Thinking about moving to Bel Air Heights, or just want to get to know your community better? Here is some neighbourhood info, as well as some important phone numbers and websites to keep on hand.
City Information – 311
Non-emergency police – 613-236-1222
MP – Anita Vandenbeld – 613-990-7720
MPP – Bob Chiarelli – 613-721-8075
Councillor – Rick Chiarelli – 613-580-2685
About Bel Air Heights:
Located south of Hwy 417, north of Baseline Rd, east of Woodroofe Ave and west of Clyde Ave, Bel Air Heights neighbourhood in Ottawa is a fantastic place to find a home for you and your whole family. No matter whether you’re looking for a house, a condo or an apartment, and no matter whether you’re thinking about renting, leasing or purchasing, you can be sure that you’ll love what you find in Ottawa’s real estate listings for this charming and cozy neighbourhood. Bel Air Heights has much to offer in the way of recreation sites, schools, park space and more. Home to a branch of the Ottawa Public Library, a grocery store, fabulous restaurants, Navaho Park, Bel Air Park, Ainsley Park and Agincourt Park, the community of Bel Air Heights is a scenic and beautiful place to call home. And with access to OC Transpo bus routes you’ll be sure to appreciate the public transit opportunities available within the neighbourhood. If you’re thinking about investing in Ottawa real estate and you want to make yourself at home in lovely Bel Air Heights, you’re going to love what it has in store for you!
These communities are nestled between the Queensway/417 and Baseline Road, and Clyde Ave. Bel Air Heights neighbourhood is an English-speaking neighbourhood, with a mix of houses, condos or and ready access to shopping Bel-Air Heights is a neighbourhood in the west end of Ottawa. It is bounded on the east by Agincourt Road, on the south by Baseline Road, on the west by Navaho Drive and the Bel-Air Park neighbourhood and on the north by Braemar Park neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is mostly a middle class housing neighbourhood. The lower income housings are closer to Baseline Rd.
Copeland Park is east of Agincourt Road and extends east to Clyde Avenue and Central Park. Most of the neighbourhood was built over the 1950’s and 1960’s. In the 1970’s Minto built the 21-storey “Castle Hill” high rise at Castle Hill Crescent & Clyde Avenue, overlooking the parkland. Over that decade, more townhouses and three high-rises were built on Baseline Road at Clyde Avenue.
Most of the homes were built in 1959 and 1960. There are a few apartments on Baseline and Navaho that were built later on. The neighbourhood has three parks; Agincourt Park, Ainsley Park and Navaho Park.
All of the homes in Bel-Air Park were built between 1955 and 1958, and the homes in Bel-Air Heights were built over the 1950s and 1960s. Most of the houses are middle- high class families. On Riddell Street South, there are some townhouses.
Braemar Park-Bel Air Heights-Copeland Park is a somewhat older neighbourhood, and has experienced limited housing development in recent decades. Only 2% of homes were pre-date 1946, 43% were built between 1946 and 1960, 49% were built 1961 – 1980, and only 6% were built since 198. Of the neighbourhood’s 3,300 dwellings 53% are single family, 7% are semi-detached, 3% are row houses, 33% are apartments in structure higher than 5 stories and 3% are low-rise apartments. The majority (70%) of residents owned their homes, and 30% of residents rented.
Shoppers City West is across Baseline Rd, and the Merivale shopping strip is just a little southwest of the community.
The community is bisected by an east-west recreational pathway, which connects Navaho Park, Bel Air Park, Ainsley Park, Braemar Park, and Agincourt Park. This connects east into the Central Experimental Farm and Dow’s Lake, and west to the Ottawa River Parkway along the Ottawa River. The Boy Scouts Museum (and headquarters) is just to the east of the community, on Baseline Rd.