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Home Prices in Ottawa

The asking price of homes for sale in Ottawa has decreased -16.14% since January last year, while the number of homes for sale has decreased -23.28%. See more Ottawa Home Prices & Values.

Median Asking Price
224 Houses
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36 Townhouses
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265 Condos

Find Real Estate & MLS® Listings in Ottawa

Zolo has the most thorough, up-to-date set of Ottawa real estate listings. At the moment, Ottawa has 644 homes for sale, including 224 houses, 265 condos, and 36 townhouses on the market.

Ottawa is home to 4 unique neighbourhoods. With Zolo you'll be able to find the most popular Ottawa neighbourhoods, the highest-rated schools in the city, and evaluate nearby amenities. Narrow down your home search to filter by price, bedrooms, size or search by our map of MLS® listings for Canada-wide real estate.

If you’re looking for rentals instead of homes for sale, Zolo has a comprehensive set of 605 Ottawa rental listings, including 7 houses and 6 apartments for rent. Most of the population in the city own their homes, while 33% live in rentals with an average lease price of $953.

MLS® Listing data for Ottawa is added every 15 minutes to provide you the most-up-to-date home listings. Get in touch with one of our Ottawa real estate agents to get started on landing your dream home today.

Ottawa City Guide

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When it comes to a city that has it all Ottawa may be it. It’s the capital of Canada and the seat of government. It’s also a place that embraces the winter, basks in the summer and finds a reason to celebrate just about every month of the year.

Located in southeastern Ontario, the city sits on the south bank of the Ottawa River and is home to just under one million residents. Ottawa is known for balancing young, fresh excitement with expertise that comes with age and wisdom. It’s the 4th largest city in Canada and it’s growing.

While it’s known for its well-paying government jobs, which usually come with indexed pensions, it’s also a strong leader in technology fields. These above-average-pay industries allow many of the city’s residents to enjoy high household and discretionary incomes. The city also boasts the most well-educated population in Canada, according to Statistics Canada.

Still, what makes a city great isn’t just about where you work. Lifestyle and culture are important and Ottawa is brimming with both. Whether you want to skate the Rideau Canal—as many residents do each winter—or eat a picnic on Parliament Hill on Canada Day there’s an exciting communal event just about every weekend of the year. Then there are all the museums, monuments and galleries. The National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of Nature, all call Ottawa home, to name a few.

But what about all the criticism? The city’s not even close to a scenic mountain view or the ocean, how can it be that great? To start with, the city ranked 3rd in the world, according to Mercer, for being clean, plus the city boast's consistently high employment and low crime rates. It’s also one of the easiest cities to walk, bike or take public transit to work.

For those looking to set down roots in Ottawa, the city boasts a wide range of housing options. There are new-build condos and lofts as well as family-friendly townhomes. For those looking for more character, you can find inner-city century homes as well as riverside cottages and just about anything in-between.


As the 2nd-largest city in Ontario, Ottawa is made up of 11 historic townships. The main urban area is a large segment of land that includes the former village of Rockcliffe Park, a high-income neighbourhood that’s directly adjacent to the Prime Minister’s official residence. But not all neighbourhoods are about proximity to the PM.  

Those looking to cut down their commute time could consider looking for homes in Centretown. The sale price of homes in this community are a bit higher, but everything is within walking distance. Another advantage is that there are a large number of century homes. You won’t get a tonne of floor space—it tends to top out at 1,800-square-feet—but you might get a larger lot and a home with lots of character.

If you don’t want to feel like you’re living in a big, urban city then look for homes 20 minutes north of Kanata, the tech centre of Ottawa, in the community of Constance Bay. The area started out as seasonal cottages. As the city grew people began to convert the properties into four-season homes. What’s great is you can buy a home and get the waterfront lifestyle, but you don’t have to pay the downtown prices.

Those interested in larger, newer homes should look in the Glebe area in Ottawa’s east end. The main shopping complex, Lansdowne Park, opened only a few years ago in 2015. Even in this short period of time, the Park has become a big draw for nearby residents. Plus, the larger homes offer all the bedrooms, bathrooms and parking space growing families need.

Another good option for family homes is in Carleton Square. This area is in close proximity to Carleton University, so families have an easy time renting out their mortgage-helper suites to appreciative university students.

For more options, talk to your Ottawa Realtor. If you have time, spend a weekend checking out the dozens of open houses that take place in Ottawa. To help narrow down your search, check out the hot-list, which ranks all Ottawa communities based on how many homes are for sale, the sale price and how long homes stay on the market.

(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Nepean 33% 67% $603K 2
2Ottawa 31% 31% $480K 19
3Kanata 20% 40% $645K 3
4Gloucester 0% 50% $647K 3

Nearby Cities

Many buyers opt to purchase in a nearby city and commute to work. These buyers want larger homes and lots but with good commuter access to Ottawa’s downtown core. Good options include Bedell, Gatineau and Clarence-rockford. Look for neighbourhoods that are closer to the highway or commuter train stations, such as Kemptville or Du Ruisseau. Even cities that require a bit longer of a commute, such as Merrickville, Smith Falls and Clarence Creek are good options as they offer more affordable detached homes.

