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Ottawa’s Best Neighbourhoods: Heart’s Desire

Posted by premierottawa on April 13, 2023

Some of Ottawa’s best neighbourhoods are such well-kept secrets you might not even know they exist! Such is the case with Heart’s Desire which sits on Ottawa’s southern boundary between the Barrhaven community of Chapman Mills and the Jock River. Residents of this picturesque neighbourhood enjoy large yards, plenty of green space and river views with all the amenities of the city nearby. Read on to discover why we think Heart’s Desire is definitely one of Ottawa’s best neighbourhoods.


A Great South-Ottawa Location

Heart’s Desire is a small community in Ottawa’s south end, tucked in a quiet corner of Barrhaven. The strictly residential neighbourhood is bordered by the Jock River, Woodroffe Avenue and Chapman Mills. The neighbourhood offers easy access to Prince of Wales Drive and is just minutes to the 416. From Heart’s Desire, you can commute to downtown Ottawa or Kanata in 30 mins and you’re only 20 minutes from the airport.


An Ottawa Community Like No Other

Heart’s Desire is a bit of anomaly when it comes to neighbourhoods in Barrhaven. With oversize lots, mature trees and plenty of green space, it doesn’t feel like you’re in the suburbs. The neighbourhood design eliminates extra traffic, ensuring the residential streets are quiet with only local visitors. There are no businesses or commercial properties in the community and the big yards and plentiful trees are more reminiscent of the country than the city. It’s easy to see why this little-known area is one of Ottawa’s best neighbourhoods.


Recreation in Heart’s Desire

The community boasts an abundance of park space, with Heart’s Desire Park taking up a much of the southern corner of the neighborhood. The park sits on a large wooded area with walking trails and beautiful views of the Jock River. Barcham Park lies in the western corner of the neighbourhood and is often called the “prettiest park in Barrhaven”. The charming little park offers plenty of trees, benches, walking paths and a children’s playground. On the east side, Davidson Park has a sports field, children’s playground and 2 lit tennis courts. And just across Prince of Wales Dr, you can launch a paddleboard, canoe or kayak at the Jock River Landing.


A Quiet Community Close to Amenities

This fabulous neighbourhood offers the best of both worlds with quiet residential streets and all the necessary amenities just minutes away. You’ll find both a Metro and a FreshCo grocery store less than 2 kms away on Strandherd Drive. There’s also a pharmacy, bakery, pet store, bank, and a selection of restaurants nearby. The Riocan Plaza and all it has to offer is only a 6-minute drive and you don’t even have to hit a major road. The plaza offers excellent shopping, Barrhaven’s movie theatre, restaurants and much more.


Homes for Sale in Heart’s Desire

With only a few exceptions, most of the homes in Heart’s Desire were built in the early 2000s. Almost all properties in this neighborhood feature spacious single-family homes with large yards and many have backyard pools. Homes for sale in this secluded community do not hit the market often.


With its quiet location, idyllic riverside setting and selection of nearby amenities, Heart’s Desire is certainly one of Ottawa’s best neighbourhoods. Contact us today to get set up with a custom search for this desirable community so you’ll be the first to know when your dream home is about to hit the market.

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