park, Centrepointe Park, the Centrepointe neighbourhood today is one of the west end’s most sought-after residential areas.

Since amalgamation, the former site of Nepean City Hall, located on Centrepointe Drive, has become the hub for municipal government in the City’s west end. Now call Ben Franklin Place (after a former Nepean mayor), the complex contains City of Ottawa offices, the Centrepointe branch of the Ottawa Public Library, and Centrepointe Theatre, a local venue with a packed schedule of big name acts from across Canada and around the world. In the winter, a public skating rink is maintained in front of Ben Franklin Place, as well as in Centrepointe Park, where a splash pad and playground attract families all summer long. The neighbourhood also boasts an active community association, founded in 2006, which organizes neighbourhood events and helps to keep residents informed on local issues.

Centrepointe students attend Briargreen, Manordale, and Knoxdale Elementary Schools, Greenbank Middle School, and Sir Robert Borden High School, Algonquin College is also nearby, offering a variety of renowned post-secondary programs. For shopping, residents can easily reach grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, and other outlets on Woodroffe, Baseline, and Greenbank, and proximity to the 417 makes the rest of the city easily accessible as well. And with bike trails, municipal pools, and arenas, and park land nearby, opportunities for indoor and outdoor recreation abound.

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