(Top 5)
Active listings
1Russell 4
2Ottawa 623
3Clarence-rockland 9
4Chelsea 5
5Mayo 1


If you’re thinking of buying real estate in Ottawa, first take a look at the city’s demographics. Information such as median age, average income and ethnic background can give you a good idea of who lives in the city and if the area is right for you. The information is collected by Census Canada and is meant to serve as an overview of how a city’s population looks, at this point in time.

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College Educated


If you’re interested in setting down roots in Ottawa, check out the city’s top-rated elementary and secondary schools. School locations can help families to narrow down their Ottawa housing market search. Here are the top five schools in each category.

Elementary Schools

8.8 Terre-des-Jeunes
8.2 Elmdale
8.2 Hopewell Avenue
8.1 Woodroffe Avenue
7.9 Devonshire

Secondary Schools

8.5 Lisgar
8.3 Nepean
7.6 De La Salle
7.5 St Pius X
7.5 Canterbury


Ottawa’s culture is built in localized transit, so walking, biking even ice-skating on the Rideau Canal are popular ways to commute to work. Those relying on a car may be a bit frustrated as rush-hour traffic can certainly lengthen commuter times. To avoid this you can either pick neighbourhoods closer to work or find various options for driving and taking transit.

To get a better idea of how city residents commute, consider the data collected by Statistics Canada.


Local Scoop

In Ottawa, it’s not hard to fall into step with the locals. That’s because residents in this city consistently find fun and interesting things to do. On sunny afternoons beginning in May, many of the more limber locals will congregate on Parliament Hill for group yoga. Free classes are held every Wednesday although impromptu groups also spring up at other times of the week.

For a little fun on the water consider renting a canoe, kayak or paddleboat and taking it out on Dow’s Lake. Located right on the historic Rideau Canal, the lake is home to a massive pavilion, complete with restaurants and scenic water views. If staring at the water isn’t active enough for you, consider biking, walking, running or even rollerblading around Rideau Canal.

If a picnic is in your future, visit the Byward Market in Ottawa’s downtown core. Not only can you pick up fresh fruit, beautiful flowers or ready-made lunches but there’s often street entertainment.

While it may seem cliche, one of the best things to do is to tour the Parliament Buildings. Home to Canada’s federal government, these buildings are steeped in history, offers beautiful architectural elements and, best of all, tours are free.

Most families and those on a budget also know that you can check out a number of the city’s museums for free during specific days of the week. For instance, on Thursday nights you can get into the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Canadian Museum of History and the National Gallery of Canada for free. It’s also free to visit the Canadian Agricultural and Food Museum and the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, every day after 4 pm.

In June, consider spending the day at the Glow Fair. It’s a block party where you can wear outrageous clothing, do yoga in the street and dance to the sounds of local DJs.

For those interested in Ottawa’s ethnic diversity, consider checking out one of the city’s many festivals. In July the city hosts a Lebanese and Ukrainian festival. In August there are the Greek, Indian and South Asian festivals and in September there’s the Turkish festival.

FAQs About Ottawa Real Estate

According to current Ottawa MLS© statistics, the average home listing price in Ottawa, ON is $928,000. Based on Ottawa housing inventory, the average home is listed on the market for 18 days and has a 101.3% selling to listing price ratio.

Based on current Ottawa MLS© data, the average detached house in Ottawa, ON has a listing price of $1,151,000. In Ottawa, detached houses are on the market for 26 days on average.

According to current Ottawa MLS© data, the average condo in Ottawa, ON has a listing price of $546,000. In Ottawa, the average price for a 2-bedroom condo is $663,000 and the average price for a 1-bedroom condo is $394,000.

In Ottawa, ON, the most expensive neighbourhoods to buy a home include Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester and Ottawa. Nepean is the most expensive neighbourhood in Ottawa with an average home price of $4,194,000.

The cheapest neighbourhoods to buy a home in Ottawa include Cumberland, Ottawa, Gloucester and Kanata. Cumberland is the most affordable neighbourhood in Ottawa with an average home price of $1,336,000.

The closest cities to Ottawa, ON include Manotick, Navan, North Gower and Metcalfe. Out of the nearby Ottawa cities, Manotick has the highest average home price of $2,080,000 and North Gower has the most affordable average home price of $720,000.

The average townhouse in Ottawa has an average listing price of $1,241,000, which represents a 134.2% change in price from last year. There are currently 38 townhouses for sale in Ottawa, ON.

According to Statistics Canada Census data, the median total household income in Ottawa is $79,634 per year, which is above the national median income of $67,000 per year.

In Ottawa, ON, fewer people rent their homes than own at 32.7% rent versus 67.3% own. The median monthly rent price is $2,300 per month versus the median monthly mortgage of $3,600 per month.