“A true master-planned community, outside the city”
Riverside South is a rapidly growing suburban community in the south end of Ottawa, just southwest of the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport near Manotick. The first homes in this neighbourhood were built in 1996, and since then there has been extensive housing development, including single family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. This area is appealing to many because of its quieter natural setting blended with the city conveniences of shops and professional services.
Rentals can be scarce in this community, so it’s best to start looking well ahead of time. Options range from single family homes, to mid-rise apartments for rent, to new luxury condos and terrace house rentals. Searching for rentals in Riverside South? Check out our website for the most updated list of new rentals daily. We offer rentals filtered by different amenities like bathroom count, bedroom count, and pet-friendly or not!
Life & Style
Most of the current community is in the areas around River Road and Earl Armstrong Road, and just west of Limebank Road. Riverside South will become a major planned community, and eventually the boundaries will be Leitrim Road to the north, the Rideau River to the west, a line halfway between Earl Armstrong and Rideau Road to the south, and Bowesville Road to the east.
This neighbourhood is family-friendly, with plenty of green space, a few schools, and parks. Claudette Cain Park, located on the banks of the beautiful Rideau River, has walking trails, a soccer field, two play structures, a splash pad, and picnic tables.
The Riverside South Community Association is very active, and in addition to providing a voice in municipal affairs, RSCA hosts events such as the Fall Family Funfest, and coordinates the Neighbourhood Watch program and drop-ins for both youth and seniors.
The latest design plan (2016) from the City of Ottawa for the Riverside South community includes: a rapid transit corridor and stations (the existing O-Train Trillium line will be extended to Riverside South by 2021); an open space system that includes parks and natural features; residential areas organized around public spaces; and an employment area that will create a transition between the airport lands and the residential areas, which will of course also provide employment opportunities.
Other visions for Riverside South include the community having its own downtown, complete with boutique shops, local restaurants, and a town square. And the Riverside Development Corporation, comprised of builders Urbandale and Richcraft, will provide funding allowing the city to purchase an 18.5-hectare park that would serve as the location for a new recreation complex, located between the Spratt Road extension and Earl Armstrong Road, east of Bowesville Road.