The true heart of Nepean
Centrepointe is a neighbourhood in the west end of Ottawa, within the former city of Nepean. It is a newer suburb, which was developed from the mid-eighties onwards, bounded by Baseline Road to the north, Woodroffe Avenue to the east, the CN railroad to the south, and the Briargreen subdivision to the west. This area has a significant Jewish population and the community is mostly English-speaking.
Large, upscale single family homes and townhomes were built first in Centrepointe, but the area now also includes a few high-rises, several low-rise rental buildings, and terrace homes. Searching for apartments to rent in Centrepoint? There’s not too many out there, but you’ll find an abundance of condominium rental listings that’ll satisfy your rental search.
Life & Style
Centrepointe is a family-friendly community with one of the largest parks in the city (Centrepointe Park), playgrounds, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball courts, a skateboard park, and a splash pad. In the winter Centrepointe Park also boasts an outdoor skating rink, maintained by community volunteers and local high school students. There are also a couple of indoor recreation facilities just a short drive away including the Pinecrest Recreation Complex/Barbara Ann Scott Arena.
The heart of the community is Ben Franklin Place, named for the former mayor of Nepean, which houses popular Centrepointe Theatre, the Centrepointe Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, and some City of Ottawa offices.
There is an active Centrepointe Community Association, focused on not only bringing the community together, but also keeping up with new and proposed construction in the neighbourhood. This growth is creating some traffic challenges for both residents with vehicles and those who rely on public transit, and the association works with the City of Ottawa to ensure resident feedback is considered in major development decisions.
Baseline Station, on Woodroffe Avenue, is a major OC transit hub with bus routes to all areas of Ottawa. This station is valuable not only to those residents whose primary method of travel is public transit, but also to commuters heading east to downtown Ottawa or west to Kanata, who take advantage of the Park and Ride adjacent to the station.
Algonquin College, also on Woodroffe Avenue, draws adult students of all ages enrolled in a wide range of programs including arts, media, design, health, public safety, technology and trades. The campus has steadily expanded since it first opened its doors in 1967, and some buildings have recently been constructed on the west side of Woodroffe, after space on the east side was maxed out.
There are several outlets, a Loblaws, and longtime restaurant Chances R in the College Square plaza at Woodroffe and Baseline, and both Bayshore Shopping Centre and Carlingwood Mall are close by.