Green space reigns in this mature neighbourhood
Hunt Club is a large suburb in the south end of Ottawa, located just a five-minute drive north of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and to the east of the Rideau River. The area is named after the prestigious Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, which was established more than a century ago. Hunt Club Road and many local businesses were also named after the golf course.
Most of the housing was constructed in the 1970's, from single family homes, to townhouses, to apartment to rent. There are also quite a few co-ops that offer rent-to-income housing, that have their own community centres and recreational facilities. Renters have a variety of options to choose from, including some newer condos. Searching for rentals in Hunt Club? Check out our unique filters by bedroom, bathroom, price, and map view!
Life & Style
Many families call Hunt Club home, due to the large number of schools, playgrounds and city parks throughout the neighbourhood. The area is very diverse, and the population is a mix of ethnic backgrounds and income levels, with dwellings ranging from Ottawa Community Housing, to co-ops, to single-family luxury homes.
The Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre on Paul Anka Drive offers a wide selection of recreation activities. There are programs for all ages including arts and crafts, dance classes, language lessons and fitness programs. The Centre features a full gym, weight room, Ottawa Public Library kiosk, and the Hunt Club/Riverside Community Services Centre. Outdoor recreation is also available, with play structures, a basketball court, baseball diamond, two soccer fields, and a rink.
The Hunt Club Community Organization is very involved in the neighbourhood, sponsoring community festivals and an annual community-wide garage sale, and also planting gardens and improving the area's parks. One of the festivals is held each summer, an Asian cultural celebration offering Asian cuisine and much more. In fact, Hunt Club has the second largest number of Asian markets and services in Ottawa, with Chinatown of course in the top spot.
One of the most attractive features of the Hunt Club neighbourhood is ample green space, including the Sawmill Creek wetlands and Rideau River shoreline.
The bridge over the Airport Parkway provides walking and cycling access to the Sawmill Creek wetlands, the South Keys Transitway station (from which you can bus anywhere in the city), and the South Keys shopping centre. This shopping centre is anchored by a cinema, several restaurants, and big box stores including Wal-Mart and Chapters.
The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, spread out over more than 200 acres, is one of the top private clubs in Ontario. The club features a 27-hole championship golf course, range and practice facilities, and a curling rink.