It's Wise To Consider Ottawa If You're Looking For A Home!
Blog by Ray Smiley | May 7th, 2014
Ottawa is the capital and also the fourth largest city in all of Canada, and hundreds to thousands of people move to Ottawa every year. It is located at the south bank of Ottawa River with a population that comes close to at least a million. It has also secured itself a spot in an international ranking for high quality living standards at the world's No.14. If you happen to have a few countries or locations in your hands, and might be thinking if your choices aren't enough, read on to find out more about this amazing place! I'd like to go through the details in this following order: environment, quality of life, culture, and finally career opportunities for you to continue to put bread on the table.
Ottawa is a city that prefers to go 'Green' with lots of environmental-friendly facilities and amenities. The city is also filled with parks for the public to enjoy; it's going to be great if you're a nature enthusiast. You might also want to know that one of the common practices around here is that the citizens place a huge emphasis on recycling every week to maintain their efforts in the conservation of their natural environment.
Quality of Life
Ottawa is a very family-orientated place to settle down in, as it has one of the lowest crime rates in the whole country. The cost of living in Ottawa isn’t as high as countries such as like Japan or Singapore. Ottawa offers great public transport systems, abundant sources of learning facilities, entertainment venues; it feels just so vibrant and youthful over here, there's so much you can do without having a hint of fatigue.
There are always tons of events and activities to enjoy regardless of any season. Having so many parks in the city, families simply love to relax by having regular picnics or simply bathe in the warmth of the sunlight - If you are in the retirement mode, this sounds enticing doesn't it? During the Winter season, the Ottawa Canal is frozen, which provides an opportunity for everyone to enjoy ice activities like skating. What’s more, it’s free of charge! The skating area is around seven kilometers long, which is plenty for everyone to enjoy their own skating space. As compared to a busy and hectic kind city, this sounds like paradise.
Ottawa is also known as the city of festival and events. Over 100 festivals and events take place in Ottawa each year. Certain festivals have been around for a really long time, like the Canadian Tulip Festival in Spring, which has been around for over 60 years; the Canadian Tulip Festival is the world’s largest tulip festival. During this event, large displays of tulips are planted all over the country, counting up to over a million tulips every year.
Other seasonal festivals include events like the RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest in Summer, the Ottawa Folk Festival in Fall, and the Winterlude in Winter. On top of all the exciting seasonal festivals every year, other events that celebrate multi-cultural groups and agricultural fairs are also being organized. You can rest assure that you'll not be out of touch with the rest of the world! Visitors from all over the world travel to Ottawa just to take part in these popular festivals and everyone can have a great time to learn from each other and have a great cultural exchange.
Ottawa is a very beautiful multi-cultural city which caters to everybody’s needs. If you are still deciding on a place to settle down in, look no further. Ottawa is definitely the icing on the cake!
Being the fourth largest city in Canada, there are countless career paths and opportunities that you can’t miss. Job centers and immigrant services are a great help to both locals and immigrants in clinching their ideal jobs. Professional avenues have helped countless people with their employment issues and ensures everyone can sustain and secure their financial survival, especially for people who have come from a different location and may given up their previous job in doing so.